Huitoto Lake

Huitoto Lake

Huitoto Lake

Some useful information

It is accessed from Puerto Maldonado to travel 30 minutes along the interoceanic road to the labyrinth city, from where you sail approximately 4 hours by boat along the river Madre de Dios. The name of Lake Huitoto is due to the ancestral presence of an indigenous community of the Huitoto ethnic group. It is one of the largest lakes in the Madre de Dios region and has a meytric origin as an ancient channel of the Madre de Dios River, the body of water has a total length of 63 km long. Here you can see a great diversity of birds, the emblematic animal “river wolf” and the black alligator.

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