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Puerto Maldonado

Travel Guide South America Peru Puerto Maldonado

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Introduction

Puerto Maldonado is the capital of the Madre de Dios Region in the southeast of Peru and gateway to the beautiful ManĂº National Park and other parks and reserves.

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Getting There

By Plane

Padre Aldamiz International Airport (PEM) offers regular flights to Lima and Cusco.

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Sleep

PropertyAddressTypePopularity
Anaconda LodgeAirport Avenue km1Guesthouse83
KapieviCarretera Tambopata Km 1.5GUESTHOUSE-
Tambopata HostelAv. 26 de DiciembreHostel81
Tarantula Eco-HostelAvenida Aeropuerto s/nGUESTHOUSE-
Bungalows VivencialesKM. 4.8 TambopataHOTEL-
Kerenda HometCarretera Tambopata Km. 3.5GUESTHOUSE-
Monte Amazonico LodgeAvenida Leon Velarde 173HOTEL-

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Keep Connected

Phone

See also International Telephone Calls

Post

Check the Serpost website, the national postal service (a private company), for more information about prices and options regarding the sending of postcards, letters and parcels. The post service is relatively efficient and post offices can be found in most cities and (larger) towns. Post offices generally are open from 8:00am to 8:00pm Monday to Saturday and some are open on Sundays from 9:00am to 1:00pm. Postcards are available from street vendors and shops at any touristy area, and stamps are generally available as well, though sometimes only at the post office itself. It takes at least 10 days to send a postcard to North America and prices start at S/5.5. To Europe it is S/7.8 and it takes even a bit longer, around 2 weeks. For little extra money, you can choose 'expresso' services. For large parcels and quantities, you can use both Serpost or a company like DHL which is faster and offers the same prices, though it is still relatively expensive. UPS for some reason is much more expensive in Peru!

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