The city of Puerto Maldonado is the capital of the Madre de Dios Department in southeastern Peru, 34 mi west of the Bolivian border, where the Tambopata and Madre de Dios rivers meet. Often referred to as the Biodiversity Capital of Peru, it showcased a dizzying array of the endangered and exotic plant and animal life of the Amazon jungle. Its three national parks represent some of the most pristine primary rain forests in the world.
In recent years, the growing popularity of ecological tourism has attracted visitors hoping to experience the astounding biodiversity of the jungles of Manú National Park, the Tambopata National Reserve, and the Bahuaja Sonene National Park, so that now the long-forgotten city of Puerto Maldonado bustles with travelers and researchers.The largest, Manú National Park is one of the world’s most important national parks, protecting over 800 bird species, 200 mammal species, gigantic trees, and indigenous tribes. Holding the world record for number of species seen in one day at one spot (324). The smaller Tambopata-Candamo National Park houses the greatest diversity of mammal, tree, insect, and bird species in the world and holds the world record for butterfly species. Especially popular are the clay licks, which attract hundreds of bright macaws and other birds at a time. Finally, the Bahuaja-Sonene National Park is unique for its tropical savannas, and protects endangered animals such as the maned wolf, marsh deer, giant river otter, bush dog, black caiman, giant anteater, and harpy eagle.
If you have some extra time in the city of Puerto Maldonado, there are some local sites you can visit. One unique establisment you can visit if you have some extra time in the city is the Jaguar Zoo & Disco- zoological park by day, nightclub by night. At the Snake Rescue House you can visit rescued snakes and reptiles, or climb to the top of the Obelisk for a view of the city and surrounding rivers and check out the sculptures outside of the obelisk, which narrate traditional jungle lore. Visit Monkey Island to see hundreds of monkeys of different species, the Guacamayo Collpas, salt licks which come to life with hundreds of feeding birds, pristine Sandoval Lake with its wild orchids, giant kapok and caoba trees, otters, caimans and more.
Discover the magic of the Amazon as we travel by river and along jungle paths, watching playful monkeys and feeding parrots, learning about the vibrant tropical plants and their medicinal and practical uses in this isolated region, observing the famous piranhas and caymans and watching from our riverboat as dawn breaks over the jungle.
Discover a wonderland of lush tropical plants dotted with tropical birds and exotic animals from monkeys to cayman as we explore the diverse rivers and paths of the Amazon Rainforest by foot and canoe.
Experience a wonderland of lush tropical plants dotted with tropical birds and exotic animals from monkeys to cayman as we explore the diverse rivers and paths of the Amazon Rainforest by foot and canoe.
Our company is characterized by conservations, entering the field of ecotourism teaching our tourists through direct contact with nature how important the preservation of our planet.
Come with us and knows Manu National Park fantastic natural wonder, with a biological diversity that is manifested in its full potential in a unique landscape on the planet where you will have an unforgettable experience. You will enjoy direct contact with nature where we enjoy a exquisite flora and fauna unique in the world.