La Isla de los Monos (Monkey Island) is a 450 hectare island sanctuary and rescue centre located 30km from Iquitos in the Amazon jungle of Peru. Their project rescues, rehabilitates and releases New World monkeys.
During your visit, you can observe a variety of species in their natural habitat and learn about how they care for young monkeys so they grow strong, healthy and independent.
See behind the scenes in the rescue centre and sanctuary created for rescued and orphaned monkeys. The monkeys they receive are all victims of the illegal pet trade, their 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.
Experience the beauty and grand environment of the Amazon Jungle
Try local delicacies & medicinal herbal remedies
Stay in a lodge with a local community on a branch of the Amazon River
Visit the Isla de Monos reserve and interact with the rescue monkeys
Breakfast x 4
Lunch x 3
Dinner x 3
Transport – collection & drop-off to Iquitos Airport
Professional bilingual guide
River boats for location transfers along river
Lodge or camping accommodation for x4 nights
Domestic flights from Lima to Iquitos (return) (can be organised as part of trip)
Hotels before & after (can be organised as part of trip)
Tips for crew
Any additional extras
Travel & Adventure Insurance
Flashlight and batteries
Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen
Insect repellent (40% DEET or more is recommended)
Long sleeve shirts
Warm clothes (mornings and nights on the river can be cold)
Backpack and Daypack
|Joining Arrangements||There will be a pre-trek briefing held usually the evening before departure, at your hotel, to go over the details of the trek and any specific requirements not already captured.|
|Food & Water||Prior to setting off we recommend you steer clear of street food and only eat in good restaurants, to avoid any stomach complaints. Likewise with tap water, it is largely untreated, please only consume bottled water only or sterilised water if you have the right equipment.|
|Special Diets||We’ll ensure that we cater for all of your dietary needs, at the point of booking we’ll collect this information from you. We can secure special menu requests also for your trek party.|
|Trekking Crew||We are able to customise our treks to suit you, but usually our treks are guided by a professional bilingual guide, mountain cook, arriero (horseman) and mules to carry all equipment (passenger horses also available on request). They become a large part of your trekking expedition and it’s a great experience working together.|
This is a really important part of your trip planning process, please find a link below which explains a little more about preparing for altitude. Altitude Preparation
|Machu Picchu||An excursion to Machu Picchu can be included as part of your trip, including professional bilingual guide, entrance tickets, return trip bus tickets, Huayna Picchu & Machu Picchu Mountains (mountain climbs to be confirmed on reservation) & your return train ticket to Cusco.|
|Covid-19 (Coronavirus)||We are working with the latest protocols issued by the Ministerio de Salud (Ministry of Health) to ensure our operations are safe and compliant for the future. We also have access to on-call health services for your time with us.|
|Covid-19 (Useful Links)||World Health Organisation | World Health Organisation – Peru | Covid-19 Data – Peru | Covid-19 Daily Statistics|
|Available Discounts||Throughout 2022 we’re offering a 10% discount for each member of a group larger than 4+|
|Reservation||Please contact us to reserve your trek and we will send you our deposit & payment options.|
|Customer Service||Please feel free to contact us at any point before your trip for any queries or problems.|
You’ll transfer to the picturesque port of Puerto Lau and board the river boat that will take us to Omagua Eco-Lodge, through the Amazon River. Along the way you’ll take a stop to observe the union of the Amazon and Nanay Rivers and you’ll see the colors of the waters of the two rivers which do not mix evenly. Arriving at Omagua Eco-Lodge you’ll check-in relax and unwind.
You will also discover the Chullachaqui Eco-Museum where you can find and enjoy the importance of medicinal plants & liquors to heal the body of ailments. Plants such as Ayahuasca (Hallucinogenic), Mucura, Oriza, Piñon, Lancetilla, Patiquina Negra, Ajos Sacha, Achiote (Baño de Florecimiento, treatments for ailments and good fortune).
In the evening you’ll enjoy a beautiful Amazonian sunset on the Amazon River.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Overnight: Omagua Eco-Lodge
Leaving in the mid-morning after a delicious breakfast at Omagua Lodge; rowing down a quebrada of the Amazon River for about 2 hours, you’ll discover the Islas de los Monos. Monkey Island (Islas de los Monos) is a Center dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and liberation of primates victims of illegal trade and hunting.
Discover 10 species of primates typical of the Amazon such as: Choro monkey (woolly monkey), Stump monkey (titi monkey), Spider monkey or Maquisapa (spider monkey), Piquico monkey (tamarin), Howler monkey (Marmoset), among other species.
On arrival you’ll be greeted on the bridge by several of the inhabitants, it’s a wonderful experience. Check-in to your room before you go to explore the island and be accompanied by it’s residents!
After a couple of hours exploring and walking with the monkeys, lunch will be prepared and then you’ll have more time in the afternoon to explore the rescue center. After dinner you’ll overnight at the rescue center.
Overnight: Rescue Center Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Today, starting early (6.30a.m) you’ll take breakfast and have the opportunity to spend more time exploring the island and accompanying the monkeys.
Leaving late-morning you’ll row a further 2 hours before reaching Timicuro Grande once more in the early afternoon. Lunch will be prepared in the Omagua Lodge while you are enjoying a refreshing bath and swim in the river to soak your body.
In the afternoon you’ll enjoy the activities of the Lodge and relax in your cabaña. A typical and local dinner will be served in the evening and later you can relax by the fire in the Lodge.
Overnight: Omagua Eco-Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Leaving Timicuro Grande at 8:00am you’ll be transferred back to Iquitos and the airport, where you’ll make your connecting flight back to Lima and onwards. It’s never goodbye, only until the next time!!