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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 21 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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Brussels, Belgium
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We’ve been to the Island in March 2013 and July 2014. In March, the wet season, the island is surrounded by water. You see the monkeys but you can also travel by canoe through the Amazon waters surrounding the Island. This was one of the most amazing experiences of my life: hearing the jungle noises from the canoe. In July,... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We went for a trip to Monkey island while staying at the Ceiba Tops Explorama lodge for my daughters birthday and we had a lovely time there. We were immediately welcomed by the monkeys who jumped onto my childrens shoulders and started searching their pockets for food etc. My children were delighted with this and it was a great start... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We went on a day trip and stayed for 2 and a half hours which is probably about the right amount of time to see everything (although I could have stayed forever as the monkeys were so cute) You have to phone in advance and Gilberto, the owner, will explain all details of the trip. He was extremely helpful and... More

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Byron Bay, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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97 reviews 97 reviews
21 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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