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Address: | 30 km. away from Iquitos, down the Amazon River, Iquitos 065, Peru
Phone Number: +51 65 235887
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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A cage-free rescue center in the Peruvian Amazon dedicated to the...

A cage-free rescue center in the Peruvian Amazon dedicated to the protection and conservation of abandoned and orphaned monkeys.

And the aim of the proyect is the save the life of these creatures and then send them back to their original habitad.

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I can not say enough about this place more than , Do not pass it up. So much fun and interaction with the animals and great picture opportunities. Great for a slower paced day and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Perry H
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San Diego, California
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Lima
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79 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoy the experience very much. As soon as I've arrived a little monkey jumped over me and sit on my shoulder. He spent my entire visit with me. I recomend this visit to people who likes nature and animals.

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San Diego, California
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378 reviews
199 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I can not say enough about this place more than , Do not pass it up. So much fun and interaction with the animals and great picture opportunities. Great for a slower paced day and for one on one animal time. You have got to include this in your itinerary.

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1 Thank Perry H
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

We volunteered for 5 days at monkey island and can only say wonderful things about this experience. The monkeys are well taken care of by all the staff. They are able to live freely in their natural habitat. You are able to interact with some of the monkeys and learn a lot. Best thing to do in the area for... More 

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Chiclayo, Peru
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96 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

It is an island located in the Amazon River ... Truly wonderful. To access you have to go on a tour as I was because it is the most feasible. It was part of a full day tour that contract if I remember most, cost about 70-80 soles ($25) included lunch and mobility from your hotel. They take you on... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

The "Original" Isla de los Monos is indeed an island within the Amazon river, some good 1.5 hour speedboat trip from Iquitos. This one has less animals today than it used to have, many cages are empty and while there are still monkeys roaming around I'm not sure if it worth the effort of reaching there. Maybe mostly for monkey... More 

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Rochester, MN
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72 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

great place to play with monkeys, hold a sloth and an anaconda (if you're daring), and spend some time with a few other local species. watch the monkeys; they like to run off with anything not anchored, and if it's been raining, you will definitely get dirty and muddy. wish they charged admission as unsure what to give...

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Geneva
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

La Isla de los Monos near Indiana (opposite site of the Amazon river) is managed by a man dedicated to the wellness of monkeys. It is a unique opportunity to view a large variety of monkeys in their natural environment. Because of that, it is not always guaranteed to view many monkeys, but at least those which live in the... More 

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Lima, Peru
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77 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

A project being developed by a local community to rescue monkeys that have been taken away from their families or misstreated, so they can be placed back to their natural habitat

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Thank Mario M
San Bruno, California
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88 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

This place is nice, but be prepared, monkeys like to jump and climb, that goes for trees as well as people, wear clothes that are tear resistant as monkeys and sloth may be all over you. Those saddleback tamarins are just too cute. This place is run mostly by volunteers, they are amazing.

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Thank Raymond H
Melbourne, Australia
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29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Visiting Monkey Island in the dry season meant we had the additional bonus of a 20 minute walk through the jungle to reach the center (as boats can't reach as far in as they do in the wet season). We had a great tour guide who pointed out a lot of interesting trees, plants, fruit and insects as we walked... More 

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