Tambopata Sandoval Lake

We are tour operators ourselves no subcontracting no surprise, we are directly accountable for all parts of your journeyIn this tour, we will travel through the mountains to enter to the cloud forest, where we do some walks to observe several species of birds, orchids and maybe monkeys. After spending the night in our private lodge (“Palotoa Amazon Lodge”), we will continue h by boat to the deep “Palotoa Eco-Lodge Center” in the jungle, visiting the lake on the way. We will sleep in a tree house besides a mammal’s clay lick to watch out for tapirs, deers and other animals. The following day, we will explore the primary rainforest (untouched) with a chance to see many monkey species, birds like parrots and an unbelievable variability of plants like giant trees, palms and medical plants. At the end of the day, we will take a night-walk to observe spiders (tarantulas), insects, frogs and snakes. On the last day, we will return to Cusco by boat and bus.
  • Package / Tour: Manu cultural zone 3D/2N
  • Price 2018: USD$ 380.00
  • Locations Visited: Manu Cultural Zone 3D/2N
  • Frequency: 3 Times of week
  • Physical Grading: 1-2-3-4-5
  • 2 People: 600 USD$ (Per Person)
  • 3 People: 500 USD$ (Per Person)
  • 4 People: 380 USD$ (Per Person)
  • 5-6 People: 350 USD$ (Per Person)
  • 7-8+ People: 300 USD$ (Per Person)

Day 1:Puerto Maldonado /Mnkey 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 (Amazon lodge).

Day 2: Amazon Lodge –Tambopata National Reserve – Lake Sandoval

this day we will get up very early to have an activity, the lick of parrots, we will take the motorized boat that will take us to the place of the 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 tour 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.

DAY 3: Sandoval / Tambopata River – Macaw Clay Lick

This day after breakfast the motor boat will take us to Puerto Maldonado city, there our 4×4 land truck will wait for us. The truck will carry us to our destination for about 2 hours to reach the banks of the Tambopata River, if by river it will take more than 5 hours (just information). In this place we will take a boat to our lodge.
In the afternoon, after lunch we make an introductory walk into the rainforest where we will have the opportunity to see animals in their natural habitat as amphibians, mammals, reptiles and wonderful insects, among others species.

Day 4: Macaw Clay Lick – Lake Sandoval – Swimming in The Lake / Spotting Wildlife

We wake up very early, at 4:30 am, to go on an incredible journey by boat to the world’s largest macaw clay lick “ EL CHUNCHO”, a journey of about 1:30 hours by boat, on the way we will have the opportunity to see some species such as capybaras, which is the world’s largest rodents, tapirs, and you can even see the most beautiful South American feline, jaguar, many of our clients are witnesses with photographic evidence of encounters with these beautiful mammals.
After arrival to the macaw clay licks you will see hundreds of parrots of different species come to eat clay adjacent to the river on the wall We will accommodate us in our chairs to wait to begin one of the most beautiful natural sights of birds in the world. A parrots are followed by 3 species of the most colorful macaws of America, reds and greens, blues and yellows come to gather to eat clay needed in your daily diet and eliminate toxins. On a good day of activity you will see hundreds of these wonderful animals flying over you. An experience for life Return to our lodge, breakfast.
After breakfast, our boat takes us to transport back to Puerto Maldonado, the same route back, we will return back to the town. Arrival in Puerto Maldonado and transfer to our next destination “The Lake Sandoval” We will take our motor boat and we are going to go down river Madre de Dios until Sandoval lake port. From here the trail takes you on a 2-miles (3, 2-kilometers) walk through secondary forest, until we reach a small canal where we board canoes and we will go across half the lake to the lodge.
After lunch and a brief rest to avoid the early afternoon heat, we will learn about the history of the lodge and the philosophy of its founders. Then we once again board our canoe and set off 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 Macaws as they return to the palm forest for the night. This macaw species is found locally in parts of the Amazon, always living in flooded palm forests such as the beautiful palm stand at Sandoval Lake. At 500-800 birds, this flock of macaws at Sandoval Lake is currently the largest reported in the world for this highly-specialized macaw.
As night falls we will look for the large and extremely rare Black Caimans. If it is a clear starlit night, we will also be able to float in the middle of the lake to marvel at the brilliance of the sky and listen to the sounds of the forest.
We return to the lodge for the dinner. At any point, you could step out from the bar to admire the wide variety of nocturnal moths, beetles and praying mantis attracted to our black light in the lodge clearing.
For those with lots of energy, our guide will take us on a short night-walk into the forest behind the lodge.

Day 5: Tambopata Macaw Clay Lick – Puerto Maldonado

this day after a good breakfast we will get ready to return to Puerto Maldonado, during the trip we will have the last option to see wildlife in the afternoon we will be arriving in the city, and then leave them at the bus station

  • Pick up from the airport or bus station,
  • Professional tour guide
  • Motor boat
  • All meals, breakfast, Lunch, dinner
  • Mineral water
  • Snack
  • 4 nights at Lodge
  • Rubber boots
  • Frist-aid Kit
  • Entrance tickets to the Tambopata National Reserve.
  • Mosquito repellent,
  • Camera
  • Flashlight,
  • Finoculars,
  • Personal items,
  • Sunscreen, hiking shoes,
  • Long and shirts pants
  • Hat, extra socks

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