Puerto Maldonado is the heartland for Peruvian Amazon Rainforest Expeditions. Its location in the south-eastern region of Peru makes it strategic to add a visit to Machu Picchu or Cusco. A short boat ride takes you into the Tambopata National Reserve where you´ll hike through the thick forest, admiring towering green walls of vegetation, the cacophony of birdcalls and the dappled light that filters through the canopy above. Glide along Sandoval Oxbow Lake on canoe for a chance to glimpse giant river otters, turtles, black caimans and, if we´re lucky the elusive anaconda. Go further by boat for an astonishing experience at the world’s largest macaw clay lick, and watch the huge amount of colorful macaws and noisy parrots licking the mud.