Monkey Island

Monkey Island, Puerto Maldonado: Address, Phone Number, Monkey Island Reviews: 3.5/5

Monkey Island
3.5
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Anonymous
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Don't go in the middle of the afternoon
Jan 2020 • Solo
There's so much to see in Tambopata that sometimes the lodges take you to monkey island in the afternoon. Unfortunately, most animals, like most South Americans, take a siesta in the afteroon so you won't see very many. If you go to Monkey Island at dawn or dusk, you'll see more monkeys.
Written January 19, 2020
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Danglish.adventures
Copenhagen, Denmark443 contributions
Bring Mangos
Dec 2019 • Couples
We were very lucky to find a friendly monkey as the group the day before did not see any! We had such a magical experience relaxing in close proximity to the monkey and then feeding it Mangos.
Written December 16, 2019
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The suitcase scale
Tel Aviv, Israel45 contributions
Monkey Island Tambopata
Jul 2019 • Family
It takes luck and good timing to be able to see or feed the monkeys. The island is quite big and if the monkeys (14 or15) in total don't come to you, you will not be able to see them. If you came after a group that fed them, slim chances they will come to you. Try and arrange the tour for early in the morning. The guides call them and if they are hungry, they will come. If not , they are way up in the trees and are hard to see.
Written October 1, 2019
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Ana Caceres
Pittsburgh, PA24 contributions
I don't think all the reviews got the right story on the island! DO NOT FEED MONKEYS!
Aug 2019
This island was a project that failed. Monkeys that were stolen and sold in the black market were recovered 30 years ago and reintroduced in this island as a first step back into the jungle. 4 species were introduced but only 2 survived. These are the ones that remain living in the island. YOU ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO FEED THEM. If you go in the dry season, food is scarce and the monkeys tend to come close to the tourists. You should not bring food or try to feed the monkeys! These are wild monkeys. It is very sad to see that other tours feed the monkeys and encourage this type of behavior. This is a natural reserve and monkeys are supposed to be in their wild habitats they should not be coming down and you should be meant to see them from afar.

We went in August and saw the two types of monkeys (spider monkey and brown macaws). It was beautiful. We did not try to feed the monkeys and did not bring any food. AS SHOULD BE. It is a cool place to see monkeys for a while and that's about it.
Written August 21, 2019
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lchjeh
Louisville, KY253 contributions
Saw monkeys
Jul 2019 • Friends
This is basically an island where they relocated monkeys several years ago. They seem like they have adapted to people visiting daily. We had a small group and everyone was able to give bananas directly to the monkeys. It was a short hike into the jungle to find the monkeys.
Written July 6, 2019
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Gerry C
Ottawa, Ontario10 contributions
Monkey business
Sep 2018 • Couples
This place is more like a zoo, with 30 resident monkeys that live off the food from the many tourists who come each day to catch a glimpse and feed them.
Written October 9, 2018
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jolo
Riga, Latvia241 contributions
A view monkeys
Apr 2018 • Couples
On this island are about 25 monkeys .
A privat island that is visit by all tour groups.
We think it is to much for the monkeys and the one turtel we have seen.
Written May 15, 2018
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Nicholas K
103 contributions
Just an Island
Mar 2018 • Couples
We were brought here as part of our tour with Monte Amazonico, and it was the only uninteresting part of our stay in the jungle. If the monkeys would have came down to take the fruit we brought for them it would have been neat. But they didn't, and it is maybe a little cruel a tour company put these 18 monkeys on this island without having an option to ever leave.
Written March 18, 2018
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M H
Cape Town, South Africa271 contributions
Felt very uncomfortable
Sep 2017 • Solo
We were taken here as part of a rather disappointing 'Kyak', Zipline, etc tour. I really disliked the whole Monkey Island thing. It is totally not okay to feed wild life. God knows how many groups go each day; I saw at least 4; the monkeys are encouraged to come and take food from tourists hands.

It is against all the laws conservation to feed, touch or in anyway interfere with wild animals.

I did hear that there is no natural food source on the island to sustain the monkeys and they were brought in but I am not sure if that is true.

A BIG' NO' FROM ME
Written December 3, 2017
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egrace6
Australia6 contributions
Sad!
Nov 2017 • Friends
The monkeys were stolen from the jungle and dumped on the island to become a tourist attraction years ago. The monkeys are now desperate for food as it's limited on the island so now they're trapped there relying on tourists to feed them which is now making them aggressive towards humans. Go for a look yourself if you like but don't pay lodges and guides to take you as you're endorsing the cruelty of snatching wild animals and dumping them somewhere they can't escape just for tourism.
Written November 22, 2017
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