The Ibera wetlands is a vast flood plain home to a huge diversity of birdlife and mammals, many of which are unique to South America. The very best way to see all this wildlife up close is by boat. Float along small channels with a local guide and wend your way quietly in among reed islands. Perhaps spot a caiman lying in the sun on the shores or see a family of cabybara nestled among the reeds. The most spectacular spotting of all is the birdlife though – giant Jabiru storks flapping their winds as they take off over the water, for example. Look out for colourful kingfishers and numerous species of owl, ibis and woodpeckers. There are said to be over 350 species inhabiting the wetlands area, making it an important reserve for anyone with a serious interest in bird-watching in particular.