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Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm

Address: Padre Cocha, Iquitos, Peru
Phone Number: 063-23-2665
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Ranked #3 of 34 things to do in Iquitos
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
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Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks

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Heidelberg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

The young people working in the project epxlained a lot about the different species of butterflies and there were cute animals around :)

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Lima, Peru
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We took our 4 kids to the Butterfly farm and they enjoyed seeing lots of jungle animals in their natural habitat. Don't go to the zoo- go here.

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Colden, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

A visit to Pilpintuwasi was included in a one day excursion that we arranged through Dawn On The Amazon. This turned out to be the highlight of our visit to Iquitos. It is a sanctuary for rescued animals as well as a butterfly farm, The animals are kept in as close to natural habitat conditions as possible. The animals we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We went this morning as we had only a few hours before we left Iquitos for our Amazon Trip. We got there just as it opened at 0900, we met our amazing Scottish Guide Rebecca. She made a special effort to show us around. It must be said that you can't touch the animals at all. That being said you... More 

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Siam Reap Cambodia
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84 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

It was really nice to walk through the enclosures and see all the different butterflies milling around you. They explained the lie cycle of the butterflies (in Spanish) with the aid of live samples.

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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Loved the enthusiasm of everyone here. Also the boat ride from Iquitos is so relaxing and enjoyed the little town too. It's just a short walk (abt 10 min) from the boat dock to the farm.

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Hervey Bay, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We visited this incredible place almost by accident. After completing a breath taking Amazon cruise and with spare time in Iquitos, we were referred to a local guide. With minimal local knowledge we entrusted ourselves to our guide and Pilpintuwasi soon became a signature destination. We travelled by boat and arrived without any real expectations. Butterflies normally hold limited interest... More 

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laval,quebec
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

For something like 10-20 soles, you get to see many animals , not just butterflies. It is a 15-20 boat ride to get to the little island where it is possible to see the animals. Apparently,the place started off with the butterfly farm , then a jaguar was rescued as a baby , and they started adding on more animals,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This is a really interesting place to visit. Lots to see and the tour guides are well informed. Just watch out for the monkeys who will pinch your water bottle / camera / sunglasses if given the chance.

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County Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I visited Pilpintuwasi on the recommendation of a local retreat I eventually stayed at. I found it well worth the time and was an inexpensive outing. For boat trips there and back plus admission came to little and was much more than I expected. Really cool butterfly's it has along with much more besides including sloths monkeys and a resident... More 

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