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The Monkey Island, Iquitos
(4.5/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web)
Visit The Monkey Island, 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 The Monkey Island and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • I quite liked power direct contact with many animals, especially monkeys. However, the majority of animals were in cages, in a pretty small place. The experience was quite experimental, but would have liked that the place where the other species was larger.
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  • I went to the island of monkeys to make an over night, it was super you have contact with the amazing nature and these surrounded by minutes throughout the day, take care of them and feed them, people are very friendly and the food is super rich. Highly recommended to go!
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  • I was amazed, there are thousands of monkeys, of different species, if you like animals is a good place to have a nice time, that Yes, if you're a woman not take lenses, or big earrings, any kind of jewelry since the monkeys are usually hung and rebatar you all! They are beautiful! :)
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