Monkey Island
Monkey Island
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bellevued1
Chiclayo, Peru243 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
Though our guide was amazing, the island tour itself is a great ripp off. There are no monkeys anymore on the island due to non.sustainable tourism, gold-mining and other factors. The monkeys have moved to other parts long ago. The municipality has artificially placed some monkeys there at one spot on the island, but as all the groups (and there are way too many every day) of tourists are led to the same place, the monkeys do not bother to show up, they are over-fed on bananas from the tourists...
Written 26 February 2022
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Doug F
Clermont, FL8 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Family
We went on part of a tour of other experiences. Nice jungle walk, but no monkeys. The other experiences made up for it though.
Written 21 November 2021
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Anonymous
13 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
There's so much to see in Tambopata that sometimes the lodges take you to monkey island in the afternoon. Unfortunately, most animals, like most South Americans, take a siesta in the afteroon so you won't see very many. If you go to Monkey Island at dawn or dusk, you'll see more monkeys.
Written 19 January 2020
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Danglish.adventures
Copenhagen, Denmark531 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
We were very lucky to find a friendly monkey as the group the day before did not see any! We had such a magical experience relaxing in close proximity to the monkey and then feeding it Mangos.
Written 16 December 2019
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The suitcase scale
Tel Aviv, Israel70 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
It takes luck and good timing to be able to see or feed the monkeys. The island is quite big and if the monkeys (14 or15) in total don't come to you, you will not be able to see them. If you came after a group that fed them, slim chances they will come to you. Try and arrange the tour for early in the morning. The guides call them and if they are hungry, they will come. If not , they are way up in the trees and are hard to see.
Written 1 October 2019
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Ana Caceres
Pittsburgh, PA27 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
This island was a project that failed. Monkeys that were stolen and sold in the black market were recovered 30 years ago and reintroduced in this island as a first step back into the jungle. 4 species were introduced but only 2 survived. These are the ones that remain living in the island. YOU ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO FEED THEM. If you go in the dry season, food is scarce and the monkeys tend to come close to the tourists. You should not bring food or try to feed the monkeys! These are wild monkeys. It is very sad to see that other tours feed the monkeys and encourage this type of behavior. This is a natural reserve and monkeys are supposed to be in their wild habitats they should not be coming down and you should be meant to see them from afar.

We went in August and saw the two types of monkeys (spider monkey and brown macaws). It was beautiful. We did not try to feed the monkeys and did not bring any food. AS SHOULD BE. It is a cool place to see monkeys for a while and that's about it.
Written 21 August 2019
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lchjeh
Louisville, KY259 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Friends
This is basically an island where they relocated monkeys several years ago. They seem like they have adapted to people visiting daily. We had a small group and everyone was able to give bananas directly to the monkeys. It was a short hike into the jungle to find the monkeys.
Written 6 July 2019
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Gerry C
Ottawa, Canada12 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Couples
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.
Written 9 October 2018
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jolo
Riga, Latvia236 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Couples
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.
Written 15 May 2018
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Nicholas K
94 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Couples
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. But they didn't, and it is maybe a little cruel a tour company put these 18 monkeys on this island without having an option to ever leave.
Written 18 March 2018
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