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Address: Padre Cocha | The true centre offers homes to a number of rescued animals in addition to the butterfly house., Iquitos 16000, Peru
Phone Number: +51 63 232665
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Please visit us in Iquitos! See our website for more info For Our Visitors:...

Please visit us in Iquitos! See our website for more info For Our Visitors: Please know that a previous employee of the refuge has recently set up a new butterfly house and is offering boat-drivers commission to take visitors to this alternative centre rather than the real Pilpintuwasi. The true centre offers homes to a number of rescued animals in addition to the butterfly house. Please ensure you follow our visiting directions as we would love to welcome you all to our centre during your visit to Iquitos About Us: Pilpintuwasi is a wildlife rescue and temporary custody center located on 20 hectares of land in the village of Padre Cocha, 20 minutes outside of Iquitos, the largest city in the Peruvian Amazon. We are a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting animals affected by the poaching and trafficking industry which thrives in Iquitos. We work with the ecological police to take in animals confiscated from markets, airports and homes, which often arrive with injuries and malnourishment

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Beautyfull place with an amazing crew

The guided tour was fun and good information! I hope to make it back next year for helping as volenteer.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Keybergh N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The guided tour was fun and good information! I hope to make it back next year for helping as volenteer.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You will have the chance to see from very close some of the most iconic animals of this part of the Amazon and most of all you know they are well treated. Those guys are doing a great job in a complicated area. The guide (we took the spanish tour) was very professional and we all learned a lot.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Some places advertise that themselves as a rescue center when, in fact, all they do is display unfortunate animals to make money. I believe this is an authentic rescue. Variety of monkeys, birds, butterflies, tapir, jaguar.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

One of the best places in the near of Iquitos. A real rescue center for a lot of animals. Be carefull: One street before is a small "butterfly farm" which gives money to the taxidriver when they take you there. But there are no animals and no rescue center - just fake.

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Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

I loved my visit to Pilpintuwasi Butterfly farm! I'm an animal shelter lover and I'm pretty much sensible to the well treatment of the animals. Definitly, this place is doing great thing. Seriously, the people were lovely and I had great time to discover the center.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

If you want to see different types of butterflies in both size and color and shapes, I recommend this wonderful place. I have never seen something like this! And also you will see another animals aswell, so it s a complete tour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

Pilpintuwasi is a fantastic place to visit for so many reasons. I will attempt to list just a few for you now although I am sure you will be able to find many, many more. First, taking the boat from Nanai to the town where this farm is located makes you feel quite adventurous. Skimming along the river past homes,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

This is a rescue center and a butterfly farm. It a great opportunity to learn about the butterfly's life cycle and see butterflies hatching. You also get to see the rescued monkeys and a large jaguar. They are doing such good work and need all the donations they can get. A wonderful place for young children too.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

It didn't have the feel of a zoo, which I dislike, which is nice. The animals aren't miserable and you can tell many of them would struggle on their own. It was convenient that it was in the same area as the ayahuasca center Selva Madre so we went there between ceremonies.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

good place to visit and support. Lovely butterflies and other rescue and endangered animals that are looked after by passionate and educated workers. They can provide education about the problem with illegal animal trafficking in Peru, and also warn you not go to the fake "monkey island" only a few minutes down the river! (If you are interested in going... More 

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