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Museum of Indigenous Amazonian Cultures

Open Now: 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
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Could have spent way more time

We visited this museum at the start of an Earthwatch trip to Pacaya-Samiria reserve, and I felt a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
XuxaL
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St. Paul, MN
Lovely museum.

Just love the fact that with your ticket you get a free tour. It is always so much better than... read more

Reviewed November 14, 2018
periplanomeni
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Athens, Greece
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The museum exhibits ethnographic artifacts from 30 different Amazon Indian cultures from the greater Amazon basin including groups from eastern Brazil, Guyana, Xingu, Mata Grosso, Colombia, the Peruvian lowlands and the foot hills of the Andes. The...more
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332 Malecon Tarapaca, Iquitos Loreto, Peru
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this museum at the start of an Earthwatch trip to Pacaya-Samiria reserve, and I felt a bit rushed. There was just so much to see. I think we probably spent about an hour, and 2 or 3 would have been better. Each exhibit...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 10, 2018 via mobile

George of the jungle grabbed me as soon as I walked in. Took me through every exhibit explaining it all and photos in front of everything. I’m sure he was just wanting to help but I normally like going at my own pace. Couldn’t help...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 14, 2018

Just love the fact that with your ticket you get a free tour. It is always so much better than reading signs. A very interesting and well displayed museum with a nice shop. Not easy to find nice artifacts so it was really good that...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

We visited this museum before going on a 3 day excursion into the Rainforest. It gave a great insight into some of the indiginous cultures from the Amazon Basin. The museum is really well presented

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 20, 2018

An exceptional overview of the indigenous communities of the Amazon. A must visit before venturing deeper into the amazing forest. An excellent shop as well!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

Indigenous Amazonian cultures museum is exactly that. It gives information about different groups native to the Amazonian area in both Spanish and English with pictures and artefacts for illustration, it tells about the different cultures their traditions and differences between them , as well as...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 22, 2018

Definitely worth the 15soles entrance fee and gives a great background of all the tribes in the tribes in the Amazon (English and Spanish) and stunning jewellery/headpieces.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed May 22, 2018

The museum holds complete collections of objects, handicrafts, traditional clothing, jewelry and weapons of 18 ethnic tribes in Amazonian basin, not only from Peru but also Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Bolivia. Very complete and interesting, including the famous shrunken heads. A small curio-shop with...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank 15matjan
Reviewed May 21, 2018

All the animals you will miss in the jungle are here. They even ve a jaguar and a manatee. Monika, the woman running the place has been taking care od rescued animals for a very long time and her volunteer helpers are well versed in...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank holger b
Reviewed May 18, 2018 via mobile

A very nice museum, go here to get an overview about Amazonian culture. I found it was impressive and made up by heart, also you can by souvenirs from the Amazon. It is good to get a feel about the cultural diversity in the Amazon.

Date of experience: May 2018
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