Occupying a 25-acre area of privately-owned rainforest, the secluded Awasi Lodge is just a 20-minute drive from the entrance to Iguazu National Park. Stone pathways weave around vine-clad trees connecting 14 individual villas. Inside, they are light and airy, decorated with white-washed woods and soothing tones, featuring a spacious bedroom, large living room and coffee corner. Floor-to-ceiling windows open out onto a private deck and plunge pool, where myriad colourful birds and butterflies flit overhead. Around the lodge, there are no fewer than 2,000 species of animals and plants including ocelots, capybaras and howler monkeys. Awasi works with renowned biologists to create a range of trips that go beyond the falls, whether your interest lies in landscapes, history or flora and fauna. Each villa comes with its own guide and 4x4 vehicle.
You may find yourself visiting local Guarani tribes or kayaking the Yacui River. Menus are fresh and seasonal, using produce from the kitchen garden as well as fine cuts of meat, local river fish and tasty vegetarian dishes - the empanadas are particularly moreish. Relax after dinner with a nightcap from the well-stocked bar.
Families (children must be over 10 years old)
Each villa has its own plunge pool
Private guides and drivers per couple
Elegant tree top restaurant
Things to do nearby
Visit the impressive Iguassu Falls from both the Brazilian and Argentine side
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