We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm

Certificate of Excellence
Features Animals
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Padre Cocha | The true centre offers homes to a number of rescued animals in addition to the butterfly house., Iquitos 16000, Peru
Phone Number:
+51-965932999
Website
Today
09:00 - 15:00
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Tue - Sun 09:00 - 15:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description:

Please visit us in Iquitos! See our website for more info For Our Visitors:...

Please visit us in Iquitos! See our website for more info For Our Visitors: Please know that a previous employee of the refuge has recently set up a new butterfly house and is offering boat-drivers commission to take visitors to this alternative centre rather than the real Pilpintuwasi. The true centre offers homes to a number of rescued animals in addition to the butterfly house. Please ensure you follow our visiting directions as we would love to welcome you all to our centre during your visit to Iquitos About Us: Pilpintuwasi is a wildlife rescue and temporary custody center located on 20 hectares of land in the village of Padre Cocha, 20 minutes outside of Iquitos, the largest city in the Peruvian Amazon. We are a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting animals affected by the poaching and trafficking industry which thrives in Iquitos. We work with the ecological police to take in animals confiscated from markets, airports and homes, which often arrive with injuries and malnourishment

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
US$105.33*
and up
Full-Day Iquitos City Tour
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 500 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 199
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Great Time

I have been to a 6 or so such farms and this is not your typical Butterfly farm. I was pleasantly surprised and recommend this experience for anyone that has a few hrs to explore... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
DannyGus
,
Mambajao, Philippines
Add Photo Write a Review

500 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 256: English reviews
Southport, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
108 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Maybe she was having a bad day, but the owner of this place was SO rude to us (and needs to learn how to treat her staff with respect). We were standing observing the Tuscan, within the viewing enclosure, and she sprang on us and started ranting about some monkey that had been beaten for 7 years and we were... More 

Helpful?
Thank DavidNewman69
Mambajao, Philippines
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have been to a 6 or so such farms and this is not your typical Butterfly farm. I was pleasantly surprised and recommend this experience for anyone that has a few hrs to explore in Iquitos. 3 soles in moto taxi from boardwalk, 3 soles in shared boat, 10 minutes walk, 20 soles entry fee...BAM enjoy!!! Happy to see... More 

Helpful?
Thank DannyGus
gudrun s, Propietario at Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and for your kind comment-it always makes me happy to hear that visitors have enjoyed being at Pilpintuwasi and understand our work. Best wishes Gudrun More 

Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a wonderful place. We saw many different animals and learned about the butterfly's lifecycle. I was impressed by how much work and love they put into what they do. And it's a great cause too!

Helpful?
1 Thank KidAtArt_
gudrun s, Propietario at Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your visit and for understanding what we do at Pilpintuwasi.Best wishes Gudrun More 

Hamilton, Canada
Level Contributor
55 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took tour as a side line from our regular tours. Farm is small, but, it great that they rescue and give these animals a home.

Helpful?
Thank Kathy P
The Hague, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice place to go to if you're in the area. It depends on your interest, but for me it would not be a place worth traveling a long distance for. Also, because I had seen a large variety of butterflies already during my time in the Amazon rainforest. That being said, it could be interesting to learn (more) about butterflies... More 

Helpful?
Thank AiaSierra
Kasilof, Alaska
Level Contributor
11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful beautiful day! What and awesome day excursion to the Amazon..Deep into the forest, and the sights and sounds so amazing!

Helpful?
Thank Cleanseas1
Level Contributor
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A well managed rescue center that even though they struggle with income they dont fall for the tourist attraction pressure. Its not a petting zoo, its an actual rescue center where you get the chance to see beautiful animals. Thank you for a great visit! ❤

Helpful?
1 Thank Evelina F
gudrun s, Propietario at Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your visit and your comment.I am very happy that you understand what we try to do and were not expecting a petting zoo-you just made my day! Best wishes and thanks again More 

Harrogate, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is definitely worth a visit. Most of the animals have been rescued from trafficking or given to the center when they can no longer be kept as pets. It receives no funding and relies on the public and volunteers to keep its head above water. The staff we met were passionate about the animals and very respectful. There... More 

Helpful?
Thank HelenKett
gudrun s, Propietario at Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your visit and your comment.Our work actually is never enough,but we try to do the best we can.Thanks again! More 

Santa Cruz, California, United States
Level Contributor
14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 16 April 2017

struggling bussiness, but they do a great job on keeping it working. It helps the students who come often here.

Helpful?
Thank Mig V
Mercer Island, Washington
Level Contributor
41 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

They do really good work here breeding butterfly's and making a home for monkeys and other animals that can no longer live in the wild. You can get there by a Peque Peque boat or a lot of tour groups will include it. Make sure they take you to the Pilpintuwasi Butterfly farm. There is another one that is not... More 

Helpful?
Thank sw152Steve

Travellers who viewed Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm also viewed

Iquitos, Loreto Region
Iquitos, Loreto Region
 
Iquitos, Loreto Region
Iquitos, Loreto Region
 

Been to Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?