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Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm

Padre Cocha, Iquitos, Peru
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Ranked #2 of 20 Activities in Iquitos
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Ranch & Farm
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Ranch & Farm

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Ramat Yishai, HaTzafon, Israel
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
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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21 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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 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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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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27 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Muchas Gracias / Big-Time Thank Gudrun! You provided me with a PHENOMENAL tour! I learned more about butterflies than I would have in my entire life had I not visited. It was truly fascinating what you are able to do and very unfortunate the lack of support you receive. Specifically, I am devastated that we cannot benefit (Montreal Biodome) due... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

We spend time at Pilpintuwasi butterfly farm, and can really recommend it if you are in Iquitos. I am very sensitive to animals in cages, and would normally avoid establishments were animals are in cages. All the animals at Pilpintuwasi is well cared for, their cages are clean and their natural habitats are simulated in the cages. You can see... More 

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Bergen, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

First of all: Be aware of the fake "Pilpintuwasi" almost right next door, the owner there capture butterflies instead of breeding them and he has no animals, but pays many of the boatdrivers to take you here instead of the real one!! If you take a pivat boat you always pay at the end of the return trip, and I... More 

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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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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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