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Address: Padre Cocha, Iquitos, Peru
Phone Number: 063-23-2665
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An educational day trip

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
Dawn B
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Russellville, Indiana
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Russellville, Indiana
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

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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Iquitos, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

definitely a highlight of our time in Iquitos. Very well managed, highly informative, very colourful, well priced in terms of admission, and absolutely a treat of the highest order. Iquitos is short of attractions and this is the best by a country mile.

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Bay City, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

What a wonderful place!! Not only are they all about caring and nurturing butterflies and abandoned/abused animals but in educating the locals and tourists alike about the life cycles of butterflies and not purchasing exotic animals for pets. Our guide was from the Czech Republic and there was another volunteer from Scotland! It was a highlight of our visit to... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

I was so impressed with this place. All the workers are so respectful and caring with the animals. It was a wonderful and educational tour. I am so glad we went! Ivanna was our tour guide. She is so knowledgeable and fun. We even saw a butterfly emerge! The whole place is beautiful and the animals are gorgeous. Definitely a... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

If you have some time in Iquitos, get to Pilpintuwasi! If your located near the boulevard it should only take you about 5-10 minutes (roughly 4-5 soles) by motocart and then we paid 40 soles for a private boat ride to the farm which takes you a stones throw from the entrance (I believe you can get a more public... More 

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Kocani, Kocani, Macedonia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Def worth the trip! Really interested butterfly hatchery with beautiful other animals to see! They are always adding new animals, and they were working on some legit extensions when I was there, so I'm looking forward to see what they'll add next!

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Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

This is an absolute must visit if you are in Iquitos, even though it's a bit difficult to get there. Your admission fee supports the animal rescue efforts they engage in there, and the tour (which lasts about an hour) is a sort of highlights tour of some of the most incredible animals you can see anywhere in the jungle.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Genuine butterfly farm and animal shelter. I enjoyed getting out by motocarro then boat (collectivo). There's a limited array of animals because they are all those that are rescued. It's more about the animals than tourists which is great.

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Lima, Peru
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This is a wonderful spot for rescued animals. Small but potent and the animals seem content, which probably means they are well cared for. They have several specimens of the rarest species of monkey on the continent, along with the largest jaguar I have ever seen in captivity and several sloths, which are my personal favorites. There is also a... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This Amazonian wildlife refuge is truly a gem. Don't be swindled into going to the “close” or “cheap” one next to it, go to Pilpintuwasi, the ORIGINAL. Red-faced Ucari monkeys, one of the most endangered (and adorable) monkeys on earth roam free, and very friendly- you can get incredibly close to these sweet animals, as well as most of the... More 

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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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