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“Do Your Heart & Camera Some Good”
Review of Guiraoga

Guiraoga
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Stroller parking, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children
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 doing good wholesome work as a rehab and breeding centre. The tour guides have a passionate knowledge of the animals and the rehabs work, and this is a prime place if you have come to Puerto Iguazu for the waterfalls but feel there is more...and this is especially a place to come if you have kids. Kids can get bored watching water fall, amazing as it is. But to see a howler monkey whooping up a storm is just plain fun. It is a little bit out of the city, and as my wife and I discovered, walking distance, but kind of a marathon walking distance. It's more recommended to get a taxi or remise, who you can arrange to pick you up after the tour. Overall: great place, great people, great work.

1  Thank JCaseros
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Reviewed May 23, 2014 via mobile

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!

1  Thank Linley H
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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 back into nature. They are housed mostly in their natural habitat, with boundaries. They are the native animals of the region. There was a large collection of them and we saw some that we weren't expecting, such as an armadillo, otter, different types of turkeys, monkeys, macaws, etc. We are fortunate to have experienced this and know you will appreciate the experience, too.

2  Thank Judith B
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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 end of February and had no problems with mosquitoes.

Thank donna b
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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, so we really could observe them from up close.
The only downside is that the visit is too short - we would have liked to spend more time at each animal spot. You can always stay behind the group (that's what we did) and catch up with them later.

1  Thank poupouette
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