Madre de Dios is located in the south eastern of Peru, in the Amazon Forest.
85 183 km2
600 feet (183 meters).
Max 93 F (34º C) and 46 F minimum (8º C). Rainy season runs from December through March.
The most recommended routes are as follows: Lima-Arequipa-Cusco-Puerto Maldonado (2 024 km), the trip takes about 40 hours.
From Cusco to Paucartambo-Salvación by land, from Boca Manu-Colorado on boat along the Madre de Dios River to Puerto Maldonado, the trip takes about 4 days.
There are daily flights to Puerto Maldonado from Lima (about 1 h 30 min) and Cusco (about 45 min); there are flights from Cusco to Boca Manu in order to visit Manu National Park.
• Patasca or caldo de mondongo (tripe soup with maize, mint and giblets).
• Juane (steamed rice tamales seasoned with turmeric and stuffed with chicken chunks, wrapped in bijao leaves)
• Inchicapi (chicken soup with peanuts, cilantro and cassave).
• Timbuche (soup based on fish, green banana and cilantro).
• Asado de venado (roasted deer) served with rice and green banana.
• Tacacho con cecina (coal cooked or fried crushed banana mixed with lard and cured meat).
• Asado de picuro (roasted picuro, an Amazonian rodent famous for its delicious meat).
• Suri frito (fried suri) served with boiled banana.
• Caldo de carachama (thick soup based on a fish named carachama, bananas and cilantro).
The traditional drinks include:
• Masato (drink based on crushed cooked cassave fermented with sweet potato or sugar).
• Refresco de aguajina (delicious aguaje drink).
• Refresco de pihuayo.
• Chapo (drink prepared with banana and sugar, served cold).