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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 2 weeks ago via mobile

We made our own way over to Pilpintuwasi from Iquitos. S/.5 soles mototaxi from town to the port of Bellavista Nanay and then got on the colectivo boat to Padre Cocha which was S/.3 per person each way. Mild frustration at the port if your...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed April 7, 2019 via mobile

We went from Iquitos to the Bellavista port for 5 soles in a motor taxi just to see the port life and what the promoters are on about. In the end after a 20 minute water taxi collectivo ride, we found ourselves in the village...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed March 29, 2019 via mobile

Loved this place. They actually grow the butterflies from the egg stage and put the eggs on the proper plants so when they hatch they can eat the plant and go into the crystallys stage. They also have a good number of rescue monkeys, birds,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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gudrun s, Propietario at Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2019

Thank you very much for your visit and your kind comment! Sincerely Gudrun

Reviewed January 19, 2019

Pilpintuwasi exists already for 25 years. The owner is Gudrun Sperrer, a wonderful lady from Austria, who gave her heart to the animals and want to rescue them all. The place is very well looked after. They are always looking for volunteers with heart for...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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gudrun s, Propietario at Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2019

Thank you verry much for your visit and kind comment!

Reviewed January 13, 2019

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
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gudrun s, Propietario at Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2019

Thank you,dear Maisie, for your comment! I am very lucky to have had you as a volunteer,thanks to people like you the animals at the centre have a good life quality! And 5thankyou again for allthe work and good energy you put intoPilpintuwasi when you...More

Reviewed January 13, 2019 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
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Reviewed January 10, 2019

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
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gudrun s, Propietario at Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm, responded to this reviewResponded January 18, 2019

Thank you very much for coming back to visit us and for the nice comment-we apriciate it a lot and try to keep improving. Best wishes Gudrun

Reviewed December 15, 2018

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
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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
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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
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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.

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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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