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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
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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Amazing! my kids loved it

The boat trip to the island was really nice, the guide explained about the colour of the rivers, the Nanay is black and has the Black Piranhas and the Amazon is brown and why. We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We arrived after a very long 2 hour boat ride. We'd gone out of our way to visit the "original" monkey island and were satisfied knowing our donation was going to a good cause. The guide started by walking us around the place for five minutes showing us the different species that lived there, but then led us into the... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The boat trip to the island was really nice, the guide explained about the colour of the rivers, the Nanay is black and has the Black Piranhas and the Amazon is brown and why. We passed through some oil refineries and villages and stopped at an environmental place so we could see Paiche, Boas and Alligators. My kids fed the... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This was so much fun! I took my granddaughter and I think this was the hit of our visit. She was greeted by a spider monkey who met us at the dock and held her hand as we walked up to the main facility. They are doing great and you will be able to in person interact with the animals.... More 

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Hong Kong
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

There was a sloth that kept falling asleep while I was holding him, it was adorable. In addition, the monkeys, prehistoric turtle, and birds were all so free to roam around and to climb you like a tree. I saved my apple from lunch and asked permission to give the monkey, the alpha took the entire Apple up the tree... More 

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Newton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

My plan was to hold a sloth and at Monkey Island my dream came true! The monkeys themselves roam freely and are so spoiled! One little girl climbed my pant leg looking for treats. If you are planning a trip on the Amazon save a day for the town of Iquitos itself.

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Rochester
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This is a privately owned island. The family takes in orphaned, endangered monkeys and sloths, raises them tenderly and then releases them back into the wild. A wonderful place to support. So rare to see these endangered animals up close. Don't miss it.

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Portland, Oregon
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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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