Tambopata Sandoval Lake Full Day Tour

Sandoval Lake Adventure Tours

1 Day From $ USD 90.00

Tambopata Sandoval Lake Full Day Tour

Tambopata Sandoval Lake Full Day Tour

Sandoval Lake Adventure Tours


1 Day From $ USD 90.00

1 Day
Physical Level
600 feet (139 meters)
Boat Canoe & Hike
Daily Departures
Puerto Maldonado| Madre de Dios River| Sandoval Lake


Tambopata Sandoval Lake Tour Full Day

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 Tour Full Day 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.

Trip Details

Trip Details | Sandoval Lake Full Day Tour

  • Tour Name: Tambopata Sandoval Lake Full Day Tour
  • 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
Harrold M
Harrold M
a trip of a lifetime A very posiitve and a breathtaking trip to the tambopata jungle and all thanks to the tour company for being exceptionally well organised and the knowledgeable guide who showered us with all interesting facts about the life in this part of the rainforest.
Melissa B
Melissa B
Peru Amazon Lodge was impressive Staying at the Peru Amazon Garden lodge in Tambopata was a magical experience for us as a couple. The sernity of the surroundings combined with the intimate ambiance of the lodge made it a perfect romantic gateway. Every moment was filled with natural beauty and the staff ensured our stay was memorable. It was a dreamy chapter in our journey together.
Abdul Q
Abdul Q
Enchanting wilderness awaits at Peru Amazon Garden Lodge ! Our time at Peru Amazon Garden Lodge was an exquisite escape into the untouched realms of the Tambopata jungle. Nestled amidst the lush and vibrant wilderness, the lodge offered an impeccable blend of comfort and adventure. The accommodations were cozy and thoughtfully designed, allowing us to immerse ourselves fully in the surrounding nature while enjoying modern conviniences. The excursions, guided by the incredibly knowledgeable and passionate staff, opened our eyes to the rich bio diversity of the Amazon. We marveled at the array of wildlife, from playful monkeys to vibrant parrots, all while learning about the delicate ecosystems of this remarkable jungle. The nighttime safari was a particular highlight, revealing a mesmerizing world that comes alive under the cover of darlness. Meals at the lodge were a delightful culinary journey, showcasing the fresh and diverse flavours of the region. The staff went above and beyond to cater to various dietary needs and preferences, ensuring each dining experience was a pleasure. The Peru Amazon garden Lodge offers more than just a stay, it offers an intimate encounter with the Amazon´s magical biodiversity, all while ensuring visitors are wrapped in comfort and genuine hospitality. A truly invaluable experience we will cherish forever.
Anup M
Anup M
Exceptional Stay At peru Amazon garden Lodge in Tambopata, my partnerand I were immersed in an unforgettable blend of lush rainforest and warm hospitality The serene surroundings coupled with the lodge´s attention to detail made our stay as a couple truly special. Can´t wait to return.
Flavia M
Flavia M
Amazing trip to the Peruvian Amazon An incredible experiene in the heart of Peruvian Amazon Jungle Thanks to German our guide who was very attentive and informative His knowledge on local civilization and flora and fauna were impressive. He spoke good English as well which really made it possible for us to understand things throgh a local´s point of view. They took care of everything from accommodation, food and guided tours. Highly recomended for an authentic Amazon Experience.
Ethaneal M
Ethaneal M
Throughly Enjoyed every moment An experience we will remember forever. Thanks to German the guide and the entire crew of Peru Amazon Garden who were always around ensuring that we had a pleasant time with them. The tour we did with them was very informative and was insightful. We spotted several animals, birds and also got an insgiht into the culture and traditions. The night tour in specific was quite extraordinary. The guide made animal noises getting them off their hide outs and we could enjoy a clear sight of them, Highly recommended.
Magdelene N
Magdelene N
Loved it A very joyful and well guided tour to the Peruvian Amazon jungle. From transport to guide services and food and accommodations, the company took care of everything. The guide we had was the best during our time in Peru. It was a very good value for money and I can totally reccomend the tour and the tour company.
Ravi M
Ravi M
Interesting Excellent tour and a very peaceful place in the heart of the Amazon Jungle. The guide was very professional and spoke good English. We sighted many animals and birds and the food was very authentic as well. Highly recommended.
Jayson M
Jayson M
A hidden gem in the heart of Tambopata! The Peru Amazon Garden Lodge exceeded all expectations! Nestled in the tranquil surroundings of Tambopata, it offered a perfect blend of comfort, adventure, and a close-to-nature experience. The staff were warm, helpful and went the extra mile to ensure our stay was amemorable. An absolute must-visit for any nature lover.
An enchanting stay in the heart of the jungle. My stay at the Peru Amazon Garden Lodge was an extraordinary experience. Nestled amdist lush greenary , the lodge offered and ideal blend of comfort, adventure, and immerssion in nature. The staff was warm, welcoming and knowledgable about the jungle´s unique ecosystem. Waking up to the sound of Amazon and exploring the rich bio diversity were highlights of my stay. Highly recommend for an authentic and relaxing jungle retreat!
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Itinerary at a Glance

  • DAY 1: Sandoval Lake Hiking and Canoeing


Highlights | Sandoval Lake Full Day Tour

Sandoval Lake Full Day Tour is a stunning natural experience, the lake is 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.



Sandoval Lake Hiking and Canoeing

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.



Include | Sandoval Lake Full Day Tour

  • Pre departure tambopata jungle trip breafing at the hotel/office
  • Qualified naturalist native jungle English/Spanish-speaking guide
  • Transportation by private bus from Puerto Maldonado/Airport to Port of Capitania/Puerto Maldonado Airport
  • Transportation by private boat: Puerto Maldonado / Peru Amazon Garden Lodge / Puerto Maldonado
  • Tambopata Reserved zone(Lago Sandoval Lake) Entrance fee
  • Vegetarian option…send us you requirements please.
  •  Entrance to the Ecological Reserve.
  • First Aid Kit (bring your personal Medication)
  • Transfers / airport / Lodge / airport.

No Included

No Include | Sandoval Lake Full Day Tour

  • International and Domestic Airfares. and aiport taxes
  • Additional nights during the trip due to flight cancellations

What to Bring

Packing List | Sandoval Lake Full Day Tour

  • Rainforest expeditions are not comfortable tours, but with the following equipment you will get the best out of the forest and yourself:
  • Binoculars (imperative)
  • Flashlight with spare bulbs and extra batteries
  • Sleeping bag (it can be hired from us US$5 a day) in case you want to sleep in tent.
  • Day pack
  • Long pants and long-sleeved shirts
  • T-shirts light shirts
  • Shorts/Bathing suit
  • Towel
  • Sweater or light jacket
  • 1 pair of hiking boots and 1 pair of light shoes or trekking sandals
  • Long socks
  • Rain gear
  • Rubber boots (only in the rainy season-we provide them)
  • Sunhat, sunglasses, sun block
  • Insect repellent (with at least 60% DEET) and after bite
  • Toilet-paper
  • Plastic bags (to keep everything dry)
  • Water bottle
  • Copy of a valid passport/Peruvian Imigration card Copy as well.
  •  Copy of yellow fever and tetanus vaccinations
  • Money for soft drinks or beers and handicrafts

Pricing List

Tambopata Sandoval Lake Full Day Tour

Do not Hesitate to contact us via Whatsapp:

Whatsapp: (English)+51 984315337 https://wa.link/jgq5vw
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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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best time to visit Sandoval Lake Full Day Tour?

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?

  • Prismatics
  • Camera equipment
  • Light clothing, bright colors, long cotton pants
  • Long sleeve cotton shirts, ready-made, light colored
  • Ankle-high hiking boots and shoes
  • Flashlight (head lantern) with batteries
  • Sunscreen
  • Ground glasses
  • Wide brimmed hat
  • Rainsuit or poncho
  • Repellent of insects
  • Small value banknotes
  • Small bag
  • Shoes or sandals to travel to the hotel

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:

  • Hepatitis A: vaccination is recommended for all travelers in Peru.
  • Hepatitis B: is recommended for all travelers in Peru, especially those who may be exposed to blood or body fluids during administration or receipt of medical attention, drug injections, tattoos or sexual contact with the local population.
  • Tip: Vacation is recommended for all travelers in tropical South America, especially those who can be in rural areas where they may be exposed to food or water.
  • Yellow fever: the vaccination is very recommended for traveling to the Amazon and the river basin of the Amazon. The vaccine must be administered less than 10 days before it is taken and at intervals of 10 years if decided otherwise.

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.

How to Book

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.

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