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Amazon Rescue Center

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Amazon Rescue Center - Manatees Conservation Center Admission Ticket
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Ecotourism; Rescue, rehabilitation and release of andangered animals; Environmental education.
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Carretera Iquitos-Nauta Km. 4. 5, Iquitos 16000, Peru
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Reviewed 6 days ago

You can go by bus from plaza de arma on Arica street. The bus n°49 goes straight to the rescue center...you do not have to talk they know where you are going ;-) The entrance's price is 20S pp. There it is very clean, the...More

Thank jenniferbourdais
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rescue center for animals who are endangered or were once pets. Goal is to rehabilitate animals to release back them into the wild or to sanctuaries away from humans. Great to see some of these fantastic animals up close. Staff seemed like the truly cared...More

Thank Julie K
Reviewed 1 week ago

The day prior we visited the Butterfly Sanctuary which was amazing as we got to interact with the animals and butterflies however I was disappointed with the rescue center. I just seemed like a zoo.

Thank Melony B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The center is a short drive from town in a moto-taxi and offers a pleasant tour of the facilities. I found it to be very clean as compared to similar locations elsewhere in Latin America. The center receives animals from all over, and particularly Iquitos...More

Thank tropicalforester
Reviewed October 15, 2018

There's no doubt that this place is doing a great thing for the animals of Peru, taking them from being pets and providing rehab to one day be released to where they belong, the wild. The tour only takes 45 minutes and if you have...More

Thank Joneseyy
Reviewed October 9, 2018

I have mixed feeling about this place -- if it's truly a rescue shelter, it's great. If not.....it's a zoo. I'll never know.

2  Thank StephenM465
Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

To me it was nice to visit this place and learn about people rescuing the freshwater manatees. This is a labor that needs to be highlighted. I will come back and hope to do more next time.

1  Thank Lain H
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

The place is one that you should visit. It will take you 1 hour to walk al the way through to the manatee place. There several stages you will go. A taxi ride cost 12-15 soles -$5- from downtown to the manatee, one way. Your...More

1  Thank Susan A
Reviewed August 10, 2018

The tour took me to know this beautiful place, it was very nice to meet the manatees and know their importance in the ecosystem, it is very important to protect them!

Thank Logan_MR
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

The tour takes 40 mintes, you must see a video before you enter; they have guide in english and spanish. They have different kind of animals included manaties! Good experience, great labor! You can give a donation after the tour finish!

Thank Julio A
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November 2, 2017|
Response from Bruce H | Reviewed this property |
It would be better to contact the centre direct. I did not ask but like most places relying on volunteers, I am sure they always need someone.
Adrian Y
October 29, 2017|
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Response from michaelfitzg | Reviewed this property |
We had sloths at the centre but we did not hold them and would not have been allowed to. We found out that sloths find being held very stressfull so we just enjoyed watching them.
March 11, 2016|
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Response from Travels-with-KK | Reviewed this property |
You can arrange a tour, via a tour company, but I just took a tuk-tuk. It was $20/soles, each way and the driver waited for me. (They're good about doing that, if you want them to) There are guides there, which are included... More