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La Isla De Los Monos

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Address: 30km boat ride from Iquitos, Iquitos, Peru
Phone Number: 065-779610
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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.
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A must visit place in Iquitos!

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... read more

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

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Everytime I want to laugh out I go with my wife to this place. It is a nice place to see animals all around you. Many monkeys jumping on the trees. There are also some sloths, macaws, toucans and also the big scaring anaconda. You should go. It is worthy.

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Lima, Peru
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54 reviews 54 reviews
18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

This was an awesome experience.. Monkeys are so cool but they are very curious and like to dig in pockets and backpacks so keep an eye on them. Also.. This can be done as a half day tour which is what I recommend. Other sites like "indigenous communities " are a joke. They aren't real. Definitely skip those and head... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We enjoyed all the variety of monkeys walking around the place. Take care of your belonging as the monkeys will try to steal your hat, sunglasses or cameras! They are very curious and can turn angry and bite you if they don't get what they want.

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Kelowna
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

If I had the option, I would have returned for a second visit "OR" stayed longer during the initial visit. My group spent ~1h but it felt much shorter. I could have stayed for 2h because it's not everyday that you get to hold a sloth like a baby "OR" have monkeys climb onto your shoulder bag, open zippers, and... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I love that this place is used to help and treat the wildlife in the area. They do great work there and donation is optional. As soon as u get there, the monkeys pretty much come over to u. U'll get a chance to see different species of monkeys and some birds. the guide will give u bananas to feed... More 

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Thousand Oaks, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We had a great time with these rescue monkeys! As soon as we arrived, they came running over and climbed right up us. They were very friendly and safe and it was so amazing to be that close to them. It was a lifetime experience. They really care for the monkeys and give them freedom. Just a warning - the... More 

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Sacramento, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
9 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Where else can you hold monkeys, play with them, hug them and watch their antics. This is a facility that rescues monkeys and takes care of them. It is a wonderful place to visit.

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Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We really enjoyed seeing the monkeys here. The workers are wonderfully informative. It was amazing seeing so many monkeys just playing around. I even got climbed on by Panchito, a little monkey with muddy hands and tried to eat my headband. :) We enjoyed our tour with Jay and his wealth knowledge.

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