La Isla de Los Monos – Monkey Island Peru 2018-02-17T16:44:58+00:00

For the protection, preservation and rehabilitation of Monkeys

Monkey Island is a family run rescue center for New World Monkeys, located in the Peruvian Amazon 30km from Iquitos. We rescue, rehabilitate and release monkeys that are victims of the pet trade and have been doing so since 1997.

We believe in monkeys being free, away from imprisonment in cages and any kind of illegal sale. During your visit you will see several species in their natural habitat, as well as young monkeys that we are working to build up to full strength. Our goal is to reintegrate the monkeys and ensure their survival in the wild.

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Brighten up these Monkeys’ Lives

Help us raise money for our beautiful monkey family buy purchasing the essentials we need on the island.

Your donations go straight to helping our monkeys.

Visit Our Online Donation Store Today

How to Get To Monkey Island

Mapa a la Isla de Los Monos
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Getting to the island

Check our video below on how to get to us from Iquitos!

Getting To Monkey Island by yourself from Iquitos

Note: Before you take the boat from Iquitos, please call us or visit our office so that we can send our small boat (Peque Peque) to collect you from the port at Varadero.

Our Phone Numbers

+511 928247891 (Hugo)

(065) 235887

#965841808 ó 07 (rpm)

987610985 (rpc)

  1. Ask any motortaxi to take you to Puerto de Productores  (Producers Port).
  2. Walk through the produce market and left down the stairs towards the boats, ask for Varadero/Mazan. The trip will take 45 minutes and is the first stop the boat will make.
  3. Our Pepe Pepe (a long boat with a blue roof) will meet you to take you across the Amazon river to Monkey Island.


Fast boat: S/ 15 each way.

Peque peque: S/ 10 each way.

Center entrance: S/ 20

$7 *approx

Children (under 10): S/. 10 What does my money go towards? (Click here)

What To Bring

  • Long sleeve shirt / pants for mosquitos
  • Water
  • Camera
  • Hat
  • Anything you wish to donate. (Money, Fruit, Milk Powder)

Note: Insect repellant can be harmful to monkeys. Please use natural repellant or none at all while on the island so that you can interact with the monkeys.

Beware of the Fake Monkey Island
Tour guides may say there is a ‘Monkey Island’ closer to Iquitos, however this center charges an inflated entrance fee that does not go back into caring for the monkeys.

We are 30km from Iquitos on a pristine island in the Amazon full of fruit, trees and natural habitat for the monkeys which you can explore with us while you are here. Trust us, it’s worth the longer trip!

Monkey Island Tours

Want to spend a whole day or stay a night in the jungle and wake up to the sound of Monkeys?

Our ecotours are a unique way to explore the Amazon by experiencing life in nature and living with the monkeys that inhabit the island.

All tours include return transport from your Hotel in Iquitos. Airport pickups are $10 additional.

Our Packages

Full Day – Playing and feeding monkeys, jungle tour, swim in the Amazon, lunch – From $100 per person.

2 days, 1 night – Playing and feeding monkeys, jungle tour, swimming in the Amazon, sunset on the Amazon, night excursions, fishing, lunch and dinner – From $140 per person.

3 days, 2 nights – Playing and feeding monkeys, jungle tours, village visits, swimming in the Amazon, sunset on the Amazon, night excursions, piranha fishing, lunch and dinner – From $300 per person.

4 days, 3 nights  Playing and feeding monkeys, jungle tours, giant aquatic plants, village visits, swimming in the Amazon, sunset on the Amazon, night excursions, piranha fishing, lunch and dinner – From $360 per person.

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Our History

In August 1997 the 450 hectares of land that Monkey Island sits on was donated by the Peruvian government for use as a Monkey sanctuary.

The first eight years were spent rejuvenating the island by planting over 70 species of trees and fruit, and we continue to work constantly to expand the diversity of the island habitat. Now full of fauna and flora, we strive to create a self sustaining environment for the monkeys to live free.

To date we have released over 200 monkeys in to the forest!

Your visit and donation helps us to continue with our expansion and our ability to rescue more monkeys from the animal trade.

We’ve come a long way but we want to do so much more.

Please help us to grow and save more monkeys.


Who We Are

Volunteer on Monkey Island

Come and join us for the experience of a lifetime, spending your days with monkeys on our pristine island located on the banks of the Amazon river, surrounded by jungle life.

No experience required, just bring your passion and excitement for animal care.

Your duties will include feeding, caring for, and spending time with our monkeys around our center. You will also help with the upkeep of our house, garden and work on improvement projects.

We ask for a 7 day minimum stay and our $25 USD per day volunteer contribution goes towards all of your food, accommodation and care for these amazing creatures.

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Contact Us

Click here for directions to Monkey Island

Our Office

Monday to Friday: 8am to 1pm | 3 pm to 7pm.
Saturday: 8am to 12 pm.

Address: Condamine #416

For any help outside of these times please Call Us.

Call Us

+511 928247891 (Hugo)

Iquitos Office Phone Number: (51 – 65) 235887

Cell Phones: (51) 965 841 808 / (51) 965 841 807 / (51) 987 610 985



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