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Amazon Rescue Center

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Closes in 28 min: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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“baby manatees”(21 reviews)
“short visit”(5 reviews)
Ecotourism; Rescue, rehabilitation and release of andangered animals; Environmental education.
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Carr. Iquitos-Nauta Km 4, 5,, Iquitos 16000, Peru
+51 991 476 519
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The centre does amazing work helping to educate the children in the local community as well as rescue mammals, birds, reptiles and especially manatees. We had a very informative film and tour in English and Spanish from a guide who was obviously passionate about the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank susanp506
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visit this rescue center to see all the animals that have been sent here for rehabilitation. See manatees, monkeys, fish, ocelots, otters, macaws and other local animals that you may have missed on your trip.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank stevesol6718
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nice little zoo and rescue center. They rescue manatees and release them back to the wild. They also work with a rescue center in Dallas, Texas. I’m happy that we went because we paid our entrance fee and left a donation. It’s...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Katycita221
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best place in Iquitos to see wild life of the Amazonian region of Peru. Properly organized and highly professional staff. Shows that good quality work does not depend on a huge amount of money as a budget and more on passionate and responsible work to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank eduardol309
Reviewed 18 January 2019

This small centre is doing important work and it was a pleasure to visit. The people who work here are passionate about what they do.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 29plymouth
Reviewed 18 January 2019

We stopped in after a cruise for an hour. The Center has monkeys and other animals in addition to the Manatees. They told us that they rehab all of the animals with a goal of getting them in shape to be released into the wild....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Medic_5
Reviewed 4 January 2019 via mobile

The rescue centre is about 20 mins out of Iquitos. It is a small, not for profit operation but fascinating in its rescue and rehabilitation work. The manatees are the headline animals but there are many others receiving care including tortoises, many species of monkeys,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank jamesgM5002NK
Reviewed 14 November 2018

You can go by bus from plaza de arma on Arica street. The bus n°49 goes straight to the rescue center...you do not have to talk they know where you are going ;-) The entrance's price is 20S pp. There it is very clean, the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank jenniferbourdais
Reviewed 14 November 2018 via mobile

Rescue center for animals who are endangered or were once pets. Goal is to rehabilitate animals to release back them into the wild or to sanctuaries away from humans. Great to see some of these fantastic animals up close. Staff seemed like the truly cared...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Julie K
Reviewed 13 November 2018

The day prior we visited the Butterfly Sanctuary which was amazing as we got to interact with the animals and butterflies however I was disappointed with the rescue center. I just seemed like a zoo.

Date of experience: November 2018
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3 November 2017|
Response from Bruce H | Reviewed this property |
It would be better to contact the centre direct. I did not ask but like most places relying on volunteers, I am sure they always need someone.
30 October 2017|
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Response from michaelfitzg | Reviewed this property |
We had sloths at the centre but we did not hold them and would not have been allowed to. We found out that sloths find being held very stressfull so we just enjoyed watching them.
12 March 2016|
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Response from Travels-with-KK | Reviewed this property |
You can arrange a tour, via a tour company, but I just took a tuk-tuk. It was $20/soles, each way and the driver waited for me. (They're good about doing that, if you want them to) There are guides there, which are included... More