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Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm

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Address: Padre Cocha, Iquitos, Peru
Phone Number: 063-23-2665
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Great for animal lovers!

The people here are mostly all volunteers and are from all over the world. NOT just a butterfly farm but also an animal rescue. They are good people and have saved a lot of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Small and modest as far as facilities, you could sense the dedication and care from the staff and head caretaker. He carefully explained all the life cycle stages of the butterflied and moths with a number of interesting live exhibits. They raise and release these beauties back into the jungle with a much higher survival rate than if they were... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The people here are mostly all volunteers and are from all over the world. NOT just a butterfly farm but also an animal rescue. They are good people and have saved a lot of animals dislocated or that would be killed. Definitely worth a trip and a donation! They have an ocelot that is just gorgeous!

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Noosa, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The team here do a great job with limited resources to protect and care for these animals that otherwise faced unfortunate prospects. A must see.

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Bergen, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Pilpintuwasi is a great daytrip from Iquitos. They genuinely care about the animals, and you learn a lot both about the butterflies and the other animals! Highly recommendable, they also have i studentdiscount so bring a international studentcard! I would recommend taking a local boat to Padre Cocha (small town), and walk to the butterflyfarm - a nice experience! And... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

This one is amazing, awesome and it has a whole lot more than just butterflies. However a former employee from this attraction has opened a "knock off" version of a "butterfly farm" which is right next door. If you are coming by boat, some of the boats are getting bribes to tell the tourist that this new place is indeed... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

I added on a couple of days to my trip to spend in Iquitos to be able to check out the butterfly farm as well as CREA. I was excited to head to the butterfly farm but left feeling depressed and sad. I understand that the animals are rescues but after hearing some of the stories, I wonder if there... More 

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gudrun s, Owner at Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm, responded to this review

Thank you Melissa for your detailed review. Constructive criticism allows us to continue to improve the lives of the animals in our care. It is clear to see you care deeply about animals, as we do, however the existence of Pilpintuwasi is driven by the greed of more ignorant people who make their living in the growing illegal trade in... More 

Utica, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

This butterfly farm is amazing! The staff is very friendly and offers free tours with good guides. I´ve learned a lot about butterflies that day even though I thought I knew a lot already. Aside from the butterflies there are also a lot of other animals which you get to see and hear about. It was great and I´d definitely... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Liked the location, volunteer staff and variety of wildlife. The volunteer staff was helpful and informative. They did a great job of explaining about the life cycle of the butterfly and the other animals at Pilpintuwasi.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

You will see a beautiful collection of butterflies and learn from highly educated and motivated volunteer nature conservationists. They have rescued animals that faced being sold in the illegal exotic animal trade. It's a bit of a trek from Iquitos but if you don't mind a boat ride and a walk up the riverbank, it's worth the trip!

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Quepos, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I volunteered at Pilpintuwasi for a month, and I can say that truly its a wonderful place. The number one priority of this facility is the animals' wellbeing, and they are treated as individuals, tended to according to their specific needs and preferences. There is so much to see and learn there. Just make sure you go to Pilpintuwasi, and... More 

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