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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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Kansas City, Missouri
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Guira Oga is an animal rescue sight which takes in injured animals from the jungle, treats and rehabilitates them before giving them back their freedom. You pay a small fee for a guided tour which are scheduled pretty much hourly. English speaking tours are rare but, available. We were fortunate having Carmen as our tour guide. She spoke English fairly... More

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Cape Coral, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Guira Oga was rather educational. We took the English tour and there were only four of us so it was nice walking and asking questions about the animals. If you have extra time, it is something to do and a short ride by bus from the center of town. Loved the way that the animals are rescued – some of... More

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København, Staden Kobenhavn, Denmark
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

It was a very nice visit to the sanctuary but they didn't have any english speaking at work that time we went, but we could figure out the big thing they did for these animals. Definitely a good place to visit.

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Den Bosch, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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 reviews 3 reviews
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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