Peru Adventures – Iquitos

The last chapter of our Peru Adventures. It was an amazing experience altogether! I’m so glad I did it, I have so many stories from it! I hope you enjoy this final chapter and entry on my trip to Peru!


After our Amazon adventure, we spent our last few days in Peru mostly relaxing at the hostel. We stayed at Golondrinas Hostel, which was lovely, as it had a pool. As we were winding down and getting ready to come back home, we didn’t do as much the three days we were there. We visited the Plaza de Armas as we always do, and took a look around the local neighbourhood.

We did visit Pilpintuwasi, which is a nature and wildlife conservation park. Entry tickets were only 10 soles ($4 NZD) for students. Getting to the park itself was a bit trickier. You have to take a boat there, and arriving at the dock, you will be bombarded with many people offring to take you there. Sarah and I pushed our way through and went with an English speaking gentleman who took us over in a little boat. He was under the impression that I was a local taking Sarah around. He was surprised when I said I was also from New Zealand. We made it to the park in no time and went off to explore.

We saw lots of animals again. Toucans, parrots, butterflies…Orcilla, Sloths, capuchin and uakari monkeys, and more. These were all rescue animals and being looked after by mostly volunteers. We really enjoyed having a look at the butterfly farm too.


All in all, this month long adventure was an amazing experience. I saw and did so much that I would never have done if I didn’t join Sarah on this trip. The pictures and videos I took are all safely stored so I can peruse them as much as I want. Relieving them through this blog again has been a blast! We did stop by Tahiti for a few days on the way back, but I’ll save that for another day 😉


Hello internet! My name is Angela. I write daily about my travels, life, thoughts, and ramblings. I live down in New Zealand with my lovely husband, Rory. Thanks for stopping by!
  1. That toucan is adorable! You are having quite a wonderful time. Soak it up I say 🙂

  2. […] Lima, Arequipa, Cusco, Puno, Salkantay Trek, Machu Picchu, Ica (and Huacachina), Paracas, Amazon Rainforest, and Iquitos. […]

  3. It sounds like you had a nice trip to Peru when you went

    1. It really was ?

  4. Aha this is the first time I lay eyes on a New World monkey species! Look at their red tiny faces. They are in for a lifetime of blushing 😉 Oh and the sloth is so cute. He is smiling at you it seems. You must have had a lovely day with these cuties.

    1. They were all so cute! It was so much fun seeing all those animals that I’d never seen before ??

      1. I have not laid eyes on most of them too!

  5. Oh and I see my March comment! 🙂

  6. The animals are so cute! What a lovely trip!

    1. They really were! It’s always so cool to see a new animals 😀

  7. Great post! Looks amazing! It’s a shame it’s over but you will cherish the memories, pictures and videos forever!

    1. That’s so true! Thank you 😀

  8. It looks amazing! 🙂

    1. It really was! ?

  9. OMG toucans and sloths!!!!! Cuteeeeee!!!!

    1. Right?? ?

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