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

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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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34 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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Seattle, Washington
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

We should have taken the English tour but missed it and took the Spanish one instead. You have to go with a guide; this isn't a zoo that you can stroll on your own. So we couldn't understand the explanations given on the care, rehabilitation and behavior of the animals and birds. I regret missing the English but would not... More

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Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

As previously said by other reviewers, you get to see some jungle animals very close; however, the concept of re-insertion of animals is not quite well read by the visitor. Being skeptical, I tried to learn about what they do with the animals, process and all, and in the end I didn't like it much. The truck and walking tour... More

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Curitiba, PR
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Guira Oga, or Place of The Birds in the Guarani language, was a bit disappointing for two reasons. One, the guide, although capable of speaking English, prefered to banter away in Spanish. (I understand Spanish, but I am sympathetic to those that cannot understand it). Second, and most importantly, in spite of its hype that it is NOT a zoo,... More

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