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Tourism in Madre De Dios

Madre De Dios Peru

Tambopata Province

Macaw Clay Lick of Colorado

In the Tambopata National Reserve and 150 Km away from the city of Puerto Maldonado (12 hours by boat).
The lick is a meeting point of macaws formed on the banks of the river due to erosion of the same processes that allowed the emergence of soils rich in mineral salts. It measures about 50 meters high and 500 meters long, which is considered the largest of the Peruvian Amazon. Every morning there are six different species of macaws, parrots and parakeets. These colorful birds flitting around the lick before the ceremony of the "colpeo" which consists of eating the clay found in the ravine, the same that serves as a dietary supplement. After staying there between 25 and 30 minutes away to return the next day. Occasionally, they go also tapir, capybara and squirrels. In the tops of trees can be observed also various species of monkeys such as the red howler monkey, cappuchin, the marmoset, and on some occasions the black spider monkey.

Sandoval Lake

10 Km away from the city of Puerto Maldonado (25 minutes by boat). To reach the Lake will have to travel 5 km. from the bank of the river inward (1 hour 30 minutes by walk).
It is about 3 km. in length, 1 Km wide and a depth of 0.5 cm to 3 meters. Its waters have an average temperature of 26 ° C (were 78.8 ° F) and have a wealth of fish. It is surrounded by extensive aguajales which are swampy areas where it grows a Palm tree in the place called aguaje, among other exotic species. Within the surrounding flora can be observed orchids, platanillos (Parrot beak), ungurahuis, kapok, mahogany and palms mauritias of up to 30 meters high. In this habitat lives a great variety of birds such as cormorants, toucans, macaws, parrots, horned screamers and herons, as well as a colourful species of wild goose called "hoacin" or "shansho" whose head holds a bow of feathers. Hopefully can be observed also tapirs, turtles and otters or "wolf river" as well as various species of lizards, including the black lizard.

Lake Valencia

To 60 km. from the city of Puerto Maldonado (4 hours by boat).
The Lake is 15 km. long, 800 meters wide and between 0.5 and 15 meters deep and it is a place blessed by the presence of trees and fish.
To it's around are trees like the pumaquiro, the quinilla, cedar, the lupuna, the palm and chestnut. Among the fauna stand out mount turkeys, turtles (charapas and motelos), lizards, monkeys, cormorants and herons, among others.
The wealth of its waters allows both the natives huarayos and settlers settled in the vicinity engaged in fishing damsel fish, halibut fish, gold fish, piranhas and paiches, latter however, are not a native species they were introduced to the Lake.
Together with fishing, one of the most important economic activities in the area is the collection of chestnuts.

Bahuaja-Sonene National Park

At 90 km. from the city of Puerto Maldonado (4 to 5 hours by boat).
This National Park was established to protect the unique tropical wet savanna in Peru. The Park is located between the regions of Madre De Dios and Puno, on the Tambopata, Carabaya and Sandia provinces. It has a population of 1 091 416 hectares and covers also to Bolivia. The most important animals that can be found include the maned wolf marsh deer, giant anteater, wolf river or giant otter, the wild dog, the black lizard and the harpy eagle.

Tambopata National Reserve

To 45 km. South of the city of Puerto Maldonado (2 hours in motor boat). It can also be taking an alternate route: are crossed 25 km. overland (with 4 x 4 trucks) until you reach the community of hell and then cross the River to the reserve (2 hours in motor boat).
Located between the basins of the Tambopata River and the Heath River, the reserve has an area of 274 690 hectares and covers the regions of Madre De Dios and Puno. It has one untold wealth of biodiversity, because there have been 632 species of birds, 1200 butterfly and 169 mammal, 205 fish, 103 de amphibians and 67 of reptiles.
It presents the typical flora of the tropical regions.
To enter you need prior authorization from INRENA.

Tahuamanu Province

City of Iberia

3 Hours by car from Puerto Maldonado by the transoceanic highway.

The road to this place is rich in natural landscapes. The city features the design of the square, where the main economic activities in the region are represented.


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