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Bela Vista Ecological Refuge, Foz do Iguacu

(4.3/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web)
Put on your hiking shoes and get to know the region's varied fauna and flora at Bela Vista Ecological Refuge. The name of this sanctuary means "Beautiful View," and there is much beauty to see in this preservation area created in the 1970s and now providing animal and plant protection, research opportunities, environmental education, and even the city's water supply. Take a guided tour to follow trails amidst the woods and see up close animals native to this area. You can stand face-to-face with jaguars, capuchin monkeys, and skunks...in their enclosures, of course. Guides will show you forest species unique to this part of the world, such as the guaimbê vine that, while growing, embraces a nearly 300-year-old Angico Gurucaia tree. You can choose to walk one, or all, sanctuary trails. On the Trail of the Waters, for example, you can learn how important it is to conserve water springs and other water sources. Keep in mind that each of these walks may last up to two hours, so comfortable clothes and shoes are highly recommended. Bela Vista Ecological Refuge is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Foz do Iguacu Edition.
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  • Love the ride, the children. Go to tennis because you will walk a few hours 2. Our guide was awesome, attentive and didactic, and answered all the questions. Very cool to see the reality of animals and teaching children respect for wildlife. You will see animals that cannot return to your life in the Woods because of the irresponsibility of the human being. The enclosure of the Harpies is huge and the birds are majestic. The guide knows the name and history of each of the animals.
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  • Great place to educate people and also to show how the man can destroy the nature. This refuge was created with the objective of minimising the effects caused by the construction of the Itaipu Dam. There in the refuge only for animals who have suffered ill-treatment or who were victims of trafficking in animals. Besides a cool reforestation program. Our guide was Rafael and he explained very well the work of refuge, introduced us to the animals who were there for both recovery and return to nature, as others that the damage caused by man were so significant that they could not be returned to the environment. Who enjoy eco-tours that it's really good. The value is real and 22 does not have half-price ticket. You can buy on the website or something. Depending on the time or day, gives better book, but were weekday and was not full. They recommend going to the end of the day qnd animals are more awake, but the day we went to the last time it rained q, so we went in the first time the next day, we can see the animals, but they are more shy.
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  • My daughter was delighted by planting some seeds and with an ounce. The ride is very nice, the animals seem well cared for. The super attentive Guide, explained everything about the place and the work done!
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