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Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm

Address: Padre Cocha, Iquitos, Peru
Phone Number: 063-23-2665
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Ranked #3 of 24 Attractions 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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laval,quebec
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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Salzburg, Austria
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We have been travelling for 16 days from Belem to Manaus and have had our fair share of Nature experiences. Pilpintuwasi was recommended to us by other travellers and the reviews on tripadvisor made us even more curious as to what this place would be. Let me start with saying: This is a wonderful place managed by people who made... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

My wife & I really enjoyed walking around and seeing the butterflies, monkeys, big cats and other animals. Knowledgable staff also.

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Ramat Yishai, HaTzafon, Israel
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

the place is beautifull but we wanted 4-5 hours trip and includ the boat to this place (30 minutes each way) it was less than 2 hours. you cant travel in this place by your own, you have to go by a . tourist guide and the whole experience last maybe 40 minutes. the place is also a little zoo... More 

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

For about $7 U.S., you get to meet a Jaguar, an Ocelot, various monkeys, parrots, and many more animals. The butterfly garden is quite amazing itself, as is the butterfly nursery, where you can see everything from egg to caterpillar to chrysalis opening before your eyes. I'm seriously considering coming back and volunteering for a month or two! If you're... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Here you can see the various stages of butterflies, cocoons, larvae ... Here there are also monkeys, the redheads (uacari), parrots, a jaguar named Peter and a multitude of lush flowers. It was extremely hot inside the farm.

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Iquitos, Peru
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

While touring Iquitos one of the things to do would be visit Gudrun at Pilpintuwasi. Don't get drug off the the serpentariam, the Boras & Yahuas. That is a big rip off and you'll wind up spending money you don't want to. That money could be put to use much better helping Gudrun at her camp. She is incredibly knowledgable... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

I arrived and I met Gudrun, she was really nice! She really cares about animals. One thing you really need to know is that this place is closed on Monday. They really need to out everything in order that day 'cause they usually receive more tourists on the weekends. I'm planning to come back and volunteer I asked and she... More 

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