Puerto Maldonado

Some Puerto Maldonado tips for travellers

Prepare for your adventure.


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Things to know before your trip

Puerto Maldonado, is the capital of Madre de Dios, and is known as the capital of biodiversity in Peru because of its great variety of flora and fauna. This city is full of adventure! Dare to explore the jungle of Puerto Maldonado and enjoy its beautiful landscapes and delicious food. You won’t regret it.

Climate

Puerto Maldonado has a humid and warm weather. The temperature can go from 20ºC (68ºF) to 40ºC (104ºF) during September. However, in the wind season (june and july) the temperature can drop down to 17ºC (62ºF). The rain seadon is between December and March.

Where to stay

You can book a hotel inside the Tambopata National Reserve or you can choose to stay in the city of Puerto Maldonado and take full-day excursions from there with a tour agency. In the city you will find cheap hostels for $10 per night and also expensive resorts that will charge you up to $300 per night.


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Getting around and exploring

What clothes to wear?

You should wear lightweight and comfortable clothing because you will walk a lot. Also, remember to bring mosquito repellent, a hat and sunglasses. You could also bring a raincoat because Puerto Maldonado has a tropical climate and comfortable walking shoes. Please remember to take a water bottle with you to the excursions to remain hydrated.

Food and drink

Dare to try the city’s traditional drink: Masato, made from peruvian ‘yuca’, sweet potato and sugar. Other delicious dishes you can try are “tacacho” (fried banana served with meat) or “juane” (made of rice and chicken).


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Nice places to visit

In the city

• The viewpoint of biodiversity • Butterfly house • Serpentarium Tropifauna • The model market, where you can try traditional products from the jungle such as cacao and chestnuts

In the city

• Macaw Clay Lick • Sandoval Lake • Valencia Lake in Tambopata • Tambopata National Reserve


Puerto Maldonado Tours

Piranha Fishing and Bird watching

Highlights Visit a non-touristy lake to do some piranha fishing. Bird watching This journey is the perfect combination between fun and learning. Summary: This is an activity full of fun because includes the opportunity of visiting a small lake to do piranha fishing. After this, the adventure continues at the Parrot Clay lick. This is […]

$70**Per person

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River by Night

Highlights: Watch the Amazon sunset from the river. Spot wild life like caimans and capybaras If the night is clear you will see the sky full of stars Description Summary: When the night falls down over the jungle everything changes. Enjoy the wildlife, views and sounds of the Amazon on our night boat ride adventure. […]

$60**Per person

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Sandoval Lake

Highlights: Visit a natural protected area and spot wildlife. Canoe ride on one of the most beautiful lakes around the area. Giant River Otter spotting. Description Summary: Enjoy wild life at the Tambopata National Reserve. This is a day full of adventures. Full Description: This Adventure starts early in the morning in Puerto Maldonado. First […]

$80**Per person

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Zip Line + Monkey Island + Kayak

Highlights Kayaking on the Madre de Dios river trying to spot wildlife. Zip Lining over the Amazon Rain Forrest. Walk around the Rolling Island where you can find three different kinds of monkeys. Summary: This adventure will give you another perspective of the jungle. The tour is full of activities like Kayaks at Madre de […]

$80**Per person

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