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“Dream come true!”

La Isla De Los Monos
Ranked #3 of 52 things to do in Iquitos
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: A cage-free rescue center in the Peruvian Amazon dedicated to the protection and conservation of abandoned and orphaned monkeys. The aim of the project is the save the life of these creatures and release them back to their original habitat.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed 26 November 2013

I have always been fascinated with monkeys, and I was grateful to learn about Monkey Island from tripadvisor. Be aware, there are many "tour guides" who will take your money, to take you there. It is NOT necessary to do that. You can take a speed boat from the dock. The boats are public transportation, and will not leave until the boat is full, so you may end up having to wait a little while for the trip, but for only 6 sol each way, who can complain. The taxi boat takes you to another side of Iquitos. From there, you will be picked up by the boat that takes you to Monkey Island. YOU DO HAVE TO CALL AHEAD, TO LET THEM KNOW WHEN YOU EXPECT TO BE THERE, SO THEY CAN PICK YOU UP. There is no charge for this boat ride, as it is included in your tour, but we did tip our driver. The "donation" at the island for the tour is 20 sol. We had thought we'd need about 2 hours to see everything, and had told our driver to be back at that time, HOWEVER, since we were the only ones there that day, we could quickly see our tour would be over much sooner than we expected. Luckily the driver was still there, and we asked him to wait another half hour for us, which he was happy to do. If there are no other visitors, plan on visiting about 40 minutes. We got some GREAT pictures, and would HIGHLY recommend visiting the island.

Thank Corina P
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Reviewed 23 November 2013

We went to Peru for a mission trip and visited Monkey Island on one of our free afternoons. We were very impressed with the care the monkeys were receiving and loved how friendly the monkeys were. We were able to get some great pictures of the monkeys with some of our friends. Definitely recommend others go to visit the island and help support the great work being done there.

Thank Beverly1986
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Reviewed 15 October 2013 via mobile

I visited the monkeys and I thought it was fantastic. The staff is doing a great job and they seem to really care about the animals. I would recommend paying a visit and making a donation.

Thank Kroookska
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Reviewed 17 September 2013

The monkeys were cute but we expected a little more explanation about the place. It was a very, very long boat ride to get there, at least half an hour to 45 minute walk for a visit of maybe half an hour...maybe 45 minutes.

2  Thank Marina Z
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Reviewed 9 September 2013

Loved every second of it, a dream come true.
Welcomed from our hostel by the owner, escorted to the boat, greeted when we arrived, played with all sorts of monkeys, had baby Neeko in my arms and watched him grow in confidence after being found injured in a market place.
The work they do is amazing and it was a pleasure to be part of it.
A must for anyone in Peru.
I plan on going back asap to volunteer on the island.

Thank HannahMarshall
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