Lake Sandoval 4 Days / 3 Nights
Sandoval lake is located inside the Tambopata National Reserve, a beautiful and wild-life packed owbow lake, at Sandoval Lake you get to see wildlife like no other place; a lot of monkeys, black caymans, Giant otter, macaws, different species of birds, romantic and relax excursions around the lake. The best place to see wildlife in the National Reserve of tambopata.
Arrival and reception by guide or transfer at the airport or bus station.
Our guides are highly experience professionals with deeply knowledge of the area and rainforest, we provide 1 guide for a group of max 8 people, most of our tours are private as standard.
Transfer from the airport to our main office in town.
Upon arrival to Pto. Maldonado City, our Transfer or guide will welcome you and drive you for few minutes to our office in town.
In our office we recommend you to pack only the necessary stuff you need for your next couple of days, the main luggage can stay at our safe deposit. Our Transfer from our office to Tambopata river Port
In full company and orientation of our guide we navigate down the tambopata river for almost 5 minutes until the Madre De Dios river then 40 minutes journey down the river by motor canoe brings you to the entrance trail to Sandoval Lake
Box lunch in the boat.. when wi arrive The Sandoval trail takes you on a 1.6 miles walk (2.5 kilometers) walk through a successional forest,good habitat for monkeys, sloth and macaws, until we reach a small canal where we board our paddle-canoes, we paddle for 150 meters (nearly the same in yards) trough a palm-forest swamp, abundance of “aguajes”, we continue leisurely around the lake to the lodge.
A welcome drink and briefing from the lodge’s manager at the reception area of the lodge.
Accommodation and a Little rest, at rooms or hummocks
Before dinner depending on arrival time we set off to explore part of the lake, looking for monkeys or black Cayman ( black Cayman are the biggest of the Cayman and litigator family, biggest one seen at the lake 6 meters long/20 feet so fur) in the flooded palm forest we can see hundreds of Red-bellied macaws as they return to roost. One the few species of macaws that lives in flocks and mauritia palm swamps such the one at Sandoval Lake.
We also have the option of a night walk into the forest behind the lodge.
Dinner at the lodge.
An early wake call and meeting at the lodges’ dinning room to visit the lake for sunrise and a hopeful encounter with the friendly family of Giant Otters who are highly active at this time of the lake, Giant otters must eat an average of 8 pounds of fish a day (4 kilos)
Sandoval lake offers abundant wildlife including: 6 species of monkeys, blak caymans, over 40 species of birds resident to the lakes’ shore, and the most abundant group of Hoatzin, all the animals here are easy to photograph from the boats.
Return to the lodge for breakfast.
By mid-morning we set off into the jungle to see Giant trees like the kapok and Brazil nut trees the two biggest trees of the amazon, our guide will show you and demonstrate how we collect open and commercialize this extremely important product to our local economy.
We return midday to the lodge.
A Little rest in the bungalows or hummocks.
At evening we take our paddle-canoe and explore a different area of the lake in search of the different troops of monkeys, highly active at this time of the day, Brown Capuchin monkey and Squirrel monkey live in the forest near the lake.
Before dinner we will again enjoy a nice night walk looking for the spooky tarantulas and snakes.
Early wake up to cross the lake by canoe and take a short along the main trail, 1 km down the trail there is a special place where every morning parrots and macaws congregate to eat bark of trees, very rich in minerals, dozens of red bellied macaws and blue and yellow macaws take turn to eat on dead palms or palms they kill themselves.
Returning from the parrots show we paddle around the lake spotting wildlife and return for breakfast.
After breakfast we will cross the lake to explore a impressive floodplain primary forest and admire the impressive Giant trees and lianas, some of them are strong enough to climb and swing.
We return to the lodge for lunch.
In the cooler afternoon we will once explore the lake in search of the large troops of monkeys, to also experience a spectacular sunset.
Optional excursion upon coordination with your guide.
Departure after breakfast.
- Reception in the airport transfer to Puerto maldonado
- Motorboat transportation
- .A professional Cook.
- Meals and drinking water (Please note: vegetarian option upon request for no extra cost!).
- First aid kit, including a poison extractor, mosquito bite treatment and an antidote for a snake bite;
- Radio communications.
- Rubber boots (rainy season).
- Transfer to the airport
- Any flight nor airport departure taxes; Travel insurance.Vaccination;
- Breakfast on the first day and dinner on the last day.
- Alcoholic beverages.
- Tips to local staff.
- Prices are based on a minimum of four people
WHAT TO BRING
- Original passport.
- Small backpack.
- Long sleeved cotton shirts (preferably green coloured).
- Long cotton trousers.
- Cotton long socks (to be put into your trousers).
- Comfortable walking shoes.Sandals or light shoes.
- Rain gear (e.g. rain poncho).
- Sweater, Swimsuit; Binoculars.
- Camera and its charger.
- Plastic bags to be used for clothes and a camera.
- A hat as a protection against the Sun or rain,
- Toiletries, Small towel,
- Toilet paper,
- Sun cream,
- Flashlight (with spare bulb and batteries),
- A bottled water (1 litre as a minimum),
- Pocket money (Soles) to buy some beverages and souvenirs as well as to tip.
- Personal Medici nes
Our prices depend on the number of people you are at the time of leaving on the tour we leave with a minimum of 4 pax and as maximum 10 pax in each of our group. , we will go even if you are 2 peoples on our tours to valencia lake.