Visit to Guarani Yryapu Community in Puerto Iguazú

Visit to Guarani Yriapu Community in Puerto Iguazú

From: 5 USD

Overview:

  • Get to know the culture and traditions of the Guarani people.
  • Enjoy a stroll through the jungle and the Iguazu River.
  • Support the community's self-managed tourism project.
  • Learn about the history and challenges of the indigenous peoples.

Description

The Guarani Yryapu Community (Iriapu Indigenous Community) is an ecological and cultural reserve located just a few kilometers from the center of Puerto Iguazu.

Here, you’ll get an up-close look at the life, customs, and traditions of the Guarani, one of the most significant indigenous peoples of South America.

The visit includes a guided tour of the community, where you can see their homes, their school, their soccer field, and their crafts.

You can also opt for a longer route that takes you through the jungle and the Iguazu River, where you can appreciate the native flora and fauna.

Moreover, by visiting this community, you’re supporting their self-managed tourism project, which allows them to generate income and preserve their identity.

The Guarani Yryapu Community (Iriapu Indigenous Community) is an ideal choice for lovers of nature, culture, and solidarity.

Features

📍 DestinationIguazu Falls
▶ Starting TimeAM or PM
🕛 Duration1hs to 4hs
🚴 Type of TourCultural
📄 FeaturesGroup Service

How To Visit

To visit the Iriapu Indigenous Community, you can go on your own or hire a tour from Puerto Iguazu. If you’re going on your own, you can get there by taxi, private vehicle, or on foot.

Address

The community is located about 20 minutes from the city center, in the Iriapu jungle. Its entrance is on El Dorado street, about 550 meters from Route 12.

Timings

The opening hours are from Monday to Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, and Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

 

Itinerary

Upon arriving at the community, you’ll be greeted by a local guide who will explain the history, culture, and customs of the Guarani people. You’ll be able to tour the place and see the houses, plantations, school, and health center, and you can participate in some typical activities, like archery, pottery, or weaving.

In addition, you’ll have the opportunity to buy handicrafts made by the residents themselves, such as necklaces, bracelets, baskets, or musical instruments. These crafts are a way to preserve and spread their identity.

If you want to delve deeper into the knowledge of the community, you can opt to take a walk to the Paraná River, where you can appreciate the flora and fauna of the jungle, and learn about medicinal plants and sacred rituals. This walk lasts approximately two hours and has a medium difficulty level.

Finally, you can enjoy a typical lunch prepared by the community, made from local products like cassava, corn, fish, and fruits.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, this excursion is suitable for older people or those with limited mobility, as the circuits are not physically demanding and can be adapted to the needs of each visitor.

Yes, this excursion is recommended for those with underage children, as it provides an opportunity for kids to learn about another culture and connect with nature.

Yes, this excursion is usually available during those dates, as they are peak seasons for tourism in Puerto Iguazu. However, it is recommended to book in advance and confirm schedules and prices with agencies or official websites.

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