Visit Peru’s Tambopata National Reserve, a place where nature life with surprise you, it is at the Madre de Dios Province of peru that is bordering with cusco region, Visit the sparkling, palm-rimmed Sandoval Lake, it is the most beautiful lake in the perus amazon jungle, rich wildlife, a privileged location that gives you to enjoy pure nature in morning, afternoon and night trips, good opportunity for wildlife viewing and photography, where the program includes two nights of lodge, full complete with suite facilities such as hot-water showers, electricity, fans, meals. Our expert naturalist guides will amaze you with their knowledge, see Giant Otters, monkeys, and macaws, take forest excursions, where adventure is guaranteed.
Jungle trip available only in private service: Daily departures.
Day 01: our tambopata jungle trips starts with transfer from Puerto Maldonado airport to the river port on the Madre de Dios River. A 25 minutes journey down the Madre de Dios River by motor canoe brings you to the end of the trail in to Sandoval Lake Lodge. From here the trail takes you on a 2-mile walk/or rickshaw ride through secondary forest, until we reach a small canal where we board canoes and are paddled 220 yards through a flooded forest of 100-foot tall Mauritian palms. As the canal opens onto the shimmering surface of the lake, we transfer to a catamaran and are leisurely paddled across half the lake to the lodge. After lunch and a brief rest to avoid the early afternoon heat, we once again board the catamaran and set off to explore the entire west end of the lake. Here, in the flooded palm forest we drift to the sounds of hundreds of Red-Bellied Macaws as they return to the palm forest for the night. We return to the lodge around nightfall for dinner. After dinner we will return to the canoes to look for the large and extremely rare Black Caimans. If it is a clear starlit night, we will also be able to float in the middle of the lake and marvel at the brilliance of the sky.
Day 02: A pre-dawn wake-up call will enable us to be on the lake for sunrise and a hopeful encounter with the family of Giant Otters which frequent the lake and are most active at this time of day. Most of the fish water birds around the lake actively fish in the early morning as well, and this outing should provide excellent views, and photographs, of the prehistoric- looking Hoatzins. After returning for a late breakfast we set off into the cool under story of the tall virgin forest near the lake to see some towering wild Brazil nut trees and a demonstration of how our hosts collect, open and commercialize this important natural product. After lunch and an hour or so to relax we once again board the catamaran to explore the eastern part of the lake, where we might see one or more of the five species of monkeys which live in the forest near the lake, such as the Brown Capuchin Monkey. There is a final chance after dinner to try and spot some Black Caimans on the lake, or to go on a short night walk through the primary forest.
Day 03: Rising once again at dawn, we have a quick snack before boarding the catamarans to explore the western end of the lake in the hope of an encounter with Giant Otters. After a late breakfast we explore some of the rain forest trails with our knowledgeable resident naturalist guide. As we walk the forest will be brought to life as your guide explains the ecology of the rain forest and its diverse flora and fauna. We return for lunch, and then there is an optional rest for those who would like to escape the early afternoon heat. For those still full of energy, there is an option to independently explore some of the forest trails.
In the cooler late afternoon we will once again board the catamaran to explore the eastern end of the lake, and hopefully experience a spectacular sunset over the lake before returning to the lodge for dinner. After dinner, there is a final chance to look for Black Caiman on the lake, or to go on a short night hike through the forest.
Day 04: After a dawn breakfast we take a final, shorter piffle around the west end of the lake to try and glimpse the Giant Otters before returning to Puerto Maldonado to catch your flight to Cusco, or Lima.
Our experienced kitchen personnel can also cater for special dietary requirements, such as low or no salt, low or no sugar, low or no fat, and vegetarian (strict “vegan”) or “ovo-lacto” vegetarian), upon request.Our price include:Transfers from the airport to the port in Puerto Maldonado and vice versa. Accommodations with all meals (from lunch on the first day to the breakfast on the lastday), English speaking guide, river transportation, all guided excursion describes in the itinerary (visits in the lake and trails system) and the Tambo pata National Reserve entrance fee.