For The Protection and Preservation of Monkeys


La Isla de los Monos is a 450 hectare island sanctuary and rescue centre located 30km from Iquitos in the Amazon jungle of Peru.

Our project rescues, rehabilitates and releases New World monkeys.

Since 1997 we have dedicated ourselves to the care of monkeys that have been victims of illegal animal trafficking. We believe in freedom for the animals, that they should not be trapped in cages or victims of illegal trade.

During your visit, you can observe a variety of species in their natural habitat and learn about how we care for young monkeys so they grow strong, healthy and independent.

We're Open!

How to reach us

La Isla de los Monos is located 30km from the city of Iquitos along the Amazon river.

You can take a fast boat from Puerto de Productores (Producers Port) in Iquitos to Varadero. The boats leave when they are full and the journey will take around 40 minutes.

Before you depart contact us on +51 951611595 (Sr. Gilberto), +51 987610985 (Lucero) or +51 965841808 (Jair), and let us know the number of the boat you are traveling on. We will organise our small boat (“peque peque”) to meet you in Varadereo and bring you to the island. The journey will take 30 minutes.

Upon arrival on the island, you will pay for your entrance fee and you will be able to enjoy a tour of approximately 1 hour, where we will tell you all about our rescue and release project and where you will be able to appreciate more than 6 species of monkeys in their natural habitat.

To return to Iquitos you can take a small boat (peque peque) from the centre to Indiana and from here take the fast boat back to Iquitos.

The cost per person:

Fast Boat: S/.50.00 Total
S/25 each way

Small Boat: S/25 Total

Island entrance: S/50 foreigners (S/20 Children)
Peruvians: S/30 (S/10 Children)

*** Note: Your time on the island is approximately 1 to 1 and a half hours. The entrance includes a guide. No reservation is needed.

A 45 minute adventure from our office at Loreto 428, Iquitos

Volunteer with us

Come and join us for the experience of a lifetime!

There’s always a lot of work to do here at the rescue centre and we’re looking for volunteers that would like to be a member of our team and work hand-in-hand with us.⁣

Our doors are open to receive people who want to come and have a unique experience, working and living together with different species of monkeys in the middle of the amazon jungle.⁣

No experience required, just bring your passion and enthusiasm to care for the animals.

The requirements are:⁣

  • Minimum stay: 1 week
  • Older than 18 years (+18)⁣
  • Three doses of a COVID Vaccine
  • Filling in the application form you’ll find below, click the “apply now” button

The volunteering fee is US$200 per week – this includes your stay and food.

volunteer with two howler monkeys on his shoulers

“Found my new happy place… As a volunteer you are kept busy prepping food, feeding, cleaning, planting, and most of all, playing with the monkeys. My favourite time of day was first thing in the morning when you would get sleepy monkey cuddles – it was such a serene time.”


Our Tours

Come and enjoy a unique experience for the day or on one of our overnight tours at Isla de los Monos (Monkey Island) in the Amazonian Jungle. See behind the scenes in our rescue centre and sanctuary created for rescued and orphaned monkeys. The monkeys we receive are all victims of the illegal pet trade, our goal is to rehabilitate them and help them create a new family group in preparation for their new lives as wild monkeys when released.

Our ecotours are a unique way to explore the Amazon with an authentic experience of living in the rain forest with the monkeys on the island.

Activities include playing with monkeys, feeding them, jungle tours, visits to local villages, swimming in the Amazon, sunset on the Amazon, night ecotours, giant aquatic plants and fishing.

Full Day

$100 per person

2 Days, 1 Night

$140 per person

3 Days, 2 Nights

$300 per person

4 Days, 3 Nights

$360 per person

For more information about our tours, please contact us

+51 965841807 

WHATSAPP +51 987610985

Note: Reservations and payments must be made at least 2 days in advance. We leave from our office at Calle Condamine No. 416, Iquitos. Tours start at 8:30 am. and are subject to change due to weather and rainy or drought season.