The Amazon rainforest is the most diverse region in the world. It produces 20% of the planet’s oxygen and is home to 20% of the world’s river water. With 40,000 different species of plants and approximately 2.5 million species of insects, it is no wonder that it is one of the most visited places in South America.
The Amazon actually spans more than 9 countries, giving visitors many options on where to visit. When we traveled in South America, we had a hard time deciding where to visit the Amazon. Some places were too expensive, some too remote and others too conventional and crowded with tourists.
That is why we chose to go to the Amazon from Puerto Maldonado, Peru.
Puerto Maldonado (Peru) is a rather forgotten city when it comes to a place to visit in the Amazon. In Brazil there is the famous Manaus and in Peru the more popular city of Iquitos.
In addition, Puerto Maldonado is fairly easy to reach from Cuzco and multi-day excursions to remote eco-lodges (only accessible by boat) are affordable.
With millions of people visiting the Amazon each year, finding unique and spectacular wildlife can become more difficult as the place becomes more populated. That’s why, while traveling through the best places in Peru, we decided to make the trip from Cusco to Puerto Maldonado to visit the Amazon rainforest.
Here is my guide and review on how to visit the Amazon from Puerto Maldonado, Peru, including information on how to get there, wildlife, booking a trip to the Amazon, what to expect and much more.
Relax in your hammock on your balcony overlooking the river, surrounded by pristine rainforest and wildlife while listening to the sounds of the jungle. Enjoy delicious authentic Peruvian meals created by our excellent chef in the impressive octagonal dining room with an original canoe bar and free WiFi that will allow you to share your unforgettable trip to the Peruvian Amazon.
In our package of 5 days and 4 nights, you will discover why Peru has a beautiful Amazon jungle, in our tour we will visit Puerto Maldonado, Tambopata and finally the Macaw Clay Lick. This exciting adventure will allow you to explore one of the most biodiverse and amazing regions in the world, where you can connect with nature and witness the spectacular wildlife of the jungle.
Our tour will go through the Amazon jungle of Tambopata, a jewel of biodiversity. Here, you’ll immerse yourself in dense tropical forests, navigate meandering rivers, and explore hidden lagoons as you delve into a rich and mysterious ecosystem.
We will visit the Macaw Clay Lick: Your adventure will culminate in the Macaw Clay Lick, a place where these colorful birds gather in large numbers. You will witness an amazing natural spectacle as macaws and parrots arrive in search of essential minerals.
During your stay, you will enjoy exciting boat rides on the jungle rivers, hikes on nature trails, and explorations of the dense vegetation. You will also have the opportunity to learn about the traditions and culture of the local communities that inhabit this region.