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Guira Oga

Ruta National No12, Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
03757-423980
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Den Bosch, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The animal sanctuary of Guira Oga is nice to visit before a visit to the falls. They have a wide array of wild animal that are for some reason in the sanctuary. Most are former pets or wild animals hit by cars. The park provides guided tours in English and Spanish.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Guira Oga has a great collection of animals, though be warned that English tours only operate every two hours and not at all in winter months. Spanish tours go every hour. Some animals, especially big cats, will depend on what has recently been rescued. I saw a beautiful ocelot. My favorite by far were the little capuchin monkeys reaching through... More

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Calgary
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I was so looking forward to visiting this "sanctuary" but was terribly disappointed & felt guilty for paying to see animals in horrible, small enclosures. While they may help some animals recover & return to the wild, the animals they have on display for "education" are really in prisons. The enclosures are filthy, too small & the animals show stereotypical... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Guira Oga is an animal reserve about 5 km from the center of Puerto Iguazu, so to get there, it'll take about 15 minutes by bus. It's an interesting thing to see, and probably the only chance you will get to see monkeys and/or toucans during your time in Iguazu. That being said, most of the reserve is filled with... More

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Lloydminster, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

My wife & I love animals, and as a biological scientist, I was already enamoured with the sheer biodiversity of plant life in Missiones. But animals are the cuddly charisma of the rainforest, and this is the best place to see them. You don't have to feel guiltly about going to a zoo with trapped animals because Guira Oga is... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

This was a fantastic place to visit, and very interesting! The staff spoke both English and Spanish. I do recommend visiting here, if you'd like to learn about the animals in the area, especially after visiting the falls. These guys do amazing work, and your entry is basically a donation to the park. Very worthwhile!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We rode on a large truck through a jungle to an area where we could get off and walk on jungle paths to see the animals. We had a guide who was able to tell us about the animals and answer our questions. These were animals that were harmed in some way but rescued and are unable to be released... More

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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

A great place to visit if you enjoy nature. Even though most of the animals and birds are caged, (they have been rescued) this is an amazing place to visit. Our guide Carlos spoke excellent English and was very informative. It was very interesting to learn about the centre's work with abandoned and/or rescued animals & birds. We visited the... More

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Montreal
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

We took the (mandatory) tour of the park, which lasts about an hour and a half, and had an amazing time. Many animals, mostly caged, among endangered species, or being taken care of by the center (like coatis suffering from cholesterol because people feed them too much jun at the Iguazu Falls...).. The animals are not hiding in a corner,... More

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Athens, Greece
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43 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

The place is amazing, in the rainforest! You get to see some rare species very up close and they seem to do a nice job curing animals. It feels a bit sad for some of them being alone or in small cages..even though it's a rehabilitation center. If you go on a rainy day, have an umbrella or raincoat or... More

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