Lake Sandoval 3 Days / 2 Nights
Lake Sandoval is located within the Tambopata National Reserve, a beautiful and wild life filled owbow lake, in Sandoval Lake you get to see wildlife like no other place; Lots of monkeys, black caimans, giant otters, macaws, different bird species, romantic and relaxing excursions around the lake. The best place to see the wildlife in the National Reserve.
DAY 1: PUERTO MALDONADO – LAKE SANDOVAL
Arrival and reception by guide or transfer at the airport or bus station.
Our guides are highly experienced professionals with deep knowledge of the area and jungle, we offer 1 guide for a group of maximum 8 people, most of our tours are private as standard.
Transfer from the airport to our main office in the city.
Upon arrival in Pto. City of Maldonado, our transfer or guide will welcome you and take you for a few minutes to our office in the city.
In our office we recommend packing only the necessary things you need for your next couple of days, main luggage can stay in our security deposit. Transport is easier that way, and keep our boats and cargo light load, we provide duffel in the office if necessary, we also provide rubber boots for muddy trails, you can select a suitable size from our collection
Transfer from our office to the port of Tambopata
In full company and guidance of our guide we navigate by the Tambopata river for almost 7 minutes until the river Madre De Dios then 40 minutes of trip by the river in motor canoe that takes to the entrance track to the lake Sandoval
Box lunch on the boat. We can customize your lunch with a vegetarian option, we also offer cold drinks bottled on the boat.
The trail takes you for a 2.5-kilometer walk through a forest of successions, a giant natural bamboo forest, a habitat for monkeys, sloths and macaws, until you reach a small canal where we board our paddle canoes, 100 meters (almost equal in yards) through a palm marsh, with plenty of aguajes, these palm trees provide the most popular fruit of the Peruvian jungle, highly consumed by locals like drinks and ice cream.
Once on the glass surface of the lake, we follow quietly around the lake to the lodge.
A welcome drink and
Accommodation and a bit of rest, in rooms or hummocks
Before dinner, depending on the time of arrival, we set out to explore part of the lake, looking for monkeys or black cayman (the black alligators are the largest of the alligators and alligators, the largest seen in the lake of 6 meters long) The flooded palm grove can see hundreds of red-bellied macaws as they retreat. One of the few species of macaws that live in flocks and swamps of Mauritanian palms such as Lake Sandoval.
We also have the option of a night walk in the forest behind the lodge.
Dinner at the hostel.
DAY 2: HEART OF THE NATIONAL RESERVE OF TAMBOPATA – LAKE SANDOVAL
An early wake up call and meeting in the lodges dining room to visit the lake for sunrise and a hopeful encounter with the friendly family of giant otters who are very active at this time of the lake, giant otters should eat an average of 8 pounds of fish per day (4 kilos)
Sandoval Lake offers abundant wildlife including: 6 species of monkeys, black alligators, more than 40 species of resident birds on the lakeside, 5 species of kingfisher of Peru and the most abundant group of Hoatzin. Photograph of boats.
Return to the hostel for breakfast.
At midmorning we go out into the jungle to see giant trees like kapok and Brazil nut trees the two largest trees of the Amazon, our guide will show you and demonstrate how we collect open and commercialize this extremely important product for our local economy.
Return to the hostel at noon.
A bit of rest in the bungalows or hummocks.
In the afternoon we take our paddle canoe and explore a different area of the lake in search of the different monkey troops, very active at this time of day, the brown capuchin monkey and the squirrel monkey live in the forest near the lake.
Before dinner we will enjoy a pleasant night walk looking for tarantulas and creepy snakes.
DAY 3: LAKE SANDOVAL – AIRPORT
Optional walk in the jungle or early visit to the lake before breakfast and transfer back to the office and the airport.
- A professional naturalist guide (ENGLISH OR SPANISH).
- Transport by boat.
- Ground transportation of private vehicles.
- Entrance to the Sandoval Lake Reserve.
- A professional cook.
- Meals: 1x breakfast, 1x lunch, 1 dinner and drinking water (Please note: vegetarian option on request at no extra cost!).
- Accommodation: 1 night in lodges.
- First aid kit, including a poison extractor, mosquito bite treatment and
an antidote to a snake bite;
- Radio communications.
- Rubber boots (rainy season).
- Any flight or departure taxes from the airport.
- Travel insurance.
- Breakfast on the first day and dinner on the last day.
- Alcoholic drinks.
- Advice for local staff.
- Original passport.
- Small backpack.
- Long sleeve cotton shirts (preferably green).
- Long cotton trousers.
- Long cotton socks (to be put on your pants).
- Comfortable walking shoes.
- Sandals or light shoes.
- Rain gear (for example, rain poncho).
- Sweater (for the beginning of the tour in the Andes and the cloud forest only).
- Camera and its charger.
- Plastic bags for clothes and a camera.
- A hat as protection against the sun or rain.
- Small towel.
- Toilet paper.
- Flashlight (with spare bulb and batteries).
- One bottle of water (1 liter minimum).
- Pocket money (Suns) to buy some drinks and souvenirs, as well as tip.
- Personal Medications.
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