Monday, August 24, 2009

Jungle fever

We discovered Don Enrique lodge through friends. It is a small, family-run place with only three rooms in the middle of the Argentine rain forest, in a place where roads do not exist and where TV or telephones are nowhere to be found. To get there you go to Iguazu from Buenos Aires, and then a three hour drive through the Province of Misiones.

Don Enrique sits over a small river near the Mocona Falls, and it really is in the middle of the Monte, as they call the rain forest here.

You can wander through the trails they opened through the jungle (this means, for instance,
crossing streams of water ankle deep) so you can get in touch with the environment and learn about plants and animals that live there. There is also the option of a two hour boat excursion
visiting the Mocona Falls. The falls are longitudinal to the river rather than transversal like the rest of the waterfalls...totally unusual.

If you get tired with all these activities, there is always the possibility of doing absolutely nothing but sitting on a porch and enjoy the silence.

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