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Address: On the IIAP compound at KM 4.5 of the highway to Nauta, Iquitos, Peru
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Manatee Interactions and Conservation Education

We loved the educational information provided by the organization and learning about the programs they offer local schools and children regarding animal and plant protection... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Toronto, Canada

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Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We loved the educational information provided by the organization and learning about the programs they offer local schools and children regarding animal and plant protection. Petting the manatees was great, and feeding them was so much fun. Definitely pay the extra 5 soles to do this. The only part we wish could be improved is the time spent with the... More 

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

This was my families first time feeding manatees. They did feel like an eggplant just like our guide said they would. I was impressed with the educational part of this visit and it was very fun!

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

I love the way this people works! They were real professionals (young biologist was my guide). And the whole concept is amazing. You can not miss it!! They rescue not only manatees, macaws, and monkeys as well. We need more places like this around the world.

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New York City, New York
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I can't express enough how important this place is. This center is funded by the Dallas World Aquarium (DWA) and rescues and rehabilitates orphaned manatees. It also educates locals about the importance of the conservation of Amazon. The staff there is dedicated, knowledgable and has big plans to preserve the land and wildlife. A visit to the center makes you... More 

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Iquitos, Peru
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62 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Located at IIAP on the Iquitos-Nauta road. It is easy to find and almost any motokarro taxi driver will know where it is. Can get a motokarro taxi for about 10 soles per hour. Then you dont have to worry about buses, or trying to get a return taxi when out of Iquitos. The entry fees have been recently changed.... More 

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Sydney
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63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

spent some time here feeding the baby manatees, great organisation helping educate locals. definitely recommend a visit.

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Glen Davis, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I liked having a knowledgable guide who spoke English. The manatees are amazing - I think this is the best place I have seen in the world for observing either manitees or dugongs. I would have liked to know the exact connection with the University of Dallas. I did learn that the university is heavily subsidising the formula for the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

This place is a fabulous rescue center - it is NOT a zoo! The animals seemed well cared for and being able to feed feed the manatees was such a fun experience. I am glad that the animals are released back into the wild as the manatees are very important to the ecosystem. We were told that people are hunting... More 

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Del Mar, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

It is usually impossible to see these animals in the wild, so this was an excellent place to be able to observe and photograph them. Even better, you can hand feed the manatees!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

The animals here are well cared-for, the staff and volunteers are genuine and knowledgeable, and each animal is on a rehabilitation schedule with an expected release date. You get to see whatever they have at the center at the time, which is how a rescue center should work. I saw incredibly cute baby otters and a range of manatees of... More 

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