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Caraca Natural Reserve

Address: Rodovia MG 436 via Barao de Cocais, antes de chegar a Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Phone Number: 31 3837-2698
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Mon-Fri 7am-5pm, Sat-Sun 8am-5pm
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Mon-Fri 7am-5pm, Sat-Sun 8am-5pm
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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120 reviews 120 reviews
58 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Santuario de Caraça is a great place to visit. An old monastery where you can stay over night surrounded by beautiful Atlantic rain forest, cerrado, mountains, rivers, all crossed by well identified trails. There are several specialties to see there: one is the Maned Wolf, a large beautiful animal, that typically comes at night to feast on the chicken that... More 

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Cologne, Germany
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Great place to relax and lay back. Good food, great tracks to the waterfalls and natural pools. The accomodation is in a old monastery.

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Riga, Latvia
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2012

If you want to see true Brazilian nature, take a bus to Barao de Cocais from Belo Horizonte and then a taxi to the sanctuary. The sanctuary dates back to 1770 - it is a wonderful place to stay breathing history in every polished wooden floorboard. Could feel like staying in a place described by Ecco in "The name of... More 

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

There is a phase of increased visitation and offers a wonderful ride for a reasonable price. There can not take crowds and needs better management and care.

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