Lake Sandoval – Puerto Maldonado tours

sandoval puerto maldonado tours

"Feel the real Nature vibes in this Natural Sanctuary paradise. Water, earth and the pristine jungle energies"

"Amazing place to visit in the Peruvian Amazon. It's really worths to travel across the Andes to find this jungle adventure"

lake sandoval puerto maldonado tours

ALSO AVAILABLE

2 DAYS/ 1 NIGHT
3 DAYS/ 2 NIGHTS

STAY IN LOCAL VENTURES

previous arrow
next arrow
Slider

Lake Sandoval daytrip watch the video

LAKE SANDOVAL

Early in the morning you’ll have the opportunity to be astonished with the sounds of the rainforest, feel the incredible atmosphere and see the existing wildlife within the Tambopata National Reserve.

 

  • We begin at 4:30 am to be out before sunrise. The taxi will pick up the group at the hotel’s hall. Then you’ll go to the river port to take a motor boat downstream about 35 minutes. You’ll Relish the colors and the landscape. Certainly the Peruvian Amazon Rainforest at sunrise could become a wonderful postcard in your memories. 
  • Upon arrival to the entrance, we’ll stop at the ranger’s check-point before we start to walk into the jungle. We’ll hike 2.8 kms (about 3062 yards) your knowledgeable guide will point out some interesting trees and show many birds on the trail.
  • You’ll reach a palm-swamp section in the forest that is frequented by many parrots and macaws only in the morning. The location is perfect to watch and for taking pictures of the birds on the treetops.
    Then you’ll find a small maze to go through on small canoes that connects to the big lake of 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) long.
  • Lake Sandoval is an Oxbow lake  found in a Natural Sanctuary that protects a very fragile water ecosystem, palm swamp forest, a very rich variety of wild animals and endangered species such us black caimans (alligators ), a family of giant river otters (this specie has a critical conservation status around the world). Also there are other less frequent spotted species such us the anacondas, tapirs, amongst others.
  • The guide will carry on powerful binoculars to watch the incredible variety of birds surrounding the lake’s shores. Fishing wild ducks, colorful tanagers, flycatchers, kingfishers, anhingas and the hoatzin bird, locally referred as the stinky bird due to their complex digestive system similar to the caws.
    Hopefully we’d be able to see some breeds of monkeys leaping through the canopy such us the loud red-howler monkey, brown capuchin monkey, squirrel monkey, dusky titi monkey.
  • We’ll do a stop to relax by the shore with the incredible view of the lake. You’ll get some fresh fruits and nuts to eat accompanied by refreshing drinks.

You’ll see familiar houses and private lodges settled by the lake. We also support the local ventures by using their facilities on our visits. 

We also organize great tour itineraries that might include one or two nights staying with locals entrepreneurships.

Learn more about services they provide and the difrence you could do for them…

Know more

 

  • It’s time to turn back. We’ll continue to explore the missing part of the lake looking for more exciting species on your way back to the river.
  • Before we go back to Puerto Maldonado. We’ll drop off some people o our lodge located in front of the Tambopata National Reserve.

Wildlife checklist we would see on this tour.

  • Black caiman (endangered)
  • Giant river otter (endangered)
  • Blue and yellow macaw (endangered)
  • Red-bellied macaw
  • Three-toed sloth
  • Red-howler monkey
  • Brown capuchin monkey
  • Squirrel monkey
  • Hoatzin
  • Cocoi heron
  • Tiger heron
  • Side-necked water
  • Side-necked water turtles

What is an Oxbow lakes and their importance in the Amazon?  

  • Oxbow lakes are the remains of the bend in the river. Usually form in flat, low-lying plains close to where the river empties into another body of water. On these plains, rivers often have wide meanders.
  • Oxbow lakes are stillwater lakes. This means that water does not flow into or out of them. There is no stream or spring feeding the lake, and it doesn’t have a natural outlet. Oxbow lakes often become swamps or bogs, and they often dry up as their water evaporates.
  • Oxbow lakes can be rich wildlife habitats. Along the Amazon River in South America, oxbow lakes are common and their still waters provide a unique habitat for plants and wildlife. Giant river otters frequently live in the Amazons oxbow lakes, and feed on about 5 kilograms (11 pounds) of fish per day.

Lake Sandoval tour/Highlights

  • Lake Sandoval is one of the major natural sanctuaries in south-eastern Peruvian Amazon. Tambopata National Reserve belongs to the The National System of Protected Natural Areas.
  • The incredible wild animals are more active as soon as the sun goes up. However lately the highest temperatures reached in the jungle make the wildlife to slow down and shelter in the shade as we also chill out on hammocks watching the landscapes of the lake.
  • Great chances to spot endangered species such us black caimans, giant river otters, amongst other species and bunch of exotic birds.
  • Amazon river cruise along the Madre de Dios River with the most spectacular views.
  • Take great pictures from a close distance with the birding scopes.
  • Look for other species of animals such us the sloths with great chances to find them along the riverbanks.

General information of the tour

  • Start time 4:30 am.
  • Length time: from 4:30 am – 12:00 pm.
  • Booking confirmation 24 hours in advance.
  • Knowledgeable english speaking tour guide.
  • Small groups max. 10 people per one tour guide.
  • This tour is accessible for wheelchairs. (needs to book a private tour)
  • Public toilets or facilities in the area. (✔)
  • You will be picked up by the living room of your hotel, then the taxi will drive you to the river port.
  • Cancellation 24 hours before the tour, free of charge

Useful Info

  • You’ll visit an important conservation area belonging to the Peruvian government. Be conscious, friendly and respect the rules.    
  • We recommend to dress up according to the activity.
  • Wild animals warn each others about suspicious movements.
  • Bring enough water to keep rehydrated. You’ll do quick stops to buy water, carry with you a reusable bottle.      
  • Whether conditions such as rainy days (from December – April) and cold-fronts (May-August) may affect the activity’s performance.
  • The boat has a roof covering. Nonetheless you should always carry rain gears or jackets.
  • The range of temperatures on this tour fluctuates between 24 – 38 degrees celsius (75 – 100 ºF ). Bring extra sunscreen  protection.
  • Mosquitos frequently occur near the riverbanks. We recommend to carry with you some bug spray in your daypack.
  • This tour is highly in demand. You might find other people. We recommend you to respect and follow your guide advises.
  • Wildlife are very sensitive of the camera flashes, they are also to reflective coating.
  • We managed to provide indispensable field instruments to increase your experience during the activity, please follow the guidelines for proper usage of them.
  • We recommend you to take long-range lenses for professional pictures.

Includes

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Boat ride.
  • Specialized english speaking guide.
  • Birding scopes.
  • Wildlife field guide charts.
  • Food (Only packed snacks)

Lake Sandoval tour presentation

sandoval puerto maldonado tours
sandoval puerto maldonado tours
sandoval puerto maldonado tours
sandoval puerto maldonado tours
sandoval puerto maldonado tours
sandoval puerto maldonado tours
sandoval puerto maldonado tours
sandoval puerto maldonado tours
sandoval puerto maldonado tours
sandoval puerto maldonado tours
sandoval puerto maldonado tours
sandoval puerto maldonado tours
sandoval puerto maldonado tours
sandoval puerto maldonado tours
sandoval puerto maldonado tours
sandoval puerto maldonado tours
sandoval puerto maldonado tours
sandoval puerto maldonado tours
sandoval puerto maldonado tours
sandoval puerto maldonado tours
sandoval puerto maldonado tours
sandoval puerto maldonado tours
sandoval puerto maldonado tours
sandoval puerto maldonado tours
sandoval puerto maldonado tours
sandoval puerto maldonado tours
sandoval puerto maldonado tours
sandoval puerto maldonado tours
sandoval puerto maldonado tours
sandoval puerto maldonado tours
sandoval puerto maldonado tours
sandoval puerto maldonado tours
sandoval puerto maldonado tours
sandoval puerto maldonado tours
sandoval puerto maldonado tours
sandoval puerto maldonado tours
sandoval puerto maldonado tours
sandoval puerto maldonado tours
sandoval puerto maldonado tours
sandoval puerto maldonado tours
sandoval puerto maldonado tours
sandoval puerto maldonado tours
sandoval puerto maldonado tours
sandoval puerto maldonado tours
sandoval puerto maldonado tours
sandoval puerto maldonado tours
sandoval puerto maldonado tours
sandoval puerto maldonado tours
sandoval puerto maldonado tours
sandoval puerto maldonado tours
sandoval puerto maldonado tours
sandoval puerto maldonado tours
sandoval puerto maldonado tours
sandoval puerto maldonado tours
lake sandoval puerto maldonado tours
lake sandoval puerto maldonado tours
Lake Sandoval Puerto Maldonado tours
Lake Sandoval Puerto Maldonado tours
sandoval puerto maldonado tours
previous arrow
next arrow
Slider

We also offer lunch and other tours in the afternoon. You’re welcome to take a look of our options for the rest of the day. 

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.
Contenido del acordeón
Contenido del acordeón
Contenido del acordeón

Check the updated weather in Puerto Maldonado 

Puerto Maldonado City
26/05/2020, 18:39
Partly sunny
Partly sunny
29°C
real feel: 33°C
current pressure: 1010 mb
humidity: 61%
wind speed: 1 m/s SE
sunrise: 05:50
sunset: 17:17
 

Take a look of the location

50.OO USD

Classic

FROM 85.OO USD

Private tour

FROM 99.OO USD

Sandoval + Sunset

FROM 175.OO USD

OVERNIGHT

Tambopata Amazon Peru SRL.

Av. León Velarde 202 – Tambopata

Contacts: 

whatsap +51 969 747 709

info@tambopatawild.com 

◊TERMS & CONDITIONS