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Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm, Iquitos

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Stop by Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm to admire a range of Amazonian animals and see the impressive and important conservation and research work done by a non-profit organization. The dazzling array of winged beasts in the butterfly house is complemented by the amount of information given to visitors here; you'll learn about each stage of a butterfly's life through an introductory talk and displays. The center has grown beyond butterflies in recent years, with greater emphasis on providing a sanctuary for orphaned, abused, and neglecting animals from across the Amazon. Put Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm into our Iquitos tourist route planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Pilpintuwasi is a fantastic animal sanctuary and their butterfly farm is super interesting. It's excellent value for money (20 soles for adult entry) and you get a guided tour as part of the visit. I'...  more »
  • I could have stayed for hours, watching and photographing the different butterflies in the butterfly garden/cage, but unfortunately, our boat taxi driver required that we left after an hour and a half...  more »
  • Very nice place that collects animals from traffic including (macaws, monkeys, jaguar...). All under non-profit management.
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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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