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Amazon Rescue Center

#2 of 48 things to do in Iquitos Features Animals
Carretera Iquitos - Nauta, Km 4. 5, Iquitos 16000, Peru
+51 965 834 685
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A non-profit rescue operation for endangered animals.

This place was magical. It's a non-profit dedicated to rescuing endangered animals that have been... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
JohnABC81
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Cusco, Peru
Very short visit to animas in small cages

The place is located about 45 minutes from Iquitos and the visit last about 25 minutes, running... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Yuriorbital
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Berlin, Germany
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Ecotourism; Rescue, rehabilitation and release of andangered animals; Environmental education.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 15:00
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Carretera Iquitos - Nauta, Km 4. 5, Iquitos 16000, Peru
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This place was magical. It's a non-profit dedicated to rescuing endangered animals that have been hurt by poachers or were tried to be sold in black markets, and they are being rehabilitated so they can be released back into the wild. Most of the inhabitants...More

Thank JohnABC81
Reviewed 3 days ago

The place is located about 45 minutes from Iquitos and the visit last about 25 minutes, running behind a guide who doesn't really answer to questions if you don't insist repeating them 3,4, 5 times. The animals stay in very small cages, I felt sorry...More

Thank Yuriorbital
Reviewed 1 week ago

Upon entrance, there is a video explaining the work of the rescue centre. We had a great tour guide who spoke very good English and was clearly very passionate about teaching others about the animals that they rescue. Worth a short visit if you have...More

Thank SHA246
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a brilliant time here! Our guide Kelly was so passionate about animal conservation. People like her make the world a better place. As well as the manatees there are also rescued monkeys, turtles and parrots. This center does a brilliant job with the...More

Thank claire q
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited the Rescue Center after our 5-day Amazon cruise en route back to Iquitos. After seeing so many amazing animals in the wild, it was depressing to see so many of those same animals being cared for at the Rescue Center due to illegal trafficking/poaching...More

Thank Linda J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The photo is misleading... went hoping more than anything to touch a manatee, just pet it. I've seen photos of girls holding them from a couple years ago and didn't want to go that far, but just to pet like in all the photos... maybe...More

Thank Christina H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a really great place. Our guide was a university level student who was studying animal biology and spoke perfect English. He was helpful, patient and engaging. The place is clean and the animals are clearly very well looked after with a future plan...More

Thank pat c
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Loved our visit to the Rescue Center! We were a bit nervous to attend on a Monday since there are many sources that claim it's closed or has limited hours - Don't worry, it's open! Upon arriving we watched a short welcome video while waiting...More

Thank hillary_wheelz
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

This small rescue centre has a short tour attached to the very fair entry price. The guides know a great deal about the conservation efforts and are very passionate about their work. You are able to see Manatees, monkeys, alligators, tortoises and more. It's a...More

Thank D A
Reviewed 5 May 2017

We were given a wonderful tour by Gonzalez, who introduced us to all the animals (many by name) and explained the efforts of the center to educate children about the need to protect wildlife. Seeing the baby manatees was such a privilege, but we also...More

Thank Rosemary D
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sea-lon-sf
What's the best way to get to the center and back from Iquitos?
11 March 2016|
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Response from Travels-with-KK | Reviewed this property |
You can arrange a tour, via a tour company, but I just took a tuk-tuk. It was $20/soles, each way and the driver waited for me. (They're good about doing that, if you want them to) There are guides there, which are included... More
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