Puerto Maldonado

Paradises and Natural Sanctuaries


Puerto Maldonado is the main city of the Department of Madre de Dios and the starting point for jungle trips. Nearby lies the Manú National Park, Tambopata National Reserve, and Bahuaja-Sonene National Park. These are some of the most pristine primary rainforests in the world, which include several oxbow lakes and clay licks, where hundreds of birds including macaws feed on clay.

Main Attractions

General Information

Altitude max:
500 MAMSL (Boca Manu)

Altitude min:
183 MAMSL (Puerto Maldonado)

Hot and HumidMaximum: 77°F / 26°C. Minimum: 24°F / 8°C. Rainy season: December to March

Access Routes

By Air: Daily flights from Lima (1 hour and 35 min) and flights from Cusco (35 min)