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Tour Code:2dMky-LK

Lake Sandoval tour and monkey island 2 Days

When you visit the jungle it is always very exciting to walk its trails with your own feet. Throughout this tour you will be able to see different monkeys moving freely from tree to tree and you will know the most secret corners of the pristine Amazon. one of the wonders of this lake is that it can be entered with a boat. Paddling across Lake Sandoval while enjoying the scenery that surrounds you, the sounds of nature and the company of black alligators and turtles will make you feel completely free. this

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Phisical Demand: Medium
Tour Code: 2dMky-LK
Duration: 2D
Ages: 2+
Languages: English, Español
Start In: Pto. Maldonado airport/bus station/hotel
Ends In: Pto. Maldonado airport / bus station or hotel
Group Size: 11 PaxAM
Phisical Demand: Medium
Tour Code: 2dMky-LK
Duration: 2D
Ages: 2+
Languages: English, Español
Start In: Pto. Maldonado airport/bus station/hotel
Ends In: Pto. Maldonado airport / bus station or hotel
Group Size: 11 PaxAM

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Trip Advisor or Viator Price = $180

With Local tour operator $114

Tour Activities:
Cayman search, Hiking, Jungle walk, Canoe ride
Tour Attractions:
Monkey Island, Lake Sandoval
This tour in 2023:
Have daily Availability
Open for Solo traveler
Private room & Bathroom
All inclusive no more payment
1 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinners
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Lake Sandoval: Your Guide to a Memorable Experience

Lake Sandoval is a captivating destination that promises an unforgettable experience for those seeking natural beauty and serenity. Nestled in the heart of the Peruvian Amazon, this pristine body of water, known as Lake Sandoval, offers a sanctuary brimming with breathtaking sights and diverse wildlife. Whether you are an adventurous traveler or a nature enthusiast, this comprehensive guide will provide you with essential information to make the most of your visit to Lake Sandoval. Prepare to immerse yourself in the wonders of this remarkable natural gem as we delve into the enchanting allure and remarkable experiences that await you.

Exploring Lake Sandoval

1. Arriving at Lake Sandoval

To reach Lake Sandoval, there are several modes of transportation available. The most common method is to travel by motor boat from the nearby town of Puerto Maldonado, which is accessible by air or road from major cities in Peru, Cusco is the closest city reachable by land, like Puno, Lima and Cusco are also reachable by plane flight with direct flights. Once in Puerto Maldonado, visitors can hire travel agency to get them, a boat, entrance tickets to the natural reserve, food accommodation and tour guides, it is important to mention that it is not possible to access the reserve without a professional guide backed by a formalized agency tourism operator.

2. Lake Sandoval Tour Options

When it comes to Lake Sandoval tours, there are various choices available to suit different preferences and schedules. Whether you are interested in a one-day excursion or a multi-day adventure, there are options to cater to your desired activities and attractions. From exploring the pristine lake and its surrounding wildlife to immersing yourself in the beauty of the Amazon rainforest, these tours offer a unique and unforgettable experience. So, if you’re looking to embark on an extraordinary journey to Tambopata region, consider the diverse Lake Sandoval tour options and embark on an unforgettable adventure in this remarkable destination.

3. Wildlife encounters at Lake Sandoval

Lake Sandoval is truly captivating. During your visit, you will have the chance to spot a variety of animals in their natural habitat. Look out for magnificent macaws, playful monkeys, graceful giant otters, and an array of colorful birds. Keep your eyes peeled for fascinating mammals, slithering snakes, and impressive caymans. Immerse yourself in the wonders of nature as you explore Lake Sandoval and witness its diverse wildlife firsthand.

4. Activities and Attractions

Lake Sandoval, offers a range of activities and attractions for visitors to enjoy. Hiking around the lake provides an opportunity to explore the beautiful surroundings and immerse oneself in nature. Canoe riding on Lake Sandoval allows for a serene and peaceful experience on the water. Birdwatching enthusiasts will find ample opportunities to spot a variety of avian species in the area. For those seeking a refreshing dip, swimming in Sandoval Lake is a delightful option. Additionally, the observatory tower at Lake Sandoval offers a vantage point to observe the wildlife and take in the breathtaking views. Enjoy a multitude of activities and attractions while encountering wildlife at Sandoval Lake.

Planning Your Visit

1. Best Time to Visit Lake Sandoval

The best time to explore the rich biodiversity of Lake Sandoval is during the dry season but animals are spotted all year round, even in the rainy season there is greater animal activity but weather comfort in observing them occurs in the dry season. The dry season from May to October is the prime time to experience the diverse wildlife and attractions of Sandoval Lake. Visitors can immerse themselves in unforgettable wildlife encounters and take part in a wide range of activities offered at the lake. his period allows for optimal exploration and enjoyment of the rich biodiversity that Sandoval Lake has to offer. Make the most of your visit by planning it during the dry season from May to October.

2. Essential Packing List

We offer various tour options for visiting Lake Sandoval. Our tours provide an exceptional opportunity to explore the beauty and biodiversity of this stunning lake. In order to make the most of your experience, we recommend following a comprehensive packing list. This list includes essential items such as comfortable clothing, sturdy footwear, insect repellent, sunscreen, a hat, binoculars, and a camera. By being prepared and having the necessary supplies, you can fully immerse yourself in the wonders of Lake Sandoval and create unforgettable memories.

3. Wildlife Awareness

In conclusion, it is crucial for visitors to Lake Sandoval to adhere to all park rules and regulations in order to ensure a safe and secure environment for all. By staying aware of the wildlife in the area and respecting their habitat, we can contribute to the preservation and conservation of this unique ecosystem. Let us all play our part in promoting wildlife awareness and responsible tourism for the betterment of Lake Sandoval and its inhabitants.

4. Park Rules and Regulations:

Familiarize yourself with the specific rules and regulations of Lake Sandoval. This includes restrictions on fishing, boating, and camping. By adhering to these guidelines, you help ensure the safety and preservation of the area.


Whether you’re a nature enthusiast or simply seeking a tranquil getaway, a visit to Sandoval Lake promises an unforgettable adventure. Discover the vibrant wildlife, indulge in serene canoe rides, and embrace the tranquility of the surrounding jungle. Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and embark on a journey that will leave you rejuvenated and in awe of the wonders of nature. Book your Sandoval Lake tour today and embark on an enchanting expedition unlike any other.    

Introductory walk visiting monkey island and see cayman at night

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.

Hike and Canoe ride on Sandoval Lake

Day 2.- Before breakfast early, we will make a short boat trip to the entrance of Lake Sandoval, then 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 monkey, black capuchin, and black alligators).On 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 larger caiman with more than 4 meters long return to the lodge to enjoy a typical lunch.

After lunch there are some hours to use the pool, around 4 pm The return to the city of Puerto Maldonado is usually reached around 5 pm; Ready for your respect transfer to the bus station or hotel.

Tour Price 

$ 114 USD

Following Optional Jungle Hotels are available

Switch JUNGLE HOTEL for:
Sandoval Lake 2 Days 1 Night
Amazon Lodge Tambopata (5)
$104 USD
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Switch JUNGLE HOTEL for:
Sandoval Lake + Native Family 2D/1N
Amazon garden Lodge (9)
$164 USD
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Terms & Rules

* If arriving by night bus from Cusco, Puno, etc ( Pick up from bus station is anytime from 5:00 am to 10:00 am) * Tour starts at 10:00 am approx * If arriving by Plane from Cusco, Lima, etc ( Pick up is from airport is from 8:00 am to 14:00 pm) *Tour starts depending on your arrival time, the earlier the better * Pick up from Hotel in Puerto Maldonado cilty is from 8:40 am to 9:20 am * Solo travelers should arrive before 9:40 am, so they can join the group
* This tour ends at 5:00 pm, the drop off to the airport or to the bus station is included at any time, this is possible only on the last day of the tour. * People staying in hotel in Puerto Maldonado, the drop off will be at the main square (Plaza de armas)

There are no age restrictions for arrival

Pets are NOT allowed.

We accept all major credit cards including Visa, MasterCard, American Express (AMEX).

We accept also Bank transfer to our account number and PayPal for credit card processing.


This is an “All inclusive tour from pick up till drop off”

Pick up from (Airport, bus station or hotel)

01 Night accommodation in bungalow with private bathroom

1 Professional bilingual guide in the jungle

1 Motor boat transportation for all trips

Breakfast (1) Dinner (1) Lunch (2)

All activities listed in the itinerary

Purified Water 24 hours (To recharge your canteen)

Wellingtons (Rubber boots)

No additional payment for single room or (Solo traveler)

Storage room for large luggage

First aid kit

Drop off to (Airport or bus station)

Not Included:​

Drinks bought at the bar


Domestic Flights or Bus from/to Cusco, Lima

Entrance fee (Sandoval Lake $15 USD)

Extra snacks and drinks

Travel insurance

Health coverage

Extra snacks and drinks

  • In these parts of the Amazon there are no land roads o access the jungle, most transportation is by motor boat.
  • Motorboats are designed to carry 20 to 40 people on a trip
  • We have scheduled daily times where speedboats transport to and from the natural reserve area, every day a speedboat arrives in the city of Puerto Maldonado around 9 am to catch some departing morning flights.
  • Another boat leaves daily from Puerto Maldonado to the Nature Reserve starting at 9:50 am. In case there are flights arrivng before 11:30, we will wait for them to be able to leave as a group.
  • One more boat leaves the nature reserve at approximately 4:00 pm. arriving in Puerto Maldonado at approximately 5:00 pm for people who have a night bus to Cusco or who will overnight in the city of Puerto Maldonado
  • If you have flight out after 9:00 a.m. We recommended you to take our motor boat after breakfast so we can drop you off to the airport at any time your flight is scheduled for.
  • Motorboats spend around $100 USD of gasoline per hour of transportation, we can open a new boat deperture for free if a minimum of 8 passengers want to leave from the natural reserve.
  • If you are 2 people, we can arrange a motor boat to start the tour at anytime your flight arrives, for solo traveler please arrive before 9:30 am or let us know so we can manage in advance to join you to a group
  • In case you want to leave the natural reserve at any time, we can rent a private boat for you, but it will cost $100 per hour depending on Jungle hotel location and it is  required to pay in advance

Departure Point
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 90 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

If you cancel within 40 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel between 40 and 90 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. Learn more about cancellations. (All tickets are non refundable)

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.

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