While most travelers head out into the jungle just when they arrive, Puerto Maldonado has its own charms, if somewhat hidden behind the façade of mototaxi-congested streets and utilitarian buildings. Most of the town’s action centers on Plaza de Armas, the busy central square. For a bird’s eye view of the city and surrounding jungle, pay a visit to the Obelisk, an eight-story sky blue lookout tower that tells the town’s story through pictures and sculpture as you climb to the top.
For a preview of some of the biodiversity you might see in the rainforest, visit the Butterfly Farm (Casa de Las Mariposas) near the airport. This well-run butterfly conservation center educates visitors on the 3,700-some species of butterflies that live in Peru -- the country with the greatest number of butterfly species in the world.
Tours & Tickets
Find yourself surrounded by the Peruvian Amazon on a captivating 3-day tour, with luxury accommodation at the 4-star Inkaterra Reserva Amazónica, ... Read more
Location: Puerto Maldonado, Peru
Duration: 3 days (approx.)
Travel from Cusco by night bus to immerse yourself in the lush Amazon Jungle of Puerto Maldonado. Explore the verdant wilderness on nature walks to see the ... Read more
Location: Cusco, Peru
Duration: 5 days (approx.)