Less than 8 years old do not pay
Special rate for groups
Let’s Plan Your ride?
Every day from 08:00 to 18:30.
Duration of the walk
10 minutes with a guide.
Total 60 minute tour.
Aripuca is a family-owned Agro-Eco-Tourism company built for the purpose of:
Creating awareness about the natural resources we have and their importance
Encourage actions to preserve and promote care for the environment
To spread the culture, beliefs and traditions of the region
Built from salvaged trees. Inspired by a typical trap of the Guarani people, La Aripuca imposes itself with its 17 meters of height and more than 500,000 kg of weight distributed in 30 native species of the Missionary Forest, many of them centenarian specimens, grouped to show us WHAT WE ARE LOSING and how, of disinterest and lack of concern for the care of the environment, we will be victims of our own trap.
When entering the monument you can see each of the trunks, learning from the direct contact, a little more about the Missionary Forest and its main protagonists.
The original trap, still used today by the Guarani people, is composed of small pyramid-shaped branches attached to a very simple but effective mechanism, where the prey enters the trap and steps on one of the branches of the mechanism, closes the animal. The most unique feature of this trap and means of capture is that the dam does not suffer any damage to be captured, and more importantly, it allows the grabber to release it if it considers that it is not suitable (it is very small, it is a mother who is pregnant or is not suitable for consumption).
Taking this into account, La Aripuca was built, trying to explain that we are moving towards the trap, but there is still an opportunity to survive.
Although the trunks used correspond to protected species and in some cases in danger of extinction due to clearing and clearing, NONE of the trees used in the construction were cut for this purpose.
Many of the trees were bought at sawmills where they were about to become boards and disappear along with their history in furniture and other applications. Others have recovered from farms where they were struck by storms or were killed standing by lightning or because they had already completed their life cycle.
So we try to turn a total or partial destruction of this tree into a tool to create awareness.