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Puerto Maldonado & Southern Amazon Travel Guide

Overview

Puerto Maldonado is the biggest city in the Southern Amazon and stopping off point on route to the jungle lodges located along the Madre de Dios river. The Amazon jungle is the final frontier and the only place on earth where there are still indigenous tribes living in total isolation from the outside world. The mythical wildlife includes giant river otters, capybara, peccaries, several types of monkey, macaws, anacondas and even Jaguars if you are lucky! Those looking for a more in depth jungle experience can travel to the remote Tambopata Research Centre or Manu.

The vast and impenetrable Amazon jungle is rich in mystery and folklore. Any journey to this wild area of the planet is a real adventure!

Best months to visit Puerto Maldonado & the Southern Amazon

Our hand-picked lodges in Puerto Maldonado & the Southern Amazon

A well thought out selection of hotels can make a good trip truly exceptional and here at The Latin America Travel Company we put a lot of resources into sourcing and visiting hotels. Below are a few of our favourites in the Puerto Maldonado & the Southern Amazon area.

Best reasons to visit Puerto Maldonado & the Southern Amazon

A trip to the Amazon is a must-do for wildlife enthusiasts and more intrepid travellers. Below are our top highlights for the region.

Look for giant river otters on Lake Sandoval

Stay in a Jungle lodge

Spot wildlife from the forest canopy

Go on a jungle adventure into Manu National Park

Venture further to the Tambopata Research Centre deep in the jungle

Weather Averages for Puerto Maldonado & the Southern Amazon

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