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Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm

#1 of 46 things to do in Iquitos Features Animals
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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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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Reviewed yesterday

I was very exited to be visiting this venue. Its not free and involves a paid boat trip (which takes quite a bit of time and effort)...but what the hell! All was going great. Nice young group of staff on arrival who were all helpful....More

Thank pat c
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Maybe she was having a bad day, but the owner of this place was SO rude to us (and needs to learn how to treat her staff with respect). We were standing observing the Tuscan, within the viewing enclosure, and she sprang on us and...More

Thank DavidNewman69
Reviewed 5 days ago

I have been to a 6 or so such farms and this is not your typical Butterfly farm. I was pleasantly surprised and recommend this experience for anyone that has a few hrs to explore in Iquitos. 3 soles in moto taxi from boardwalk, 3...More

Thank DannyGus
gudrun s, Propietario at Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and for your kind comment-it always makes me happy to hear that visitors have enjoyed being at Pilpintuwasi and understand our work. Best wishes Gudrun

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a wonderful place. We saw many different animals and learned about the butterfly's lifecycle. I was impressed by how much work and love they put into what they do. And it's a great cause too!

1  Thank KidAtArt_
gudrun s, Propietario at Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your visit and for understanding what we do at Pilpintuwasi.Best wishes Gudrun

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took tour as a side line from our regular tours. Farm is small, but, it great that they rescue and give these animals a home.

Thank Kathy P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice place to go to if you're in the area. It depends on your interest, but for me it would not be a place worth traveling a long distance for. Also, because I had seen a large variety of butterflies already during my time in...More

Thank AiaSierra
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful beautiful day! What and awesome day excursion to the Amazon..Deep into the forest, and the sights and sounds so amazing!

Thank Cleanseas1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A well managed rescue center that even though they struggle with income they dont fall for the tourist attraction pressure. Its not a petting zoo, its an actual rescue center where you get the chance to see beautiful animals. Thank you for a great visit!...More

1  Thank Evelina F
gudrun s, Propietario at Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your visit and your comment.I am very happy that you understand what we try to do and were not expecting a petting zoo-you just made my day! Best wishes and thanks again

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is definitely worth a visit. Most of the animals have been rescued from trafficking or given to the center when they can no longer be kept as pets. It receives no funding and relies on the public and volunteers to keep its head...More

Thank HelenKett
gudrun s, Propietario at Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your visit and your comment.Our work actually is never enough,but we try to do the best we can.Thanks again!

Reviewed 16 April 2017

struggling bussiness, but they do a great job on keeping it working. It helps the students who come often here.

Thank Mig V
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ishtaar10
Hi, Just wondering if we can visit this place, plus the monkey island and manatee center all in the same day? We will have only one free day in Isquitos before out 2 nite/3 day package at Sinchiquy lodge. Is it possible? Thanks
22 November 2016|
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Response from gudrun s | Property representative |
You nicht be able if you start very early.The waterlevel is very low and you cannot get directly by boat to monkey island nor Pilpintuwasi. You'd have to take a speedboat to monkey island.
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jrovalle
Hola, visitaré próximamente Iquitos, y quiero ir a Pilpintuwasi: ¿Donde debo tomar la lancha que me traslada hasta allá, y cuanto cuesta $$? Gracias
9 August 2015|
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