Amazon Animal Orphanage and Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm
For general enquiries:
Address- Padre Cocha Iquitos, Peru
To volunteer and for conservation/education enquiries:
We are open Tuesday to Sunday for Vistitors
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Entrance: $5 for adults; $3 for students.
Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm in Padre Cocha (located on the Nanay river) is a day trip from Iquitos. It is a 20-minute boat ride from the BellaVista-Nanay area. In the dry season, it takes about 15 minutes to walk from the boat landing to the Farm. In the wet season (December to April), the boat travels all the way to the farm.
From Iquitos centre, take a tuk-tuk to BellaVista-Nanay and take the regular ‘shuttle boats’ from the dock. From the dock at Padre Cocha you can take a tuk-tuk or walk. In the dry season, it takes about 15 minutes to walk from the boat landing to the Centre. In the wet season (December to April), the boat may travel all the way to the farm.
Many tour companies include Pilpintuwasi in their itineraries. Please check with your travel agent or travel organizer or contact Qoyllur Tours.
When to Visit Peru
May to November:
The dry season lasts from May to November and is typically recommended for visits; however, this is also the coolest time of year at night.
June, July and August:
The most common months to visit, which means larger crowds during these months. The shoulder seasons, April to June or September to November often offer the best of both worlds with fewer crowds and warmer temperatures than the peak of the dry season (although you will still encounter a little rain).
December to April:
The wettest season with showers three to four afternoons a week. If you do not mind sprinkle and muddy trails, this time of year offers greener hillsides, with wildflowers and orchids in bloom, such as the Oncidium above.
Holidays (We are still open)
- January: New Year’s Day
- March: Good Friday, Easter Monday
- May: Labour Day
- June: St Peter’s and St Paul’s Day
- July: Independence Day
- July: Independence Day Celebrations
- August: St. Rosa of Lima
- October: Battle of Angamos
- November: All Saints Day
- December: Immaculate Conception