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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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We were privileged to be guided around the attraction by Gudren. The knowlege and the passion shown by this remarkable lady is outstanding. What this lady achieves with limited... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Te Awamutu, New Zealand
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Te Awamutu, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

We were privileged to be guided around the attraction by Gudren. The knowlege and the passion shown by this remarkable lady is outstanding. What this lady achieves with limited resources is beyond belief. Well do to you and all of your helpers. I would unreservedly suggest this as a ' must do' in Iquitos

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I found this place very beautiful. Wear hiking boots though. I wore my five finger toe shoes and they got really muddy. I loved all the butterflies and other animals they had. The cost is 20 soles. Do not go as a tour. I was charged 100 soles for this tour. The boat there cost 10 soles and the man... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Everyone who cares just a little bit about the environment in general and the Amazon in particular needs to go and see this place. Apart from the fact that the place is run without any public funding, it gives a great understanding of the less shiny side of the Amazon and the problems caused by human poverty. Very educational and... More 

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Mallaig, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Pilpintuwasi is situated in a beautiful setting in the village of Padre Cocha - easily accessible from Iquitos by taking a boat from the port of Bella Vista, Nanay (around 20 minutes with peke peke style boat). If you come by colectivo then you will arrive in the village of Padre Cocha and Pilpintuwasi is a short walk from the... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I backpacked around Peru and Pilpintuwasi was by far one of my favorite experiences during the trip. This sanctuary for butterflies and endangered species rescues animals from the animal trafficking trade and takes care of them by providing medical care, food and shelter to these poor creatures. The sanctuary sustains itself from entrance fees and generous donations provided by visitors.... More 

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Natal, RN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Its very dissapointing to see a misleading TripAdvisor review when the sanctuary is doing so well. There is definetly room for improvement but the hard work and dedication Gudrun (the owner) puts into looking after these animals is heartwarming. I suggest anyone who does have questions about why the birds wings are clipped or why some cages arnt as fancy... More 

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Austria
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I volunteered in Pilpintuwasi for over a month and then came back to visit a couple of times and I seriously cannot understand how anyone can criticise the place. It's the only no-profit, serious rescue centre in the whole Loreto area, Gudrun, the owner, has dedicated all her life to try and help the local wildlife (that is under serious... More 

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Beersheba, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

First of all. They are Macaws, not Parrots. Yes their wings are clipped. This, unfortunately for the birds, was done before they came to Pilpintuwasi. The owner cares a great deal about the preservation of wildlife. Yes, the cages can always be bigger (no cages at all would be preferable, of course), but there is not enough money for that.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

OK this is supposed to be a butterfly breeding place: in total they do not have much more than 7 species of butterfly and we only saw three. It is also supposed to be a heaven for rescued animals. The animals we saw were kept very much confined behind very high fences, by themselves, and in small enclosures. A lonely... More 

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Agradezco el comentario pero me sorprende mucho lo que dice la Srta.sobre todo sobre el tamaño de las jaulas.Por ejemplo... More 

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

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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