La Aripuca in Puerto Iguazu

La Aripuca in Puerto Iguazu

From: 2 USD

Overview:

  • Enjoy your day off with a complete cultural experience by visiting a major attraction in Puerto Iguazú.
  • Stroll through the various shops featuring handmade products.
  • And enhance your visit with a delightful ice cream made from yerba mate or rosella flower petals.

Description

La Aripuca is a family-owned tourism venture in Misiones, Argentina, offering the opportunity to learn more about the region’s nature and Guarani culture.

Inspired by an indigenous bird trap, this site is notable for its giant structure made from 30 different species of trees, weighing around 500,000 kilograms.

Its mission is to raise awareness about the conservation of the forest and promote reforestation with native species. La Aripuca also supports the local Guarani community by providing a space for the sale of traditional handicrafts.

Visitors, in addition to seeing the construction, can enjoy regional products such as homemade jams, yerba mate alfajores, and yerba mate ice cream, made by small local farmers.

This unique experience combines environmental learning, cultural appreciation, and the enjoyment of local products, open to visitors every day of the year.

Features

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

How To Visit

La Aripuca is open Monday to Sunday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.

La Aripuca is located just 300 meters from National Route 12, at Km 4 1/2, within the city of Puerto Iguazú, in the Province of Misiones, Argentina.

Itinerary

When visiting La Aripuca, a guided tour begins that takes visitors through the interpretation room and the Guarani handicraft room, culminating in the imposing giant Aripuca. Each log is named after its species, and visitors can climb to the top to appreciate the magnitude of the work.

The tour continues through the Tacurú building, constructed with stones from the province and adorned with various crafts, ranging from precious stone pieces to unique cedar root furniture. Here, local products made with materials such as leather, alpaca, silver, and semi-precious stones can be purchased.

Visitors can also explore the Yateí, a replica of a rural settler’s house in the area, where Misiones products such as yerba mate, sweets, liqueurs, and handicrafts made with local resources are exhibited.

To complete the visit, you can take a break at the Cucurucho and enjoy a refreshing yerba mate and Rosella flower petal ice cream, as well as natural juices and sandwiches made with homemade bread.

Frequently Asked Questions

Of course! But keep in mind that the experience is entirely on foot and there are some stairs to access certain areas of the construction.

La Aripuca is primarily a cultural experience, so some younger visitors might find it a bit dull. But who can resist a delicious and cold ice cream, right?

It is advisable to consult the supplier

On average, the entrance ticket price for La Aripuca is about USD 2. We recommend consulting directly with the company to know the exact price in Argentine pesos.

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