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. Take a look at our Iquitos travel itinerary maker to schedule your visit to La Isla De Los Monos and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • August 8, 2017
    One of my favorite moments from my trip! Several very friendly and funny monkeys we entertain! I also recommend you to go to their office in Iquitos before go you because they explain the ride and go even you drive to the boat! Thanks to the nice man who came to drive us and also our guide on the island! In short, I recommend you to go there!
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  • August 7, 2017
    We visited here yesterday on a day trip with Amazon Experience and it was great. Definitely didn't disappoint. I love that the monkeys are there to rehab then be released back into the wild. Chatted a...  more »
  • August 4, 2017
    I really enjoyed coming to see the monkeys that live here to be given a presentation on the "why" behind the center. The monkeys jumped in your lap!  more »
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  • August 4, 2017
    This is the room in which you indicate how and where go to Monkey Island, you advised to wear and much more. Don't be fooled by the false monkey Islands. The real is 30 km from Iquitos
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  • July 6, 2017
    Nice
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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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