Puerto Maldonado

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  • Day11

    Amazonie (3/3), Pérou

    May 15, 2017 in Peru ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    Hier (le 15), c'était mon anniversaire. Au programme lever 4h30 du matin pour une marche de quelques kilomètres dans la gadoue et les moustiques puis 10h30 de bus. Heureusement, le matin nous avons vu des perroquets. La plupart était bleu et jaune. Dès qu'ils nous ont vus approcher ils se sont mis à caqueter pour prévenir leurs congénères que nous approchions. Nous avons aussi entendu les grands singes crier comme chaque matin. Ils font cela pour affirmer leurs territoires.

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  • Day11

    Puerto Maldonado

    July 31, 2018 in Peru ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Warme Luft, Wellblechhütten, ein Bus ohne Fenster, so stelle ich mir Afrika vor.
    Kurz nach dem Flughafen noch der frische Geruch nach Grün, stinkt es doch schnell wieder nach Abgasen und verbranntem Müll.
    Bis die Boote fahren, haben wir noch Zeit, sogar noch ein letztes Mal WLAN ^^
    Zum Zeitvertreib besuchen wir den lokalen Markt und werden tatsächlich von Einheimischen begutachtet. Zumindest in dieser Stadt sind Touristen anscheinend noch nicht ganz alltäglich.
    Der Markt ist riesig, es stinkt nach billiger Plastikware, und so sieht es auch aus. Buntes Treiben, Frauen die aus Cocablättern lesen, Kinder, die auf der Straße entlaust werden... es gibt nichts, was es nichts gibt.
    Die meisten Leute sprechen Quechua, aber es gibt auch viel Zuzug aus anderen Gebieten. Diesmal nicht wegen der Touristen, sondern dem Fluss und dem verbotenen Gold Mining. Leider wird das oft mit dem Trennmittel Quecksilber gefördert, die Reste landen im Fluss, deswegen waren aus dem Flugzeug auch einige kahle Stellen im Urwald zu sehen, die eigentlich nicht da sein sollte.
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  • Day38

    Off to Sandoval lake

    November 6, 2017 in Peru ⋅ ☁️ 24 °C

    By 9:30 am, we at the port of Porto Maldonado on the river Rio Madre de Dios. Rio Madre is a huge tributary of the Amazon river. It had been pouring heavily all the while and even now when we sat in the boat, it was relentless. We had our rain gear on and the bags were covered with eain covers as we set off to Sandoval lake.Read more

  • Day38

    Canoe onto the lake

    November 6, 2017 in Peru ⋅ ☁️ 23 °C

    After walking into the muck for almost an hour, we reached the end of the walk. There was a small port with canoes there. Jorge told us that this was a man-made canal to connect to the lake.
    There were a lot of palm trees in this region. Jorge told us that this variety of palm grows in marsh land and since there are marshes here, these palms grow in abundance.Read more

  • Day11

    Puerto Maldonado

    September 2, 2015 in Peru ⋅ ☀️ 32 °C

    A short flight from Cusco, high in the Andes, to Puerto Maldonado, deep in the lowlands of the Amazon jungle. Travel by motorized
    canoe to our lodge in the Tambopata Rainforest Area, which holds the world record for the most bird sightings in one area. Explore
    the jungle with local guides before flying to Lima for a final night out.
    About half of Peru is located within the Amazon Basin, however, due to its isolation, not a lot of it is available to the casual traveler.
    Puerto Maldonado is the region’s principal city and is serviced by air from the capital and from Cusco. The town is situated at the
    confluence of the Madre de Dios and Tambopata Rivers, and is a bustling, booming tropical frontier town. Its principal activities are
    gold mining, Brazil nut collecting, timber extraction, agriculture and ecotourism. After a brief stop in the town we depart on an
    afternoon boat trip by motorized canoe to our jungle lodge.
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  • Day167

    In the Jungle

    May 13, 2016 in Peru ⋅ ⛅ 84 °F

    We arive at 7 in the morning, and it's very apparent we are in the jungle. The humidity here is incredible and I'm relieved to be getting up and its not cold. The station of puerto Maldonado is quite small and trying to get our luggage of the bus is a challenge in its self. How hard is it to match up tickets? The main problem is a group of Spanish that want their bags off first when they put them on first, and it just doesn't work like that. Eventually reunited with our bags we make our way into the terminal and I look round for the company that will take us to Brazil. Apparently there is only one and they only leave twice a week but when I go to the desk they tell me they no longer cross the border, and that it's a company cared Ormeno. Their office isn't open yet so we step outside to find a cab. Our only option is a tuk Tuk so we attach our bags as best we can and head to find a hostel. The one we've been looking at has vacancies so we get checked in and Mark heads for bed and I get some breakfast. The hostel is great and there is a mixed bunch staying here, but most people are heading out on the trek the hostel offers. Its a three day and two night excursion but until I know what bus I need to catch I'm not booking anything. Mark and I head out for a coffee and empanada and after catch a tuc Tuc tio the terminal. The buses only leave on a saturday and Wednesday and today is Thursday, so it looks like the jungle trekking will have to wait. We book our tickets for Saturday, but the woman can't confirm a time until tomorrow evening as they have to wait until the bus leaves Cusco to have an idea of what time it will arrive in Puerto Maldonado. We leave the station, but I'm not comfortable with the fact that we don't know our time, but that's the way it is. We actually have quite decent internet in the hostal so we head back there and spend the afternoon catching up on photo back up and updating my blog. When I was doing the Inca trail i hand wrote everything so now I have to translate it to my online blog, and as I'm rereading it I think I must have been suffering badly with altitude sickness as it doesn't make sense, either that or I was thinking in Spanish. In the evening we head to John's place where we have been recommended the burgers, but to be honest they weren't all that, and even though there's a karaoke bar in town it is totally empty. I feel that we're either out of season or this place isn't getting the tourists it deserves. Once again it's back to the hostel where we chill out just watching telly then to our room to climb under our mosquito net for a good night sleep.Read more

  • Day35

    Porto Maldonado

    November 3, 2017 in Peru ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    Our bus reached Porto Maldonado about 45 min before time. We reached at 6:15 am and waited at the bus stop for our pickup to arrive. Porto Maldonado is the gateway to the amazonas in this region of Peru, much as Rurrenabaque was in Bolivia.
    We were driven to the office of the Chuncho Lodge (our tour operator). We freshened up there and also had our breakfast before beginning the journey into the forest.
    The 1st 48 kms of the route was on the pan oceanic highway that connects the Atlantic Ocean in Brazil to the Pacific ocean in Peru.
    The next 18 kms after a left turn into the amazon jungle was a dirt road with mud and a lot of water at some of the places. It was a bumpy 45 min ride.
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  • Day39

    Evening at Puerto Maldonado

    November 7, 2017 in Peru ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    We spent the evening walking around the tiny village. I bought a cough syrup for the dry cough I'd been having for a few days and Hristo bought his Tequila in one of the bars and then we did a cheers to having survived the amazon again 😁

  • Day24

    Puerto Maldonado

    June 4, 2017 in Peru ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    Today we took off for the Amazon to stay a few nights in a jungle lodge. We had a lovely 2.5hour boat ride to get there, and due to our flight delays we got to watch the beautiful sunset on the way.
    Unfortunately due to our late arrival it meant we got straight into our night jungle walk... this was a terrifying experience to put it lightly. Not only did we see poisionus ants, scorpions, hundreds of spiders including the most poisionus spider in the world but we got to see all 3 types of tarantulas that live in this jungle (including the one they name 'Amanda' that lives in the tree outside the dinning hall)! And to top it all off to "give us a different perspective of the jungle" they made us stand in the middle of it for several minutes with no torches on! This was less than 2 metres from a nest of tarantulas they showed us.....
    It was only after we got back to the lodge that I could appreciate how cool it had been.
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  • Day26

    Puerto Maldonado

    September 12, 2018 in Peru ⋅ ☀️ 35 °C

    Die Busfahrt war diesmal zwar etwas luxuriöser (ich saß unten auf den Luxussitzen mit dem 180Grad-Sitz und der extra Beinfreiheit), aber der Busfahrer ist mal wieder mit 80 km/h irgendwelche schlängeligen Pässe hoch- und runtergefahren, das man im Sitz hin- und hergeworfen wurde. :)
    Um 7 Uhr weckt uns der Busfahrer. Wir steigen aus und mich erschlägt fast die Hitze und Luftfeuchtigkeit. Puhhhh, kleiner Klimawechsel :) Ich Schwitze schon nur vom Stehen! Also schnappe ich mir meine Rucksäcke, nehme ein TukTuk (Mototaxis sind hier DAS Verkehrsmittel) und lasse mich zum Hostel fahren. Ich habe voll das Dejavu - ist wie in Vietnam hier! Keine Regeln, viel Gehupe und nur Motorräder, Roller und Mototaxis!
    Im Tambopata Hostel ist voll schön - überall fliegen Schmetterlinge, es gibt einen Pool und die Zimmer sind echt süß. Nach einer Dusche und einem kleinen Schläfchen treffe ich mich unten mit einem Guide um meine Dschungeltour zu planen (3 Tage, S/759).
    Ich leihe mir ein Motorrad aus (S/50 für 7 Stunden) und erkunde die Stadt und Umgebung. Durch den Dschungel und auf engen Wegen düse ich entlang des Río Madre de Dios und des Río Tambopata, fahre unter über einem toten Hund kreisende Riesen-Aasgeier, halte am Hafen und schaue den Fähren und Peruanern beim Baden im Fluss zu :) und mache Halt auf dem Markt in der Stadt - zwischen den ganzen Peruanern hole ich mir Essen (für S/5 gibt es einen großen Teller Suppe und Pollo frito mit Salat) und einem frisch gepressten Möhren-Ingwer-Apfel-Saft. Dann lasse ich das Gerät noch tanken :) (S/15) und dann springt das Ding nicht mehr an! Wahrscheinlich die Batterie! Also schiebe ich den kurzen Weg zu El Gato und gebe das Ding wieder ab - der Opa da in seiner Werkstatt war gar nicht verwundert, passiert wahrscheinlich ständig!
    Im Hostel zurück springe ich in den Pool und kühle mich ab, entspanne ein wenig und schreibe was. Vor dem Bett gibt es noch einen Ananassaft und dann ab Unters Moskitonetz!
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Puerto Maldonado, Горад Пуэрта-Мальданада, Пуерто Малдонадо, پوئرتو مالدونادو, פוארטו מלדונדו, PEM, プエルト・マルドナド, პუერტო-მალდონადო, 푸에르토말도나도, Portus Maldonatus, Puerto Maldonadas, Пуэрто-Мальдонадо, Пуерто-Мальдонадо, پوریتو مالدونادو, 馬爾多納多港

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