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Buraco das Araras

Fazenda Alegria - BR-267 (Jardim / Porto Murtinho), Km 510, Bonito, State of Mato Grosso do Sul 79240-000, Brazil
+55 (67) 9995-2586
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Ranked #13 of 24 Attractions in Bonito
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Geologic Formations
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Austin, Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

A guide named Pierdo greeted us as we arrived. We filled out the visitor log and then the introduction to the tour started with looking at their safety management system. It seems there is a standardized safety plan for Brazil, which displays common risks, their danger levels, and ways to mitigate the risks. All risks were 1 on a 1-4... More

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New Malden, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Very interesting sink hole in which dozens of macaws have made their home. The noise they make is wonderful to hear!

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New Orleans, Louisiana
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Need I say more? This was well worth it. Don't miss it. We saw lots of araras. But this is not guaranteed, of course.

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
21 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

A very interesting thing to do in Bonito’s region. It is important the tourists keep on mind that Arara’s hollow not located in Bonito’s county. Hence, tourists may drive around 90km from Bonito’s area – nearly 1:30 – so as to get there. Yet – it’s very important to highlight that is not assure to see those birds. When you... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

There were no Macaws at the cave/ hole as they leave in the morning to go and forage and only return in the early evening . The tours should let the public know they will be paying to look at a hole with no macaws , and at least they can choose to come at a different time . The... More

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Perth, Australia
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

If you're a bird lover this is a great location to go to and it is definitely worth the visit. I suggest get there early morning or evening leaving enough time before the sun goes down to see the macaws. Brazil has many great sites to see macaws and this is one of them.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

it would be the best think i did in bonito but my tour agency reserved the last hour (5pm) for my group. it was very nice until it was so dark we couldn't even see where we were walking to… (5:30). we saw macaws and parrots flying, but only for a few moments. try to go earlier. but congratulations to... More

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Zug, Switzerland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

it is a nice place and you definitely see some of the nice aras. what I don't like about it that bonito is organised like a mafia cause everything is in private hands and so you have to pay a lot to see the things and can not do it by yourself. anyway if you have the money it is... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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61 reviews 61 reviews
17 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

It is simply a walk around a but sinkhole, but the scenery is spectacular. The macaws are everywhere and it is definitely quite inspiriting to see them flying around. Tip: try to go early in the morning or late in the afternoon - during high noon, it is too hot and neither the macaws nor us what to be under... More

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Haarlemmerliede, The Netherlands
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

After visiting the Pantanal we have seen a lot of Araras, so this was a small bonus. But the park is well maintained and the guide was very enthousiastic. The armadillo's we saw were the real bonus !

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