Amazon Wild Nature 4days

Amazon Wild Nature

Amazon Wild Nature 4days

Sandoval Sandoval Lake : A beautiful near the Madre de Dios River Lake – Peru, accessible by boat (40 min) and then by a wide trail of 3 km in Sandoval lake. It features an interpretation center in Sandoval Lake. It can be seen rivers wolves, alligators, monkeys, and a variety of birds, especially shanshos in Sandoval Lake Reserve – Amazon Wild Nature.

Program – Amazon Wild Nature (Sandoval Lake) 4 days / 3 night

  • Length: 4 Days /3 Nights .
  • Type of service: Private or Group .
  • Location: Southern Peru, Madre de Dios Department, Puerto Maldonado, Tambopata National Reserve, Sandoval Lake Reserve .
  • Activities: Amazon wild nature, sandoval lake lodge, sandoval lake .
  • Altitude: 400 – 3,600 m.a.s.l.
  • Best time to visit: All Year .
  • Departure: Every day .
  • Minimum of participants: 2 .
  • Maximum of participants: 10 .
  • Price per person: USD


Tour Day 1: Puerto Maldonado Tour Monkey Island and Sandoval Lake to Amazon Wild Nature :
Tour Day 2: Sandoval Lake Brazil nut trail – Caiman search night to Amazon Wild Nature :
Tour Day 3: Sandoval Lake – Palms Clay lick – Flood Plain Forest – Tower to Amazon Wild Nature :
Tour Day 4:  Amazon Wild nature Sandoval Lake Back to Puerto Maldonado – Airport

Tour Itinerary


Amazon Wild Nature  to Sandoval Lake  4 days / 3 nights :

Tour Day 1:  Puerto Maldonado Tour Monkey Island and Sandoval Lake to Amazon Wild Nature :

Upon arrival to Puerto Maldonado, at the airport or bus station, you will meet your guide, who will be waiting for you and will transfer you to our office located in downtown, where you will be able to re-pack and to leave the baggage that you won’t need to take to the tour.

Then we will go to the Touristic port (Puerto capitania), from where we will go aboard in a motorized boat, that will take us for 45 minutes downstream until the port Sandoval, and we will enter to the lake Sandoval located inside the Tambopata National Reserve, to arrive to the lake Sandoval we will have to walk 3 Km. (muddy in the wet season) in one hour approximately and we will arrive at a small port, where we will take a rowing canoe, and after half hour of rowing we will arrive at the port of the Maloka Sandoval Lodge, when we will arrive to the lodge we will have a hot welcome with a flavorful typical juice, and after a brief explanation above the lodge you will be lodging in a comfortable room.

After a rest, equipped with a flash light or head light we will take a night walk in the forest to go in search of the night monkey (Musmuqui), frogs, snakes and insects that are active during the night. Return to the Lodge to has dinner and spend the night.

Tour Day 2: Sandoval Lake – Brazil nut trail – Caiman search night to Amazon Wild Nature :

Very early on board of a canoe we will go around the lake Sandoval trying to see some of the most important conserved species in the lake, considered as flag species, ones of the endanger animal that lives in small and very territorial family groups: the giant river otters or river wolves (the biggest in the world) that feed and fish around the lake early morning, the giant otther feed up to 4 kilos of fish a day.

We will return to the Lodge for the breakfast, brief rest.

After the necessary resting, we will leave the lodge and we will going to walk in the Terra Firme forest trying to know more about the medicinal plants and diurnal mammals like monkeys, wild cats, peccaries and birds like toucans. Also we will try to know about the ecology of the Brazil nut tree or chestnut tree that is considered like a umbrella species, because helps to protect other flora and fauna species.

Return to the Lodge for the lunch and nap time.

In the afternoon we will leave again the lodge to take a canoe to go around the lake Sandoval lo look for monkeys (cappuccinos, squirrels, red howler), herons, kingfishers, cormorants, shanshos that live and they feed in the forest around the lake, at time that we will go back to the lodge, helped with flash light we will be able to see the reflection of the black caiman eyes that usually hunt at night in the shore of the lake, we will approach them, we will take them photos and we will talk about their natural history.

Return to the Lodge to have dinner and spend the night.

Tour Day 3: Sandoval Lake – Palms Clay lick – Flood Plain Forest – Tower to Amazon  wild Nature :

We will get up very early to cross the lake Sandoval and to walk about 20 minutes to visit the Collpa de Palmeras or palms clay lick, this is a special place where different species of macaws (blue and yellow, scarlet, red bellied, chestnut fronted) and parrots(yellow crowned, mealy, white bellied) meet to eat the dead wood of the palms trees that is rich in salts and minerals (calcium, sodium, potassium, aluminum, magnesium and iron.) that is a very important mineral supplement for the digestion of these birds and to counteract the bad effects of the toxins that they ingest feeding on un-ripe fruits.

Return to the Lodge for the breakfast, brief rest.

Then we will get ready to go by canoe again and to cross the lake Sandoval to get the flood plain forest and we will walk, for 2 hours approximately, where we will see big trees older than 200 years old, like the Shihuahuaco (iron tree), Lupuna (kapok tree) and oje (medicinal ficus tree); trees that grow only in this type of forest.

Return to the Lodge for the lunch time.

In the afternoon we will leave again the lodge to explore the lake by canoe, but this time we will get a tower of 12 meters high that is located between the limit of the touristic area (2 Km.) as a refuge area (1 km), where we will wait for the sun set.

Return to the Lodge for the dinner and spend the night.

Tour Day 4: Amazon Wild Nature to Sandoval Lake Back   Puerto Maldonado – Airport .

Very early after breakfast we will leave the Tambopata National Reserve taking the same way to entrance, going back to the Sandoval port in the Madre de Dios River, where will be waiting for us our boat to return to Puerto Maldonado, after re-packing your luggage, the guide will take you to the airport.
End of our services.

Tour Includes



Included in Amazon Wild Nature 4 days:

  • A professional naturalist Tour Guide .
  • Motorboat transportation.
  • Private vehicle land transportation.
  • Meals: 3 Breakfast, 3 Lunch, 3 Dinner and drinking water (Please note: vegetarian option upon request for no extra cost!).
  • Accommodation: 3Nights in lodges.
  • First aid kit, including a poison extractor, mosquito bite treatment and an antidote for a snake bite.
  • Radio communications.
  • Rubber boots .

Not Included in Amazon Wild Nature 4 days:

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

What you need Bring to Amazon Wild Nature 4 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).
  • Swimsuits.
  • 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.
  • Sun cream.
  • 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 Wild Nature 4 days / 3 nights

Amazon Wild Nature: The most diverse forests in the world are in Madre de Dios and Tambopata National Reserve are the most accessible for adventurers and nature lovers in “Peru Amazon”. Savor Wolves rivers, amazing macaw clay licks, colorful butterflies, or the sighting of animals like the tapir or jaguar in Tambopata Reserve and Sandoval lake reserve. Browse its pristine lakes in quiet calm catamarans to observe the wildlife of the place, or walk enabled to observe the Amazon forest in all its splendor trails – Amazon Wild Nature.

Collpas Colorado and Chuncho: Located at 5 and 7 h of Puerto Maldonado in slider, are two of the largest of its kind in the Amazon. They are located on the left bank of the Tambopata river. On clear days, you can see hundreds of parrots and macaws feeding on clay cliffs, a unique spectacle in the world – Amazon Wild Nature.

Sector La Torre (Tambopata): The La Torre River is one of the main ones? Tambopata sources and born in the neighboring Bahuaja-Sonene National Park. The area has lodging or tourist lodge in Tambopata and Sandoval Lake Lodge, there cocha La Torre, a clay lick of parrots, other mammals, and many hiking trails is – Amazon Wild Nature.

Sandoval Lake 4 days: The Sandoval Lake is located within the Tambopata National Reserve, 10 km from the city of Puerto Maldonado, downstream right bank of the river Madre de Dios to 30 minutes of navigation and an approximate time to walk up to Maloka Lodge Sandoval, to reserve banks Sandoval Lake.

This lake is formed by a bend in the river Mother of God and is one of the most beautiful lakes in the Peruvian Amazon, exceptional to see a great variety of wildlife place, has great natural scenic beauty as a great ictiológica surrounded wealth of extensive aguajales the same that is protected by Peruvian law.

Maloka Sandoval Lodge, our hostel allows you to have an exclusive visit to the most beautiful and wildlife-rich of all lakes in Tambopata Sandoval Lake, for which we invite you to travel with us and choose one of our programs and to appreciate everything what this has to offer.

Amazon Wild Nature 4days y 3nights

Amazon Wildlife is a program developed for all visitors who wish to discover all the wonders and charms of the jungle, through trips with different natural touristic attractions with an experienced guide. During your stay you will have the chance o visit the Sandoval Lake, Tambopata Touristic Corridor, which is one of the most important and with a lot of abundant vegetation, just at 15 minutes from the city Puerto Maldonado. We will visit a wild animal rescue center, botanic gardens, we will enjoy from a swimming pool center and a delicious lunch. You will also visit the majestic Sandoval Lake from where you will observe a great diversity of flora & fauna with its entire splendor and the impressive surrounding landscape in sandoval lake. Beside it´s exuberant vegetation, this is a wildlife sanctuary (otters, black Cayman, turtles, cranes and others), it is a biodiversity center with more than 1,000 bird species in sandoval lake reserve and tambopata reserve. The access to Sandoval Lake is through the waterway and takes 1 hour approximately. The walk through the path is about 3 kilometers approximately,

Tourist Information from Amazon wild Nature  – Maloka Sandoval Reserve :

Amazon  Wild Nature :

The Peruvian Amazon Rainforest with its 782,880.55 km2 occupies more than half the Peruvian territory. Equals to more than 13% of the total of the South American continent, being the second largest extension of this tropical forest after Brazil. Defining the Peruvian Amazon Rainforest in two words, would be “Amazing Ethnicity and Natural Biodiversity to amazon wild nature ”.

The  amazon wild nature is considered one of the five with the most biological diverse areas in the planet. Peru contains the 7% of the flowering plants of the world. An example of this amazing diversity is Yanamono, an Amazon wild nature  locality near the city of Iquitos where 300 species of trees in a single hectare of land have counted themselves, a world record. As for fauna, Peru contains the 8% of the world amphibians, the 19% of birds, the 10% of mammals, the 5% of reptiles and the 21% of butterflies. The great majority of this diversity is in the Amazon  wild nature. Peru is the country with the highest diversity of butterflies’ species in the world and the second in birds. In the cultural side Peru possesses 42 ethnic groups each one with their own language. 40 of them live in the Amazonia almost nothing’… These ethnic groups represent the best protectors of the rainforest and a great knowledge on its use in the management of natural resources, medicines, etc.

Peru gives birth to the Amazon wild nature, the largest by water flow river of the World. This river gives its name to the Major Tropical Rainforest of the planet. Almost about a thousand species of the continental fish live in its waters and tributaries. This is around the 10% of the freshwater species of the world. The Amazon River is the great artery of water that gives life and regulates control over it. That’s why the majority of the amazon wild nature species depend on the river to live.

Nevertheless this immense natural paradise is threatened. Thousands of hectares along the Amazon  wild nature are logged illegally to extract their fine woods. Extensive areas of forest are destroyed to become cropland and pastures for cattle. Day by day its waters are poisoned with thousands of tons of chemical toxics like mercury used to extract gold that is kept in their sands; or with poisonous supplies used to produce cocaine by drug mafia.

Highways badly planned and large hydroelectric dams of doubtful profit value also threaten to fragment and destroy pristine habitats that have evolved for millions of years. The future of the Amazon wild nature depends on us and the sensibleness of the authorities. This marvelous place with a complex and intricate interrelations between living beings that inhabit its territory can be lost in a very short period of time if we don’t preserve it for future generations. The Amazon wild nature disappearance would be an incalculable tragedy for our planet and the humanity. This is happening fast; even before we have known it and understood in all its complexity.
Portraying with respect and sensibility this biodiversity and show it to the world is also a great responsibility for the photographer. Its testimony will last in time and will show to the future generations this treasure of life that is the Amazon  wild nature .

Introduction to Amazon Wild  Nature :
The presence of indigenous peoples in parks in the Amazon Wild Nature basin has fueled a debate between those who view indigenous people as conservation allies and those who see them as a threat (Redford 1991; Alcorn 1993; Redford & Steadman 1993; Robinson 1993; Peres 1994; Harmon 1998; Zimmerman et al. 2001; Shepard 2002; Terborch & Peres 2002; da Silva et al. 2005; Nested et al. 2006). One skirmish appeared in the pages of Conservation Biology triggered by Terborch’s (1999) warning that the westernizing and fast-growing Matsigenka indigenous population in Peru’s Manu National Park amazon wild nature  will eventually degrade the park’s biological integrity unless some way is found to promote voluntary resettlement outside the park (Redford & Sanderson 2000; Schwartzman et al. 2000; Terborch 2000; Peres & Zimmerman 2001)For  amazon wild nature  the main biodiversity cost of human occupation is the reduction in large-bodied vertebrate game populations caused by overhunting (Terborch 1999; Shepardet al. 2007). Matsigenka agricultural practices by them-selves will cause little disturbance to the park. Even allowing for a 50-year fallow period, suitable soils within 500 m of the main settlements can sustain agriculture indefinitely for a population of at least 2100 people, five times the current population (details in OH et al. 2007). Thus, in this park amazon wild nature the reconciliation of biodiversity conservation with indigenous rights starts with effective game management. To this end we implemented a participatory protocol for monitoring game animal consumption. Here we present the results from our first year of data collection. We test the hypothesis that game populations are being sustained, despite high hunting pressure, by immigration from un hunted refuge via source sink dynamics. Spatial prey refuges stabilize predator–prey dynamics (May 1978; Joshi & Gadgil 1991) and are widely credited with allowing the persistence of game species within indigenous reserves across the Amazon (Begazo &Bodmer 1998; Novaro et al. 2000; Peres 2001).Furthermore, source sink dynamics imply a management tool. For each locally unsustainably exploited game species, the long-term off take rate should not exceed the rate of immigration from the source (Siren et al.2004). This implies that it might be possible to cap the biodiversity cost of hunting by stabilizing occupation around existing settlements, even as human population growth occurs within. Nevertheless, such a conservation strategy is only viable to the extent that the immigration rate of game is limited. A high rate of dispersal from source to sink can cost the source population some of its viability (source risk, Amarasekare 2004) and can even result in the extinction of a source population, especially if individuals preferentially disperse into empty territory(Gunderson et al. 2001) and/or if quality of the source area is poor, although sufficient to sustain a population (Amarasekare 2004).Therefore, we also tested for limited immigration rates by examining whether hunters travel farther to hunt species that are less resilient to hunting. Lower resilience should result in greater local depletion, forcing hunters to travel farther, on average, to make a kill. Nevertheless, high rates of immigration into sinks would tend to erase
such a distance effect because high rates smooth out differences in density between source and sink populations en et al. 2004).
Methods to amazon wild nature :
Study Area The 1.7-Mha Manu National Park (PNM) covers the watershed of the Manu River to amazon wild nature , including large stretches of lowland tropical rainforest. Most rainfall (approximately 2600 mm) occurs from November to May. Since its creation in 1973, Manu Park has been considered one of the world’s most important tropical protected areas (Terborch 1999). It constitutes the core area of a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization(UNESCO) biosphere reserve, is located in a biodiversity hotspot, and is a World Heritage Site. As of January 2005, there were 421 Matsigenka people settled mostly in two state-recognized communities inside the park’s core Three to four hundred more isolated Matsigenka residein remote settlements in the Manu  amazon wild nature headwaters, and there are unknown numbers of un contacted hunter-gatherers(Shepard et al. 2007).The settled Matsigenka population within the park is divided among two legally constituted native communities, Tayakome(January 2005 population 149, 25 males from ages 16 to 45) and Yomybato(183, 36). Two satellite communities, Maizal (46, 6) and Sari Gemini(35, 6),and a single family residence, Maronaro (8, 2), approximately double the 1988 population see Supplementary Material). (Subscripts differentiate the main and satellite [s] communities.) We reviewed the history of these communities in Shepard et al. (2007), but in short, Tayakome was founded by missionaries (expelled in1973whentheparkwasestablished) intheearly1960s;Yomybato dates from the late 1970s; Sarigemini and Maizal from the 1990s, and Maronaro from 2000. Only Yomybato and Tayakome are provisioned with health posts and schools. Thus, satellite settlements, which are younger and have fewer hunters, exert less hunting pressure than do the main settlements. The Matsigenka live groups of nuclear family households that are bound by kinship or marriage and that often share meals. The Matsigenka amazon wild nature engage in hunting, fishing, foraging, and Sweden agriculture of manioc, bananas, and diverse minor crops. Hunting and fishing provide most dietary protein. Other wild foods are only a small fraction of their diet. Primate hunting happens mostly from February to June, when primates are fat from eating rainy season fruits. In the dry season the Matsigenka fish extensively with barbasco ( Lonchocar pussp.) poison. In Tayakome, many families fish year round on the river. These Matsigenka live in an exceptional situation. Park rules prohibit firearms and commercial activities, which forces the Matsigenka to maintain a largely traditional pattern of bow-and-arrow hunting and subsistence agriculture that is disappearing outside . In Tayakome and Yomybato, some families maintain a second residence at some distance from the main community, where game is more abundant and where they can enjoy greater autonomy and avoid social conflicts. Data Collection

In October 2004 we began monitoring off take of game by 26 residence groups, including all groups in Yomybato(n=12), Sarigemini(2), Maizal(2), and Maronaro
(1)and 9 of 11 groups in Tayakome We analyzed our first 12 months of data, a total of 102,397 consumer days, where consumers were 3 years old. A successful monitoring system in an indigenous population requires attention to
cultural nuances, so a detailed protocol is available (see Supplementary Material).Each residence group received pictorial monitoring sheets and scales with which to weigh animals (see Supplementary Material). The species, weight, and sex of items killed were recorded as were hunting techniques and weapons used (e.g., bow and arrow, dogs), hunt duration (many hunters own wristwatches) and date, location of the kill, and names of hunter and companions Skulls were saved whenever possible, which caused us to reject the data from one residence group because the off take records they reported were more than double the number of skulls collected, a degree of mismatch found nowhere else. Other Matsigenka monitors warned us that this family was“cheating,”perhaps hoping for more payment. Thus, the total number of monitored households was 25. In Yomybato and Tayakome the investigators walked hunting trails with GPS units (Garmin 12XL and 60, with External antennas (Garmin International, Kansas City, Missouri) landscape features, crossing streams, salt licks, and secondary residences. We categorized kills into one of four distance categories based on the locations of the features, time and location information on the data sheets, and information from detailed interviews conducted during regular visits to collect the sheets (see Supplementary Material). The innermost distance category was a polygon around all the houses of each community plus a 500-m buffer. The hunters defined this area as close to the house field with a one-way walking time of 30 minutes. The second distance category extended to a radius of 3 km (one-way walking time of 1.5 hours). The third category extended to 5.5 km (2.5 hours walking time), and the fourth covered all forays 5.5 km beyond the core hunting zone, including stays at secondary residences. The core hunt-in zones (categories 1 through 3) covered 151 km for Yomybato and 152 km for Tayakome. Interpretable location information was available for 94% of kills in Yomybato and 90% of kills in Tayakome. Incomplete mapping in the other settlements did not permit accurate distance categorization.
We used a second pictorial monitoring sheet to obtain additional information (see Supplementary Material): the duration and location of each hunting foray and the times at which different game animals were seen, pursued, or hunted. For each animal seen, hunters registered whether they shot arrows, their arrows hit the target, and the animal was both killed and retrieved. For wounded but un retrieved animals, hunters were asked to judge by the wounds whether that animal “will survive “or“ will die, to be eaten by vultures In all, 619 forays by 56 different hunters from eight residence groups were recorded from November 2004 to December 2005. Data Analyses We used the following strategy to test whether sources ink dynamics were sustaining off take. First, we used the Robinson and Redford (1991) production model to identify a set of species that we could be confident was being exploited at more than the maximum sustainable yield of the core hunting zone. Second, we tested those species for depletion, comparing Yomybato,s current off take with historical data sets and comparing all current off take from the main settlements with the smaller, more recent satellite settlements. If we could not detect Depletion, we inferred that immigration was maintaining local game populations.