Prepare for your adventure.

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.


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.

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).

Nice places to visit

In the city

• Cusco Town Square. • Cathedral of Cusco • Neighborhood and temple of San Blas

Outside the city

• Visit a vineyard and have a taste of delicious wine and Pisco. • Fly over the Nazca lines. • Enjoy the breathtaking view of the Huacachina Lagoon. • Visit the Ballestas islands and enjoy the view of the wildlife (sea lions, pelicans, penguins, etc). • Have fun sandboarding in the dunes. • Visit Cachiche Town, which, according to the legend, was known for its witches.


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