This Tours Puerto Maldonado with Full Sandoval Lake 3D/2N adventure begins in Puerto Maldonado, we will navigate along the Madre de Dios River until arriving at Puerto Sandoval lake, and from there we go to the Sandoval Lake mirror where we will enjoy a spectacular sunset in our boats. We will also visualize bird species. and mammals as monkeys, we can also do a night walk. The next day we will visit the collpa of palm trees to observe the ambassadors of the amazonía, the macaws, parrots and parakeets, we will know giant trees with more than 100 of antiquity. We can also enjoy the show that animals like river otters give in the lake.
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.
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 otter 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 go 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. In addition, we will try to know about the ecology of the Brazil nut tree or chestnut tree that is considered like an 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.
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 or terrapuerto.