Puerto Maldonado is in southeastern Peru, capital of the Madre de Dios Region. It is in the Amazon forest, 55 km west of the Bolivian border, on the confluence of the Tambopata and Madre de Dios River, a tributary of the Amazon River. The climate is tropical. Nearby are the Manu and Tambopata-Candamo national parks and the Bahuaja-Sonene national reserved area. These are some of the most pristine primary rain forests in the world. There are several tourist eco-lodges around Puerto Maldonado and in the reserves. One of the main attractions are the hundreds of macaws which congregate at various "colpas", or "collpas", a Quechua word which means salted earth, (clay licks) daily to eat clay.
(Lima, Sacred Valley, Aguas Calientes, Cusco, Puerto Maldonado)
They don’t call them “Wonders of the World” for nothing.
(Lima, Puerto Maldonado, Cusco, Aguas Calientes, Lake Titicaca)
The Peruvian jungle is so untamed, only the most adventurous dare invade its emerald depths.
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