Fodor's Expert Review Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm

Iquitos Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

A 20-minute boat ride from the port of Bellavista Nanay and a short (15-minute) walk or a tuk-tuk ride in dry season will bring you to Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm, which raises some 42 butterfly species and serves as home for wild animals that have been confiscated from hunters and wildlife traffickers. It has macaws, a jaguar, a manatee, monkeys (some free roaming), and other animals. During wet season, the boat may take you the whole way. A private boat to and from Padre Cocha should cost 60 soles, depending on the type of motor. Some boat operators may try to take you to a smaller butterfly farm, so insist on Pilpintuwasi; ask for Gudrun.

Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge Family

Quick Facts

Padre Cocha, Nanay River
Iquitos, Loreto  Peru


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: S/30 without transportation, Closed Mon.

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