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“Best option after the falls”
Review of Guiraoga

Guiraoga
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Stroller parking, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children
Reviewed March 30, 2013

If you have any time left in Iguazu, you should definitely go to this animal refuge. After being transported with a tractor to the beginning of the trail, you walk for about 1,5 hours with a guide (Spanish or English) through the animal centre. Most of the animals are recovering here, after being found wounded or illegally trafficked. You'll see all the animals the jungle around Iguazu has to offer (but around the falls you probably won't have seen them) and knowing most of them are not captivated animals, but really recovering and better of than before. The guides are very knowledgeable and show great affection towards the animals and their cause. Another amazing part of the trip, is that there is a good chance you will see 'real and wild' wildlife within the borders of the sanctuary. We saw a howlermonkey sitting in a tree and climbing down, just 3m away from us. The entrancefee (75 A$ end of March 2013) is definitely money well spent, since it is for a good cause.

Thank ElineKoopman
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

Easy to get to by bus and only 30cts from town. It is good to support an organization that is helping the birds and animals recover in captivity and release them if they can. A good selection of birds.

Thank Alistair_MacDonald
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

Trucked away from entrance to location of the animals. Tour guide had excellent English and gave insight into all the animals that were housed. Enjoyed our walk and information.

Thank Travellers10Canada
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Reviewed January 2, 2013

I really really wanted to see a toucan while I was in South America, so I googled and found this place. I arrived late on a rainy day. They provided me with a poncho, and then with around 10 others I set off on a tractor trailer to the rehab area. The guide was wonderful, speaking English as well as Spanish. She would give her speech, and then come to me and explain in English, with ample time to ask questions. I could not have been happier with this. And I saw a Toucan!

1  Thank xenaspice
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Reviewed January 2, 2013

Guira Oga is a rescue and rehabilitation centre for animals seized mainly from illegal domestic collections or anmals injured on roads etc. The centre is wonderfully constructed with the animals and birds being kept a long way into the forest and away from roads and noise. The centre features fantastic artwork on boards and you are taken into the holding area on a trailer pulled by a tractor. There is then a walk through the centre accompanied by a guide (several languages available including English). Carlos, our guide was excellent and told us al about the centre and its work as well as intriducing us to the wide range of animals and birdlife living in the centre as well as showing us the feeding arangements and preparation areas. Toucans are well represented as are marmosets, howler monkeys, parrots etc. The centre is doing great work and making progress and is well worth a visit. Tours are 3 times daily -we took the 1400hrs tour. You definetly learn a lot on this tour.

Thank meiskha
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