Wildlife Travel to Sandoval Lake Lodge
Located deep in Peru’s Tambopata National Reserve, our Sandoval Lake lodge overlooks sparkling, palm-rimmed Sandoval Lake, the most beautiful and wildlife-rich of all lakes in Tambopata-Madidi. This privileged location gives you exclusive access to the lake in the early morning and late afternoon, the choice hours for wildlife viewing and photography.
No other lodge in Tambopata-Madidi is on the banks of a protected oxbow lake. Our short Sandoval Lake Lodge program includes two nights of fully-screened accommodation in 25 double-occupancy rooms complete with en suite facilities with hot-water showers, electricity, fans, meals, airport transfers in Puerto Maldonado, naturalist guides, lake excursions by day in search of Giant Otters, monkeys, and macaws, forest excursions, night excursions in search of caimans, and evening slide shows. Our lodge specializes in small groups and individualized attention in our overriding quest to conserve the lake and surrounding rainforest. Sandoval Lake Lodge is built out of ecologically-correct driftwood mahogany and is owned jointly by a nonprofit conservation group and five families of indigenous Brazil nut collectors.
Two wings stretch from a large central hall, one with ten double rooms and the other with 15 double rooms. These 25 rooms include:
Private bathrooms with hot water showers and flush toilets
Screened windows and mosquito nets
Electric lights, fan and 220V outlet (available in the early morning and evening only)
Meals are served in the large, thatched-roof central hall that houses the dining room, bar and hammock-filled reading area. The lodge chefs prepare a variety of international and Peruvian dishes using fresh fruits, vegetables, meat and fish. Vegetarian and other special diets can be provided upon request.
A selection of chilled non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages is available in the bar.
Wildlife Travel to Sandoval Lake Lodge
Wildlife Travel Explorering to Macaw Palme Tree -Rainforest Walk
Wildlife Travel Sandoval Lake Lodge- Back City to Puerto Maldonado
Day 1: Puerto Maldonado -Sandoval Lake -Amazing Trip:
You are welcomed and pick-up from the airport/coach terminal of Puerto Maldonado by our Representative to take you to our office where you can leave your large baggage which not necessary for the trip, but you will need a backpack for personal items and more. Then, we transfer you to a local port where you board a motorboat and navigate down the Madre de Dios River.
On the way, we observe various mammal species such as turtles, birds, lizards, turtles, caimans, after where we will stop in the monkey island we can see some species and then we to reach to the checkpoint of the Sandoval Lake Reserve and after passing a check, we start walking for 5 km (2 hour walk and arrive at Sandoval lodge where we settled in our rooms, close to Lake Sandoval reserve. The lodge has private baths and is within the Tambopata National Reserve which makes it different from other shelters where we guarantee you will see more wildlife and get in touch with nature. After settling visit the Sandoval lake taking a canoe paddle along the lake, where you can see the giant otter (Wolf River) black caiman, hoatzin, herons, Kingfishers, etc. Return to the lodge for dinner, after dinner visit the lake again in the canoe with our flashlights or lanterns to see the alligators they usually marry the night, where we will show and explain and then return to our comfortable sandoval lake lodge
Day 2: Amazing Trip to Sandoval Lake Lodge -Giant River Otters and Long :
Today we need get up very early in the morning enable us to be on the lake for sunrise and a hopeful encounter with the family of Giant Otters who frequent the lake and are most active at this time of day. Sandoval Lake offers abundant wildlife including over 40 species of birds resident to its lake margins, most of the fish-eating water birds around the lake actively fish in the early morning as well, and this outing should provide excellent views, of the prehistoric- looking Hoatzins, These are easy to observe and take you many photograph of the wildlife where we will use our a paddled canoes
after return to the lodge where we will take our breakfast , and then we take long walk in the deeper of the wildlife . which has a huge variety of flora and fauna,searching families of mammals ,reptiles , Birds , monkeys, peccaries , tapir , Tucans , as well as giant trees, and many air plants like lianas that are growing together in good reciprocal way of life. Good chance for climbing up and swinging on this like a real Tarzan! Great experience! During this hike our expert guide will explain to you about medicinal plants and much more. Soon thereafter we go back to the lodge for dinner.
Nocturnal activities night walk , We stay overnight at the Sandoval lake lodge.
Day 3: Sandoval Lake Amazing Trip to Macaw palm Tree :
Another early wake up expects us today as we go to the surroundings of the Sandoval Lake where huge number of various palms grow in its water creating an area of marsh.
This place is called Macaw Palm Tree (Collpa de Palmeras) and it attracts various macaw species and other parrots to eat sawdust of its palms as it contains sodium, calcium, potassium and other minerals helping them to digest. Then, we go back to the lodge to be given breakfast. Later, we take a next trip going to observe stunning flora and fauna of the Sandoval Lake Reserve. We can appreciate monkeys, deer, wild boars, tapirs or spectacled bears, just to name a few. For lunch, we get back to the lodge. Afterwards, we have given some time off to rest or enjoy a natural bath in the Sandoval Lake (no worries, there are no piranhas or other danger animals during the day).
Then, we board a canoe to cross the lake to a place where we can better appreciate a beautiful sunset above the lake! At 8 pm, we return to the lodge for dinner while waiting for the moonlight, a suitable time to go watching caimans again! Another nights sleep at the Sandoval Lake lodge.
Day 4: Amazing Trip to Sandoval Lake Lodge Back City Puerto Maldonado :
After breakfast, we first board a canoe to sail over the Sandoval Lake and then we walk back to the checkpoint and from there, we continue sailing the Madre de Dios River by a motorboat towards Puerto Maldonado. We pick our
baggage up in our office and then, we are transferred either to the airport or the coach terminal.
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