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Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm: Tours & Tickets

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Open Now: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Please visit us in Padre Cocha! See our website for more info. Please know that a previous employee of the refuge has also set up a butterfly house and is offering boat-drivers commission to take visitors to this alternative centre rather than the...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
| Padre Cocha, Iquitos, Peru
+51 65 232665
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Reviewed 1 week ago

First of all, this place is doing fabulous work and deserves your donations, but it's also a great visit. It's one of the few reputable rescues in the area. They post specific tour times, but were happy to accommodate us when we showed up. We...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Guide725654
Reviewed 1 September 2019 via mobile

While visiting Iquitos a boat ride to the PB-Farm is a definite must do! The boat ride alone is fantastic and then to experience PBF is amazing! Lots more than butterflies however they are the showcase for sure! I would visit here again!

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank 226dereke
Reviewed 23 July 2019

Myself and my boyfriend absolutely loved this place!! We got a boat from the Bella-Vista harbour, we believe we were over charged (10 sol per person each way) but it was only us on the boat and the driver waited at the rescue centre to...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Ffion W
Reviewed 21 July 2019

This place was really depressing. To call it an 'Animal Rescue' is misleading as the animals are cramped into a very confined space and extremely stressed. The space allotted to each animal was even smaller than in most zoos!! Please do not support the torture...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank yogaLimatambo
gudrun s, Propietario at Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2019

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. It's posible that you've been bring to the wrong place by a boatdriver who've been payed by another place. If not, we are really sorry that you left the centre with this view on our...More

Reviewed 10 July 2019 via mobile

After reading the reviews of the Manatee rescue center, and the zoo, we want to be sure of time and money went to a place that truly cares for the animals. Based on the reviews we went here but it was a challenge to get...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank correyb383
Reviewed 7 July 2019 via mobile

I have visited the “Butterfly Farm” many times and I have never been disappointed. The tours are led by “interns” who have a deep love for and appreciation for the richness of the jungle insect and animals, treat the animals with love and gentle care...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank David H
Reviewed 23 June 2019

A well-run centre, a short distance from Iquitos town (about 20 mins by collectivo boat - 3s per way), which is working hard to house animals rescued from the illegal wildlife trade, and to educate people to be more aware and vigilant in the future...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank LydCole
Reviewed 9 June 2019 via mobile

I went there unplanned and was surprised at how well kept and good the place was. The guide part of the ticket was very helpful. Worth a visit if you have full morning available. Take a tuk tuk to bellavista nanay about 5 soles snd...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 31 May 2019 via mobile

As soon as we arrived we where greeted by the friendly volunteers who where very knowledgeable and passionate about the care of the animals. They shared many horrific stories of how these animals where previously treated. Most of the animals are free but some are...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank chelseakirkland
Reviewed 27 May 2019 via mobile

Had a great time at Pilpintuwasi. 3 of us had a guide round the place who was from Luxembourg and very knowledgeable about the butterflies and the other animals. Lots of the animals are brought there when they are rescued and are not allowed to...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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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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