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Tambopata & Sandoval lake 4D/3N

Tour Description:

One of those unmissable scenarios in Madre de Dios is Lake Sandoval, which is located in the Tambopata Candamo National Reserve. At an ecotourism level, Lake Sandoval is considered the most beautiful in the Peruvian jungle.

Trip departures:

Duration trip:
4 Days & 3 Nights

Difficulty of the trip:

Those who love nature and wild life.


Day 1: Puerto Maldonado - Monkey Island - Alligator watching:

Pick-up @ the bus station/airport at scheduled time and transfer to the office for a quick briefing and introduction.

Transfer to the port of Madre de Dios River where the boat for a 45 minute to one-hour cruise that will lead us to your home-base for the next couple of days (Monte Amazon Lodge). Upon arrival there will be a welcome meeting, and then you will have a chance to settle into your room.

After a rest, you will have an introduction and a walk for approx. 45 min. in the rain forest, guided by skilled and experienced local guide who will take you through our trails. Here you can see some trees that are estimated to be over five hundred years old. It will also be possible to see animals like toucans, orioles, trogons, macaws, monkeys, snakes, butterflies, etc. You will have the opportunity to experience the magic of our forest that is adjacent to the Tambopata National Reserve (278,000 hectares protected).

After lunch, you will go to the monkey island, located in front of our lodge across the Madre de Dios River and will look for approx. 20 different monkeys including the family of capuchin monkeys that live on this island. Following this activity, you will return to the lodge to have a short rest before you will head off to search for white alligators on the Madre de Dios River. Sometimes with the use of a flashlight on the sandbars, it is possible to see the Capybara, which is the largest rodent in the world weighing up to 60 kilos, then back to the lodge, dinner and rest.

Day 2: Sandoval Lake - Night walking activity:

After breakfast, you will walk 3 km amidst the dense tropical jungle and head towards the Sandoval Lake, which is a habitat of Piranhas (one of the largest in the Tambopata National Reserve). You will sail in a paddle canoe and appreciate many birds and monkeys of different species including (shansho cormorant Jacanas, puma heron, vultures, howler monkey, black capuchin, tamarins and sloths). Here it is also possible to meet with the family of giant otters in which are endangered, as well as some of the largest alligators (over 4 feet long) before returning to the lodge to enjoy a typical lunch and afternoon to relax or explore on your own. Once the sun goes down and dinner is complete, you will be able to go and explore the jungle nightlife including spiders, frogs and many different insects.

Day 3: Canopy walk - Kayak.

5:30 a.m.- This morning will begin with a short walk through the canopy walk-way (about 40 meters high) allowing us to have a panoramic view of the Madre de Dios River and allow you to observe different species of birds, including toucans, trogons, macaws, tanagers, orioles, etc.

In the afternoon will be a challenge to cross the Madre de Dios River by kayak and do some fishing.

This evening you will have dinner and rest.

Day 4: Zip line - Puerto Mladonado - Cusco:

After an early breakfast you will be able to participate in the zip- line activity challenge from tree to tree, over 30 meters high and also the canopy walk before returning to the lodge. Finally, around 3pm the boat will take you back to Puerto Maldonado where you will have time to grab dinner and walk around before heading to the bus station for your overnight bus at 21:00pm (approx. 11hours).

Arrival To Cusco the next day.........
07:30am (approx.) arrival to Cusco. Here you need to transport yourself back to your accommodation in Cusco. 

NOTE: One can also flight there and back to Cusco or lima city. The difference will be that you will miss activities of the last day due that the flight depart Puerto Maldonado early than the buses.

Tour Inclusions:

  • Sleeper bus (Cusco – Puerto Maldonado – Cusco).
  • Professional naturalist guide.
  • Transportation to the lodge (round trip).
  • Entrance fees to Tambopata Reserve Zone.
  • Meals (vegetarian on request).
  • Rubber boots for walking activities
  • 3 Nights of shared accomodation (Lodge).

Not Included:

  • Alcoholic drinks etc.
  • Private Accomodation (extra cost).
  • Snacks.
  • Transfer bus station to accomodation in Cusco.

Thing You Should Bring:

  • Passport.
  • Mosquito repellent.
  • Long sleeved shirts (cotton is best).
  • Cotton socks.
  • Sandals.
  • Comfortable walking shoes.
  • Rain cover/jacket.
  • Long light-weight pants.
  • Bathing suit.
  • Personal toiletries and medications.
  • Sun-screen.
  • Hat.
  • T-shirts.
  • Short pants.
  • Flashlight.
  • Soles for spending money.
  • Positive mind!





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