Discover the wild wiles of Misiones at all-inclusive treetop hideout Awasi Iguazú. With your personal guide by your side, you’ll take walks on the wild side serenaded by tropical birds, boat journeys across crystalline lakes and trips to see one of the world’s largest waterfalls. As a jungle VIP, you’ll have your own treetop villa complete with a private terrace and plunge pool – the perfect spot for rainforest R ‘n’ R after a day of adventures. Swap adventure tales with fellow guests over cocktails in the bar, then dine on appetising Argentinian feasts cooked up with ingredients fresh from the forest – that’s our type of jungle boutique.
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An experience with the hotel’s chef, early check-in and late check-out (depending on availability)
Double rooms from £1894.92 ($2,321), including tax at 10.5 per cent.
Rates include all meals, drinks and daily excursions.
All explorations are included with a personal guide. Guests can also join guides in their conservation efforts, which are focussed on protecting the Atlantic Rainforest and wildlife within.
At the hotel
Personal guides and designated 4WD, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: plunge pool, air-conditioning, black-out curtains and a minibar with free bottled water.
Our favourite rooms
The largest villa in the hotel, the Master Villa offers 150sq m of secluded jungle living space, complete with a plunge pool on the canopy-side terrace.
There isn't a main pool, but each villa has a private plunge pool on their terrace so you can swim in seclusion.
Make sure you have your full explorer kit with you – binoculars, pith hats, the whole jungle get-up.
Set in the jungle, the hotel isn’t wheelchair accessible.
Over-10s only (under-18s pay half the usual rate).
Awasi Hotel group is officially carbon neutral – the forest areas protected and maintained by Awasi more than offset the emissions generated by the three lodges. All of the groups hotels are involved in conservation efforts through the Awasi Foundation. At Awasi Iguazú, the efforts are concentrated on protecting the Atlantic Rainforest, a rich ecosystem that has suffered from deforestation. The foundation donates to and collaborates with local organisations involved in the protection, rehabilitation and reintroduction of native wildlife. Awasi also protects the forest by helping to monitor and track local species, and by helping the authorities keep hunters and poachers at bay.
Sip pre-dinner drinks at one of the high bar stools in front of a floor-to-ceiling window, then dine by one of the smaller, but with equally as impressive views, windows in the restaurant.
With only 14 suites at the hotel, the restaurant has a laidback dress code – dine in your jungle best or post-adventure activewear.
The elegant treetop restaurant is filled with relaxed, yet refined wooden furnishings and has large windows offering front-row jungle views. Using all-natural produce picked straight from the jungle, chef Aarón Castillo Tellería serves seasonal Misiones fare with international flare: expect rich and sophistication tastes, served with beautiful simplicity. Start with marinated pacú fish served with a mango and fennel salad, followed by tenderloin steak or dorado with cabutía pumpkin, saffron sauce and a pistachio praline, then finish the feast with a blue-cheese mousse with strawberries and sweet yacaratia wood, or papaya and lime gazpacho.
The wood-clad bar is set in the main lodge and is surrounded by lots of seating options. Choose between high bar stools or one of the deep sofas, then kick back and enjoy one of the fruity cocktails or local wines.
Meals times are flexible to suit guests, but as a rough guide, breakfast is served 7am to 10.30am, lunch from 1pm to 3pm, and dinner from 7pm to 10.30pm.
Room service is available during the restaurant opening hours.
Far from the hustle of cities, Awasi Iguazú is hidden away in the verdant jungle of Misiones in Argentina.
Fly to Iguazú International, half an hour’s drive from the hotel, via Buenos Aires. Our Smith24 team are on hand round the clock to book your flights.
You won’t need a car while here, and airport transfers are included in booking.
Worth getting out of bed for
While at the hotel you’ll have your own personal guide and 4WD on hand to explore the area. Misiones is part of the Atlantic Forest and, isolated from all other forests, is home to a great number of endemic species of animals and plants. Your guide can lead you along jungle trails that wind around endangered trees filled with tropical birds, and past rare orchids and ferns, unique to the Atlantic Rainforest; keep your eyes peeled and you may spot a puma, a tapir or two and a few capuchin monkeys hanging around. To enjoy the natural wonders with little exertion on your part, arrange a boat trip across one of the crystal clear pools and enjoy a picnic as the sun sets of the jungle canopy. One of the largest waterfalls in the world is just a 20-minute drive away, so a trip to the Iguazú Falls are a must at least once during your stay. The area has a few man-made wonders to experience, too; your guide can take you to see nearby Jesuit ruins and arrange visits to meet local Guarani tribes – you’ll see some of their artworks in your room – who know more about the rainforest than anyone else.
This all-inclusive stay is far from any restaurants, cafés and bars. But you won’t go hungry on site.
Every hotel featured is visited personally by members of our team, given the Smith seal of approval, and then anonymously reviewed. As soon as our reviewers have returned from this wild-at-heart hotel in Argentina and unpacked their pith hats and Polaroids, a full account of their adventurous break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside Awasi Iguazú in Misiones…
We’ve fallen for the luxuriously wild Awasi Iguazú hotel in the heart of Argentina. Head and shoulders above the rest, Awasi is 14 luxury villas in the treetops of the Misiones jungle: perfectly sized for the personal touch. There are two ways to stay at Awasi: for the luxe lovers, acclimate yourself to jungle life lazing in your private terrace-side pool, so close to the treetops you can touch the leaves if you sling an arm over the edge, punctuating your laps of leisure with cocktails and appetising Argentinian treats in the wood-clad bar and restaurant. For the adventurers, the hotel is just a 10-minute drive from one of the world’s biggest waterfalls, and you’ll have your own personal guide and 4WD on call: treks through the jungle, bird spotting by the falls and boat rides across crystal-clear lakes are but a phone call away…
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