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Bela Vista Ecological Refuge

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Great stop in Iguazu

We got to go on a tour of the Ecological Refuge while we were staying in Foz do Iguazu and it's... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2018
Katie H
Bela Vista Ecological Refuge

Located between the Iguaçu National Park and Ilha Grande, it plays a key role in preserving the... read more

Reviewed 10 January 2018
Foz do Iguacu, PR
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Daily (except Tue) 08.30am-3.30pm (booking needed)
Av. Tancredo Neves, 6702 | Itaipu, Foz do Iguacu, State of Parana, Brazil
0800 645-4645
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Reviewed 21 June 2018

We got to go on a tour of the Ecological Refuge while we were staying in Foz do Iguazu and it's definitely worth the stop! We had a great tour guide who was very informative and told us about the refuge's work they have done...More

1  Thank Katie H
Reviewed 10 January 2018

Located between the Iguaçu National Park and Ilha Grande, it plays a key role in preserving the environment on the Triple Border. It is the oldest and most successful project in this area.

1  Thank iguassutp
Reviewed 8 September 2017

This was a guided tour in the Bela Vista Ecological Refuge, you pay for it but it values the price. To built the dam, the jungle on the side of the river was extinguished and now, more than 30 years after it, they reforested the...More

2  Thank Silvia A
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Highlight the 3 ounces in captivity and the possibility of planting a tree seed. There are not many animals but it is interesting the rescue work carried out. I highly recommend the use of mosquito repellents.

Thank Leonardo P
Reviewed 28 April 2017

very interesting project with species rescued from the forest when the dam was built and with animals with some disabilities and uncapable to live in the forest. the high point is the jaguar!

Thank EliaKB13
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

I had a great tour guide and enjoyed the walk! It was about 2 kilometers and passed through the forest, the animals' habitats, and some of Itaipu's sustainability features. Everyone on the tour got to plant a seed that will eventually be used for the...More

Thank Melanie M
Reviewed 19 January 2017

It is a simple and an amazing attraction. The ecological Refuge is the place injured animals are rescued to.

Thank Leogarin
Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

One of the greatest tours ever. Honestly it was only the five of us so it was a VIP tour with the managers of the guides!!!! Arthur has been working for 11 years as a guide at the refuge and he is the manager now....More

Thank Filipe F
Reviewed 25 December 2015 via mobile

The refuge reserve is very nice but the part that they have for tourists to come see the animals isn't worth it. I understand their good intentions however it's a zoo without exotic animals. They have almost exactly the same animals as the free city...More

Thank Sungil F
Reviewed 24 May 2015

I don't like zoos. This is not a zoo. It is run by the Binational project that operated Itaipu. Animals who are injured, often by poachers, orphaned, or ill are brought here to recover and if possible be released back to the wild. If they...More

1  Thank ToniV1
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