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Madre de Dios

Madre de Dios is the least populated department of Peru. Located in the southeast of the country, on the border with Bolivia and Brazil, it is a reserve of varied flora and fauna, as well as a refuge for endangered species such as the maned wolf and the deer of the marshes. This region is home to native communities that promote ecotourism. Between Madre de Dios and Cusco is the famous Manu National Park, one of the most biodiverse protected natural areas in the world.

Take a look at Madre de Dios

Visit Puerto Maldonado

Capital of the Madre de Dios region. It is located at the confluence of the Madre de Dios and Tambopata rivers. The city is a necessary stopover to reach the Bahuaja Sonene National Park. From this point you can also access the Manu National Park.

Sandoval lake

Located on the right bank of the Madre de Dios River. Good fishing and beautiful landscapes.

Tambopata National Reserve

This reserve is not only known worldwide for the richness of its fauna but also for housing species considered in the Red List of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature.

Bahuaja Sonene National Park

One of the last uninhabited forests on the planet, this park has a great biological diversity: 20 thousand plant species, more than a thousand species of birds, hundreds of mammals, reptiles and fish.

National Park of Manu

With an extension of 1.7 million hectares, this National Park and its buffer zone are considered since 1977 Biosphere Reserve by Unesco. 90% is low jungle; 10% includes foothills of the mountain range.


Fish soup with green plantain and sacha culantro (herb that imitates the flavor and smell of cilantro or coriander).

Caldo de carachama

Thick fish soup called carachama with bananas and cilantro.

Data you should know if you travel

  • Clima

    Durante el transcurso del año, la temperatura generalmente varía de 18 °C a 32 °C y rara vez baja a menos de 13 °C o sube a más de 36 °C

  • Mejor temporada

    Tiempo caluroso, desde finales de mayo hasta principios de septiembre.

  • ¿Cómo llegar?

    Por carretera, Lima-Arequipa-Cusco-Puerto Maldonado: 2.180 km. O Lima-Nasca-Abancay-Cusco-Puerto Maldonado: 1621 km.
    Vía aérea, existen vuelos desde Lima hacia Puerto Maldonado.