Day 1: Cusco or Lima - Tambopata, Sandoval Lake Lodge
Lima or Cusco/Puerto Maldonado. As the canal opens onto the shimmering surface of the lake, we transfer to a catamaran and are leisurely paddled across half the lake to the lodge.
Day 2: Sandoval Lake Lodge
A pre-dawn wake-up call will enable us to be on the lake for sunrise and a hopeful encounter with the family of Giant Otters who frequent the lake.
Day 3: Sandoval Lake Walk
After a dawn breakfast, we will cross the lake by catamaran and take a short walk into the interior of the Mauritia palm forest to stand beneath and closely view the impressive morning congregations, this place has a very interesting concentration of parrots, etc.
Day 4: Sandoval Lake Lodge - Puerto Maldonado - Cusco or Lima
After early breakfast we leave near dawn and we take a final, shorter paddle around the west end of the lake to try and glimpse the Giant Otters before returning by motor canoe for the 35 minutes return trip to the Puerto Maldonado Airport.
Located deep in Peru's Tambopata Nature Reserve, our Sandoval Lake lodge overlooks sparkling, palm-rimmed Sandoval Lake, the most beautiful and wildlife-rich of all lakes in Tambopata. 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 Nature Reserve is on the banks of a protected oxbow lake. Our short Sandoval Lake Lodge program includes two nights of fully-screened accommodation in 24 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 (Pteronura brasiliensis), 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.
|SANDOVAL LAKE LODGE, TAMBOPATA|
|Entry||Puerto Maldonado daily flight form / to Lima and Cusco, Recomemended airline: Lan Peru, Motorcanoe and walk.|
|Time & Distance:||From Puerto Maldonado, 30 min motorcanoe 1h (3km/2mi) forest stroll 30min lake paddle.|
|Lodge Facilities:||25 SCREENED rooms w/private bathroom, Dinning Room, Bar, Hamm-ock area (screened), Trails Boutique and Library.|
|Nature Attractions:||Sandoval Oxbow Lake (giant otters and 7 species of monkeys).|