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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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Attention! Go to the right farm!

This butterfly farm is beautiful, stunning, interesting and so amazing! It started with butterflies and now it is a place where you find different animals with sad backgrounds... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 28, 2015
May G
Hamburg, Germany
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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

This butterfly farm is beautiful, stunning, interesting and so amazing! It started with butterflies and now it is a place where you find different animals with sad backgrounds who get a new life there. The owner and her workers are really helpful, friendly and can tell a lot of stories. It is a good place to visit. But be careful.... More 

Thank May G
, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

This place really goes out if its way to show you everything its got, and it is MUCH MORE than butterflies. The monkeys are hilarious, the ant eater amazing, the caged leopard, and other animals that you can pet (not the leopard) is a great experience. There is a pond with caiman, and the best display of live butterflies I... More 

Thank George F
Cazadero, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

The volunteer who took us around was very knowledgeable and we got to see things we wouldn't have seen in the wild (cocoons, eggs etc.). He and some other staff did a pretty good job of keeping the red monkeys from jumping on us and grabbing stuff, but one guy did get targeted by a prankster monkey and freaked out.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Pulpintuwasi is a Butterfly Farm and Animal Rescue Center/ Orphanage. The curator of the facility, Gudren Sperer is the most competent and compassionate person to take care of the amazing animals on the grounds. These animals were once victims to the cruelty of illegal poaching and the illegal pet trade. For a variety of reasons, animals are not always re... More 

Thank Nelswin
Blacksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

Butterfly house and animal rescue. Nice staff, and the animals are clearly important to the people. We got a nice tour. It's actually fairly easy to get there, and the boat ride is enjoyable too. If you are a few people, just get your own boat. That makes things very easy. We were just two, and it was still affordable.

Thank Nina S
Dortmund, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

I really enjoy the time I spent there, the people working there are very friendly. I had a one hour working tour and my guide explained me a lots about the animals they have there, it was very informative and also interesting. They treat the animal very well and I notice that they are trying their best to give them... More 

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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!

Thank LitaPatel
Noosa, Australia
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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.

Thank geobw
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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