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Buraco das Araras

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Address: Rod. Br 267, Km 510 | Fazenda Alegria, Jardim, State of Mato Grosso do Sul 79240-000, Brazil
Phone Number: +55 67 3255-4344
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Nice tour

We went to Buraco das Araras without knowing what to expect. Well, we were pleasantly surprised. Like most other tours in Bonito (if not all), we had to book it before hand and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 9, 2014
Karina P
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Sao Paulo, SP
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

very interesting geological formation, which favours macaws' nesting. tens of macaws can be seen in less than 1 minute, flying all over the giant hole we are visiting.

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Tavistock, United Kingdom
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

From the visitor centre we were taken by a guide into what just seemed to be an area of vegetation. After a few minutes we were presented with the staggering sight of an enormous sinkhole with sheer walls and a relatively flattish base area. An enormous cave had collapsed creating the feature. There is no normal access to the floor... More 

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Buraco_das_Araras, Gerente de relações públicas at Buraco das Araras, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit on our tour and review on TripAdvisor. We hope you enjoyed the experience of knowing the largest sinkhole in Latin America and the opportunity to observe the fauna and local flora! See you in a next visit, best regrets! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We stopped at the reserve on our way from Bonito to the Recanto Ecologico Rio da Prata. There is a welcoming visitors centre where friendly staff greet people in Portugese, Spanish and English. Drinks are available here though only water may be consumed on the tour (something about sugary drinks attracting bees. I wasn't convinced but respected the rule nonetheless).... More 

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Buraco_das_Araras, Gerente de relações públicas at Buraco das Araras, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and review on TripAdvisor! We are happy happy that enjoyed your visit on our tour! We hope you come back to visit us again! Best regrats! More 

Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

The Buraco das Araras is a natural hole that is about 100 meters deep and 500 meters in diameter. It is possible to have a panoramic view of its inner, where red and blue macaws return in the end of the day. It is an amazing place!

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Buraco_das_Araras, Gerente de relações públicas at Buraco das Araras, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit on our tour and review on TripAdvisor. We hope you enjoyed the experience of knowing the largest sinkhole in Latin America and the opportunity to observe the fauna and local flora! See you in a next visit, best regrets! More 

Berlin, Germany
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

1 hour walk around a large sinkhole, that hosts about 100 macaws. There are 2 viewing platforms one after 20 minutes into the trip, then one after 40 minutes, but with the naked eye the macaws are not visible. The guide has binoculars which one can use and they help seeing the macaws better. When we went it was very... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Excellent tour for couples and family with childrens. The tour takes about 45 minutes where you can see lots of birds and, if you´re lucky, aligators and snakes. Well trained staff and great facilities!

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Tucson, Arizona
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83 reviews 83 reviews
25 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We were there in September - mating season - so there were plenty of macaws to see. We did this on our way to the Rio da Prata tour - it was a totally unexpected hit of our trip! It is expensive, and it's not a long activity (you basically walk around the entire area - with two spots to... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We went to Buraco das Araras without knowing what to expect. Well, we were pleasantly surprised. Like most other tours in Bonito (if not all), we had to book it before hand and weren't sure whether to go in the morning or afternoon (had read mixed reviews). We decided to go in the morning and it was a good idea... More 

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California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I haven't been to Papua New Guinea, so maybe somewhere there are more beautiful birds than these, but I would be surprised. If at all possible, get a private guide to take you can take more time than the standard staff tour which takes about 45 minutes. I spent hours and went back on four consecutive days because these birds... More 

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Haifa, Israel
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We were there at 7a.m. and saw a lot of araras, some of them quite close to us. It was a special place. From what I read and spoke with the guide, it's better to be there early in the morning. The second best just is before sunset.

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