Sandoval Lake 2 Days
On this trip we will visit the Tambopata National Reserve , we will take our motorized boat to our Amazon Lodge after installing us, our tour guide will give us an introduction of the tour we will visit the island of monkeys, we will have activities of canpy wallk, zip line, we will also visit the Lake Sandoval which is one of the most beautiful lakes of southern Peru. After 2 days in the Amazon we return to the city of Puerto Maldonado
- Package / Tour: Sandoval Lake 2D/1N
- Price 2019: USD$ 220.00
- Locations Visited: Tambopata National Reserve (Sandobal Lake)
- Frequency: 5 Times of week
- Physical Grading: 1-2-3-4-5
Day 1 – Puerto Maldonado /Monkey Island, Canopy Walk / Spotting Wild Life:
Transfer from Puerto Maldonado airport to the river port on the Madre de Dios River. Next, we will take our motor boat and we are going to go down river Madre de Dios arriving at our lodge our staff will install them in your respective rooms, then we will visit the famous monkey island, there we will be able to retrace their paths to see species of monkeys and animals, amphibious insects, and birds later we will have another act, the canopy walk, It is a very beautiful activity where you can enjoy walking at the top of the trees, in the afternoon we will be back to our lodge to have a delicious dinner, after dinner we will have the last activity that is to watch alligators at night. The guide will carry some very powerful lanterns to watch the alligators, then we will spend the night in a comfortable lodge.
Day 2 – National Reserve Tambopata / Lake Sandoval / Puerto Maldonado.:
This day we will get up very early to have an activity, the parrots claylick we will take the motorized boat that will take us to the place called parrot clay lick there the guide will explain why parrots meet in this magical place every day closely view the impressive morning congregations, this place has a very interesting concentration of parrots, parakeets and large and small macaws that can be observed using clay wall, some of them are resident nesters (Yellow headed Parrot, Mealy Parrot, Blue headed Parrot, , Chestnut fronted Macaw, Dusky headed Parakeet, Red bellied Macaw, Cobalt winged Parakeet, Tui Parakeet). After this activity we will go back to the lodge to have a good breakfast.
After breakfast we will have a beautiful activity, we will cross the river MADRE DE DIOS. After a 3 kilometer walk, During the tour the guide will explain us about the biodiversity that exists in this beautiful Amazon, you’ll discover the Amazing Sandoval Lake. It’s a real wonder, where you’ll see great variety of animals, such as birds, monkeys, sloths you’ll go for a boat ride on the lake to see the animals from closer. If it’s a lucky day, you might see giant otters (animals in danger of extinction) or very big black caimans (the biggest one registered is five meter long).
After exploring the lake we will have a lunch into the reserve, we recommend you take bathing clothes. Since it is conducive to take a refreshing bath that is very hot, then we will return to the lodge, to take our belongings. As at 4:00 pm our boat will take us back to the city of Puerto Maldonado, where the transfer will take to the bus station or airport.
IMAGES SANDOVAL LAKE
- Pick up from the airport or bus station,
- Professional tour guide
- Motor boat
- All meals, breakfast, Lunch, dinner
- Mineral water
- 1 night at Lodge
- Rubber boots
- Frist-aid Kit
- Entrance tickets to the Tambopata National Reserve.
YOU SHOULD BRING
- Mosquito repellent,
- Personal items,
- Sunscreen, hiking shoes,
- Long and shirts pants
- Hat, extra socks
ABOUT TAMBOPATA NATIONAL RESERVE
Tambopata National Reserve is a protected natural area of Peru, located in the department of Madre de Dios, The Tambopata National Reserve was created on 4 September of the 2000, with an area of 274,690 ha, this protected natural area has an altitudinal gradient average of 200 msnm in a range of 300-400 msnm.
The Tambopata National Reserve is one of the main destinations within the National System of Natural Areas Protected by the State (SINANPE). Due to its great biodiversity and protected natural habitats, this reserve is a privileged site for contact with nature in regard to flora, fauna and landscapes.
The most visited tourist destination is Lake Sandoval, which is described as a 127 ha where populations of macaws abound in the vegetation surrounding the lake, as well as allowing the sighting of herons, kingfishers, caimans and otters . This tourist area has lodges for visitors .
Also have the clay licks, these are places where the animals come to ingest clay from the banck of the rivers. Between 5:30 and 9:00 am there is an agglomeration of macaws and parrots that form a spectacle of color and wildlife for tourists. The main collpas are Chuncho and Colorado, both are on the banks of the Tambopata River.
About Sandoval Lake:
It is located in the Tambopata National Reserve, sanctuary for the world fauna, surrounded by exuberant vegetation in the department of Madre de Dios. It has registered more than a thousand species of birds, in addition to the giant otter, the black caiman, the river wolf, macaws, turtles and cranes, many of them in danger of extinction. It is a sort of ecological pantry of Peru, where the nocturnal sounds of the jungle reign in their most natural state.
The variety of marine fauna is another feature of the place with 6,500 species of fish, including the famous paiche, a select ingredient of the highest regional cuisine due to its delicate and tender meat.
To enjoy Lake Sandoval, you can reach the Madre de Dios River from the city of Puerto Maldonado. The tour takes approximately 25 minutes by boat and 45 minutes more by foot.
How to get to Sandoval Lake?
Lake Sandoval is within the Tambopata National Reserve in southeastern Peru, and is 14 km from the nearest city, Puerto Maldonado. You can book flights to Puerto Maldonado from Cusco or Lima.
Visitors take a motorized boat from the city (30 minutes) or from their lodge and then walk a 3 km path from the river bank through the forest, stopping on the way to admire the endemic orchids and other plants, birds , butterflies and if there is luck, Amazonian animals.
The walk is between half an hour and two hours, depending on how muddy the trail is; some travelers who prefer not to walk or can not walk as much can ask to be taken in an oriental buggy.
At the end of the trail, visitors are taken by a narrow channel in a small non-motorized canoe until Lake Sandoval is reached (about 15 minutes).
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