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Mancora Entertainment

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Mancora, Peru
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About Mancora Entertainment
We are an agency dedicated to conduct private tour and entertainment activities . We specialize in providing good service with personal attention . Besides the Serbian offer digital advertising to brands, companies or services, located in northern Peru .
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travellermicha wrote a review Oct 2018
Weert, The Netherlands13 contributions12 helpful votes
I didn't join this craziness but saw it from the peer. Very bad for the turtles. People holding on to the turtle and the boats in the area don't look where the turtles are. Completely devastating for the turtles future. Very sad stupidity of men
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Date of experience: October 2018
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johnelowrey13 wrote a review Jul 2018
Saugus, Massachusetts2 contributions
Several good options, overall great experience, main quality, very friendly people, always willing to help, and point you in the right direction.
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Date of experience: July 2018
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NikkiTeljo wrote a review Nov 2017
Utrecht, The Netherlands23 contributions31 helpful votes
(1) if you want to swim with turtles, easy, with 50+ other tourists. Yes, you can (2) if you want to be responsible for disturbing their ecosystmen by learning these turtles that they will be fed by humans that will touch them... go ahead. This tourist attraction will give you the self-ish photos you want for your instagram. In this part of the water, the turtles swim towards the boats because they are fed by your guide. THIS IS NOT NORMAL. The animals do not approach you because they want to be touched.... they approach you because there is food. The boats will depart at a small harbor where the turtles probably by nature would swim. Part of the money that you paid will go to maintaining that harbour and ensuring that the Peruvian people there are able to manage it. However this is NOT a wild life trip. (Think about it...on safari... the lions are also not fed). This is an artificial breach in the natural life of the turtles. They are conditioned to approach humans. Your guide maybe nice and take nice pictures with you. Some things are NOT right: - touching these animals is NOT OK - your sunblock, mosquito spray, and make-up and parfum can be dangerous to these animals. Touching them with these substances might cause harm. - by touching them you might cause injuries Just because they want to get to the food and are not afraid of you... it does not mean that they like you. If you every did diving, you know that you are only in the water to observe. Not to disturbe or to influence it. Be smart..... don't take part in messing up nature like this.
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Date of experience: October 2017
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HexELA wrote a review Dec 2016
Central Poland, Poland16 contributions26 helpful votes
When in new place it's sometimes difficult to be aware of everything that's going on there and it's really easy to get into tourist traps, so I thought I would share my experience from Mancora. Once there, you will see that virtually all the tourist agencies will offer you a tour where you will be able to swim with sea turtles "in the wild". As attractive as it may seem, this practice is very harmful to these animals. Sea turtles usually feed on algae and seaweed which can be found near the seabed. In order to attract the turtles to the surface local fishermen started to feed them with fish. What's wrong with that? Well, although turtles will eat fish, it's not particularly healthy for them. As a result of lack of appropriate nutrition, their shell becomes soft. It's pretty much as if you were feeding your kid with sweets for the whole year round. It won't kill it, but it's definitely not healthy! Additionally, turtles gradually become used to being given food by humans and start to solely rely on this source of supply. People touch them, hang on them posing for photos...Local fishermen, although being made aware of their harmful impact on the environment, keep on feeding the turtles as it's easy money for them. And they will keep on doing this as long as there is demand for such an "attraction". Please do not contribute to this shady business!!! Instead, if you want to have close contact with the nature, I would strongly recommend taking a whale watching tour with Pacifico Adventures (no, I don't work for them). They do a great job there keeping record of whale population and educating about the environment (they have a small yet very interesting marine museum on site). And what is most important they don't harass the animals. Please give it a thought and make a difference!
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Date of experience: September 2016
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