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Holiday Trip Sandoval Lake lodge 2days/1nights

Sandoval Lake is one of the most beautiful lakes in Peru; a great body of water protected in the Tambopata National Reserve. It is home of a family of Giant Otters in danger of extinction, but we do have an excellent chance to see them during our stay. The banks of the lake are populated by jungle and flooded Mauritia Palm forests, which are home to monkeys from six different species, as well as with a huge variety of colorful birds.

This visit to the Tambopata National Reserve allows us to look in Sandoval Lake and the surrounding area where we will see a wealth of wildlife in the reserve and learn about the Amazon rainforest. Our program includes walks through the forest trails by day, night, and through boat excursions around the margins of this extraordinarily beautiful lake

Holiday Trip Sandoval Lake lodge: Maldonado This extension can be done with any erary itin- from Cuzco. Diarias.Escondido outputs in the remote southeastern Peru, the Madre de Dios Region borders the department of Cusco to the west, and Bolivia and Brazil to the east. Around Puerto Maldonado they offer some of the best views of the wildlife of the Amazon Basin. Enjoy exploring paths deep in the virgin forest and its amazing flora and fauna.

Holiday Trip Sandoval Lake lodge 2 days  :occupies a privileged position in the Tambopata National Reserve overlooking palm-fringed Sandoval Lake one of the most beautiful and wildlife-rich lakes in the Peruvian Amazon.

The lodge is jointly owned by a non-profit company and some local families. and is It is partly constructed out of reclaimed mahogany and consists of one structure, with a central communal area with dining room, lounge, bar and hammocks for relaxing, and 25 fully screened double occupancy rooms arranged in two wings. All rooms are ensuite with hot showers, flush toilets and ceiling fan.

The rooms and communal areas have electricity from 0400 – 0600 am, 1200 – 1600 pm, and 1800 – 2230 pm. The meals served are a tasty mix of Peruvian dishes with an occasional international twist Sandoval Lake Lodge’s location in the Tambopata National Reserve provides access to one of the most biologically diverse are on the planet.

Together with the adjacent Bahuaje-Sonene National Park the area is home to over 20,000 plant species, over 900 species of birds (more than all the species in the continental USA), 91 mammals, 1230 butterflies, 127 amphibians and reptiles, and much more! A visit to Sandoval Lake Lodge provides an opportunity to see some of the best rainforest wildlife available in a short, economical stay. During a three night stay it is often possible to see six species of monkey (red howler, brown capuchin, night, dusky titi, saddleback tamarin and squirrel), the lake’s resident family of giant otters, hundreds of red-bellied macaws in a large flooded palm grove, and black caimans, the rarest of the crocodilians, heading out on to the lake to fish at nightfall.
Sandoval Lake Lodge can be visited on its own, or as part of a longer trip to the Heath River Wildlife Centre.


Short description of the Holiday Trip Sandoval Lake lodge:

  • Length: 2 Days/1 Nights
  • Type of service: Private or Group
  • Location: Southern Peru, Madre de Dios, Puerto Maldonado, Sandoval Lake Reserve, Tambopata Reserva
  • Activities: Holiday Trip Sandoval Lake Lodge, turtles, birds, lizards, monkeys, turtles, caimans,
  • 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: 317.00 USD

Quick Itinerary of the Holiday Trip Sandoval Lake lodge 2 days:

Tours Day  1: Puerto Maldonado Exploring to Amazon Holiday Trip :

Tours Day  2: Holiday Trip   to Sandoval Lake Reserve Puerto Maldonado :

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Tour Itinerary

Holiday Trip Sandoval Lake lodge 2 days / 1 night


Puerto Maldonado Exploring to Holiday Trip :

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 baggage not necessary for the trip. 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 Sandoval Lake Lodge.

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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 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 overnight in the Sandoval lake lodge.


 Holiday Trip  to Sandoval Lake Reserve 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 Collpa de Palmeras MACAW PALM TREE treeand 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.

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We can appreciate monkeys, deer, wild boars, tapirs or spectacled bears, just to name a few. We return to the  Sandoval lake  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.

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You need to be vaccinated against Yellow Fever as well as to bring some anti-malaria tablets with you!!

Tour Includes

Included in the Holiday Trip Sandoval Lake lodge 2 days:

  • A professional naturalist Tour Guide;
  • Motorboat transportation;
  • Private vehicle land transportation;
  • Entrance fee to the Sandoval Lake Reserve;
  • A professional Cook,
  • Meals: 1x breakfast, 1x lunch, 1x dinner and drinking water (Please note: vegetarian option upon request for no extra cost!);
  • Accommodation: 1 nights in Sandoval Lake  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 Holiday Trip Sandoval Lake lodge 2 days:

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

What to take with you to Holiday Trip Sandoval Lake lodge:

  • 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),
  • 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,
  • 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 Wildlife  Collpas in Tambopata National Reserve and the Bahuaja Sonene National Park

The Collpas are key to conservation and tourism in southeastern Peru areas. Previous studies by members of the Tambopata Macaw Project have shown that the area of southeastern Peru have high abundance of bird and mammal clay licks and licks of birds anywhere in South America and probably the world (Brightsmith et al. 2009, Lee et al. 2009). These licks are visited by several species of large animals such as macaws, parrots, tapirs, monkeys (Alouatta and Ateles), peccaries, deer, etc., in their eagerness to consume land to supplement their diet (Kyle 2001 Brightsmith et al., 2009).

In itself, big cats and other predators also frequent much in their attempt to get prey. Many of these animals are important tourist attractions of the region as well as important sources of animal protein for local people (Redford 1992). In turn, many of these species play important roles in the ecosystem, such as seed dispersal and regulate populations through predation. Our studies also show that the vast majority of the Mother of God licks are not being exploited by humans (Brightsmith et al. 2009). This puts us in an excellent position from the point of view of conservation, it gives us the opportunity to study in their natural state collpas so we can decide that we need a better way to preserve its pristine form and in which we operate sustainably for ecological and anthropological benefit.

Because of the importance of collpas for the area and the fact that the Mother of God is the epicenter of global abundance and diversity of licks, it is imperative that the SERNANP and other conservation agencies that have been working in the area have a protection plan and sustainable management and consider it in one of his highest strategic priorities. Moreover now, the urgency to monitor animal populations and their interactions are increased due to the completion of construction of the Interoceanic Highway. The fact collpas map in the Tambopata National Reserve (RNTAMB) and Bahuaja Sonene National Park (PNBS) allow specialists to plan management strategies and joint monitoring of the many licks itself as animal populations of species “flags” that They use them.

Amazon Wildlife River Tambopata Reserve:

The Tambopata river is a medium-low densities collpas (~ 0.19 km, the overall average being 0.36 per km). In this river are two of the most famous clay lick area: Lick Collpa Colorado and Chuncho. In the Tambopata is at least 3 collpas high importance to monitor: Colorado, Chuncho and mammals clay lick located behind the PC Malinowski.

Amazon Wildlife Heath River:

“Rio Heath” was named the transect Heath River covered by the confluence of this river with the Mother River under God, border with Bolivia on the right bank of the Mother River under God (starting point) to 60 linear kilometers from the mouth to the ravine Sabaluyo (endpoint), located on the Peruvian border with Bolivia.

Amazon Wildlife River Chuncho – Collpas:

“Rio Chuncho” was named the River transect Chuncho understood at the confluence of this river with the Rio Tambopata (starting point) located on the right bank of the Rio Tambopata, up to 10 km line from the mouth (end point).

Amazon Wildlife River Tower – Collpas:

To search for collpas in the River Tower, it proceeded to set the starting point of the route to be realized. “Rio La Torre” transect was called the River La Torre understood at the confluence of this river with the Rio Tambopata (starting point) located on the right bank of the Rio Tambopata, linear up to 25 km from the mouth (end point). The linear distance between the starting point and end point was 25 km linear. This distance is divided into 5 sections of 5 km linear each. The establishment of the initial points and end sections are performed using Google Earth 5.0 program (2007). All river transects were located in the last 2 km for the section. For transects broken, it was pre-tested in order to establish those which could be driven, for a total of 16 streams recorded in the GPS. They plan to walk along the river 2: left and right (transect river) margin. In turn, 2 km linear broken located in the corresponding section (broken transect) are crossed. Whenever possible, the location of streams intercropped with respect to the riverbank.

Amazon Wildlife Rio Azul- Collpas:

To search for collpas in the Blue River, we proceeded to set the starting point of the route to be realized. “Blue River” was named the Blue River transect covered by the confluence of this river with the Rio Malinowski (starting point), located on the right bank Malinowski, up to 10 km line from the mouth (end point).

Amazon Wildlife Lick Chuncho – Tambopata Reserve:

According to user feedback, the Collpa Chuncho is receiving more use by parrots and macaws. At the same time, the use of tourism is also intensifying. During the last years of the current project members and the macaw project they have seen several behaviors that may be having a negative impact on this lick and birds that use it.

Amazon Wildlife Colorado Clay Lick – Tambopata Reserve:

This lick has hosted research for many years and has been considered the birds lick most diverse of all documented yet. The site has been intensively used for tourism since 1998 and has been monitored by scientists since 1999. In 2009 it reported a big drop in the number of birds that are using this collpa due to landslides and the growth of vegetation around the areas most used by birds. Because of this decline in use, SERNANP conducted a cleaning action in January 2010 and scheduled another cleaning by May 2011. Due to the direct intervention, intensive management, and intensive tourism is a high priority follow monitoring this lick. Currently the Tambopata Macaw Project is monitoring this lick and will continue to do this monitoring.

Amazon Wildlife  lick Malinowski – Tambopata Reserve:

Behind the PC Malinowski is a clay lick used by tapir, peccary, deer, preserve, parakeets and other mammalian species. According to reports we have received, this lick is visited by hunters. As this clay lick is located outside the RNTAMB so this hunt is considered legal (as far as we understand). Due to the large size of the lick, the number of species that make use of it, hunting pressure and easy access, this lick should be a priority for monitoring the Tambopata Reserve.

Amazon Wildlife River Madre de Dios:

The sector of the lower Rio Madre de Dios was not formally included in this part of the project, to be formally included in the work of 2007 (Brightsmith et al. 2009). Despite this, in the two phases of the project we have visited a parrot clay lick located on the north bank (left) of the lower Madre de Dios use receiving a lot of parrots. This collpa being on the bank of the river is known by many people, it is exposed to much boat traffic, mining and other human activities. It is not known whether the large macaws formerly used this clay lick, but human activities may be having an impact on the use of this clay lick. Despite high rates of animal trafficking in Peru in general (Mendoza et al. 2008, 2008 Suasnabar Astete, Gastaña et al. 2010, Ortiz 2010), currently there seems to be low levels of trade in wild animals in Mother God. But with the completion of the Interoceanic is quite possible that the rate of capture of parrots for traffic will increase especially since the two neighboring countries (Bolivia and Brazil) have high numbers of illegal trafficking of wild animals (Renctas 2001, Herrera & Hennessey 2007). If this traffic starts increasing imagine that one of the first sites that would notary in large and accessible collpas like this on the banks of the Madre de Dios.

Amazon Wildlife Sandoval Lake Sector:

Parallel to this collpas mapping project, the team has conducted monitoring of “licks palm” in Sandoval. This area is called “lick palm” because the palms have high concentrations of sodium and large parrots and macaws behave in much the same way when they visit the clay lick land . This phenomenon has been recorded on a small scale in many different places from Iquitos to Brazil, but to date we do not know other places where parrots consume salty trees on such a large scale. It is usually a small number of birds consuming a single tree, and when the tree falls the activity is over. But Sandoval there are dozens of trees used by birds and the activity has more than seven years of continuous activity (Brightsmith & Lee 2004, Flowers & Quillahuamán 2004 del Amazon Wildlife  .

These licks are threatened by uncontrolled tourism. Tourists come and go in full swing and regularly scare the birds that are consuming the palms (Ramirez & Brightsmith 2011). There is also risk of forest fires in the area, such as occurred in 2005 (Brightsmith et al. 2008). According to our observations in previous years, the fire increases the number of dead and dying palm trees that can increase opportunities for use by birds (Ramirez & Brightsmith 2011). But if these fires begin to lower the rate of regeneration of the palm trees they could jeopardize the future of this resource. Active monitoring of these licks by park rangers not only provides information about the management of the area, would also help to control the tourist use of the area. Because of the risks and benefits of resource monitoring, we suggest that continuous monitoring of the clay lick Sandoval palms should also be a high priority. For more details about this resource and its use can see the report on this part of the work (Ramirez & Brightsmith 2011) Amazon Wildlife .

Amazon Wildlife Suitable for monitoring Collpas – Tambopata Reserve – Sandoval Lake:

In several parts of the reserve are licks that are not necessarily now threatened but are located near checkpoints or near tourist lodges that could facilitate monitoring. Monitoring of this group of licks can provide insight on natural dynamics of licks and can serve to detect patterns of animal populations collpean the level of the entire reservation. For example it can detect reductions in abundance of animals because of disease or other processes that may impact the level of animals areas of thousands of hectares in a short time. It also serves to detect and monitor new risks collpas close to centers of human use. In the case of monitoring sites used by tourists, they can give more information on the impact of tourism on collpas and suggest new ways to mitigate this impact. A partial list of suitable collpas for monitoring is in Annex 3. Below we present a discussion of the licks that can be easily monitored Amazon Wildlife .

Amazon Wildlife Capibara in the Amazon Peru Abstract  :The capibara (Hydorchoerus hydrochaeris) was studied in ArnazonianFloodplain forest, in the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve, over several years. This paper reports on the habitat preferences and use, daily activities, diet, and intraspecific relationships of the species. The capybara restricted its activities almost entirely to river habitat. The main study group used borne range of 17 -22 ha Its boundaries and size fluctuated over years, and it did not constitute exclusive territory. The principal day and night activities consisted of resting, feeding, and traveling. The capybara fed on over 40 plant species, but principally on Echinocloa polystachya andon other Gramineae. Eight species of birds associated actively with capybaras, feeding on insects these attracted or flushed The jaguar (Panthera onca) and the anaconda (Eunectes murinus) were the principal predators of capybaras en el Amazon Wildlife .