Sandoval Lake Adventure Tours
1 Day From $ USD 90.00
Sandoval Lake Adventure Toursc
1 Day From $ USD 90.00
Sandoval Lake, also known as Lago Sandoval, is a picturesque lake located in the Tambopata National Reserve in the Madre de Dios region of Peru. It is considered one of the most beautiful lakes in the Peruvian Amazon and is a popular destination for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts.
Here’s an overview of Sandoval Lake:
Location: Sandoval Lake is situated in the Tambopata National Reserve, about 40 kilometers (25 miles) southwest of Puerto Maldonado, the gateway city to the Peruvian Amazon. It is part of the larger Amazon rainforest ecosystem.
Formation: The lake was formed naturally as a result of the shifting course of the Madre de Dios River. Over time, a cutoff meander of the river created a separate oxbow lake, which is now known as Sandoval Lake.
Biodiversity: Sandoval Lake is known for its rich biodiversity and is home to a wide variety of plant and animal species. The surrounding rainforest is teeming with life, including numerous species of birds, monkeys, reptiles, and insects. Some of the notable wildlife species you may encounter include giant river otters, black caimans, hoatzins, macaws, and capuchin monkeys.
Scenic Beauty: The lake is characterized by its calm and clear waters, which reflect the surrounding rainforest, creating stunning mirror-like reflections. The area is lush and green, with towering trees, colorful flowers, and dense vegetation. The serenity and natural beauty of Sandoval Lake make it a tranquil and enchanting destination.
Activities: Visitors to Sandoval Lake can engage in various activities to explore and appreciate the natural wonders of the area. Guided boat tours are a popular way to navigate the lake, providing opportunities to observe wildlife and enjoy the scenic surroundings. Walking trails and canopy walkways allow visitors to explore the rainforest on foot and discover its diverse flora and fauna.
Conservation: Sandoval Lake is located within the Tambopata National Reserve, which is a protected area aimed at conserving the Amazon rainforest and its wildlife. The reserve is known for its sustainable tourism practices, and visitors are encouraged to follow responsible ecotourism guidelines to minimize their impact on the environment.
Visiting Sandoval Lake: Access to Sandoval Lake is typically arranged through tour operators based in Puerto Maldonado. Most tours involve a boat ride followed by a short hike to reach the lake. It is advisable to plan your visit with a reputable tour operator who can provide knowledgeable guides and ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.
Overall, Sandoval Lake offers a captivating glimpse into the wonders of the Amazon rainforest, with its stunning natural scenery and abundant wildlife. It is a destination that allows visitors to immerse themselves in nature and appreciate the importance of conservation in preserving these fragile ecosystems.
Duration: Full Day
Group Size: (02 – 10ppl Average – 16ppl Maximum)
Departure: Daily departures
Meals included: 1 lunch
Vegetarian/vegan: Food available upon request at no extra charge
Starting Point: We will come and Pick you up from Airport/Bus Terminal or Hotel (Send us Your Arrival Information)
Ending Point: Drop-off at our office in Puerto Maldonado
Departure: Upon Request
Transportation: Motorized Boat, Boat by Paddle, Hike
How to Get Puerto Maldodonado: By Land or Flight (From Lima by Flight and from Cusco by Flight or Overnight Bus)
Tambopata National Reserve Permits: All Tambopata Reserve Permits & Sandoval lake fee Included.
Free storage: Available, you can leave the rest of your stuff in our free storage in Puerto Maldonado
High Season: From april to october
Places to visit in Tambopata: Sandoval lake & Madre de Dios River
Activities to do: Hike, exploration by boat with paddle
Sandoval Lake is a stunning natural attraction located in the Tambopata National Reserve, near Puerto Maldonado in Peru. Here are some highlights of Sandoval Lake:
1. Biodiversity: Sandoval Lake is known for its incredible biodiversity. The surrounding rainforest is home to numerous species of plants, animals, and birds. It’s a paradise for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts.
2. Boat Ride: To reach Sandoval Lake, visitors must take a boat ride along the Madre de Dios River followed by a pleasant 3-kilometer walk through the rainforest. The boat ride itself is a scenic experience, allowing you to soak in the beauty of the surrounding jungle.
3. Pristine Lake: Sandoval Lake is a beautiful oxbow lake, formed when a bend in the river gets cut off, leaving a crescent-shaped body of water. The lake is serene and crystal-clear, reflecting the lush greenery of the surrounding forest.
4. Wildlife Spotting: One of the main highlights of visiting Sandoval Lake is the opportunity to spot a wide variety of wildlife. The lake is home to several species of monkeys, including squirrel monkeys, capuchins, and howler monkeys. You may also spot giant otters, caimans, turtles, and an array of colorful birds such as macaws and herons.
5. Night Excursions: Sandoval Lake is particularly enchanting during nighttime. Guided night excursions offer a chance to observe nocturnal creatures such as night monkeys, owls, and frogs. The sounds of the jungle come alive, creating a magical atmosphere.
6. Canoeing: Exploring Sandoval Lake by canoe is a popular activity. Silent canoe rides allow you to get closer to wildlife while enjoying the tranquility of the lake. It’s a unique experience that offers a different perspective on the surrounding ecosystem.
7. Rainforest Walks: Apart from the lake itself, Sandoval Lake offers various hiking trails that take you through the lush rainforest. These walks allow you to appreciate the incredible plant diversity, learn about medicinal plants, and spot additional wildlife along the way.
8. Birdwatching: Sandoval Lake is a haven for birdwatchers. With over 100 species of birds recorded in the area, including toucans, macaws, parrots, and kingfishers, it’s a paradise for bird enthusiasts. Early morning birdwatching excursions are highly recommended.
9. Eco-Lodges: To fully experience Sandoval Lake, many visitors choose to stay at one of the eco-lodges located near the lake. These lodges offer comfortable accommodations while minimizing their impact on the environment. Staying in an eco-lodge allows you to immerse yourself in nature and enjoy the peaceful surroundings.
10. Conservation Efforts: Sandoval Lake is part of the Tambopata National Reserve, a protected area aimed at preserving the region’s biodiversity. By visiting Sandoval Lake, you directly contribute to the conservation efforts and sustainable tourism practices in the area.
Exploring Sandoval Lake is a remarkable adventure that offers a glimpse into the pristine beauty of the Amazon rainforest. It’s an opportunity to connect with nature, observe incredible wildlife, and create lasting memories.
We will provide transportation from the hotel to the port where you can board the boat. During the journey, we will distribute lunch and snacks to each traveler. The boat will take us to the control point of the Tambopata National Reserve Zone. After walking through the rainforest for approximately one and a half hours, we will arrive at the renowned Sandoval Lake. The path will be surrounded by immense ancient trees and tangled vines, offering a view of vibrant flowers and diverse wildlife, including Giant Otters, birds, colorful butterflies, turtles, and various types of fish. We will spend a few hours in a canoe, exploring this incredibly beautiful lake in the region. Afterwards, we will walk back to the control point, take the boat to Puerto Maldonado, and transfer you back to the hotel.
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– Group Service US$90 per person: (Upcoming Trips 2023 – 2024) Daily Departures
Please if you are group over 06 people let us know to give you a good discount.
– Private Personalized Service Price per person US$240 – (02-06ppl Average – 08ppl Maximum) / (Includes All as well as a Private Bus and Boat to Explore better) we leave any day you suit. we need at least 02 ppl.
What is the best time to visit Tambopata?
In Peru as in many parts of the world, there are good times, the time of the rain and the long time, but there are times when you visit Tambopata during the time of the rain, all of which will depend on what you hope to see and what you will experience in it. Amazonian salt. But we will explain to you.
How is climate on Tambopata?
In the Tambopata region is rainy from May until October, but you can lover at any time. The winds of visiting the forest during the dry season sound that the trails are not with so much mud, in the dry station it is easier to see the macaws and hay my activities of birds.
How is the rainy station?
The rainy season begins during the November months and continues until April, although these events are generally more frequent from November to December. At this time it is easier to see the macaws and the flowers in the clay collars.
Are there any safe animals?
If you want to see flowers and macaws, you can visit the animals at the dry station, with our Amazon Garden Lodge guides you can see more animals in any of my years.
What is the best moment to see monkeys?
If you decide to travel with your loved ones there are many possibilities to see you in any age of the year.
The monkeys are coming red, the Monkeys are red, and the troops of squirrel monkeys come with fruits around the lakes, The Spider Monkey is most easy to encounter during the season that sells to come fruit, but with our guides you will not lose them more peculiar animals
What type of equipment to take to the Tambopata tour?
We recommend not carrying more than 15 kilos (33 pounds per piece).
You can already have your heavier equipment at our new office in Puerto Maldonado.
What to bring for my Tambopata tour?
Can I flight Drones around Tambopata?
No, piloting drones is not permitted in our ecolodges because the wildlife and the forest is dense. Furthermore, we must respect the flora and fauna that may be affected by the drone and may also destroy your drone.
What is the recommended order to take your guests to the Lodge?
We are safe for you to travel with your children, because the experience of traveling in Peru is one of the most rewarding things, but we do not recommend traveling with children under 3 years old; children between 3 and 7 years old are most recommended, but they do not have any activities that take place in the early morning or end very late. But if you’re a child less than 8 years old, you might enjoy more activities; Please note that, if your children are unable to do so, the guides do not hold you responsible for the charge.
For other reasons, it is recommended to take a bottle of first aids that is suitable for use.
What vacations are required to visit Tambopata?
The Peruvian Amazon, depending on the climate that you are always recommended to receive the necessary vacuums, consult your head doctor in advance before knowing this information; Most recommended is to be taken between 4 and 6 weeks beforehand. If you do not require vaccinations to travel to Peru, the Center for Control and the Prevention of Diseases of the United States (CDC) has the following recommendations:
What happens in the case of a medical emergency?
All of our activities in the Peruvian region we have first aid kit to deal with the majority of cases that may arise.
All our new guides are certified, which means that they are prepared to deal with foreseeable emergencies (break bones or bites of snakes) but not complete emergencies (like an apprehension).
For snake bites, Until now unknown in Tambopata, we have extractors and an antidote in each lodge. In the event of evacuation, we must travel to the Puerto Maldonado. During the day, evacuations take approximately 20% less time than our regular ships. During the night, evacuations are expected to be approximately 30% more. In Puerto Maldonado you can visit a Clinic
Can I drink the water?
We provide natural water for 24 hours of the day, but we do not recommend drink water from the river, lake or any tree.
We have water for drink in many areas of the hotel. We Purify the water with treatment based on ozone. Drinking water is available in the hotel, and in the world, so we must use it wisely.
How is the climate in Tambopata?
In Tambopata, the daytime temperature varies between 78°F and 93°F (24°C and 31°C), but the average nighttime temperature is between 66°F and 78°F (20°C and 24°C).
From May to September, the frequent cold weather from Argentina can warm up to the south-west of the Amazon, raising daytime temperatures to 50°F (9°C) and nighttime temperatures to 43°F (5°C). In this case, it is recommended that the clothes are suitable for the cold and the cold weather for this time.
The November holidays in April are considered as the weather of the rain, with the rain that may persist for hours or days. During this period, 80% of the annual average precipitation of 3000 mm is maintained. Prepare for adverse climatic conditions and intense rain.
What type of soap and shampoo is recommended in Tambopata?
Following our environmental guidelines, we use exclusively biodegradable products, such as soap and shampoo made from Brazil nuts, which you can find in the bathroom.
In case of being allergic to the clouds, we advise, and we facilitate a lemon juice. Both towels and towels are washed with a biodegradable detergent, and the bathrooms are cleaned with environmentally friendly products.
Are there phones available in the Albergue?
We have phone available in our hotel! In case of emergency, we can obtain signal on our cellular phone
Is smoking permitted?
Is allowed to smoke in the lobby and bar, except during lunch hours. Please do not smoke in your room, at restaurants, on boats or during activities.
Are there security boxes in the Lodge?
Please request the security box to keep your important documents and papers. Avoid having valuable objects on view of others.
If you require guidance or proper use of the security box, do not hesitate to consult your route guide or the loaded accommodation.
What personal articles should be found at the Tambopata tour?
We recommend that you use a sunscreen, a battery charger, a small backpack, a water bottle, floor glasses, a bag holder, a passport, a waterproof bag and insect repellent.
What recommendations are necessary to save the volume of photos?
It is advisable to protect your photography equipment with a water-protected package. For constant humidity in the tropical forest, we recommend storing any losses in plastic bags and taking precautions when using them.
How is the electrician in the hotel?
The electrical supply varies depending on the location in the Ecolodges. It provides energy of 220 volts in specific times, and in certain areas it uses solar energy of 12 volts.
What are the necessary tips for traveling on the road?
Avoid traveling alone in the forest. It is recommended to cover it completely and use it accordingly. Please be careful to avoid snakes and hormones.
Do you want to have extra food for the tour?
We recommend taking a small amount of dinner in case you need an extra baby at the Lodge like refreshments, beer, babies and/or tips for the staff will be at your service.
In the round is the option of vegetarian nutrition in the Tambopata tower?
Please send us an email for our vegetarian options with your food requirements.
Are you safe in the Tambopata rivers?
We do not recommend enter to the rivers due to the presence of caimans and other aquatic animals. It is best enjoyed by the rivers in a box or in the shore.
I Can book for night excursions?
Yes, we have options for night tours to observe the night life. These excursions are guided tours and offer opportunities for worm species such as luminous insects, frogs, caimans and other animals.
To confirm the tour/trek we need you to send us your personal information: Full Names, Passport Numbers, Nationalities, Ages, Gender as well as a deposit to secure the trip/tour.
For Tambopata National Reserve (Puerto Maldonado) – Manu National Park We do require a Non-Refundable US$100 deposit per person.
For Inca Trails Treks We do require a Non-Refundable US$200 deposit per person.
For Alternative Treks(Salkantay Trek, Inca Jungle, Lares Trek, Choquequirao) We do require a Non-Refundable US$100 deposit per person.
For Tambopata National Reserve (Puerto Maldonado) – Manu National Park We do require a Non-Refundable US$100 deposit per person.
For Peru Package Tours/Treks We do require a Non-Refundable US$400 deposit per person.
As soon as you had sent us all your personal information as well as the deposit we will send you a Trip Confirmation by email.
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