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MOTHER OF GOD



Escudo de Madre de Dios
I SHIELD OF MOTHER'S OF GOD DEPARTMENT



POLITICAL DIVISION
Capital of the Department: Port Maldonado
03 counties and 10 districts.
COUNTYCAPITALDISTRICTS
MANUMANU03
TAHUAMANUIÑAPARI03
TAMBOPATAPORT MALDONADO04
SURFACE: 85,183 KM2
CLIMATE: Warm and humid.
TEMPERATURE: I average out 25°C yearly
DISTANCES: Port Maldonado - Lima 1,693 km
Port Maldonado - Cusco 531 km
Port Maldonado - Abancay 731 km


GENERAL INFORMATION

ALTITUDE
Capital: 183 msnm (Port Maldonado)
Minimum: 183 msnm (Port Maldonado)
Maxim: 500 msnm (Mouth Manu)

CLIMATE
The city of Port Maldonado has a warm and humid climate; the temperature annual half maxim is of 26°C (77 ºF) and the minimum of 8°C (24 ºF). The rainy season is from December to March.

ROADS OF ACCESS
Terrestrial:
Lima-Arequipa-Cusco-port Maldonado: 2.180 km (51 hours in bus).
Lima-Nasca-Abancay-Cusco-port Maldonado: 1621 km (49 hours in bus).
Cusco-port Maldonado: 527 km (30 hours in bus).

Air:
Regular flights from the cities of Lima (1 hour and 30 minutes) and Cusco (30 minutes).

DISTANCES FROM PORT MALDONADO
- Salvation (Prov. Manu) / 1 hour to Port Labyrinth by surface mail and 3 days for waterway.
- Iñapari (County of Tahuamanu) 244 km / 4 hours in car.

AIRPORT
Airport International Father José Aldamiz. Highway The Shepherdess-the Jewel km 7. Tel. (082) 57-1533 / 57-1531 / 57-1532.

TRANSPORT TERRESTRIAL
Not terminals exist; however, the companies that you/they lend services in the route Port Maldonado-Iberia-Iñapari they are concentrated on the corner of Jr. Ica with Jr. Piura and those that lend services in the route Port Maldonado-Cusco are in the cdra. 3 of Av. Tambopata.

CENTERS OF HEALTH
Hospital ESSALUD "Victor Alfredo Knot Banks." Av. Andrés Avelino Cáceres km 3. Tel. (082) 57-1074.
Hospital Saint Rosa. Jr. Cajamarca 171. Tel. (082) 57-1019 / 57-1030.

POLICE DELEGATIONS
National police of Peru Sub-region of Mother of God. Jr. Daniel Alcides Carrión s/n (Intersection with Jr. Puno). Tel. (082) 803504 / 803464.

MARKETS OF CRAFT
They can be diverse points of sale of crafts in Port Maldonado; among them, the Square of Weapons and the airport.

MAIL
Av. León Velarde 675, Pto. Maldonado. Tel. (082) 57-1088. Attention: L-S 8:00-20:00.


TOURIST ATTRACTIVENESS DE TAMBOPATA

Colpa of Macaws of Colorado
Inside the National Reservation of Tambopata and to 150 km of the city of Port Maldonado (12 hours in boat).
The colpa is a point of meeting of macaws formed in the riversides of the river thanks to the processes of erosion of the same one that allowed the emergence of rich floors in mineral salts. It measures around 50 m of high and 500 m of long, reason why the biggest in Peruvian Amazonía is considered. Every morning they are six different species of macaws, parrots and parakeets there.

These colorful birds fly about around the colpa before beginning the ceremony of the "colpeo" that consists on ingesting the clay that is in the ravine, the same one that serves them like nutritious complement. After remaining there between 25 and 30 minutes they go away to return the following day. Occasionally, they also go sachavacas, ronsocos and squirrels. In the glasses of the trees they can also be observed diverse species of monkeys as the cute limit, the cappuccino, the marmoset, and in some opportunities until maquisapas.

Lake Sandoval
To 10 km of the city of Port Maldonado (25 minutes in boat of 55 HP). To arrive at the lake 5 km they should be traveled from the bank of the river toward inside (1 hour 30 minutes on foot).
He/she has from among around 3 km of longitude, 1 km wide and a depth 0,5 cm to 3 meters. Their waters have a temperature average of 26ºC (78,8ºF) and they possess a great wealth ictiológica. It is surrounded of extensive aguajales that are marshy areas where a palm of the place called aguaje grows, among other exotic species. Inside the surrounding flora orchids can be observed, platanillos (parrot pick), ungurahuis, lupunas, mahoganies and palms mauritias of up to 30 meters of high.

In this habitat he/she lives a wide variety of birds like the cormoranes, toucans, macaws, parrots, camungos and blue, besides a colorful species of hen called wild "hoacín" or "shansho" whose head shows a bun of feathers. With luck they can also be observed tapires, turtles and otters or river" "wolves as well as diverse species of lizards, among them the black lizard.

Lake Valencia
To 60 km of the city of Port Maldonado (4 hours in boat of 55 HP).
The lake has 15 km long, 800 meters wide and enter 0,5 and 15 meters deep and it is a place privileged by the presence of trees and fish.
To their surroundings they are trees like the pumaquiro, the quinilla, the cedar, the lupuna, the span and the chestnut. Among their fauna they highlight mount turkeys, turtles (charapas and motelos), lizards, monkeys, cormoranes and herons, among other. The wealth of its waters allows that so much the residents native huarayos like the colonists seated in the vicinities are devoted to the fishing of maidens, palometas, golden, pirañas and paiches, these last however, are not a native species but rather they were introduced in the lake. Together with the fishing, another of the economic most important activities in the area is the gathering of brown.

National Park Bahuaja-Sonene
To 90 km of the city of Port Maldonado (4 at 5 hours in boat of 55 HP).
This national park was established to protect the existent only humid tropical savanna in Peru. The park is located between the regions Mother of God and Puno, in the counties of Tambopata, Carabaya and Simple. He/she has an extension of 1'091.416 hectares and it also embraces Bolivia. Among the most important animals that can be they highlight the mane wolf, the deer of the swamps, the bear giant anthill, the river wolf or giant otter, the mount dog, the black lizard and the eagle harpy.

He/she Reserves National of Tambopata
To 45 km to the south of the city of Port Maldonado (2 hours in boat to motor). You can also arrive taking an alternative route: 25 km is traveled by earth (with van 4x4) until arriving to the community of Hell and then the river is furrowed until the reservation (2 hours in boat to motor of 55 HP).
Located among the basins of the river Tambopata and of the river Heath, the reservation has an extension of 274.690 have and it embraces Mother's of God regions and Puno. It has an incalculable wealth in biodiversity, because they have registered 632 species of birds, 1200 of butterflies and 169 of mammals, 205 of fish, 103 of anfíbios and 67 of reptiles. It presents the typical flora of the tropical regions. To be entered he/she needs a previous authorization of INRENA.

Distances from the city of Port Maldonado:
- Salvation (County of Manu) / 1 hour to Port Labyrinth by surface mail and 3 days for waterway.
- Iñapari (County of Tahuamanu) 244 km / 4 hours in car


TOURIST ATTRACTIVENESS DE MANU

National park of Manu

To 280 km of the city of Cusco for the Highway Cusco-Paucartambo (12 hours in van 4x4) you arrives until the town of Watchtower, you continues for river until the town of Mouth Manu (7 hours in boat). Then one enters again for the river Mother of God until arriving at the park. It is also possible to arrive to the town of Mouth Manu in light plane from the city of Cusco (45 minutes).

The National Park of Manu embraces the regions of Cusco and Mother of God and it has an extension of 1'692.137 hectares (the entirety of the basin of the river Manu).

From 1977 the National Park of Manu constitutes the Area Nucleus of the Reservation of the Biosphere of Manu, the same one that was declared as Natural Patrimony of the Humanity by UNESCO in 1987. Although the entrance is not allowed, the visitors can consent to several housings authorized in the Reserved Area and the Cultural adjacent Area to the park.

The park has a great diversity of animal species; more than 800 species of birds like the eagle harpy, the jabiru, the wild goose, the cockerel of the rocks and the rosy spatula; 200 species of mammals like the common cute choro, the black maquisapa, the river wolf, the jaguar, the tigrillo, the bear of glasses and the taruca; and more than 100 species of bats.

They can also be observed trees with more than 45 meters high and 3 diameter meters. The most characteristic species are the cetico, it collides her, the cedar, the screw, the white lupuna and the bush stick.

At the moment they inhabit the National Park of Manu 30 communities rural quechuahablantes, as well as such numerous native amazon populations as the matsiguenka, amahuaca, yaminahua, piro, amarakaeri, huashipaire and nahua.


TOURIST ATTRACTIVENESS DE TAHUAMANU

City of Iberia

At 3 hours in car from Port Maldonado, for the transoceanic highway.
The road toward this place is rich in natural landscapes. In the city it highlights the design of the square of weapons, in which the economic main activities of the region are represented.



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