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.
There 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.