We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Monkey Island

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Sargento Lores Street N 752, Iquitos 065, Peru
Phone Number: +51 65 23 5529
Website
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 136 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 97
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Monkeys!!!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Karen J
,
Phoenix, Arizona

Similar Things to Do in Iquitos

Add Photo Write a Review

136 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Phoenix, Arizona
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hong Kong
Level Contributor
24 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Newton, New Jersey
Level Contributor
17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rochester
Level Contributor
70 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Portland, Oregon
Level Contributor
8 reviews
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Baden, Switzerland
Level Contributor
96 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tallinn, Estonia
1 review
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
20 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We went here on one of our free days from our elective period. Our hotel rang the island and they sent someone to meet us from our hotel to take us to the docks and put us on a boat to Mazan. At the other end we were met and taken to the island which was good for us as... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
70 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

My wife and I had most of a day free in Iquitos as part of our travels and having seen a Jack Hanna special on La Isla de Los Monos we decided to explore it. I read about another so called Monkey Island that apparently tried to fool tourists into thinking they were one in the same. To reach the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed The Monkey Island also viewed

 

Been to The Monkey Island? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Monkey Island

Address: Sargento Lores Street N 752, Iquitos 065, Peru
Phone Number: +51 65 23 5529
Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Loreto Region  >  Iquitos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Monkey Island and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question
Los Angeles, California
6 days ago

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from The Monkey Island staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?