Travel Blogs from Puerto Maldonado, Peru

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To Hell and Back, Puerto Maldonado, Peru travel blog

To Hell and Back

A travel blog entry by chowie

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... us on the right plane from Cusco to Puerto Maldonado. The lady at the ticket counter certainly seemed unimpressed with his smell. Puerto Maldonado is a bit of a frontier town in the rainforest. With cars almost obselete here, most people choose to zip ...

The Amazon, Puerto Maldonado, Peru travel blog

The Amazon

A travel blog entry by themurphys

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... in Peru, with only 600,000 people living in its 80,000 kM2 of jungle area. Its capital Is a riverside city known as Puerto Maldonado with 25000 Inhabitants. Gold panning on the Tampobamba and Madre de Dios rivers, and the latex boom at the end of the ...

The Tourist Chronicles Volume 2.

The Tourist Chronicles Volume 2. "My Hair" !!!

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... you could muster up the courage to jump in.  I expected our trip to the jungle to be educational and Puerto Maldonado did not disappoint!  Howler Monkeys, parrots, caymans, falcons, piranhas, lots of strange birds, medicinal trees and ...

Pisaq and Uros Islands, Pisaq and Uros Islands (Lake Titicaca), Peru travel blog

Pisaq and Uros Islands

A travel blog entry by marc-patty

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... visit one of the highest countries in the world and also one of the poorest in South America, Bolivia. Our Highlights of Peru People. Empire. Rambling. Uros. The people of Peru have been great. In a country with so many tourists, you'd ...

Here we go for the Inca Trail, Cuzco, Peru travel blog

Here we go for the Inca Trail

A travel blog entry by catters

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Tomorrow it is off to do the Inca Trail - excited!!! Dashed through Puno yesterday and jumped across to some of the impressive, but over comercialized floating islands on Lake Titicaca.  Nice to meet Lotte and Lene, some friendly Danes, maybe even ...

Midphase break, Puerto Maldonado, Peru travel blog

Midphase break

A travel blog entry by wkfoster

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Okay, some more bits and pieces. We´ve come back into town for the mid phase break and that has become a bit of a time for letting our hair down and having fun. Yesterday we arrived into town in the morning and one of the first stops was the laundry - ...

Last stop in Amazonia...., Corto-Maltese, Amazonia, Peru travel blog

Last stop in Amazonia....

A travel blog entry by rawhideone

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We decide to stay an extra couple of days...it's too relaxing and beautiful...hammocks on the porch...quiet, isolated, all good except for the mosquitoes.  Our friends David and Sandra, head out...we've got the place to ourselves...except for the ...

killer catfish...., On the Madre de Dios River, Peru travel blog

killer catfish....

A travel blog entry by rawhideone

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Let me tell you, I have a whole new respect for catfish.  Frank and I head towards the smaller stream to do some fishing.  I haven't done much fishing in my life and I can't see fishing just to impale the animal on a hook and then throw it ...

Amazon is full of creepy crawly tings!, Puerto Maldonado, Peru travel blog

Amazon is full of creepy crawly tings!

A travel blog entry by worldtraveler2

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... crowd as we had had people from Argentina, Spain, France and Sweden!  There is definitely a difference in the people in Puerto Maldonado than from Cusco.  They don't dress in traditional clothing here and most of them are dressed in skimpy ...

In the Jungle, Puerto Maldono, Amazon jungle, Peru travel blog

In the Jungle

A travel blog entry by tommy

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After a day recovering from the Inca trail and celebrating in Cusco, we jumped on a flight to the final destination of the packaged tour - The Amazon basin. I managed to scrounge a window seat and watched as the arid mountains around Cusco gave way to ...

One last update before disappearing into ..., Puerto Maldonado, Peru travel blog

One last update before disappearing into ...

A travel blog entry by wkfoster

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... place, all at one time (and all be awake!) After late night arrivals, and early morning departures from Lima, we've ended up in Puerto Maldonado (PM) which is the main town near to where we'll be spending the next 10 weeks. From here it's about 8 hours ...

Crazy Nights in Cuzco - Survivng the Inca Trail, Cuzco, Peru travel blog

Crazy Nights in Cuzco - Survivng the Inca Trail

A travel blog entry by catters

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Nearly four years ago to the day i did the Inca trail in Peru, I just got back from doing it again today, it was brilliant.  The tour group, the trecking and in direct contrast to last time even the food was fantastic.  Day two turned out ...

feeding the mosquitos..., On the Madre de Dios River, Peru travel blog

feeding the mosquitos...

A travel blog entry by rawhideone

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5:30 AM in the boats to look for parrots on the colpa...that's a vertical river bank comprised of clay that the parrots gather on...they ingest the clay and minerals and it protects them from some of the tree toxins they will later ingest.  I guess ...

Nurse Doolittle and the Stinky Chickens, Puerto Maldonado, Peru travel blog

Nurse Doolittle and the Stinky Chickens

A travel blog entry by beardandblonde

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... we entered the Amazon Jungle for two days and nights surrounded by shrieking monkeys, tuneful parrots and creepy crawlies. Arriving in Puerto Maldonado (a town on the jungle's periphery with as many tuk-tuks as people) after a painful 12-hour bus ...

Tarzan and Jane in the Jungle, Puerto Maldonado, Peru travel blog

Tarzan and Jane in the Jungle

A travel blog entry by suenson_taylors

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Today we are in the Peruvian Jungle for 4 days. We arrive by plane from Cusco in Puerto Maldonado and the first impression as we step off the aircraft is that we are on holiday. The air temperature is 30c+ and the humidity is very high – just like ...

The Amazon basin, Puerto Maldonado, Peru travel blog

The Amazon basin

A travel blog entry by lizand_rich

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After chilling for a day in Cusco after the Inca trail we got on a 25 minute plane journey to Puerto Maldonado to see the jungle. The other option would have been to go by road via a lorry carrying diesel and would take between 5 days and a week to get ...

Surrounded by mountains in Sorata, Sorata, Bolivia travel blog

Surrounded by mountains in Sorata

A travel blog entry by esbjorn

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Don´t have time now to write a long report about Sorata, but it is a very nice town in a valley in between snow capped mountains. I did a two day trek here towards Laguna glaciar at 5100m. A very nice walk, with fantastic views. See the pictures! ...

off to the jungle...., Puerto Maldonado, Peru travel blog

off to the jungle....

A travel blog entry by rawhideone

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... broadly winding flow of the Madre de Dios and, where it merges with the Tambopata, someone decided to build the town of Puerto Maldonado.  The plane lands...we walk into the airport and it downpours!! Hard, driving rain proving once again that it is ...

Manu National Park, Manu National Park, Peru travel blog

Manu National Park

A travel blog entry by roundtheworld

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Manu National Park Manu National Park was established in 1977 and in recognition of its uniqueness was designated a world heritage site ten years later. Manu is internationally acclaimed as one of the most biodiverse areas on earth. Wake up call ...

Rainforest, Puerto Maldonado, Peru travel blog

Rainforest

A travel blog entry by gemsmith

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In the jungle, Amazon jungle, Peru travel blog

In the jungle

A travel blog entry by mattandlou

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Our trip to the Amazon started with a very quick 30min flight descending from 3700m to just 300m. It was so much more comfortable being at a lower altitude and really good to be able to walk up a flight of stairs without getting out of breath. We had a ...

Wild Turkeys, Puerto Maldonado, Peru travel blog

Wild Turkeys

A travel blog entry by nick__chadwick

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Mountain peaks to Jungle in one day (on a bike), Sorata to Rurrenbaque, Bolivia travel blog

Mountain peaks to Jungle in one day (on a bike)

A travel blog entry by billyandtrav

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Sorata, the walking capital of Bolivia is lovely, just what we have been looking for quiet and chilled out. We stayed in a nice hostel and found a lovely cafe with hammocks to read in, which we did for most of our first day. On the second day we did a ...

Into the Wild , Madidi, Bolivia travel blog

Into the Wild

A travel blog entry by malvada

Rurrenabaque i Amazonas 28.7. – 1. 8. Ajme, ljuta sam za poludit! Zadnjih tjedan dana putovala sam s jednim Englezom, Leonom, koji mi je na pocetku bio skroz super, ali je na kraju ispao totalni manijak! Rekao mi je kako sam sebicna i kako sam ...

At home in the jungle, Puerto Maldonado, Peru travel blog

At home in the jungle

A travel blog entry by lostalready

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It is a 45 minute flight into the jungle to Puerto Maldonado, sure beats an 18 hour bus ride. Puerto Maldonado has two industries - 1) logging with profits going to big companies, often foreign owned and 2) tourism of the sort where you are whisked ...

AMAZON, Puerto Maldonado, Peru travel blog

AMAZON

A travel blog entry by beyermatt

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... felt like we entered a new country... the architecture was completely different and even the people looked slightly different... also in Puerto Maldonado about 90% (or seems like) of its residents drive motorcycles. We then took a 45 minute boat ride ...

Hot and humid, Puerto Maldonado, Peru travel blog

Hot and humid

A travel blog entry by riege

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We took the plane from Cusco to Puerto Maldonado which was only half an hour flight. There we had time to stock up on last drinks and snacks e.g. Brazil nuts which are grown in this region. It was very humid, about 99% and  with 34 degrees elcius ...

en la mañana, Selva 2, Peru travel blog

en la mañana

A travel blog entry by francisca

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 Al despertarnos el abuelo de la familia indígena nos explico sus costumbres, incluso prendió fuego frente a nosotros, nos enseño palabras, nos canto, etc.. lejos una de las cosas mas entretenidas del viaje.   ...

Back to the Amazon, Puerto Maldonado, Peru travel blog

Back to the Amazon

A travel blog entry by mlc

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I had been a little disappointed by the Bolivian Amazon, but I wasn't prepared to write the Amazon off. So we took a deep breath and signed up for two weeks at Tambopata Expedition's lodge, Piedra Negra Research Station. This trip is a bargain  - ...

Ind i den farlige jungel! :-), Puerto Maldonado, Peru travel blog

Ind i den farlige jungel! :-)

A travel blog entry by elianasiri

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Vi var saa heldige at have mulighed for at besoege Sofie (Eli's veninde) i junglen taet paa Puerto Maldonado. Hun arbejder som frivillig i et naturreservat, hvor de fodrer og passer forskellige svage eller udrydningstruede dyr, og hjalper dem med at komme ...

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