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Address: On the IIAP compound at KM 4.5 of the highway to Nauta, Iquitos, Peru
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Same as Amazon rescue center

This is the same as the Amazon rescue center - education program for kids. Rescue center for Manatees, Crocs, turtles and monkies. Can feed and pet the Manatees. The guides and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 13, 2015
Rob W
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Dublin, Ireland

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Dublin, Ireland
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83 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

This is the same as the Amazon rescue center - education program for kids. Rescue center for Manatees, Crocs, turtles and monkies. Can feed and pet the Manatees. The guides and the volunteers do a great job. The center could do with serious money to upgrade facilities for Manatees and Monkies.

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Thank Rob W
Walden, Colorado
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

Worth stopping in to walk around. You get to see rescued animals, and get up closer than you can in the US. The monkeys are extremely friendly and fun to watch. Also you can hold Boa's along w/ swim on a lake beach.

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Blacksburg, Virginia
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

This is just amazing. It was so much fun. It is not big. Count about 1-1.5 hours. Very professional. This is a great place, it's fun and it's a good place to support with the visit. In my opinion, one highlight in Iquitos.

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1 Thank Nina S
Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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1 Thank Katie L
Russellville, Indiana
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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Thank Dawn B
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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Thank Xavier L
New York City, New York
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20 reviews
7 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 33 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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1 Thank Cliff T
Sydney
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131 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 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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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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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