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Amazon Rescue Center

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“baby manatees”(21 reviews)
“short visit”(5 reviews)
Ecotourism; Rescue, rehabilitation and release of andangered animals; Environmental education.
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Carretera Iquitos-Nauta Km. 4. 5, Iquitos 16000, Peru
+51 991 476 519
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This small centre is doing important work and it was a pleasure to visit. The people who work here are passionate about what they do.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 29plymouth
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped in after a cruise for an hour. The Center has monkeys and other animals in addition to the Manatees. They told us that they rehab all of the animals with a goal of getting them in shape to be released into the wild....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Medic_5
Reviewed January 4, 2019 via mobile

The rescue centre is about 20 mins out of Iquitos. It is a small, not for profit operation but fascinating in its rescue and rehabilitation work. The manatees are the headline animals but there are many others receiving care including tortoises, many species of monkeys,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank jamesgM5002NK
Reviewed November 14, 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank jenniferbourdais
Reviewed November 13, 2018 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

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Julie K
Reviewed November 13, 2018

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.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Melony B
Reviewed October 30, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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

Date of experience: September 2018
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.

Date of experience: October 2018
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.

Date of experience: September 2018
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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.
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
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Belen, La Isla De Los Monos, Amazon Rescue Center (2 Replies)
Hello, We have an open day in Iquitos and I was thinking that we could do Belen, La Isla De Los Monos and the Amazon Rescue Center. Is this doable in one day? If so, can we do it ourselves and take a tuk tuk/taxi, or do would we need a guide? Thanks in advance for your help!
January 10, 2018|
Response fromAnthony G|
The Amazon Rescue Center and Belen are your best bets. . We do not include it due to shabby conditions and shady business practices. An animal at a "monkey island" is like a product on the shelf, when on dies, they just order another. Once I had a client who begged us to stop at monkey island, after three days of saying no, she went behind our backs and got the rest of our clients to insist a visit to monkey island. After the group confronted us, i explained why we do not visit but they...More