Moisés Bertoni, known as the Sage, was a Swiss botanist and great scholar of Paraguayan fauna and flora. Installed on the banks of the Paraná River at the end of the 19th century, he researched the climate and the ecosystem, wrote and printed several books on the subject and lived there with his family. He kept in touch with the main cultural centers of the time, as demonstrated by the rich cultural collection: imported scientific objects, its vast library and the exhibition of reptiles, insects and animal edifices.
The house, still retaining its original appearance, has a stunning view of the river and its ecosystem.
The surroundings were declared biological reserve, including, in addition to the native flora, exotic species brought by the scholar.
This tour is carried out by a medium-sized boat (capacity up to 40 people). Navigation along the fantastic and flowing Paraná River with its 9,000 m3/s, passing through the confluence of the Iguaçu and Paraná rivers; at this point, the boat will be surrounded by the 3 countries: Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay.
Disembark at the beach of Porto Bertoni, 20-minute walk by a trail to the Museum, visit the Museum, family cemetery and gardens of native and exotic plants.
- Duration of the tour: approximately 4h
- Located in Paraguay about 1 hour by boat from Porto Meira – Foz do Iguaçu.