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Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm

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Open Now: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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| Padre Cocha, Iquitos, Peru
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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 1 week ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
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gudrun s, Propietario at Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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

Thanks!

Reviewed 2 September 2018

I've been volunteering at Pilpintuwasi for 5 weeks and it has been a beautiful adventure. Gudrun who owns this animal rescue center/ butterfly farm is a very inspiring strong woman who dedicates all her time and energy to the animals and is incredibly devoted to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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gudrun s, Propietario at Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2018

It was nice to have you with us! I hope you come back soon.

Reviewed 20 August 2018

I visited Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm and it was an excellent experience. I visited on a Thursday in August and was able to have a tour with the owner of the farm and she was great, very informative. It is obvious she loves the animals and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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gudrun s, Propietario at Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2018

Thank you for your visit and the kind comment. I hope you visit us again

Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

As warned here, be sure you go this place and not to makeshift butterfly farm. Be sure to see sign posted below at entrance. Between butterfly and zoo section, I prefer zoo. Humans are caged pathway all time and animals are mostly roaming free. English...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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gudrun s, Propietario at Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2018

Thank you for your visit and the kind comment.-I will tell my volunteers that you enjoyed their tour and I hope some young people agree with you and come,not only to visit,but to help at the centre trying to give all the animals a good...More

Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

Enjoyable reserve with a variety of animals and a cute monkey named Nico that likes to interact with people but the staff don’t like for visitors to give him to much attention which kinda is a bummer. Tour of the place is informative and fun...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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gudrun s, Propietario at Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write us a comment. We will tell our volunteers that you enjoyed their tour and I hope some people agree with you and come, not only to visit,but to help at the centre too.

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ishtaar10
22 November 2016|
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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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