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caraça sanctuary

Atlantic Forest

Serra do Caraça



The Serra do Caraça Natural Park is located in the Espinhaço mountains range, in Minas Gerais state. It's home of the Caraça's Sanctuary and its Private Reserve of Natural Heritage for an extension of 11,233 hectares. This is a transition area between Atlantic Rainforest and Cerrado.

The region is rich in variety of plants and animals, along the trails of the complex you can spot lot of birds of both Atlantic Forest and Cerrado, but also mammals like tapir and maned wolf.

After dinner you can sit in front of the neo-Gothic monastery, and wait for maned wolf coming, in fact the wolves are feeded every day from about 40 years. See a maned wolf close up is a surreal and unforgettable experience.


  • Where: The tour begins and ends at Belo Horizonte (CNF) airport
  • When: All year round
  • Duration: 4D/3N
  • Private Guiding Tour
  • Private Reserve of Natural Heritage
  • Maned wolf close up sighting


  • DAY1

    Belo HorizonteCaraça's Sanctuary

    Departure from Belo Horizonte airport (CNF), transfer to Serra do Caraça, accommodation and food at the Sanctuary of Caraça.

  • DAY2

    Serra do Caraça

    Birding in the trails of the park - At night maned wolf watching.

  • DAY3

    Serra do Caraça

    Birding in the trails of the park - At night maned wolf watching.

  • DAY4

    Serra do CaraçaBelo Horizonte

    Transfer from Caraça's Sanctuary to Belo Horizonte airport or to your next tour destination.


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Tour Codes

CAR3 - Serra do Caraça - 3 Days / 2 Nights

CAR4 - Serra do Caraça - 4 Days / 3 Nights



Suggested Tour Extensions

We suggest to combine Serra do Caraça with Serra do Cipó, where you can find some endemics and rare birds and get some new lifers.

Also, you can extend your tour to the wonderful Serra da Canastra National Park, looking for birds, giant anteaters, pampas deer and maned wolf!