Amazon Tour Sandoval Lake 2days

Amazon Tour Sandoval Lake 2days and 1 night

A trip to Lake Sandoval begins with the transfer from the Puerto Maldonado airport to the port located on the Madre de Dios River. Arrival at the pier and transfer by boat to the lodge. On the way we will make a brief visit to the city. After about 25 min. We will arrive at the beginning of a path where we will take a walk (25 to 30 min.) That will take us to a small canal, where we will board a canoe that will take us for a few minutes to Lake Sandoval. There we will board a catamaran to reach Sandoval Lake .

  • Length: 2 days/1 nights .
  • Type of service: Private or Group.
  • Location: Southern Peru, Madre de Dios Department, Puerto Maldonado, Sandoval Lake Reserve.
  • Activities: Amazon Tours to Sandoval Lake , Jungle Trips, Sandoval Lake, Palm Clay Lick.
  • Altitude: 139 – 400 m.a.s.l.
  • Best time to visit: March – October .
  • Departure: Every day .
  • Minimum of participants: 2 .
  • Maximum of participants: 10 .
  • Price per person: 170 USD

Itinerary Amazon Tour Sandoval Lake 2 days

  • We will pick you up from your hotel
  • We will pick you up from the airport in our bus.
  • We take our boat about 45 minutes
  • 1 Accommodations in their respective rooms
  • Lunch
  • Monkey Island , Long Walk , Night
  • Dinner
  • Night walk

Day 2: start 2 hour walk where you are going to see to macaw palm tree.

  • Breakfast
  • We will go back to river madre de dios to return to our boat and return to Puerto Maldonado
  • Arrive to Puerto Maldonado City and transfer to airport or bus stations

Quick Itinerary of Amazon Tour Sandoval Lake 2 days:

  • Tour Day 1: Puerto Maldonado – Amazon Tour  to  Maloka Lodge
  • Tour Day 2: Sandoval Lake Center  to Amazon Tour Return City Puerto Maldonado

Tour Itinerary


Itinerary of the Amazon Tour Sandoval Lake 2 days:

Tours Day 1:

Puerto Maldonado – Amazon tour  to Maloka Lodge:

You are welcomed and pick-up from the airport/coach terminal of Puerto Maldonado by our Representative to take you to our office where you can leave your large baggage not necessary for the trip, but you will need a backpack for personal items and more. Then, we transfer you to a local port where you board a motorboat and navigate down the Madre de Dios River. On the way, we observe various mammal species such as turtles, birds, lizards, monkeys, turtles, caimans, etc., until we reach a checkpoint of the Sandoval Lake Reserve and after passing a check, we start walking for 5 km (1 and half an hour) to reach Sandoval Lake where we take a canoe bringing us to the Maloka Lodge

There, we accommodate ourselves and after lunch, we return sailing the lake in a canoe to see its typical inhabitants – giant river otters, black caimans, a prehistoric bird shansho, herons, cormorants, kingfisher, etc. Then, we return to the Maloka lodge for dinner to later get back to the lake again, this time to undertake an evening caiman observation, as caimans are nocturnal animals. Our professional naturalist Tour Guide shows and explains us about these animals. We stay overnight in the Maloka lodge.

Tours Day 2:

Sandoval Lake  Center to  Amazon Tour   Return City  Puerto Maldonado:

Today, we wake up very early go to the surroundings of the Sandoval Lake where huge number of various palms grow in its water creating an area of marsh.

This place is called Macaw Palm Tree (Collpa de Palmeras ) and it attracts various macaw species and other parrots to eat sawdust of its palms as it contains sodium, calcium, potassium and other minerals helping them to digest. Then, we go back to the lodge to be given breakfast. Later, we take a next trip going to observe stunning flora and fauna of the Sandoval Lake Reserve.

We can appreciate monkeys, deer, wild boars, tapirs or spectacled bears, just to name a few. We return to the lodge for lunch. Afterwards, we get ready for a return way boarding a canoe again to sail over the Sandoval Lake followed by a walk to the checkpoint and from there sailing the Madre de Dios River by a motorboat towards Puerto Maldonado. We pick our baggage up in our office and then, we are transferred either to the airport or the coach terminal.

Tour Includes


Included in the Amazon Tour Sandoval Lake 2 days:

  • A professional Naturalist Tour Guide Sandoval Lake .
  • Motorboat transportation .
  • Entrance fee to the Sandoval Lake Reserve .
  • Meals: 1x Breakfast, 1x Lunch, 1x Dinner and drinking water (Please note: vegetarian option upon request for no extra cost!) .
  • Accommodation: 1 nights in Maloka lodge .
  • First aid kit, including a poison extractor, mosquito bite treatment and an antidote for a snake bite .
  • Radio communications .
  • Rubber boots.

Not included in the Amazon Tour Sandoval Lake 2 days:

  • Any flight nor airport departure taxes .
  • Travel insurance .
  • Vaccination .
  • Breakfast on the first day and last day Lunch .
  • Drinks .
  • Tips to local staff.

What You Need to Bring in the Amazon Tour Sandoval Lake 2 days:

  • Mosquito repellent (DEET 35 recommended as a MINIMUM!!) .
  • Original passport .
  • Small backpack .
  • Long sleeved cotton shirts (preferably green coloured) .
  • Long cotton trousers .
  • Cotton long socks (to be put into your trousers) .
  • Comfortable walking shoes .
  • Sandals or light shoes .
  • Rain gear (e.g. rain poncho) .
  • Sweater (for the beginning of the tour in Andes and the cloud forest only) .
  • Swimsuit .
  • Binoculars (we also rent it) .
  • Camera and its charger .
  • Plastic bags to be used for clothes and a camera .
  • A hat as a protection against the Sun or rain .
  • Toiletries .
  • Small towel .
  • Toilet paper .
  • Sunscreen .
  • Sunglasses .
  • Flashlight (with spare bulb and batteries) .
  • A bottled water (1 litre as a minimum) .
  • Pocket money (Soles) to buy some beverages and souvenirs as well as to tip.



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Amazon Tour Sandoval Lake 2days

The Amazon rainforest, the most extensive wilderness on earth, stretches east from the Andes across much of tropical South America.The majestic Amazon  sandoval lake , the world’s greatest river, rises in the Peruvian Andes and flows across Peru and Brazil to the Atlantic. With no roads connecting it to the outside world, the only way in is by river or air, or for the more active, we have a route in by mountain bike. We offer relaxing trips, itineraries for families with children and/or teenagers, bird’s potters, botanists and wildlife fans the Amazon sandoval lake  has something to offer every one.Navigating on the Amazon is an amazing experience; you know you’re on a river, yet at times the far bank can’t be made out. Flora, fauna, indigenous tribes and adventure await you. Introduction to Peru’s Amazon Peru is an Amazonian country. For quantity and diversity of flora and fauna, the Peruvian Amazon –which covers 50% of its territory -is one of the most important tropical wilderness regions on earth .There are three main Amazon areas to consider: Tambopata and Manu in the south, and Iquitos in the north .In Peru’s southeast lies one of the world’s most extensive tracts of tropical reserve. An extraordinary region comprising the Tambopata National Reserve and the Bahuaja Sonene and Manu National Parks, it boasts the greatest animal and plant diversity anywhere in the world, including 1,300 bird species, 200 mammal species and 15,000 species of flowering plants .In the north of Peru lies access to the Amazon from Iquitos, where the mighty Amazon is already several kilometers wide in places. We offer a range of programs which aim to suit a variety of comfort, style and budget requirements. Depending on the itinerary chosen ,accommodation ranges from a tent to a comfortable lodge. All trips are accompanied by an English-speaking natural history guide and you with your sense of adventure. There several well located Amazon rainforest eco-lodges to suit all tastes, times and budgets



“Mother of God presents records worldwide, such houses as a thousand species of birds; 200 mammals; 250 fish; and a large number of reptiles, amphibians and plants. “

Mother of God not only is known as the Capital of Biodiversity of Peru, but that is also recognized as the region holds important ecosystems, which are threatened by a series of activities including illegal mining.

It is known that the Mother of God brings a great diversity of species of wild flora and fauna endemic. Some of these species are endangered status according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the recently updated national list of classification and categorization of threatened species (DS No. 004-2014-MINAGRI). This region has records worldwide, such as houses thousand species of birds; 200 mammals; 250 fish; and a large number of reptiles, amphibians and plants.

Mother of God also presents unique ecosystems in Peru, such as the Pampas del Heath found within the Bahuaja Sonene National Park. This type of special habitat keeps two endemic species: the maned wolf (Chrysocyon brachiurus) and marsh deer (marsh deer).

These species are threatened and their preservation is vital as that of the Pampas del Heath. On the other hand, aguajales, so called because the large presence of aguaje (Mauritia flexuosa), are of great importance for many species of flora and fauna ecosystems; They are also a source of pure water. Chestnut well, it is regarded as the flagship species of Mother of God, as it is important ecologically, being part of primary forests and because it is an economic source for many people in Madre de Dios.


Tourism is an activity that in recent years has become very important. In Madre de Dios there are about 25 lodges registered, of which 11 are located within the buffer zone and two in the national reserve. There are also independent guides operating in the area are about 13 guides registered so far. It is giving a tourism boom in the region, some local people are participating with their own lodges and hostels through loans and the support of institutions. There are two shelters in the area owned by indigenous communities, one in Infierno on the Tambopata River and the other in Sonene on the Heath river.

Tourism in the protected area focuses on the Tambopata River and the lower Madre de Dios. They enter the year averaging 7-8000 tourists, especially from abroad. Right of entry for tourists visiting the area and the amount is according to the activity performed is charged, if he sleeps, if you visit the macaw clay lick or makes rafting. There is a circuit rafting down the Tambopata River from Putina Punco crossing the entire national park to Puerto Maldonado.

While each operator has different degree of responsibility and organization in the form of carrying out their work, tourism presents some problems affecting the areas in which they operate, such as soil compaction on trails and roads, poor waste disposal liquids and solids, disturbance to wildlife, use of unauthorized areas, interference with activities of local communities, increased river traffic, among others.

There are two lodges that finding located outside the national park operate within it. A hostel on the Tambopata River that occasionally leads to its tourists to Távara river and another shelter in the river Heath visits a “lick” parrot inside the park. The shelters restrict hunting animals in the surrounding area so that hunters seek other hunting areas. In many cases interference with hunting activities creates unrest among the population generating opposition.

Some shelters located in front of the buffer zone across the river under Madre de Dios make use of the buffer zone across the river, establishing systems of trails and visiting the lake Sandoval and surroundings. Some tour operators offer visitors the opportunity to fish or hunt and demand that the protected area they authorization. The independent guides often take their tourists to camp, not using shelters, being more difficult to control their activities.

In many cases operators lodging owners think that the concession to operate tourism gives them ownership of land and forest, making trails, paths and circuits, installed infrastructure, cut vegetation, marking trees, etc. The otter is a species of great interest to tourists, it is presented in brochures and advertising and tourists require them. This creates pressure on otter populations, especially in lakes, where tourists come to short, the chase and cornered to photograph the look and constantly call. Similar problem arises with macaws and parrots down to eat mineral land in the “licks” or clay banks where tourists often come too close, make noise or disturb.

The administration of the protected area through the proposed “Ecotourism Proposed Standards for the Bahuaja Sonene National Park and Tambopata National Reserve” has set standards for all tour operators working in the area and patterns of behavior for visitors proposal It is in the approval process. A system of penalties for companies / guides that fail to comply will be implemented. The development of the Tourism Use Plan began with the development of standards in coordination with local shelters and include site plans for each tourist destination, regulating the number and location of trails or roads that can be done, number of boats which counts the number of visitors as the carrying capacity of each place where you can not move and where, waste management, etc. For specialized tourism -Rafting-that begins in Puno (from Putina Punco), the administration of the area suggests they have insurance against accidents and satellite phones, because the protected area is not on the ability to take actions in case rescue accident.


When I first arrived in South America seven years ago, I had not heard of parrot clay licks. I had no idea that the forests of the Amazon concealed this remarkable phenomenon – parrots descending to patches of riverbank on a daily basis to eat clay. Although many species of parrot have been recorded eating dirt in various parts of the world, nowhere is it as regular and spectacular as on the ‘colpas’ of Peru. The soil, which is high in sodium, binds natural toxins in their diets.

Why Eat Soil – Macaws Clay Lick?

Parrots eat soil in many parts of the world, and we’re learning about fresh discoveries of “geophagy” or earth-eating every year. So far, it’s not exactly clear why they eat soil, although it appears to provide them with biologically important minerals and clays which have the potential to neutralize some of the toxins in their food. Since captive birds have diets that have adequate minerals and no toxins, it is unknown if these birds would benefit from eating clays. Many birds do seem to enjoy it if it is made available.

Peruvian clay licks are the best known and most often visited as they are both well protected and attract large numbers of spectacular parrots.