La Isla De Los Monos, Iquitos

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Visit La Isla De Los Monos, a family-run project that promotes the conservation and protection of native monkey species. Since its opening in 1997, the organization has been caring for abandoned or injured monkeys, with the goal of returning them to the wild. Take a boat trip by yourself or as part of a guided tour, explore the island, and meet its resident primates. You'll have the chance to interact with spider monkeys, howlers, tamarins, marmosets, and other native Peruvian species. You can roam the lush green jungle, hang out with the volunteers, and even volunteer yourself at the non-profit organization. Note: do not confuse this island with another of the same name, much closer to the port. Several reports cite poor conditions for the monkeys at the latter. Use our Iquitos travel route planner to arrange your visit to La Isla De Los Monos and other attractions in Iquitos.
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  • You learn about how they rescue monkey from poachers and hunters and the rehabilitated them to go back in the wild, if they can. Having the monkeys greet you and walk with you in pretty amazing.  more »
  • A great place where you can interact with the monkeys, the city of Iquitos is 1 hour by boat. * Please if you are going to visit the island do not wear any repellent as it hurts the monkeys as they are very affectionate and get on and hug you. Entry for nationals is S/20 soles and foreigners S/30. The person who received us was very friendly and explained their work with the monkeys and gave us some indications such as saving our things in a special place that they have and the other recommendation was that if we wear lenses let's be very careful because there was a very jugatone monita, To my i take off my lenses hahaha. The island has volunteer programs for example if you want to stay for a week the cost is $200 usd which includes accommodation and food but if you want to stay 1 month and forward there is no cost( free) and includes accommodation and food. Great work they do on the island, it was a great experience. Would definitely come back !
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  • From our arrival we noticed that the customer service lacked professional courtesy. Apart from that, the guide only knew the common names of monkeys. He gave us no further explanation. It would be nice to be able to have staff who convey knowledge, information and cordiality.
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  • A happy place to learn about different species of monkeys. The organization receives monkeys who have been trafficked and works to release them when they are healthy. The entrance fee (30 soles for foreigners) includes a tour to meet monkeys being rehabilitated and a walk through the jungle to spot some of the monkeys that have been released. They let different monkeys out at different times so they can run around. Ben was a fantastic guide and the monkeys were very hands on! Give the downtown office a call; they're really helpful too. In the low season, they can help you get on a speedboat directly to the island at 9am and 11am. Our advice is to get here as early as possible because you'll never want to leave. Don't wear insect repellent, and remove jewelry and sunglasses before you arrive because the babies are naughty and like to steal things from you! Also bring some fruit as a donation!
  • The boat didn't collect me from Varadero. Waste of a day.
  • great place to visit. monkey paradise
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