Iguazú and Misiones

Awasi Iguazú

Overview

Luxury in the rainforest

A short way down river from the mighty falls, Awasi Iguazú is hidden amid the lush Atlantic rainforest and a medley of tropical birdsong.

14 chic-rustic villas, thoughtfully positioned for privacy, feature their own plunge pools, expansive living areas outdoor showers. Each villa has its very own private guide and vehicle on hand to explore the falls and beyond on an enthralling range of excursions with your own private guide, from learning about the incredible biodiversity of the Atlantic rainforest and the region’s Guaraní culture to kayaking on the river and witnessing the full force of Iguazú up close.

Return each evening for relaxed cocktail at the bar before a sumptuous, ever-changing dinner of seasonal, local inspired cuisine at the Relais & Chateaux restaurant.

Facts

At a glance

  • 14 villas with plunge pools

  • Private guide and vehicle

  • Relais & Chateaux dining

  • Bar

Awasi iguazu kayak

Experiences

  • Awasi Iguazu Excursions Argentina Bike Rides

    Explore the Atlantic Rainforest

    This area is home to more than 400 species of birds, many of them endemic. As you venture into the Atlantic Rainforest you’ll get to see orchids and ferns that are unique to this forest in particular. Make your way along trails beneath endangered trees and look out for tapirs, capuchin monkeys and pumas.

  • Awasi Iguazu sunrise at falls

    Iguazu Falls

    Explore epic falls by boat

  • Awasi Iguazu Excursions Argentina Uruguai Lake SUP 2

    Private guiding

    Each room is assigned a private guide and vehicle - explore unknown places with our own vehicles and boats. From its landscapes and biodiversity to its history and gastronomy, the province of Misiones is a true melting pot of contrasts and diversity.

Community & Culture

Awasi’s properties are located in three of South America’s most unique environments and they are committed to protecting their natural and cultural heritage through the conservation of their ecosystems, the reintroduction of native species and the implementation of concrete social initiatives.

In Iguazú, Awasi support local Guaraní communities by offering a series of collaborations which run throughout the year and include private visits to their community the most skilled artisans of the community giving basketry demonstrations. Additionally, they fund a weekly art workshop at their local school which previously lacked an art teacher for the children. During these workshops, we arrange for a range of artists to participate (illustrators, theatre teachers and more) to give the children tools for self-expression.

Conservation

Awasi’s efforts in Iguazú are focused on protecting and conserving this valuable rainforest ecosystem by donating to and collaborating directly with local entities which work in the protection, rehabilitation and reintroduction of native animals. They also protect natural areas by helping monitor and track local species, and by helping the authorities keep hunters and poachers at bay.

Footprint

Awasi prides itself on being carbon neutral. The 340 hectares of native woodland that they protect in Iguazú and Patagonia absorb over 10,000 tonnes of CO2 each year. That amount is more than the total of emissions generated by the three lodges.

They have implemented a waste management process which reduces waste whilst maximising reuse and recycling. Furthermore, as members of Relais & Chateaux, Awasi commits to guidelines to reduce food footprint and only serve seasonal, ethically-sourced cuisine.

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