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Amazon Rescue Center

Features Animals
Carretera Iquitos-Nauta Km. 4.5, Iquitos 16000, Peru
+51 965 834 685
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Supporting the rescue

Your visit is further more than a visit for this place. It becomes a way to support this excellent... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Stephanie C
Must visit when in Iquitos!

Worth visiting as they genuinely care for the animals. And yes, they have an English-speaking... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Ecotourism; Rescue, rehabilitation and release of andangered animals; Environmental education.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“baby manatees” (15 reviews)
“great effort” (2 reviews)
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Carretera Iquitos-Nauta Km. 4.5, Iquitos 16000, Peru
+51 965 834 685
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Your visit is further more than a visit for this place. It becomes a way to support this excellent initiative of rescuing fresh water manatees.

Thank Stephanie C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth visiting as they genuinely care for the animals. And yes, they have an English-speaking guide as well (hurray!). They do an excellent work in rehabilitating rescued animals such as uakari and capuchin monkeys, prehistoric tortoises, snakes, amongst others and the gentle manatees, of course.

Thank BonkersExplorer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff are obviously hard-working and caring. They enjoy rehabilitating their mostly temporary guests with a view to returning them to their normal habitat ASAP.

Thank Uhuru6948
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They really are doing some brilliant work at this rescue centre. Half an hour from the centre of Iquitos (10sol). It would have really helped to have an English speaking guide as the majority of our group had no idea what was being explained. They...More

Thank Tom A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I loved this place! There were many animals species which are entirely native to the Amazon jungles of Peru and Brazil. Manatees and sloths were especially fascinating! In both countries they are under brutal attack from illegal loggers, illegal gold mining and the massive expansion...More

Thank U3185WLgeorges
Reviewed November 2, 2017

My wife and I really enjoyed this place. We had visited Pilpitunwasi the day before and were a bit dissapointed so we were doubting about visiting this place. In the end we went and it was the right decision. It was very informative and you...More

1  Thank guillaume802
Reviewed October 30, 2017

A good decision to come and visit this place. The project is excellent. There are not many places where people are interested in rescuing wild animals and put them in their natural habitat. Aplauses for them.

Thank John K
Reviewed October 28, 2017 via mobile

Please note that this is not a zoo, thank God. They do a great job helping rescued animals from the ignorant hands of the human. Sadly Iquitos is a hub for illegal animal trading and killing but this place is doing a fantastic job to...More

1  Thank LaValiente777
Reviewed October 22, 2017 via mobile

They have a beautiful learning of how to protect the enviroment. Baby manatees are released when they are out of danger.

Thank Jabier C
Reviewed October 20, 2017 via mobile

This is a very small place, anyhow still nice to do if you have a spare day in Iquitos. You can only enter with a guide, but that makes it nice!

Thank Matty B
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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