SANDOVAL LAKE 4D/3N
Our service begins when you pick it up from the airport, hotel or bus terminal, at the previously coordinated time, and then be transferred to our office where we will have about 20 or 30 minutes for the respective re-packing of the luggage if necessary. , since for reasons of transport and access to Lake Sandoval it is advisable to take only what is necessary (10 to 15 kg) for the days and / or nights that your stay in the shelter lasts, which can be put in a small backpack. We go towards the port to board the motor boat, while we have lunch we will navigate 40 min. on the Madre de Dios River until arriving at Puerto Sandoval, the entrance to the lake of the same name, immediately begins a 3 km walk through the middle of the jungle, lasting one hour until reaching the area of the rowing boats in the marshy area where the aguaje palms grow, during our tour there is the possibility of encountering some small groups of monkeys like: the capuchin monkey, the squirrel monkey, the saddle back tamarin monkey or in the best of the cases with some family of howler monkey.
We boarded one of the rowing boats waiting for us, to navigate for 5 minutes in an artificial channel that connects to the lake. Once leaving this artificial channel, the beautiful landscape of Lake Sandoval opens before our eyes, then we begin to navigate and in 30 minutes we cross to the other side of the lake, we walk only a few minutes until finally arriving at our CASA SANDOVAL lodge. The rooms will be delivered so that you can rest until the beginning of our next activity, for which with flashlight in hand we will meet at 6:15 pm for a night walk in the middle of the forest, with the only idea of looking for creatures that They usually move during the night, creatures like. Frogs, toads, tarantulas, spiders, crickets, moths, among others. The walk will last 40 minutes to an hour. Then we returned to have dinner at the hostel.
We get up very early in the morning, then we will board the boat to make an excursion by the shores of the lake where we can appreciate in detail the great variety of flora present in the surroundings, we will also paddle searching for fauna, the same that lives in this place, wildlife like birds, among which the cormorant, the herons, the shansho taricaya turtles, cute and colorful macaws fly over the lake as well as the aguaje palm trees, other types of fauna such as monkeys, alligators, bats , the giant otters, after a 2 hour tour, we return to the lodge for breakfast.
After breakfast and a short break, we meet again at 10:00 am for a next activity, this time a walk of 2 doras through the jungle, where we will identify some of the most representative plants and trees of our Amazon, and Maybe we find some type of wildlife such as monkeys, sloths, birds, etc. We return to our hostel to wait for lunch, and then take a nap. In the afternoon, we will have a new opportunity to meet and visit the opposite side of the lake with the same goal as the morning, in addition to locating in the middle of the lake to appreciate the beautiful sunset or sunset. Once the night falls we will return to the shore to make use of our lanterns and go in search of alligators, the same ones that are stationed between the bushes and in some cases also the middle lake, we look for them until arriving back to the lodge. Dinner time.
On this occasion unlike the previous day, we will get up much earlier in the morning in order to board our boat again to navigate across the lake to the other side, exactly towards the entrance road of 3 km, to walk back to the middle of the trail, in search of the parrots and macaws that fly over the marshy area where the aguaje palms grow, feeding these birds from the dead palm trees. According to studies like clay walls known as colpas located on the banks of rivers, they also contain large amounts of mineral components that are part of the diet of parrots and macaws. Also some species like the blue and yellow macaw nest inside these dead palm trees. The fruit of this palm tree known as aguaje is also used by different species of parrots, macaws, toucans, monkeys and others. After seeing the behavior of these birds we will return to our hostel for breakfast.
10:00 am we meet again for a new hike through the jungle, visiting in this case a forest different from the one visited the previous day, where we can see larger and taller trees by the type of soil in which they are located. The activity will last two hours until returning to the hostel for lunch. In the afternoon, we will have a new opportunity to meet and visit the opposite side of the lake with the same goal as the morning, in addition to locating in the middle of the lake to appreciate the beautiful sunset or sunset. Once the night falls we will return to the shore to make use of our lanterns and go in search of alligators, the same ones that are stationed between the bushes and in some cases also the middle lake, we look for them until arriving back to the lodge. Dinner time.
After breakfast we will board our boat again to go back to the area of paddle boats in the marshy area where the aguaje palm trees grow, to start our 1 hour return walk to the entrance to the river banks where the motor boat waits for us to return to Puerto Maldonado, arriving in the city, we go to the office to pick up their luggage. Later we will transfer you to the airport, hotel or bus terminal, where our services end.