The itinerary with tour operator Journey Latin America covers parts of Uruguay, Argentina and Paraguay, exploring some of the region’s highlights. 

Jesuit Missions Ruins in Paraguay

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The UNESCO-listed Jesuit Reductions in southern Paraguay were established by the Jesuits in the 17th century to nurture the earthly and spiritual lives of the local indigenous Guarani people.

Jabirú: Wildlife, Wine and Jesuit Missions includes visits to three significant South American capital cities: Buenos Aires, Montevideo and Asunción, whilst also taking in Uruguay’s coastal wine-growing region and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Colonia del Sacramento. 

The 14-day tour ventures inland to the well-preserved Jesuit Missions in Paraguay and the remote wetlands of Iberá in Argentina, a haven for wildlife including jaguars, capybaras and giant river otters.

Capybara on the Ibera Wetlands, Argentina

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Groups will explore the wetlands of Ibera in Argentina which is a haven for wildlife including capybara.

The package includes accommodation, most meals, domestic flights and private transfers. There’s one departure in October 2023 and more to be announced for 2024. 

Jim Ashworth, group tours manager at Journey Latin America said: “The Jabirú itinerary was inspired by one of our experienced travel experts and is an innovative itinerary to Uruguay, Argentina and Paraguay taking in some of the region’s highlights as well as its lesser-known gems, we think the tour has something for everyone.”

About Journey Latin America

Specialising in group holidays to Central and South America, the company runs 34 tours to every country in Central America. The maximum group size is 16 or 20 depending on the group tour.

It offers two styles of group tour - Classic Journeys and Discovery Journeys.

Discovery Journeys stay in mid-range hotels – they are usually family-run independent hotels with local character, en suite facilities and well-located. The itineraries include the highlights but also go off the beaten track and they use a mixture of private and public transport. They are designed to really get under a skin of a country and offer opportunities for soft adventure.

Classic Journeys take in the highlights in style and comfort staying in upper mid-range hotels and use private transfers throughout, unless a flight is needed. 

All tours are fully escorted by a Journey Latin America-employed and trained tour leader who speaks fluent Spanish and/or Portuguese. 

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