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Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm

Padre Cocha, Iquitos, Peru
063-23-2665
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Ranked #1 of 15 activities in Iquitos
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Aarau, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Pilpintuwasi - what a place! I spent over 10 weeks there volunteering and enjoying my time. Gudrun, the owner, is really passionated about what she's doing. The animals are amazing! There are the extremly endangered ukari monkeys playing around, the very intelligent capuchin monkeys opening YOUR self-made toys and colourful speaking macows and parrots. From what I heard there is... More

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Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This place is a slice of paradise in the otherwise hellish place that the Amazon is becoming, at least for wild animals. Gudrun, the owner, has spent years building this project and it definitely deserves a visit, as it will open your eyes on the way wild animals are treated by many locals. The animals themselves are incredible, if you... More

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Liberty Lake, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

As noted by other reviewers, there is another 'butterfly farm' that is attempting to draw visitors away from the true butterfly farm and animal orphanage. Do not support this company. I have scanned the brochure for the Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm. Definitely a must see with many great photo opportunities.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

My wife and I visited the farm this month and were grateful we did. Its small, easily viewable in 2 hours, includes a free guided tour, and has various animals. Jaguar, parrot, toucan, pygmy marmoset / capuchin / red faced uakari monkeys, 3 & 2 toed sloths, giant ant eater, ocelot, and 23 butterfly species. Our reasons for visiting: 1)... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

This place was one of the highlights of my time in Iquitos! This rescue center was included in our Dawn on the Amazon Boat Tour. The animals have been rescued from the illegal wildlife trade, many of them were sold as "pets." Because of this, many of the animals cannot be released back into the wild. I am an animal... More

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Iquitos, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Hi there all I just want to say that I have travelled around all of South America and one of my most enjoyable visits was at Pilpintuwasi in padre cocha a short boat trip from Iquitos. First things first be very careful of the boat drivers they are quite corrupt and will charge you up to 50 soles per person... More

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

What a great place! Knowledgeable and friendly staff who talk about the great variety if animals and butterfly's. Be careful not to get caught out by the fake butterfly farm across the road claiming to be pilpintuwasi! Please go and show them support, not many people in Peru care for the animals like these guys do!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We spent a day in Iquitos before heading to Nauta on our Amazon cruise so we decided to see some of the sights including Pilpintuwasi. We had read some of the prior reviews and were not disappointed. This is more than just a butterfly farm. It is also a refuge for previously abandoned and in some cases, abused animals that... More

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Atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

I really enjoyed Pilpintuwasi! We went to Bellavista-Nanay to take a boat over. It's typical to pay S/10 per person roundtrip. A guide in an orange visit (looked like tourism bureau) offered to have us go to a different zoo and an indian village. He (wrongly!!) claimed that Pilpintuwasi had no animals but we had heard that the zoo he... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

The butterfly farm was a fantastic place to visit although it took me about 100 shots to finally capture a decent picture of the elusive blue morpho butterfly! Sadly en-route to Pilpintuwasi we were taken to several less ethical places. At Pilpintuwasi you can clearly see the staff care for the animals and that those that are caged are caged... More

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