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. Add Amazon Rescue Center to your Iquitos travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Iquitos trip planner.
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  • Worth visiting as they genuinely care for the animals. And yes, they have an English-speaking guide as well (hurray!). They do an excellent work in rehabilitating rescued animals such as uakari and ca...  more »
  • Travellers this is a slightly different to other bailouts of animals, we note the care, preparation and attention afforded to animals that have. Not only there are manatees, many more animals (monkeys, coatimundis, parrots, etc.). And no doubt more stars are manatees, for obvious reasons already them cannot touch and give them a bottle but when the Guide feeds them you can see them very close. A beautiful place to visit with kids also.
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  • The staff are obviously hard-working and caring. They enjoy rehabilitating their mostly temporary guests with a view to returning them to their normal habitat ASAP.  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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