How to travel to Tambopata

Puerto Maldonado

How to get to Tambopata

Travel to Puerto Maldonado

Puerto Maldonado is located at the confluence of the Madre de Dios and Tambopata rivers, in the southern Amazon rainforest in Peru, 610 feet (186 m) above sea level. (Tambopata's Map), and normally is only the jumping-off point for exploring the jungle and journeys along Tambopata river and lower part of the Madre de Dios river, Valencia Lake and Sandoval Lake.

The traditional way for get to Tambopata is by air.

How to get there:

Distances to Puerto Maldonado - Madre de Dios, Peru:

From

Distance

Duration by Air

Duration by Bus

Lima by Nazca

1,007 miles
(1,621 Km)

1h 40'

34 hours (1 stop)
Connection in Cuzco

Cuzco

331 miles
(530 Km)

55 minutes

11 hours

Inambari
(border with Brazil)

178 miles
(286 Km.)

-

4 hours

Rio Branco (Brazil)

363 miles
(581 Km.)

-

9 hours

Puerto Maldonado - Tambopata by Air - Domestic Flights

Puerto Maldonado is easily accessible by air, commercial flights leave daily from Lima and Cuzco and connections. The Padre José Aldamiz (PEM airport code) is the airport of Puerto Maldonado, small and comfortable facilities. It has a vaccination center and taxi service.

The airport is located 7 Km outside the town.

Book cheap domestic flight tickets from / to Puerto Maldonado (itineraries and airfares)


Puerto Maldonado by Land - Travelling by Bus

The Interoceanic Highway or Transoceanic Highway, is an international, transcontinental highway between Peru and Brazil.

From Cuzco (Urcos deviation) you can travel to Puerto Maldonado and continue to Inambari - Iñapari on the Brazilian border (286 Km. - 4 hours by car) and then Rio Branco (581 Km - 9 hours by car). This new highway entails the renovation and construction of roughly 2,600 kilometers of paved roads and 22 bridges.

From Cuzco city you have bus connections to Lima, Arequipa and Puno.

Booking bus services from / to Puerto Maldonado (itineraries and fares)


River Transportation in Tambopata

There is no commercial river transportation. River transport is limited to speedboats and small boats to nearby places from Puerto Maldonado, local excursions or to take you down river to destinations as Sandoval Lake or Valencia Lake.

See Exploring the Jungle.

  • Cheap Flight Tickets to Tambopata

    Cheap Flight Tickets to Puerto Maldonado (Tambopata)

  • Padre José Aldamiz Airport - Puerto Maldonado

    Padre José Aldamiz Airport - Puerto Maldonado

    © J. Mazzotti

  • Padre José Aldamiz Airport - Puerto Maldonado

    Padre José Aldamiz Airport - Puerto Maldonado

    © J. Mazzotti

  • Bridge in the Interoceanic Highway

    Bridge in the Interoceanic Highway

    © Prom Peru - H. Plengue