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Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm

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“rescued animals”(28 reviews)
“the owner”(33 reviews)
“life cycle”(14 reviews)
Please visit us in Padre Cocha! See our website for more info. Please know that a previous employee of the refuge has also set up a butterfly house and is offering boat-drivers commission to take visitors to this alternative centre rather than the...more
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| Padre Cocha, Iquitos, Peru
+51 65 232665
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Reviewed 19 January 2019

Pilpintuwasi exists already for 25 years. The owner is Gudrun Sperrer, a wonderful lady from Austria, who gave her heart to the animals and want to rescue them all. The place is very well looked after. They are always looking for volunteers with heart for...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Peruluz
Reviewed 14 January 2019

I volunteered at Pilpintuwasi for a month and I absolutely loved it! Gudrun (the starter/ owner of Pilpintuwasi) is a very compassionate and hard-working woman who knows everything about all of the animals at Pilpintuwasi. She is a wonderful and loving person to work with....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank maisiegoesup
Reviewed 14 January 2019 via mobile

Our tour guide was so helpful and had really cool info about all the animals there. I learned about the short life span of butterflies and how often other animals eat them often as caterpillars.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank swanmoonstar
Reviewed 11 January 2019

It had been 4 years since the last time I visited the Butterfly Farm and It has improved greatly! They now have wire tunnels for the guests to walk through so that most of the animals can roam free at the site. Butterflies, jaguar, tapir,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Karen J
gudrun s, Propietario at Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2019

Thank you very much for coming back to visit us and for the nice comment-we apriciate it a lot and try to keep improving. Best wishes Gudrun

Reviewed 15 December 2018

A great place to see how a person can devote their life to something they love. The butterflies were beautiful. The back story was remarkable.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

Totally worth the adventure of finding a mototaxi and private boat to take you out. The tours at the centre are run by volunteers and they are very passionate about what they are doing. The butterflies are stunning and the stories of the animals which...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jennifer P
Reviewed 16 November 2018

It is meaningful to be able to learn about the local animals, people and butterflies. It is delightful indeed to take children. It is a rescue operation but also an education. The guide was bilingual, interesting and knowledgeable.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jeannette115
gudrun s, Propietario at Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2018

Thanks for writing us! We are very pleased that you liked the place.

Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Go to the real Pilpintuwasi farm, don’t get scammed and ask for the real one, the woman meeting you should be an Austrian lady, who has dedicated her life in rescuing and protecting different types of butterflies and animals.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 65joseluiss
gudrun s, Propietario at Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write us. we do our best to get you to the right place and not be scammed.

Reviewed 2 October 2018

last summer I volunteered at Pilpintuwasi for 5 weeks and every day i was happier! as a volunteer you don't just have to guide the visitors around the centre but you'll also have to take care of the animals. Gudrun, the owner of the centre,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Anna S
gudrun s, Propietario at Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2018

Thanks for such a nice comment Anna! We hope you visit us again soon. Greetings

Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

Great place to visit so many rescue animals that they are trying to rehabilitate and return to the wild would definitely recommend a visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jim W
gudrun s, Propietario at Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2018


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Response from gudrun s | Property representative |
You nicht be able if you start very early.The waterlevel is very low and you cannot get directly by boat to monkey island nor Pilpintuwasi. You'd have to take a speedboat to monkey island.
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