Tours that include Puerto Maldonado (Madre de Dios)
The city of Puerto Maldonado is the capital of the department of Madre de Dios in the Amazon rainforest of Peru. Due to its tropical lowland jungle geography, it has a hot and humid climate with temperatures that can reach 35ºC. Many species of flora and fauna live there, which is why it is recognized as the ‘Capital of biodiversity’. Some of its best tourist attractions are the Tambopata National Reserve, Lake Sandoval, the macaw clay licks and more.
Tour prices in Puerto Maldonado
The best way to visit Puerto Maldonado is through a tour of two, three days or more. These services include accommodation in an eco lodge in the heart of the Amazon jungle, an ideal environment to enjoy the biodiversity of this region. Learn about the most recommended tours in this tourist destination.
Tours en Madre de Dios
|3 Days||Tour Lodge in the Peruvian jungle of Madre de Dios||310 USD||310 USD|
|4 Days||Tour Lodge in the jungle of Madre de Dios||615 USD||615 USD|
|4 Days||Tambopata Macaw clay lick and adventure tour||465 USD||465 USD|
|5 Days||Tambopata macaw clay lick and Sandoval lake tour||770 USD||770 USD|
The provinces and tourist attractions of the Madre de Dios region
The department of Madre de Dios is located in the low Amazon rainforest, an ecosystem with great diversity of flora and fauna. It borders the jungle region of Brazil and Bolivia. Its geography is completely jungle, with high green mountains, but, above all, immense plains crossed by rivers such as the Madre de Dios, the Manú, the Tambopata and more. Get to know its provinces and main tourist attractions.
Principal tourist attractions
|Manu||Manu National Park, Macaw clay lick, native communities.|
|Tahuamanu||City of Iberia, city of Iñapari.|
|Tambopata||City of Puerto Maldonado, Tambopata National Reserve, Lake Sandoval, Lake Tres Chimbadas.|
All activities available in the Madre de Dios department!
The Amazon rainforest of Madre de Dios is one of the most biodiverse regions on the planet. There you can have close contact with a wide variety of wild animals and birds. Learn about all the activities you can do during your visit to this department of Peru.
- Lodges in the jungle – The Amazon jungle of Tambopata, Manu and Lake Sandoval have authorized areas to stay in an eco lodge surrounded by the sound of birds and wild animals. The ecolodges have adequate facilities to withstand the tropical Amazon geography.
- Natural landscapes – The Madre de Dios region is made up entirely of a geography of high and low jungle, which makes it possible to appreciate beautiful landscapes. The landscapes of the Manu National Reserve, the Tambopata National Reserve, as well as the tropical sunrises and sunsets, stand out.
- Contact with Amazonian biodiversity – In Madre de Dios there is immense biodiversity. Only in the Tambopata National Reserve are there all of Peru’s macaw species. Species such as the giant otter, the black caiman, boas, monkeys and much more stand out.
What tourist services have to include a tour to Madre de Dios?
The best way to visit the Madre de Dios region is through a formal all-inclusive tour. These services must meet adequate quality standards for a safe adventure. Tours must include at least: tourist transportation in the region (by road and river), guide, entrance fees and tourist accommodation in the jungle (with food). These are the characteristics of these services:
- Pick up the tourist from the airport, land terminal or hotel in the city of Puerto Maldonado.
- Tourist transportation in round trip service by road and by river (in motorized tourist boat and completely in a raft)
- Entrance ticket to the tourist destinations to visit (such as the Tambopata National Reserve or the Manú National Reserve).
- Bilingual professional tour guide service (Spanish or English) – guides specialized in birds, reptiles and mammals of the Amazon).
- Tourist hotel in the Amazon jungle -most with breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
These are the main tourist attractions of Madre de Dios
Madre de Dios is a department of Peru that is characterized by having a completely Amazonian geography. There are areas where biodiversity is protected such as Tambopata and Manú. Get to know the most important tourist attractions of this region of eastern Peru.
Tambopata National Reserve
Tambopata is one of the most biodiverse geographical areas on the planet. It has 270 thousand hectares where there are one hundred species of birds, 600 species of birds, 1,200 species of butterflies, 90 species of amphibians, 50 species of snakes, 100 species of fish and many more species of plants, trees and flowers.
Manú National Reserve
The Manú National Reserve is located in the regions of Madre de Dios and Cusco. It is an area protected by the Peruvian State recognized as one of the most biodiverse in the world. It has 5 thousand species of flora, 200 species of animal fauna as well as original ethnic groups. In 1987 it was registered as World Heritage by UNESCO.
Lake Sandoval is one of the most beautiful landscapes in the Amazon. It is located in the Tambopata National Reserve. There, in addition to the beautiful landscapes, there are beautiful species of flora and fauna such as the tiger cat, the hoatzin, the giant otter, herons, turtles, parrots as well as hundreds of species of trees and plants.
Questions and answers about the trip to the department of Madre de Dios
Madre de Dios and its capital Puerto Maldonado are visited by hundreds of tourists because it is one of the most biodiverse areas on the planet. There you can visit: the Manú National Reserve, the Manú National Reserve and countless species of trees, birds, reptiles, mammals and more. Find out the most frequently asked questions -and answers- about this destination in Peru.
How to get to Puerto Maldonado from Machu Picchu?
Machu Picchu is located in the high jungle of the Cusco region. To get to the Madre de Dios region it is necessary to take a flight or bus trip from the city of Cusco. The bus trip is 477 kilometers and takes 9 hours. The plane trip takes approximately 1 hour. The final destination is the city of Puerto Maldonado, capital of the department of Madre de Dios.
What are the best hotels in Madre de Dios?
The best hotels in the Madre de Dios region in Peru are: the Inkaterra Reserva Amazónica, the Refugio Amazonas Lodge, the Inkaterra Hacienda Concepción, the Monte Amazonico Lodge, the Hotel Enai, the Eco Amazonia Lodge, the Tambopata Research Center and more.
What is the climate like in the jungle of Peru?
The Peruvian territory has a large Amazon rainforest, the largest in its territory. In the low jungle the climate is hot and humid tropical. Temperatures during the day exceed 30ºC. while night temperatures do not drop below 20ºC. Madre de Dios is one of the regions with the most Amazonian territory in Peru.
How to get from Puerto Maldonado to Tambopata?
Tambopata is located in the Madre de Dios region. From its capital, the city of Puerto Maldonado, you must take a boat trip along the Tambopata River that lasts approximately 2 hours. It is recommended to do this trip as part of an all-inclusive tour.
How to get from Lima to Madre de Dios?
The Madre de Dios region is 678 direct kilometers from the city of Lima, capital of Peru. The plane trip takes approximately 1 hour 30 minutes (to the city of Puerto Maldonado). The road trip is 1,579 kilometers and takes approximately 30 hours.
How much does the entrance to Manu National Park cost?
The entrance ticket to the Manu National Park costs 30 soles for tourists in general (15 soles for Peruvian tourists). Entry must be made in the company of an authorized tourism agency.
What are the most beautiful landscapes of Madre de Dios?
Madre de Dios has beautiful landscapes of the Peruvian Amazon jungle. The most famous and popular are Lake Sandoval, the macaw clay lick, as well as sunrises and sunsets in the jungle.
How high is the city of Puerto Maldonado?
The city of Puerto Maldonado (capital of the department of Madre de Dios) is located in the lowland jungle of the Amazon. It is located at a height of 183 meters above sea level.
What are the best tourist destinations in Puerto Maldonado?
The best tourist destinations in the city of Puerto Maldonado and the department of Madre de Dios are: the Tambopata National Reserve, the Manu National Park, Lake Sandoval, the macaw clay lick and more.
Can I visit Manu from Cusco?
Yes, from Cusco you can purchase the main multi-day tours of the Manu National Park. These are 3, 4, 5 days or more. They include pickup, transportation, tickets, guide, eco lodge tourist hotels in the jungle, food and more.