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Caraca Natural Reserve

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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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Description: Mon-Fri 7am-5pm, Sat-Sun 8am-5pm

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Beautiful countryside

This is a most beautiful area of Brazil, with high wooded mountains. On our visit in October 2014 the weather was clear but extremely cold so take more clothes than you think you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
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Woking
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Woking
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115 reviews 115 reviews
30 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

This is a most beautiful area of Brazil, with high wooded mountains. On our visit in October 2014 the weather was clear but extremely cold so take more clothes than you think you will need. The rooms in the monastery are not heated!

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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126 reviews 126 reviews
60 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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
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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
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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65 reviews 65 reviews
38 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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