Puerto Maldonado Amazon tours – Sandoval Lake 3 Days
In this part of the jungle, in addition to the monkeys and a great variety of birds and fish that inhabit Lake Sandoval, we can observe an infinity of animals. Some of them are totally unknown to visitors, for example, the hoatzines or the giant otter, so always go with your eyes wide open, because you do not know when you will find a new species around you.
Day 1.- Reception at the airport or bus station and transfer to our office to receive information about the route. Transfer to the port where you take the boat for an hour to our ecolodge. After settling in our bungalows, we will see how an introductory jungle walk for two hours in the dense tropical forest of Tambopata, guided by a local expert guide who will help you see a variety of trees that can be more than five hundred years old.During this time, you can see some species of wild animals such as toucans, orioles, parrots, monkeys, snakes, butterflies, etc. You will have the opportunity to experience the magic of our Amazon rainforest within the Tambopata National Reserve (278,000 hectares protected under Peruvian law).After lunch, we will visit the Isla de los Monos (Monkey island) located in front of our lodge through the Madre de Dios River, in this place there are different species of monkeys, such as the brown capuchin, the squirrel monkey all of them on the island, after the activity we will return to the Jungle lodge.At night, we will look for alligators, they are usually on the banks of the Madre de Dios River. This time you will have to bring a flashlight since this activity takes place in the darkness of the night.On this tour with some luck we can see the largest family in the world that is the Peruvian guinea pig family; Then return to the lodge, dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Day 2.- Before breakfast early, we will make a short boat trip to the entrance of Lake Sandoval, then we will check in at the control point, taking a 3-kilometer (2-mile) walk to Lake Sandoval. After a pleasant interpretive walk in the nature reserve, the wildlife guides (Hoatzin, puma heron, eagles, howler monkeys, black capuchins and black alligators).In our Canoe ride, it is possible to observe in the giant otter family of the river (which is in danger of extinction) and in the largest caiman, with more than 4 meters long, return to the lodge to enjoy a typical lunch.After lunch, there are some hours to rest or use the pool, before nightfall we will do a night walk around the ecolodge to see nocturnal creatures.With the security of the case and using flashlights to find diversity of insects and with some luck some snakes, then we will return to the ecolodge for our dinner and rest.
Very early in the morning we wake up around 5:00 in the morning to see the Amazon rain forest Tambopata from a different perspective, 30 meters high, the bridges allow us to appreciate the jungle from the air. Then we will do the Zip line, the instructors will teach you quickly how to use the Zip line. Kayaking along the Madre de Dios river.Return to the city of Puerto Maldonado at 5:00 pm ready for transfer to bus station for night bus or hotel.5:00 pm is the only time the Motor boat get to Puerto Madonado, in case that you want to get earlier for flight we have anoter tour that get to Puerto Maldonado at 9:00 am for flight departures.In case that you want to get to Puerto Maldonado in a different time it is necesary to rent a private boat, available only under request for an additional cost.
02 nights accommodation
Round-trip airport transfer
Local English-Spanish speaking guide
Breakfast (2) Dinner (2) Lunch (2)
Entrance to the Tambopata national reserve
First aid kit
Drinks bought at the bar
Transportation from/to Cusco
Extra snacks and drinks
Traveler pickup is offered
Padre Aldamiz International Airport (Puerto Maldonado)
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
Not wheelchair accessible
Note: departure to the airport on day 3 will take place right after breakfast. Please plan your departure flight accordingly
It is recommended you bring light pants, long sleeved shirts, hiking shoes, rain jacket, day pack, flashlight, binoculars, pocket knife and insect repellent
Minimum age is 5 years old
Maximum luggage per person is 30 pounds (15 kg) Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
Note: to conserve energy, the power is turned off for a short amount of time in the afternoon. Due to this, it is possible the lodge will be hot during this time.
Not recommended for travelers with back problems
Not recommended for pregnant travelers
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Most travelers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers
If you cancel at least 45 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 14 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel between 15 and 44 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. Learn more about cancellations.
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during this tour?
The policies on face masks and attendee health are: Face masks required for travelers in public areas Face masks required for guides in public areas Face masks provided for travelers Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
What is the policy on sanitization during this tour?
The policies on sanitization are:
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
What is the social distancing policy during this tour?
The policies on social distancing are:
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during this tour?
The policies on staff health & safety are:
Guides required to regularly wash hands Regular temperature checks for staff
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
What is the maximum group size during this tour?
This activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers.
What kind of weather can we find in the Amazon Jungle? It is sunny year-round, and like any other tropical rainforest, it can be hot and humid. The average year-round temperature is 27°C (80°F), with nights being slightly cooler. December to June is the rainy season, with April and May experiencing more rain, and temperatures normally between 23°C (73°F) and 30°C (86°F). July to November is the dry season, with temperatures from 26°C (78°F) to 40°C (104°F).
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