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La Isla De Los Monos

30km boat ride from Iquitos, Iquitos, Peru
065-779610
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Ranked #6 of 20 attractions in Iquitos
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Description: A cage-free rescue center in the Peruvian Amazon dedicated to the protection and conservation of abandoned and orphaned monkeys.
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Byron Bay, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

I stayed as a volunteer on La Isla de Los Monos for two weeks last year. I had the most amazing time learning about the different monkey's and helping to fed them, doing odd jobs and going to the market for supplies (monkey food). Gilberto was an amazing host and translated for me quite a bit as I didn't speak... More

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Virginia
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Made a trip here while at the Explorama lodge Ceiba Tops. Only had a short visit, as one of our party felt ill, but it was amazing to see the many monkeys playing free through the trees on this preserve. The monkeys did want to climb on us, grab the water bottle, and generally are in constant motion. Saw many... More

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edmonton
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

This was our first outing while in Iquitos, and it was an amazing day! The monkeys are all very curious and playful, and will climb all over you looking for piggy backs and cuddles! We couldn't stop smiling the whole time while we were there. Unfortunately I don't remember our guide's name, but he was super friendly and all smiles,... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Another great, once in a lifetime experience in the rain forest. At one point I had 4 monkeys on me, all giving me plenty of love. The education was also good. Wish we had more time there.

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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Los Isla de los Monos is amazing! Please, please take a visit there. The monkeys are very friendly and very curious. They will come up to you and try to climb you, you can hold your hand out and they will hold it and climb up your arm. Gilberto is very friendly and speaks great english. He has dedicated the... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Whatever you do don't miss this place when you are in iquitos. It was an amazing day! The monkeys are so friendly and happy . The owner is an amazing person. My boyfriend and I were told this island was very difficult to get to. However, that was not the case at all!!! If you go to tourist information in... More

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Canberra, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

I had an amazing experience at Monkey Island. It is very hands on with the Monkeys, they come right up to you and are not one sky. One baby monkey jumped in to my arms and didn’t want to leave! It was so cute. There are many different species of monkeys there. The owner is a kind genuine man who... More

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Lynnwood, Washington, United States
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55 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

It took 2 boats or launches to go to Monkey Island from Iquitos about an hour’s trip. The boats do not leave until they are full. The first boat cost 15 soles each way, the second you will need to call the Island to arrange pickup, and it is 10 soles round trip. The entrance fee to the island is... More

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Victoria, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

This place is unreal. Don't ask questions, if you love animals just go. Go and donate. Gilberto is a great human being who deserves help and support. Take the boat boat from Puerto de Productores. The boat ride is over 40 minutes to Mazan and another 15 to Isla de los Monos. We intend on returning!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

I have always been fascinated with monkeys, and I was grateful to learn about Monkey Island from tripadvisor. Be aware, there are many "tour guides" who will take your money, to take you there. It is NOT necessary to do that. You can take a speed boat from the dock. The boats are public transportation, and will not leave until... More

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