Tapiche Reserve, Iquitos

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#5 of 37 in Wildlife in Iquitos
For a truly secluded Amazonian experience, look no further than Tapiche Reserve, a privately owned and operated conservation area accessible only by waterway. Wildlife here includes rare and endangered species such as the red uakari monkey, giant otter, Harpy Eagle, and Agami Heron, so you'll spot all kinds of creatures along the trail through lush primary forest. The 6000 hectare reserve is a strictly no-hunting and no-logging conservation area; visitor proceeds go towards providing locals with eco-sustainable work and preserving this Amazonian paradise. Due to its distance from the nearest town, the attraction doesn't draw crowds--making it the perfect place if you're seeking something remote. The remote location requires that guests choose either 4d/3n or 5d/4n trips. Please visit website for more information. To visit Tapiche Reserve and other attractions in Iquitos, use our Iquitos road trip planning website .
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  • When we were frustrated, sitting in Cusco, almost giving up on Iquitos and Peruvian Amazon, seeing all the bad experiences, the way animals are disrepected and their spaces violated, Tapiche dropped o...  more »
  • My friend and I were doing a trip to Peru and thought it would be an amazing idea if we somehow could add a visit to the amazon on our trip. We are not what you call an outdoorsy people (I’m really sc...  more »
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  • My girlfriend and I spent 4 nights at Tapiche Reserve and loved every minute. The staff were incredibly helpful and knowledgeable, as well as being great to chat to in the evenings! On treks out we saw loads of monkeys, including the rare uakari monkey and the smallest monkeys in the world. We also saw caimans and plenty of birds. If you want a true wildlife experience I think you'd struggle to find a place better than this.
  • Highly recommend a tour at the reserve. All the people that work there love nature, are ethical and respect the animals. The owner, the guide and generally the employees try their best to preserve the wilderness around them. They actively save turtle eggs and caymans from hunters, we saw with our own eyes what they do about it. This reserve is probably the only one from the tours you can get in Iquitos, which does NOT imprison/lure animals so you can take photos with them. Also, there is no part of the tour where someone expects more money from you. They say it is all inclusive, and it actually is. Regarding the tour experience itself, the guide is really experienced, we have seen unique scenery, monkeys and other animals, pink and grey dolphins, caymans etc and we went also to an observatory and a stunning lagoon that are parts of the reserve. Overall, it has been an amazing experience, I would happily do it again.
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