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Monkey Island

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1 week ago
“Monkey business”
15 May 2018
“A view monkeys”
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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Madre de Dios River, Puerto Maldonado, Peru
+51 82 573831
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Gerry C
Reviewed May 15, 2018

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.

Thank jo l
Reviewed March 18, 2018

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....More

Thank Nicholas K
Reviewed December 3, 2017

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...More

2  Thank M H
Reviewed November 22, 2017

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...More

1  Thank egrace6
Reviewed October 20, 2017

We heard many people staying at our lodge that they had been to monkey island a few times and were unable to see anything other than mosquitos. When I went with Carlos Expeditions, we were very lucky to enter a clearing where there were up...More

Thank StacieR9
Reviewed September 14, 2017

We kayaked to the island and were able to see snakes, various birds etc. Morover, you can spot some monkeys quite easilly and even feed them.(Peeled bananas only)

Thank annstep2017
Reviewed June 17, 2017

Some of the resorts take you to monkey to see the monkeys , this is a total con as there has not been any monkeys there for years. Some of the more professional guides do not like taking people there but have to as it...More

1  Thank David H
Reviewed June 6, 2017

This island is for rescued monkeys. We had a wonderful guide named Charlie from the Greenhouse Tambopata Hostel we stayed at he took us here and told us all about the different kinds of monkeys as well as how Monkey Island became a sanctuary for...More

2  Thank Ted K
Reviewed May 16, 2017

We had a good jungle hike experience on "Monkey Island" (complete with following our boat captain/guide chopping the way in with a machete) but we didn't find any monkeys. Not a guarantee to see them, despite the name!

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Response from Meeoozeek | Reviewed this property |
I can help by listing the species that i have seen so far in various visits: Capuchin de Cabeza Dura, Capuchin with white front, Bolivian Squirrel Monkey, Brown Tamarin Monkey, Red howler monkey, spider monkey, Golden Lion... More