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Rainforest Awareness Rescue Education Center

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Open Now: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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We had a wonderful time at this place. They do such good work, and the animals are lucky to finally... read more

Reviewed 15 January 2019
Arlington, Virginia
via mobile
Success in rescuing and rehabilitating manatees and other animals.

This place is wonderful. They begin with a video explaining their partnership with the Dallas... read more

Reviewed 11 January 2019
Karen J
Lansing, Michigan
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Be a part of the Amazon Conservation movement. Participate in conservation activities for our rescued primates, felines and amazonian manatees. Visit our butterfly house. Fish your own fish. Hike trails and swim with arapaimas. Full Day from 10 am...more
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Carretera Iquitos Nauta KM 47, Iquitos 16000, Peru
+51 925 165 682
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Reviewed 15 January 2019 via mobile

We had a wonderful time at this place. They do such good work, and the animals are lucky to finally have people who really care about their survival and well-being. This isn’t an eco lodge. It’s a working rescue and education operation, and they need...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 11 January 2019

This place is wonderful. They begin with a video explaining their partnership with the Dallas Aquarium. They are successfully saving manatees to be returned to their native habitat. You can get close to the babies! The tour guides are very informative and speak English. You...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Karen J
Reviewed 26 December 2018

My wife and I visited for just a day, but RAREC was definitely one of the highlights of our trip to Iquitos. The time we spent there was unique and completely unforgettable. Our tour and activities were led by the owner and operator of the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Chris S
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

The best experience I have ever had in my life! I volunteered in this amazing place for 2 weeks and would have stayed more if I just could. Perfect to just visit as a special day tour as well. You get to have a real...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

RAREC is one of the few centers that really place the well being of the animal above everything. They put lots of effort to be able to release animals in their natural habitat. You will learn a lot about animals and the amazonian eco-system

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 26 May 2018

I'd like to think that this place is a jungle oasis. I was a volunteer at RAREC for two incredible months, and it quickly became my home. As part of my job, I helped to accommodate visitors for the day and show them the wonders...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Nina A
Reviewed 16 March 2018

This is a place to visit , donate to , volunteer for. The owners John and Kathya are very passionate about their project. They are currently planning to release manatees back into the river, they are highly coordinated with local government organizations and are not...More

Date of experience: November 2017
2  Thank Anthony G
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