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From Corrientes City to the Iberá Wetlands

Travel through Cambyretá, San Antonio, San Nicolás and Carambola access ways and Mburucuyá National Park. Km: 681

This circuit begins in Corrientes capital city, goes through vast green fields, and reaches Ituzaingó city and Apipé Island. From this point, you will come across the stunning Iberá Wetlands, which can be explored from 5 different access points. On your way back, you will pass by Empedrado, a town by the Paraná River, and return to Corrientes city. 


Road Sheet

  • Kilometres: 681
  • Type of Road: 90% paved road (access points and the entrance to Mburucuyá National Park are gravel accesses) 
  • Recommended Months: all year round (during summer the weather is really hot)
  • Suggested time: 7 to 10 days


KM 0

Corrientes city

This state capital is famous for its sandy beaches and stunning pink seafront, coloured by the pink trumpet trees during the month of August. In the outskirts, there are several lagoons to spend the day (some offer campsites and utility services) and natural reserves, such as Brava Lagoon.

KM 229

Ituzaingó, Apipé Grande Island and Cambyretá access point

National Route 12 leads you to Ituzaingó, a city with gullies, palm trees, and white-sand beaches. This place offers accommodation and services. A must-see: tasting the typical delicacies of the creole and guaraní cuisine, such as fish empanada (an Argentinean-style pie), fried fresh fish with lemon, jerked beef empanadas, and a cake similar to corn bread called Paraguayan soup. A 30-minute navigation from Ituzaingó port leads you to Big Apipé Island in the middle of Paraná river. Explore trails among gallery forests, grasslands, sandbanks, and lagoons formed out of a channel. Go on horse-riding excursions, sail on speedboats, and explore the rich culture and traditions of native peoples. On the island, accommodation and a campsite are offered. From Ituzaingó to Cambyretá access point, there are 15 km of gravel road and 29 km through internal gravel and sand trails. It is suggested to drive 4WD vehicles accompanied by guides, as the trail passes through roads belonging to locals. This access point features trails that can be explored on foot, by bike, or on a vehicle to observe the astonishing flora and fauna in the wetlands. Horse-riding excursions to explore grasslands and mounts are also offered here. This place has a camping area.

KM 325

Loreto and San Antonio access point

National Route 118 leads to Loreto, a town with a great cultural heritage. Enjoy theme visits, museums, and the Loreto Porá touristic circuit that explores a rural trail, ideal to observe birds and appreciate nature from its viewpoints. At 17 km from Loreto, find San Antonio, another access point to the Iberá Wetlands. There, you can practice kayaking, go on bird-watching and trekking excursions, and take photo safaris.

KM 349

San Miguel and San Nicolás access point

San Miguel is a town located 27 km from San Nicolás access point, in west Iberá. It is a great spot to watch birds, capybaras, yacares, deers, and foxes. It features 2 trails to explore on foot or by bike. You can also take excursions on a canoe “a botador” (a canoe steered with a long cane pole) or a kayak. It is recommended to drive high vehicles accompanied by a local guide.

KM 435

Concepción and Carambola access point

Provincial Route 6 leads to Concepción del Yaguareté Corá, considered an “authentic town”, as it is the oldest village in Corrientes. Take a horse ride, or ride a bike to discover the culture through guided tours and museum visits. Once there, you can’t miss the Iberá Interpretative Centre. From Concepción, enter the Wetlands through Carambola access point. This access point combines nature and culture: go on a ride on a canoe steered with a long cane pole or run by horses, while enjoying typical meals and accommodation resembling shelters from locals. You can also go on excursions with speedboats, go kayaking or enjoy a bird-watching experience.

KM 503

Mburucuyá National Park

Near the Wetlands, taking Provincial Route 87, find Mburucuyá National Park which features a very special landscape: a combination of rainforest, woods, grassland, wetlands, and a gorgeous yatay palm grove. Its trails invite you to observe birds and animals. You can even spot some endangered species like the marsh deer or the maned wolf.

KM 523


A town with accommodation, a campsite, and utility services. Explore this place by car or on a horse, visit the Chamamé Museum (Chamamé Festival is celebrated during February), the cañada fragosa viewpoint, and the Eustaquio Miño amphitheater.

KM 620


Driving 60 km south from Corrientes capital city, you’ll be amazed by the Empedrado gullies with caves and stalagmite-like formations. Visit this place on foot, by bike, or on a horse guided by local guides. This city offers accommodation and services.

KM 681

Corrientes city

End of the circuit.

Useful information

- If you are travelling by plane, Corrientes city has its own international airport and a varied accommodation offer. You can also start the journey from the north, taking a flight to Posadas city. 


- This circuit can be explored all year round. The hottest season is from December to March. If you are planning to visit the wetlands during those months, don’t forget to bring water and stay hydrated.  

- Due to the heavy rain, some gravel roads may be difficult to ride. 


- To make the most out of your visit to the access points and wetlands, it is suggested to visit the place with local guides. We recommend hiring excursions in advance and having cash available since at the access points there are no ATMs or any chance to make electronic payments.


- Important: Carambola and San Nicolás access points do not offer potable water or any market. Cambyretá access point and Mburucuyá National Park do not have any market. Bring your own food and water.

- Along the road, you’ll probably see animals. Please, drive slowly, enjoy the landscape and avoid accidents that may jeopardize fauna.


- Remember only to camp in allowed campsites. Use garbage bags and always take your rubbish with you. Start a campfire only in allowed places and put it out with enough water.