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The Monkey Island, Iquitos
(4.5/5 based on 260+ 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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  • Very well care of monkeys, it is a great experience. The monkeys are precious and interacted with peace of mind.
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  • I enjoy the experience very much. As soon as I've arrived a little monkey jumped over me and sit on my shoulder. He spent my entire visit with me. I recomend this visit to people who likes nature and ...  more »
  • I can not say enough about this place more than , Do not pass it up. So much fun and interaction with the animals and great picture opportunities. Great for a slower paced day and for one on one anima...  more »