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Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm

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Please visit us in Padre Cocha! See our website for more info. Please know that a previous employee of the refuge has also set up a butterfly house and is offering boat-drivers commission to take visitors to this alternative centre rather than the...more
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| Padre Cocha, Iquitos, Peru
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I volunteered at Pilpintuwasi for a month and I absolutely loved it! Gudrun (the starter/ owner of Pilpintuwasi) is a very compassionate and hard-working woman who knows everything about all of the animals at Pilpintuwasi. She is a wonderful and loving person to work with....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank maisiegoesup
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Our tour guide was so helpful and had really cool info about all the animals there. I learned about the short life span of butterflies and how often other animals eat them often as caterpillars.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank swanmoonstar
Reviewed 6 days ago

It had been 4 years since the last time I visited the Butterfly Farm and It has improved greatly! They now have wire tunnels for the guests to walk through so that most of the animals can roam free at the site. Butterflies, jaguar, tapir,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Karen J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great place to see how a person can devote their life to something they love. The butterflies were beautiful. The back story was remarkable.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Pixelpanderer
Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

Totally worth the adventure of finding a mototaxi and private boat to take you out. The tours at the centre are run by volunteers and they are very passionate about what they are doing. The butterflies are stunning and the stories of the animals which...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jennifer P
Reviewed November 15, 2018

It is meaningful to be able to learn about the local animals, people and butterflies. It is delightful indeed to take children. It is a rescue operation but also an education. The guide was bilingual, interesting and knowledgeable.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jeannette115
gudrun s, Propietario at Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm, responded to this reviewResponded November 16, 2018

Thanks for writing us! We are very pleased that you liked the place.

Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile

Go to the real Pilpintuwasi farm, don’t get scammed and ask for the real one, the woman meeting you should be an Austrian lady, who has dedicated her life in rescuing and protecting different types of butterflies and animals.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 65joseluiss
gudrun s, Propietario at Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm, responded to this reviewResponded November 16, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write us. we do our best to get you to the right place and not be scammed.

Reviewed October 2, 2018

last summer I volunteered at Pilpintuwasi for 5 weeks and every day i was happier! as a volunteer you don't just have to guide the visitors around the centre but you'll also have to take care of the animals. Gudrun, the owner of the centre,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Anna S
gudrun s, Propietario at Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2018

Thanks for such a nice comment Anna! We hope you visit us again soon. Greetings

Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

Great place to visit so many rescue animals that they are trying to rehabilitate and return to the wild would definitely recommend a visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jim W
gudrun s, Propietario at Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2018

Thanks!

Reviewed September 2, 2018

I've been volunteering at Pilpintuwasi for 5 weeks and it has been a beautiful adventure. Gudrun who owns this animal rescue center/ butterfly farm is a very inspiring strong woman who dedicates all her time and energy to the animals and is incredibly devoted to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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gudrun s, Propietario at Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2018

It was nice to have you with us! I hope you come back soon.

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ishtaar10
November 22, 2016|
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Response from gudrun s | Property representative |
You nicht be able if you start very early.The waterlevel is very low and you cannot get directly by boat to monkey island nor Pilpintuwasi. You'd have to take a speedboat to monkey island.
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Hello! I'm going to Iquitos next month and since I'm limited in time, I will have to be very quick at visiting all the things I have to see. All the activities are related to a boat transfers so I am wondering what are the options to make these transfers around Iquitos? Is there a regular transfers between them, or I have to rent a personal boat for it? Here is my program: 1. Belen - a short tour around that floating neighbourhood. 2. Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm - quick trip to...More
February 04, 2016|
Response fromDanail_Alekov|
Well, what I have found as an information is that boats to Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm and Padre Cocha (for Selva Madre) are leaving at Bellavista-Nanay Port. Does anyone knows how much does it should costs and what time they are leaving? And still haven't found a transportation for Pacaya Samiria Reserve..
Markfromlondon_11
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How to get to Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm (2 Replies)
I would like to visit the centre during my visit in November. Could anyone advise how you would get there from the city centre? When is the best time to go and the price.
October 10, 2018|
Response fromVictor T|
Take a Tuk-tuk to Nanay, then take a peka-peka boat (or a fast boat) across the river to Padre Cocha. Finally catch another tuk-tuk at the dock (or you can walk) up the hill to Pilpintuwasi. The boat should wait for you to return, but you should make sure. Then reverse this on the way back. Once at Nanay there are many vendors offering trips. Won't be too hard to find once you get there. Hope that helps.