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Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm

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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: 5163232665
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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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Wunderful! A refuge for endangered animals (DON'T GO TO THE COPYCAT NEXT DOOR)

With a very big heart for animals and a deep sense for sustainability the Austrian Gudrun and her volunteers from all over the world (today we meet lovely volunteersfrom Australia... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

With a very big heart for animals and a deep sense for sustainability the Austrian Gudrun and her volunteers from all over the world (today we meet lovely volunteersfrom Australia and America) put lot of effort and love in building a wonderful paradise for animals that where rescued from animal smuggler and the like. You can learn a lot about... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a humble little display, but the woman running the place cares about the environment and is full of knowledge about butterflies. It's worth a visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this place - it's not only a butterfly farm but rescue centre with some amazing animals. The volunteer staff gave a fantastic tour around the place!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took our grandsons here a week ago and they were delighted with the animals and all they learned. This is a more educational tour than most of the other wildlife places near Iquitos. Well worth a generous donation for all the good work they do!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

lots to see and good educational experience. we have been to other butterfly farms, and this one is beautiful. lots of butterflies and other animals. if you speak english, be sure to take the english tour. our "guide" translated a spanish tour, and i'm sure there were many things lost in translation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Be careful not to follow the first sign to the fake one which us on the road just before the real one. The real thing is a wonderful haven not just for butterflies but for monkeys, tapirs, a jaguar and other animals too. The tour was very informative and the work done here is clearly done with passion for the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The guys there are doing fantastic work rescuing and rehabilitating the animals where possible. Take a boat taxt from Nanai (ca 10min one way - make sure to bargain hard) for a few Soles or combine it with a daily tour. Highly recommended!

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Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really like this place. This place has a tropical weather. However, you would love being here. You will find out all process about butterfly...Monekys, tiger, wow. lots of animals. You have to live it! I cannt find the words. I really like this city!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a great place to visit. Even the trip there by boat up the Nanay River followed by a Mototaxi ride is interesting. Once at the butterfly farm we saw numerous colorful species of butterflies. They then show you all the stages of butterfly life right from collecting the eggs through to emerging from the cocoon. In addition there... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This little zoo has monkeys, sloths, birds, a jaguar and ocelot, and plenty of butterflies! We had a guided tour in English by an Australian, which took about 1 hour to see everything. It takes about 50 minutes to get there from central Iquitos (taxi, boat the taxi) and about 70 sols in transport and 20 sols to get in.... More 

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