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Address: On the IIAP compound at KM 4.5 of the highway to Nauta, Iquitos 16000, Peru

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Great Country for Rehabilitation

The country puts a major effort into restoration, and rehabilitation for their forests, and animals. The ACOBIA-DWA is about 20 minutes out of Iquitos, and is affiliated with the... read more

Reviewed 2 March 2017
Dallas, Oregon
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Dallas, Oregon
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26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

The country puts a major effort into restoration, and rehabilitation for their forests, and animals. The ACOBIA-DWA is about 20 minutes out of Iquitos, and is affiliated with the Dallas, Texas animal restoration projects. Tour guide is a young man finishing his degree in Biology, and was very helpful. Highly recommend...

Thank 68highlander1
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3 reviews
Reviewed 26 January 2017

I love animals and this place was one of my favorites in Iquitos. It is not very far from the city, just 4.5km away and the taxi cost 12 soles one way. you have to pay an entrance fee and this is used to keep the project running. Go and help

Thank Jorge M
Kansas City, Missouri
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38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016

Hard working people trying to do their best for the manatees with very little funding. Small place, nice tour, fun to touch and feed the adult manatees, but overall felt sad for the animals there.

Thank Gracey1089
New York
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 August 2016

Manatees are my all time favorite animal, and I was so excited to finally see some up close! It's a very nice little zoo/reserve, with several different species of monkeys, sloths, otters, turtles, etc. to see and an informative guided tour. The manatees are the best part, with both babies being raised and adults in a large pool. You have... More 

Thank mossy120
Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016

It’s incredible that there are people who are interested in rescuing these mammals who are in danger of extinction. To arrive this places you have to take a motorbike and the price is 10 or 15 soles and you travel around 25 minutes until to get ACOBIA DW Zoo. Here you have the opportunity to learn about these mammals.

Thank alexcoel22
Dublin, Ireland
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113 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2015

This is the same as the Amazon rescue center - education program for kids. Rescue center for Manatees, Crocs, turtles and monkies. Can feed and pet the Manatees. The guides and the volunteers do a great job. The center could do with serious money to upgrade facilities for Manatees and Monkies.

Thank Rob W
Walden, Colorado
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2015 via mobile

Worth stopping in to walk around. You get to see rescued animals, and get up closer than you can in the US. The monkeys are extremely friendly and fun to watch. Also you can hold Boa's along w/ swim on a lake beach.

Thank april2336
Blacksburg, Virginia
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31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2015

This is just amazing. It was so much fun. It is not big. Count about 1-1.5 hours. Very professional. This is a great place, it's fun and it's a good place to support with the visit. In my opinion, one highlight in Iquitos.

1 Thank Nina S
Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2015

We loved the educational information provided by the organization and learning about the programs they offer local schools and children regarding animal and plant protection. Petting the manatees was great, and feeding them was so much fun. Definitely pay the extra 5 soles to do this. The only part we wish could be improved is the time spent with the... More 

1 Thank Katie L
Russellville, Indiana
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2015

This was my families first time feeding manatees. They did feel like an eggplant just like our guide said they would. I was impressed with the educational part of this visit and it was very fun!

Thank Dawn B

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