Sandoval Lake Lodge II

Sandoval Lake Lodge II

Duration: 2 days

On this short visit we catch the highlights of Lake Sandoval and the Amazon experience, with some light trail walking – or a ricksaw ride – through varied and pristine rainforest, on the way to and from the lodge, followed by some easy boating around the forested fringes of this extraordinarily beautiful and wildlife-rich lake.
 

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Rates & Booking

Package Type Description People Rate per Person N° Travelers

Visa Offer

  • One passenger basis - Visa offer
$453.64
  • Two people basis - Visa offer
$288.18
  • Three people basis - Visa offer
$288.18
  • Four people basis - Visa offer
$288.18

Nomal Fare

  • One passenger basis
$469.65
  • In two people basis
$298.35
  • In three people basis
$298.35
  • In four people basis
$298.35
  • In five people basis
$279.53
  • In six people basis
$279.53
  • Child under ten (traveling with two adults)
$238.68
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Day 1: Puerto Maldonado / Lake Sandoval
 

  • Our staff welcome you at Puerto Maldonado airport and we drive through this bustling Upper Amazon Basin city to the Tambopata River boat dock. Here we board a powerful motorized dugout canoe and set off to the nearby confluence of the mighty Madre de Dios River, a headwaters tributary of the Amazon. Here we turn downstream for a 25-minute river trip to the trailhead landing at Lake Sandoval.
  • Stopping as we go to spot birds and butterflies, we walk the 3km/2 mile trail to the narrow boat channel through flooded palm forest that leads to the open waters of this peaceful lake. As our crew paddle us across to the lodge (motors are prohibited here), we may see the lake’s surface boken by a massive Paiche – an Amazon fish that can reach 100kg/220lbs. Or perhaps we will hear the strange and haunting calls, and see the heads bobbing above the lake’s surface, that will signal our first acquaintance with Pteronura brasiliensis, the Amazonian Giant Otter.
  • After lunch and a brief rest to avoid the early afternoon heat, we once again set off by boat or catamaran to explore the entire west end of the lake. Here, in the flooded palm forest we drift to the sounds of hundreds of Red-Bellied and Blue-and-yellow Macaws as they return to the palm forest for the night. Our viewpoint from the canoe often allows closer and more extended encounters with birds and mammals than on a typical forest trail hike, and we may witness intimate feeding and mating behavior. On Lake Sandoval monkeys, in particular, have almost lost their fear of humans.
  • We return to the lodge around nightfall for dinner.  After dinner we take to the boats once more, in search of black caimans, which today are extremely rare in the Amazon, but still common in this protected lake. They grow up to 4m in length, and compete with the Giant Otters for their share of the fishing. On clear nights we take our boat further out into the lake to get an unimpeded view of the vast southern sky, with its unfamiliar constellations and superb vistas of the Milky Way.



Day 2: Lake Sandoval to Puerto Maldonado
 

  • After a dawn breakfast we take a final, short paddle along the palm swamps of the west end of the lake in search of the resident Giant Otter family. From here, on clear mornings, we will see a glorious sunrise and its reflection in the open waters of the lake. Returning once more down the trail to the Madre de Dios River, we return to Puerto Maldonado to catch the flight to Cusco or Lima.

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WHAT TO BRING


We recommend:
 

  • Good binoculars
  • Camera gear (ASA 50, 100 and 200 recommended)
  • Two or three pairs of long pants
  • Four pairs of absorbent cotton socks
  • Rain suit or long poncho (100% waterproof - test before you leave home)
  • Three or four long-sleeved cotton shirts
  • Two or three T-shirts
  • A bottle or canteen to carry water on outings
  • Sunscreen lotion (high factor)
  • A hat that will not come off in windy boat-rides
  • One pair of shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • A pair of sneakers or hiking boats (with good gripping soles) and sandals
  • Insect repellent (Skin-so-soft for river, and 20% or more deep for forest)
  • A photocopy of your passport
  • A large, bright flashlight
  • Personal toiletries and medications
  • Rubber Boots for the rainy season from November to April.
  • Cash for souvenirs at the lodge´s  PeruVerde stand, alcoholic beverages, etc


Please note: Guests should arrive in clothes which they do not mind getting slightly dirty or wet, and should wear footwear that is suitable to walk on a rain forest trail.   Sun cream, insect repellent, hat and waterproof clothing should be carried in hand luggage and kept accessible for the journey to the lodge.
It`s not necessary to bring all of your luggage with you to Sandoval Lake Lodge.  You will enjoy your trip more if only the essentials are brought.


We highly recommend you prepare your day pack a day pack a day before your trip. Your main baggage can be left in our store room at our office in Puerto Maldonado.

Please note that all rainforest itineraries may vary slightly so as to maximize wildlife sightings, depending on the reports of our researchers and experienced naturalist guides.

 

 

 


Includes
 

  • Transfers from the airport to the port in Puerto Maldonado and vice versa
  • Accommodations with all meals (from lunch on the first day to the breakfast on the last day)
  • English or Spanish speaking guide
  • River transportation
  • All guided excursion describes in the itinerary (visits in the lake and trails system)
  • Tambopata National Reserve entrance fee

 




Not Included
 

  • Air tickets
  • Airport taxes
  • Extra expenses
  • Alcoholic drinks and cokes.

 

 

 

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