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Address: East of Puerto Maldonado, Puerto Maldonado, Peru
Phone Number: 989308101
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$361*
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3-Day Amazon Jungle Tour at the Corto Maltés Lodge
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$1,327*
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8-Day Tour from Lima: Machu Picchu and the Amazon Jungle

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Peace and Wild Animals

Had to hike a long way in to see Lake Sandival but it was worth it! Once there, we got into a canoe and rowed onto the lake - so many species of animals and we even as the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Vancouver, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
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85 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had to hike a long way in to see Lake Sandival but it was worth it! Once there, we got into a canoe and rowed onto the lake - so many species of animals and we even as the elusive (almost extinct) Peruvian river otter (a whole family). The Lake was quiet except for jungle noises, so peaceful.

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Colorado
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Lake Sandoval Lodge for 4 nights and had a wonderful time. It is expensive, but worth it. I felt sorry for the day trippers making the trip in from some place else. They always arrived late, tired, hot and usually did not get to see anywhere near as much wildlife as we did. We stayed at the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A magic place, in spite of the near 3km of trekking at 35°c and some stretches under the sun, it's totally worth the effort. The views, the silent, the forest and wild animals, it's like paradise for those who enjoy nature. Musts: repellent lotion, sunblock, sun glasses, rainboots and water. Lodges service usually include lunch for this full day tour.

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Thank Verónica N
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoyed visiting Lake Sandoval. We saw a lot of birds, a couple of turtles, a lot of bats, a few caimans and some amazing scenery. It is quite a beautiful place to visit. The only downside was the lack of shade, sitting out in the sun for such a long time. It was quite a walk through mud to... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The one-day tour was provided by Yakari Canopy Adventure, although we bougt it next door from Tambopata Adventure. They promised to provide boots, and I told my size (45) upon reservation. They also promised we could swim in a "cristal clear" water of the lake. The next day they took us by boat to their Eco Lodge, to put on... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

After walking for almost an hour, you get to visit a mystical part of Puerto Maldonado where the water is no longer brown in color. We saw lots of birds and a family of Caiman. The best part was having to row the boat back to shore, before the rains came pouring down on us.

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Trenton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Its a laborious 1-1/2 hour hike from the river. But on the way we can get to see some Red howler monkeys. Once inside the lake, we got to see river otters, squirrel monkeys, black cappuccino monkeys and an occasional sighting of a Cayman or 2. Will get to see plenty of bird though.

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Thank oldtrafford1
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

During the wet season we walked into the reserve on a dry trail which was very nice. We had a troop of approximately 150 squirrel monkeys cross above us, along with howlers and capuchin in the mix as well. Along with many reptiles and birds along the lake.

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Thank Taylor N
Lima, Peru
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Its a nice day trip from Puerto Maldonado, you take a boat for 40 minutes and then a moderate hike for 1-1.5 hours and then a beautiful lake in the middle of the rainforest awaits! If you are lucky you get to see monkeys, caimans, turtles, bats and various birds whilst on the boat.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

Full taste of the Amazon forest for this boat trip to the lake. You will be given strong big boots for the long walk through the jungle. 3km separate you from the lake where a traditional wooden boat will be waiting for you and take you to a wild journey through the lake. Natura natura so much natura.

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