Great place. Our guide was passionate and honest about the rescue center and some of the issues surrounding wildlife in the area. I highly reccomend this place and leave a donation. It´s less than a half day activity and well worth it. It was one of the many highlights of my Iquitos trip. Ohh, and make sure you feed the... 更多
This place is basic, you're in Peru after all, but it's rather a magical place with an important purpose. You can feed a baby manatee! (And see where the mouth design came for the Predator.). It's a center for Amazon investigations and there people to attend to your curiosity regarding the Amazon. Then just a minute down the road there... 更多
Gonzalo my tour guide explained the work they do here for those animals rescued from the Amazon. It is impressive indeed, not only the work they do for the animals, but in teaching the community to work together to ensure the survival of many species. There is a children's area where a talking tree educates the chidren about preserving species.... 更多
The Rescue center offers frequent, well done tours, concluding with the highlight of giving you the chance to hand-feed the manitees - beautiful creatures indeed! What we really appreciated was that the animals are not meant to stay in captivity for the rest of their lives as in a zoo, but will be released back into nature when healthy and... 更多
As we did not see manatees during our jungle trip we took this opportunity to see them. We found them such gentle creatures and appreciated the opportunity to feed and touch them. Our grandson had an amazing experience.
The most interesting part oft the rescue center is the bassin were you can feed the endangered mamatis and watch very closely how they take the food into their mouth. Entrance fee: 20soles.
If you want to support environmental work and projects in the area please go and visit. The place is partly publically funded, but they still need tourist support. Also, they have a great concept of working with locals and local children. Even though this results in a slightly more kiddy way of a few things, the visit is very educational... 更多