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
Puerto Maldonado, Peru
Duration: 3 days (approx.)