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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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Loved it, so many animals!

This butterfly farm is amazing! The staff is very friendly and offers free tours with good guides. I´ve learned a lot about butterflies that day even though I thought I knew a lot... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Utica, Illinois
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Utica, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This butterfly farm is amazing! The staff is very friendly and offers free tours with good guides. I´ve learned a lot about butterflies that day even though I thought I knew a lot already. Aside from the butterflies there are also a lot of other animals which you get to see and hear about. It was great and I´d definitely... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Liked the location, volunteer staff and variety of wildlife. The volunteer staff was helpful and informative. They did a great job of explaining about the life cycle of the butterfly and the other animals at Pilpintuwasi.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

You will see a beautiful collection of butterflies and learn from highly educated and motivated volunteer nature conservationists. They have rescued animals that faced being sold in the illegal exotic animal trade. It's a bit of a trek from Iquitos but if you don't mind a boat ride and a walk up the riverbank, it's worth the trip!

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Quepos, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I volunteered at Pilpintuwasi for a month, and I can say that truly its a wonderful place. The number one priority of this facility is the animals' wellbeing, and they are treated as individuals, tended to according to their specific needs and preferences. There is so much to see and learn there. Just make sure you go to Pilpintuwasi, and... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

IMPORTANT - Do NOT get confused. There is a new butterfly farm which has opened just 10 meters away from this one. The new one has been built to trick visitors and cash in on this ones success. Avoid it at all costs. You know you're in the right place because you have to walk down a long wooden pathway,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This animal rescue center was amazing. The volunteers and workers truly cared for the animals and treated them with respect. We had visited other rescue centers in Iquitos that just did not compare. The volunteer tour guides are extremely knowledgeable and protective of the animals. It was great to see a group doing good rather than trying to make money... More 

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Miami
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Fascinating story of one man's journey to save butterflies and educate children and adults About caterpillars, and the importance of butterflies! Very new, not large but fascinating about Amazon butterflies.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Assuming this is what the volunteer guide says it is - a refugee camp for orphaned and abandoned animals, it was really cool. Rent a boat for 20-30 soles to take you there and back. The butterfly "nursery" is amazing!

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Lima
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

They have done an excellent job, congratulations! The place is very well organized, the personnel is very caring with the animals. My tour was informative and educational. I've learnt plenty new things about butterflies life style. I am absolutely amazed by the dedication of their stuff, I almost felt like staying there to work with them! I am an animal... More 

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Russellville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We learned about many different animals and how they came to be rescued and all about butterflies. It was nice to go to a place that cares about rescuing animals! The staff was very helpful and were obviously very involved with the animals. This was my favorite day trip with Dawn on the Amazon.

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Address: Padre Cocha, Iquitos, Peru
Phone Number: 063-23-2665
Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Loreto Region  >  Iquitos

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