Jesuit Circuit & Iguazú Falls
Departures: Daily all year around.
Meals: Half board. Air Fare: Not included.
The Jesuit Missions were the product of a cultural fusion and they represent a real example of political and social organization; its architecture and artistic manifestations were devoted to decorate and beautify the missions, which, after the expulsion of the jesuit fathers turned abruptly into the ruins that nowadays are visited by tourists from all over the world.
Day 1 - Buenos Aires / Oberá
Arrival to Posadas Airport. Reception. Transfer to Encarnacion (Paraguay) crossing San Roque Gonzales bridge to visit two of the eight settlements of the paraguayan region the ruins of Trinidad del Paraná to admire the remains of its imposing church and its sophisticated construction, and the ruins of Jesus de Tavarangue to apreciate the facade of the church and its Spanish-Moorish influence. Return to Posadas. Lunch. Continue to Oberá. This village, located in the heart of the missionary jungle, was founded and conformed by immigrants from fourteen diferent collectivities, who still keep their culture and traditions intact. Accommodation. In the afternoon a City tour visiting the major points of interest such as: Nations Park, Birds garden, and the Zootoxicilogical Centre.
Day 2 - Oberá
Continental breakfast. Departure to San Javier. Cross of the Uruguay river by raft, arriving in Brazil, to visit the ruins of San Miguel Das Missiones (1634) Wihch was the capital of all seven Missions in the south of Brazil, its renaissance style church, was built in 1735, with stones brought by the indians from 20 km. Visit to the museum. Lunch. In the afternoon, return to Oberá.
Day 3 - Oberá
Continental breakfast. Visit to the elaboration centre of tea and "yerba mate". Transfer to Santa Ana village to visit the ruins of the settlements of the same name, located in a jungle landscape, where the main square, the church, the hauses and the cemetery are still visible. Visit to the ruins of Nuestra Señora de Loreto (1632) which had the outstanding privilege of having the first print of the time. Visit to the renowned ruins of San Ignacio Mini (1632) This mission that once had more than 3000 habitants; is the best kept nowadays; therefore, it is the most exact representation of the jesuit culture. These ruins have been declared a Patrimony of Mankind by UNESCO. Luncheon. Light and sound show in San Ignacio Ruins.
Day 4 - Oberá / Puerto Iguazú
Continental breakfast. Departure to the Iguazú Falls. On the way, visit to the semiprcious Stone field in Wanda. Arrival at Iguazú. Visit to the Argentine falls, surrounded by the most exuberant flora and fauna, and declared Patrimony of Mankind by UNESCO. Walk trough the superior and inferior paths, obtaining a close view of this marvel. Accommodation at International Hotel. Dinner.
Day 5 - Puerto Iguazú
Continental breakfast. Navigation by boat from Puerto Canoas leading to viewing platform over the water which overlooks the Devil’s Throat, the main fall where the river precipitates from more than 80 m.; floating on neumatics boats to Tres Marías Port. Nautical adventure, a brief navigation up to the bottom of San Martin and Tres Mosqueteros falls with an outstanding view of the Devil’s Throat. Safari by the Missionary jungle, from Puerto Macuco, along the Yacaratea Path, up to the Arrechea fall. Trekking along Macuco’s Path. Accommodation at Internacional Hotel. Dinner.
Day 6 - Puerto Iguazú
breakfast. Visit to the Brazilian side for a panoramic view of the falls.
Transfer to the airport to board flight to Buenos Aires.