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  • Moshe on the boat ride to Tambopata
    Moshe on the boat ride to Tambopata
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  • On the Canopy Tower- Refugio Amazonas- Tambopata
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Puerto Maldonado






Puerto Maldonado

  • Music.

    Puerto Maldonado Warnings and Dangers

    Nobody loves music more than I do, but, the jungle is a fantastic place to just listen. So, do us all a favor and don't be "that guy" who has to bring his "tunes" out into the jugle and share them with everybody else. I thought people had I-pods these days???

  • Sandoval Lake Lodge

    Puerto Maldonado Hotels

    Puerto Maldonado Peru, Puerto Maldonado, Peru

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 1 out of 5 stars

  • The people

    Puerto Maldonado Things to Do

    The people are very welcoming. They wave as tourist buses go by. There is a clinic in town but I have not used it. It seems like this would be a really fun town to just spend some time in with the locals... ie the town isn't yet filed with gringos :)



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  • An Amazonian heaven

    Tambopata General

    3 hours boat ride from Puerto Maldonado but it can be 30 hours away.. the Refugio Amazonas is where I stayed and the place was magical. To start with, the lodge itself is an amazingly beautiful building. It is situated about 0.5 miles from the Madre de Dios river. It is designed like a pagoda of giant timber frame with a massive thached roof. they...

  • Medicine Man Visit - Ayahuasca and...

    Tambopata Things to Do

    While visiting the Peruvian rainforest, my group had the opportunity to visit one of the local medicine men. We took a boat downriver to the plot of land on which the medicine man had cultivated several gardens containing dozens of local medicinal plants. His assistant took us on a tour of the garden and described the purpose of each plant, used to...

  • Animal watching

    Tambopata Things to Do

    Twice daily treks and canoe trips to see the wildlife. these are included in the price of the Sandoval lake lodge. The most spectacular animals were the giant otters and the macaws but unfortunately these were the worst pictures. A great way to spend the last few days of a holiday.



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    Manù Things to Do

    Macaws & parrots gather at the salt licks everyday. This is a phenomenon not really studied, e.g. how often does an individual macaw or parrot return to eat the clay is not known. The parrots arrived first and perched themselves on the trees, coming down slowly to the clay licks. When they were spooked by a passing hawk or whatever, they would...


    Manù Things to Do

    Manu National Park is a biosphere reserve located in Madre de Dios and Paucartambo, Cusco.It is quite inaccessible by road and takes 1.5 days of very treacherous road-travel and a boat-ride to get there. As such, the park is quite conserved and has been pronounced a World Heritage Site.Well, when I say 'there', there is actually no final...


    Manù Things to Do

    There are charming mountain villages found all over near to Cuzco and other towns. While some have good touristy sites like an Inca's ruin nearby, there are those that do not have any major site and hence, not touristy at all, but they are still appealing because of the interest local markets and colourful traditional attire the villagers are...


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