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.
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, 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 to have lunch. In the afternoon enjoy our swiming pool , 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.
This tour includes ending at 5:00 pm. For people that have night bus or will stay in Puerto Maldonado city.
We head downstream towards the Native Community of Ese'Ejas, the Ese Eja community plus a family that will show us the culture of their ancestors, their language and customs, clothing and dances.
It reveals the customs and way of life of the indigenous peoples. They give us the opportunity to have direct contact with a people of ancient warriors and hunters and share their ancestral customs.
In the afternoon we have time to do rustic fishing in the Madre de Dios River, where with a bit of luck we will have the opportunity to catch some species such as the pictus catfish, the red-eyed piranha, etc.
At 4:00 pm return back to Puerto Maldonado arrive to Puerto Maldonado around 5pm
For earlier morning flights we leave the natural reserve after breakfast and return to the city of Puerto Maldonado 1 hour of motor boat drive, ready for transfer to the airport or hotel. (Normally get to PEM at 9:00 am) let us know in advance if need to earlier.