Bañado La Estrella - Exploration, photosafari, canoeing and wildlife watching - Formosa

Three days of adventure through one of the largest wetlands in South America

  • Start Date : 2024-Jul-25
    End Date: 2024-Jul-27
  • Hora Inicio: 9 AM
    Hora Fin: 6 PM
  • Meeting Point:Formosa
    End point: Formosa
  • Duration:3 days
    Availability: 8 spots
Bañado La Estrella, Formosa - Exploration and Adventure


Wonders of the Coast

We propose 3 days of adventure and exploration in one of the 7 natural wonders of Argentina, Bañado de La Estrella. It is the third wetland in America after the Pantanal and the Esteros del Iberá. Formed by the overflow of the Pilcomayo River. You can see 200 species of birds and numerous other animals (among them the curiyu snake and alligators). The visitor. There we will be dazzled by its intact nature fed by the waters of the Pilcomayo.


- July: 25 to 27

- August: 17 to 19


Day 0 (previous)
Reception at the airport or bus station in Formosa
Transfer to downtown hotel (not included).

6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. City Bike Night Tour (optional extra, consult).

Day 1 - 08:30 a.m. Transfer to Las Lomitas (300 kms.). Accommodation in shared cabins. Free lunch. In the afternoon we will visit an aboriginal community of the Pilagá ethnic group, we will go hiking through the Chaco mountain, guided by members of the same community, who will show us the plants they use to make their medicines, crafts and will tell us about their ancestral customs. Later we will continue our trip to "El Vertedero" where we will enjoy a spectacular panoramic view of the sunset in this sector of Bañado La Estrella. Night in Las Lomitas. Free dinner.

Day 2 - 04:30 a.m. We will depart to the heart of Bañado La Estrella, after 2 hours of travel on dirt and sand roads we will arrive at Fortín La Soledad, after having a delicious breakfast, with our headlamps we will begin navigation through one of the 7 Natural Wonders of Argentina, the sunrise will surprise us in the middle of the Bañado, at the moment when the birds begin their activity and the entire Bañado is full of life, the Sun, the trees, the champales, the water... will cause hundreds of contrasts of shapes and colors that will remain engraved on our retina. To replenish energy we will have lunch delicious typical foods prepared with great care by local people. In the afternoon we will return to the cabins in Las Lomitas. Free dinner.

Day 03 - 05.30 Hs. The alarm clocks will ring to get up, prepare our equipment and go to Bañado la Estrella, to welcome the sunrise sailing among trees with whimsical shapes that look like works of art in the middle of the Bañado, surrounded by hundreds of birds and fish in a frame of impressive natural beauty. Noon will find us having lunch in Las Lomitas ready to return to the City of Formosa, where we will arrive at approximately 7:00 p.m. End of services


Program subject to climatic, geographical or political conditions. Modifications may occur during the tour. Decisions will be in charge only of the local guides and coordinators

Included Services
  • Permanent assistance and coordination of specialized local guides.
  • Transfers Formosa – Las Lomitas – Fortín La Soledad - Formosa
  • Hiking in the Pilagá aboriginal community
  • Excursion to the Landfill, panoramic view of Bañado la Estrella.
  • Exploration in canoes at dawn in El Vertedero sector exploration in canoes, Fortín La Soledas sector
  • Equipment: Crossing canoes, life jackets, oars, security elements, first aid kit, VHF radios.
  • 2 nights accommodation in Las Lomitas (shared cabins).
  • Meals: 2 breakfasts, 2 snacks, lunch day 3
  • Personal accident insurance


Services NOT included
  • Transfer to Formosa Capital
  • Dinners and lunches not detailed as included (there are local kitchens in each place)
  • Drinks


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Bañado la Estrella - Exploration - Formosa

Three days of adventure through one of the largest wetlands in South America

Where do you sleep


How many people are the groups?

Generally between 6 and 15 people.

From and up to what age can you participate?

We suggest ages 11 and up to 65. Basically not accurate. You have to walk on sand and trails.

What are the essential requirements that are requested?

That they are not sedentary people or that, if they are, they train until the date of departure. Training, in any of its modalities, works very well.
Let them know that they are going to sleep in a hostel with basic services and amenities.

What is eaten?

In these programs we have lunch on excursions, in a lunch system or sandwiches, cakes, empanadas. Dinners are in a dining room-restaurant in the town. Breakfasts at the accommodation.

Do I carry a bag, a large backpack, a small backpack... what do I carry?

Each one must carry their personal luggage in a large bag or backpack to leave at the accommodation. During the excursions it is advisable to carry a small backpack to carry water, sunscreen, coat, etc.


Difficulty graduation

Mochila: Peso / Duración de la Jornada.

Exigencia Física

Técnico: Dificultad en el Terreno / Equipo.

Fortaleza Psicológica

Exposición a la Altura

Backpack (M)

This point has to do with the weight that we must carry in our backpacks. Trekkings or crossings where we have pack animals allow us to bear less weight on our backs. And the multi-day journeys in Patagonia (without the option of having pack mules) generally make us carry more weight, especially in the early days.

20% Up to 5 Kilos: Short excursion walks / Trekking Talampaya

40% Up to 8/10 Kilos: Round-trip trekking / Vallecitos 3 and 4-day programs

60% Up to 12/15 kilos: Crossing trekking with porting / Crossing of the Andes Paso Portillo

80% More than 15/18 kilos: Cross-country trekkings with little or no portage / Trekkings in Patagonia (Paso Vuriloche, PN Lanin or Nahuel Huapi, etc)

100% More than 25 Kilos: With a lot of equipment on top and little or no porting / Continental Ice

Physical (F)

We consider physical demands to the wear that we can suffer both aerobic (climbs = possible shortness of breath) and muscle (resistance = many hours walking) and of legs and joints (descents = knees / ankles).

20% half a day or less with little unevenness.

40% more sustained slopes and longer days in the activity. 2-3 days / more than 6 hours per day.

60% Long ascents and descents with a longer duration. Ascents to more than 4000 meters in the central mountain range / intense 4-day trekking (Uruguayan plane)

80% Important work of legs in resistance. Very long days. Very long day ascents (Lanin - Domuyo) or more than 5000 meters. Ice courses.

100% Maximum demand. Aerobic work and constant effort on legs. Continental Ice, Aconcagua, mountains of more than 6000 meters.

Technical (T)

The technical difficulty is mainly based on the terrain. How much can it cost us to climb a slope, if it is very steep or if we have to use our hands in some section (simple climbing), both in rock and snow-ice, or materials such as crampons and pegs in other ascents.

20% flat land

40% trails with moderate ups and downs. General crossing trekkings . Sierra de la Ventana, Córdoba, Patagonia, Cuyo, north, others. Classic ascents

60% Steeper slopes and trails. Possible use of crampons. Domuyo, Cordón del Plata, Cordillera Central.

80% Mixed terrain, with snow or ice. Alvear, Lanin, Tronador. Bolivia, Peru.

100% Highly technical terrain. Glacial transit and climbing in sections. Hill climbing with sections on slopes of more than 60 ° inclination

Psycho (P)

We maintain that this point, the psychological factor, represents a relevant factor. Each one needs a factor of conviction, confidence, self-control and will power to achieve a goal. And depending on the attitude with which we face distances, slopes, terrain and many other objective factors, we can achieve performance with very different results.

20% We will not be much affected.

40% This is a normal level of attention.

60% We require more motivation, enthusiasm and concentration.

80% The activity will require us to be very connected and convinced.

100% Maximum control and emotional-psychological performance.

Adventures (A)

It is the factor that, the height above sea level, influences us depending on the activity we carry out. Managing and overcoming symptoms caused by altitude is the key to this point

0% + sea level.

20% Up to 2000 masl.

40% + 2000 masl.

60% + 4000 masl.

80% + 5000 masl.

100% + 6000 masl.

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Required equipment

  • 2 shorts 
  • 1 long pants, can be leggings
  • 1 sun hat
  • 1 long-sleeved shirt (it's for when we row we don't burn our arms so much)
  • 2 shirts
  • 2 pairs of socks
  • 1 pair of slippers that do not bother getting wet and a pair of slippers for dry places flip flops or sandals
  • 1 windbreaker or waterproof jacket 
  • 1 towel
  • 1 backpack to transport all these elements
  • 1 complete change of clothes for the return
  • simple gloves
  • ID
  • repellent
  • sunscreen
  • lip balm
  • personal first aid kit with medications you are taking
  • personal hygiene items
  • wet wipes
  • flashlight if it's head better
  • waste bag

Rental Equipment

Trekking sleeping bag

Booking in Advance

US$ 16 + options

Pair of Trekking Poles

Booking in Advance

US$ 10 + options

Rental mittens

Booking in Advance

US$ 8 + options

Pair of Crampons

Booking in Advance

US$ 15 + options

Rental : helmet, crampons and ice ax

Booking in Advance

US$ 36 + options

Combo Top: helmet, crampons, ice ax and full harness

Booking in Advance

US$ 50 + options

Category 3 sunglasses - Shepra Julbo Spectrom

Booking in Advance

US$ 5 + options

Backpack for trekking and mountaineering - Woman

Booking in Advance

US$ 10 + options

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