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Amazon Rescue Center, Iquitos

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A refuge for creatures of all shapes and sizes, Amazon Rescue Center lets you get up close and personal with some of the Amazon's most famous and endangered animals. See manatees, turtles, otters and many more at this well-maintained and important facility, where you can learn about the dangers that face the animals in the wild. Watch the animals interact with each other in purpose-built enclosures, designed to provide insight into their behavior as they are fed, washed, and cared for. A place of education and entertainment, the center employs passionate guides committed to the cause of protecting these creatures and preparing them for reintroduction into the wild. Work out when and for how long to visit Amazon Rescue Center and other Iquitos attractions using our handy Iquitos vacation planner.
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  • Here you will find animals that were rescued and who are cared for, also can collaborate to continue to have more resources and feed to more contact with nature no doubt you take a nice memory in your visit, must-see during your visit.
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  • Anytime you visit a place like this, it is a mixed blessing. On one hadn it is heartwarming to see the work that they do and on the other, depressing that the animals have been reduced to the state th...  more »
  • Beautiful job they do. The have received more support from the authorities and from the people of everywhere because they are making a lot for our world. They are really heroes. We learned too much ab...  more »

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Where to stay in Iquitos

The scenic, remote city of Iquitos has long been established as a route into the Amazon, so you'll find a good range of accommodations here. Most of the luxury options lie between Calle Samanez Ocampo and the river, with established colonial-era buildings housing some of the most characterful lodgings. Around the town's primarily residential areas, find simple guesthouses on modest-looking side streets, along with rental apartments ideal for longer stays. Scenic lodges and campgrounds on the edge of town give you the feeling of isolation and wilderness that so many come to the Amazon to find.
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