Puerto Maldonado

Puerto Maldonado is a city in Southeastern Peru in the Amazon forest on the confluence of the Tambopata and Madre de Dios River, a tributary of the Amazon River. Nearby we can find the Manu National Park, Tambopata National Reserve, and Bahuaja – Sonene National Park. These are some of the most pristine primary rain forests in the world, which include several oxbow lakes and clay licks, where hundreds of birds including macaws feed on clay.

Our Selected Itineraries for Puerto MaldonadoThere are a number of Puerto Maldonado lodges that provide adventure into the amazing Tambopata Reserve. Exciting excursions around the area include day boat trips on Sandoval Pond, where you can see vibrant macaws, loud red howler monkeys, large anacondas and drowsy turtles. Tourists can also walk above the treetops during a cover trip. Search for caimans in the evening on the river’s edge by checking the shoreline with headlamps and lights to get the expression of the light in the dog’s eyes. Other evening trips are an excellent way to see animals like frogs, bugs, and other night animals.

Puerto Maldonado Highlights

  • Design Your Trip to Puerto MaldonadoTambopata National Reserve: It harbors some of the wildest, least impacted habitats in the world. In this one million plus hectare protected area, rainforests and tropical savannahs meet in a land where roads have never existed and rivers are the only means of accessing its dense forests and bird-filled marshes. In a part of Peru already known for wild rainforests, Bahuaja-Sonene National Park stands out for its vast, wild character.Buffered by the 274,690 hectare Tambopata National Reserve, the deep, wildlife-filled jungles are rarely visited by people. The numbers of species that make their homes in these rainforests demonstrates why the Tambopata region is often referred to as the most biodiverse place on Earth. This natural environment contains roughly over 600 species of birds, 200 mammal species, 1,200 butterfly species, literally thousands of species of insects, over 100 species of amphibians and reptiles, and over 10,000 species of plants.
  • Manu National Park and Biosphere Reserve: This Park covers almost two million hectares of virgin territory and has a great variety of sub-tropical habitats. A natural paradise, recognized as the Biosphere Reserve of our planet, it harbors a surprising bio-diversity of flora and fauna species, including than 2,000 vascular plants, 13 primates, 800 birds and endangered species such as the black caiman, the giant otter and the jaguar.