The city of Puerto Maldonado is the capital of Madre de Dios department, ready to get into a trip full of emotion and discovery. Founded on July 10, 1902,the city was named after the explorer Faustino Maldonado sailed Madre de Dios river until it joins Tambopata river.
Puerto Maldonado is located in the joint between Tambopata and Madre de Dios River, features a delay in economical advance because of the lack of mass media. The population, mostly natives from jungle tribes, is devoted to natural resources extraction, wood, fruits, gold, etc. with scarce production media.
However, the difficult conditions of life in this area have permitted to maintain one of the most virginal landscapes around the world, having parks and natural reserves with Amazon forests, unique in the world.
It is the best destiny, for ecology lovers, and to people who look for adventure in paradise places, lots of green areas, where you can find many animals, that only exist in these jungles.
Puerto Maldonado, is only a transit place to start the entrance through the river, in the Manu National Park or Candamo Tambopata Reserve.
Thanks to the great attractiveness and invaluable findings from pre-Columbian cultural manifestations, Chiclayo is the second destiny for the archaeological cultural tourism after Cusco.
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