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La Isla De Los Monos

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Address: Sargento Lores N 752, Iquitos, Peru
Phone Number: +51 65 779610
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Description: A cage-free rescue center in the Peruvian Amazon dedicated to the...
A cage-free rescue center in the Peruvian Amazon dedicated to the protection and conservation of abandoned and orphaned monkeys. And the aim of the proyect is the save the life of these creatures and then send them back to their original habitad.
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If you love animals THIS is da place!!

Spent the whole day there today and WOW what an experience! If you love animals then go cause it'll be the best animal experience you'll ever have. If you go with a tour... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
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Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Spent the whole day there today and WOW what an experience! If you love animals then go cause it'll be the best animal experience you'll ever have. If you go with a tour company, the tour operators only give the owner $3 or $6 and they pocket the rest. Go directly to their office to arrange and make sure to... More 

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Baden, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

I spent one month volunteering with a company in Iquitos that does tours in the jungle. So I spent a lot of time in the jungle. On my days off I visited different rescue centers around town. The last one was the Monkey Island, and by far the most impressive one, they really care for the animals. it probably was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This place is out of this world. We did it as a trip from Ceiba Tops in the amazon, and it was my favourite part of the whole tour, which was already amazing. As it's wet season you go round the monkey enclosures in a boat which adds to the fun of the place, especially when cheeky monkeys jump on... More 

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Tallinn, Estonia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This place is beyond mildly amazing! Well worth the hour long trip from Iquitos to visit. Gilberto and the local team have built a monkey paradise. It was super fun even though we were visiting when the entire place was several feet under water due to seasonal flooding. I don't have enough good words to say about Gilberto and local... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We went here on one of our free days from our elective period. Our hotel rang the island and they sent someone to meet us from our hotel to take us to the docks and put us on a boat to Mazan. At the other end we were met and taken to the island which was good for us as... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

My wife and I had most of a day free in Iquitos as part of our travels and having seen a Jack Hanna special on La Isla de Los Monos we decided to explore it. I read about another so called Monkey Island that apparently tried to fool tourists into thinking they were one in the same. To reach the... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Can't say enough great thinks about Isla de Monos. Even in high water season where we had to do all of our traveling around the "island" by boat, we were still able to see many of the wonderful birds and monkeys. Antony was such an attention hog but super adorable nonetheless. Got to feed a bunch of different monkeys and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Awesome animals, awesome people and awesome place. We stayed the night for $20 each and included breakfast lunch and dinner!!! Confy beds great food. BEST EXPERIENCE EVER!!!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I absolutely loved my experience at Isla de los monos and would strongly recommend to anyone to visit this beautiful place and help Gilberto with taking care of the monkeys. The place is not that hard to reach - all you have to do is call Gilberto and he will explain to you how to get there and will arrange... More 

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Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We took our 4 kids to Monkey Island and it was their favorite part of the trip. The owner Gilberto truly cares for the monkeys and takes care of them. The monkeys loved playing with our kids. It's an experience they will never forget.

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