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Puerto Maldonado Jungle (2 Days / 1 night) from USD299.00 per Person (based on double occupancy)

At the Heart of Sandoval Lake

 

Sandoval lake lodge is located by the shores of Sandoval lake, inside the Tambopata National Reserve, a beautiful and wild-life packed oxbow 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.

PROGRAM ITINERARY

DAY 1

Arrival and reception by guide or tranfer 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. Transportation it’s easier that way, and keep our boats and porter cargo light, we provide you duffels at the office if necessary, we also provide you rubber boots for muddy trails, and you can select a proper size from our collection

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 30 minutes journey down the river by motor canoe brings you to the entrance trail to Sandoval Lake

Box lunch in the boat. We can customize your box lunch with a vegetarian option, we also provide cold bottled drinks in the boat.

The trail takes you on a 1.6 miles walk (2.5 kilometers) walk through a successional forest, former Giant natural bamboo forest, habitat for monkeys, sloth and macaws, until we reach a small canal where we board our paddle-canoes, we paddle for 100 meters (nearly the same in yards) through a palm-forest swamp, abundance of “aguajes” (mauritia Palms) those palm provide the most popular fruit of the Peruvian rainforest, highly consume by locals as drinks and ice-creams.

Once onto the glass-like surface of the lake, 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 Caymans are the biggest of the Cayman and alligator 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.

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.

We also have the option of a night walk into the forest behind the lodge.

Dinner at the lodge.

DAY 2

An early wake call and meeting at the lodges’ dining 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, black Caymans, over 40 species of birds resident to the lakes’ shore, all 5 species of kingfisher of Peru, and the most abundant group of Hoatzin, all the animals here are easy to photograph from the boats.

Return to the lodge for breakfast.

Departure after breakfast.

PROGRAM

Price per Adult USD

Price per Child (under 10years old) USD

At the Heart of Sandoval Lake 2D1N

USD299.00 based on double occupancy

USD254.00 based on double occupancy

 

 

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