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Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm

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Address: Padre Cocha | The true centre offers homes to a number of rescued animals in addition to the butterfly house., Iquitos 16000, Peru
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+51 63 232665
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Please visit us in Iquitos! See our website for more info For Our Visitors:...

Please visit us in Iquitos! See our website for more info For Our Visitors: Please know that a previous employee of the refuge has recently set up a new butterfly house and is offering boat-drivers commission to take visitors to this alternative centre rather than the real Pilpintuwasi. The true centre offers homes to a number of rescued animals in addition to the butterfly house. Please ensure you follow our visiting directions as we would love to welcome you all to our centre during your visit to Iquitos About Us: Pilpintuwasi is a wildlife rescue and temporary custody center located on 20 hectares of land in the village of Padre Cocha, 20 minutes outside of Iquitos, the largest city in the Peruvian Amazon. We are a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting animals affected by the poaching and trafficking industry which thrives in Iquitos. We work with the ecological police to take in animals confiscated from markets, airports and homes, which often arrive with injuries and malnourishment

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Beautiful Animal Orphanage

Monkeys, Jaguars, Macaw, Butterflies, you get to see a lot of Amazon species here. They have multi lingual tour guides on premises. Each animal rescued here has a story. Please... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Monkeys, Jaguars, Macaw, Butterflies, you get to see a lot of Amazon species here. They have multi lingual tour guides on premises. Each animal rescued here has a story. Please visit and support this place, they are doing an amazing job rescuing animals. I went all by myself, about 3 hours total. To get here: Take a Tuk-Tuk to Bellavista-Nanay... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great visit to the butterfly farm and it's true that the rescued animals steal the show. The journey there is interesting too. We took the bus (1 soles per person) from the centre of Iquitos to the end of the line at Nanay. Collectivo boat to Coche Padre (3 soles) and a walk through the village to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We learned a lot not just about butterflies. We learned that there are people trafficing with animals and that this place is the best where police bring confiscated animals for shelter. With your visit, you are supporting to rescue animals from black hands.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A must see. The workers here are doing an amazing effort to help prevent loss of butterfly species. They are also caring for birds and animals that have suffered from human ignorance. They have no support from Govt. rely on donations and tourist. A very worthy cause.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

If you go to Iquitos you have to come here. This was for me personally the most authentic, real and amazing institution for animal conservation and/or rescue. The place is originally a butterfly farm owned by an Austrian woman who really knows what she is doing, and is also very enthusiastic about it. The farm also has monkeys and other... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Pilpintuwasi is owned and managed by an austrian bilogist, local people and international volunteers; it is amazing the way you can see butterflies getting born, or dying, or showing all thei beauty...it is recomendable to go around 9,00 am, the earlier you go, the more butterflies you an see flying, when sun burns, around middaym they hide.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Stumbled across this Butterfly Farm during a visit to Iquitos. Very interesting and work the visit if you happen to be in the vicinity. In addition to a butterfly farm it is an animal orphanage. Interesting to chat with the folks who run this place.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

These folks are in an uphill struggle in their efforts to help the animals they lodge. That effort, in the face of general local indifference and short-sighted destruction of the Amazon and it's flora, is worth supporting with a trip across the river. Dealing with the boat touts at the port is not particularly pleasant but do insist on a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

We were taken to Butterfly farm, I was very surprised of this place. The explained all about the butterflies plus they show us other animals they have there. Very good.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

The guided tour was fun and good information! I hope to make it back next year for helping as volenteer.

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