Left the hotel at 6.45 and caught the bus out to the airport to catch the 6.45 flight to Puerto maldonado. The flight went via Cusco. Flying over the mountain looked wonderful. The mountains are so steep. When we arrive In P M and it was quite humis and hot. Left most of our luggage at the local office and then took a bus for a 45 min bus trip down a very rough road which had some very dodgy bridges. We then caught a canoe for a 2 1/2 hrs trip up the river to our lodge. It was getting dark by the time we arrives there. There was a steep climb up and then a 10 minute walk to the Lodge. It really was a nice surprise. The rooms were open one side and had a hammock which James tried out as soon as we got there. Had a very nice tea and then went out in the canoe looking for caiman. Saw a few.