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Address: Sargento Lores Street N 752, Iquitos 065, Peru
Phone Number: +51 65 235887
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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Lots of Monkey Business

We visited MI as part of an Ecoteach group. I started my experience learning how to disentangle myself from a very sassy spider monkey. Many of the animals were pets of local... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Charlotte, NC
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Charlotte, NC
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited MI as part of an Ecoteach group. I started my experience learning how to disentangle myself from a very sassy spider monkey. Many of the animals were pets of local folks and ex-pats who left or could no longer care for them. This little gal must have had a tall brunette in her prior life, because she was... More 

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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Explorama Lodges usually takes its guests to Monkey Island. Don't miss it, as it is a lot of fun wandering around with all the monkeys. If they feed them it is really exciting.

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1 Thank dlevitsky
Jupiter, Florida
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122 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Housing about 42 rescued monkeys this is a great facility. These are injured or abused animals and they rehab them before returning them to the wild. Great volunteer staff. Well worth the trip if you are in the area.

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Thank Beacon94
Montreal, Canada
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96 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

This is a rescue centre for monkeys, on an island in the Amazon, outside of Iquitos. We were staying at the Explorama Lodge, which is about 10 minutes away by boat. We were warmly greeted at the Centre. Most of the monkeys are loose, and playful, as you walk around the area. They have a few different species of monkeys,... More 

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Thank SKAY18
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Very friendly staff, we love how this reserve is located farther from the city in a natural and open environment, the animals were very friendly and appeared to be very healthy and well cared for, lots of space to roam free, and the best part...no cages.

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Great Falls, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

We traveled by boat from Ceiba Tops Lodge to Monkey Island. The boat ride on the Amazon itself was very interesting. But being greeted by a passel of monkeys at the boat dock was a unique experience. Once ashore, we saw at least 8 species of monkeys--many of them tame enough that they would climb on you. The monkeys, except... More 

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Thank realbigbear
Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

I spent the day here, I was picked up and escorted to the Island by my guide Jair, wonderful person very friendly and we had a great day. I met lots of monkey's super cute and funny so many personalities i did not want to leave. Learning about the foundation for the monkey release project was amazing what they are... More 

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Thank sandrahassert
Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

This is a family run rescue for monkeys. I was picked up at my hotel & brought by boat for the day. It was the highlight of the 2 weeks I spent in Peru. The monkeys are well cared for. They have been rescued & brought back to health. This is not a zoo. The monkeys are free to run... More 

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Peru
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

An actual working reserve for monkeys this place is fun and exciting for all ages. The guides are great talking about the monkeys and birds that are also on this island. Its a little boat ride out of Iquitos.

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Thank Stephanie22m
Dortmund, Germany
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

This is the first place I would recommend, if you would like to have a day trip nearby Iquitos. I had so much fun there, the monkeys are like little naughty kids, they are super playful and love playing with you. At the moment I arrived there, two of the monkeys ran to me ,they tired to hold my hand... More 

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