Airfare to Puerto Maldonado, Peru
Puerto Maldonado is a city in Southeastern Peru, located in the Amazon forest, just 55 km (34 miles) from the Bolivian Border. While the city doesn’t have any attractions of its own, it’s a popular base for those who explore the jungle.
The city is served by an airport which receives domestic flights. The connection to Lima, the capital, is via Cusco. LAN Peru is the airline serving the city. However, it is just as expensive to fly from Lima to Puerto Maldonado, as it is to fly from Cusco here.
Money wise you don’t need to worry which city you’ll fly out of. However, if you want to save money, you should try to do that on the first leg of the trip – so the fly to Lima or Cusco.
If you fly from the United States, there are direct flights to Lima (from New York) and you can choose among several airlines (such as Copa Airlines, Continental and Delta). The flight to Cusco is via Lima and is more expensive, of course. If you fly from Europe, it’s cheaper to fly into Cusco rather than into Lima, but you’ll be making two stops along the way.
You can save some more money if you fly during the low season (which in the area is from June to August) and if you avoid the weekends. Make sure to book your flight ahead of time and look for the special deals as well.
For more information on Puerto Maldonado, check out BootsnAll’s Peru Travel Guide.