Guira Oga Animal Shelter Tours and Activities
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In the Guarani tongue, güirá oga means “bird house,” and at this rescue center you'll find scores of extravagantly plumed residents—toucans, macaws, parrots, parakeets, owls, eagles, guans, tinamous, and many more—flitting about their spacious jungle enclosures. Birds are brought to Güirá Oga for rehabilitation and possible future release.
This 49-acre (20-hectare) park is a refuge for a variety of injured wildlife beyond just birds. Admission to the park includes a guided tour of the property by one of the facility’s environmental educators. During these 90-minute tours, visitors learn more about the Iguazú forest environment while getting a closer look at some of the area’s 450 species of birds, as well as monkeys, anteaters, caimans, and capybaras.
Things to Know Before You Go
- Güirá Oga Animal Shelter is a popular spot for families and animal lovers.
- Don’t forget to bring sunscreen and insect repellent.
- Much of the park is outdoors, so be sure to wear comfortable footwear and carry a rain jacket or umbrella.
- Güirá Oga is accessible to wheelchairs and strollers.
How to Get There
The park is conveniently located 3 miles (5 kilometers) from Puerto Iguazú, along the road to the waterfalls. The best way to reach the park is to drive or hire a taxi, possibly as a stop on the way to or from the falls.
When to Get There
The park is open daily throughout the year from 9am to 6pm, though the last tour of the day departs at 4:45pm. Since much of the facility is outdoors, plan to visit in the morning on a day with little or no rain in the forecast.
Güirá Oga Breeding Program
In addition to rescuing and rehabilitating injured and displaced wildlife, Güirá Oga also operates a successful breeding program for threatened and endangered species. More than 100 rare macuco birds have been born at the facility, as well as mountain guans, carayá (howler) monkeys, caí monkeys, and several other bird species.
Photo courtesy of Frank via Wikimedia Commons
Address: RA12, KM5 from Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
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Güiráoga (“House of birds” in guaraní language) is a shelter of the Misiones province for animals that have been hit on the roads or hurt out there in their natural habitat. The re-entry of the animals in the jungle is our objective and everyday goal. To guarantee their survival out in the jungle, we make sure they are strong enought to handle it. You are invited to walk around the shelter and see every of the aeras that are part of our daily work: the veterinary section, the quarantine and the nutrition aerea, that is the heart of the shelter, where we prepare all the food for the animals. Then, around the rehab sites, animals start their recovery sharing outdoor spaces with each others. They behavior let us know if they are ready to go back to the jungle. You'll also see the captivity aerea, where we take care of recent born animals and go alone with them. Thanks to our activities, we help maintening our environmental duty.
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Should I book Guira Oga Animal Shelter tickets in advance?
We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Guira Oga Animal Shelter can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 0 Guira Oga Animal Shelter tickets and tours on Viator.
How much does it cost to visit Guira Oga Animal Shelter 2021?
Currently, an entrance ticket to Guira Oga Animal Shelter costs USD 10.00. Guided Guira Oga Animal Shelter tours start around USD 10.00 per person. See all 0 Guira Oga Animal Shelter tickets and tours on Viator.
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