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Lago Sandoval

East of Puerto Maldonado, Puerto Maldonado, Peru
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bodies of Water, Tours
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Ohio
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

...a "must do" if one visits the Puerto Maldonado vicinity. We hiked to the lake in the late afternoon. A good trek but be sure to wear waterproof boots. Our hike was followed by a two hour sunset canoe trip around Lago Sandoval. A wonderful experience, as the jungle comes alive with monkeys and birds of many kinds. The sounds... More

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Sheffield
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I did not stay at the lodge but visited the lake. A 3 kilometre walk each way on level ground sounds easy. When we visited the mud was nine inches deep across most of the path, and the temperature was 91F. You get to wear borrowed wellingtons - take some time to find a good fit. You will definitely need... More

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Manchester
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We had a wonderful time saw 5 different types of monkeys. We saw the cayman and the otters and many multi coloured birds BUT it was almost spoiled because of a lack of information regarding both the one and a half hour walk in wellingtons along a muddy track AND the fact that we had to carry ALL our luggage... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

It's amazing how many critters you can see in one area! We saw macaws, giant river otters (3 times!), 3 types of monkeys, and some of the most amazing sunsets I can recall It takes some effort to get there, but it is really amazing to see

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Long Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Make sure you know whether it is the rainy season when planning your trip. The 2 kil hike would be very easy in dry season but we trudged through deep mud during the heat of the afternoon. It felt like 5 or 6 kil because it was so difficult. Remember good hiking socks if you wear the rubber boots that... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Out of all of the tours available this was the most enjoyable. It is not a super easy hike but well worth the effort and time, make sure you have at least enough strength to do a 5km hike and if you attempt during the rainny season be ready for mud.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

We spent 3 days in the Tambopata Reserve and enjoyed every minute in this natural and wild paradise. Our guide Jordy from Tarantula Tours knows all the plants and animals and made our stay unforgettable. He really wants to show you the secrets of the jungle…

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San Francisco, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Me and my three girl friends had a great time spending one night at the lodge right next to lake sandoval. It was a different level of exploring the nature as you will get to see various types of rare species of animals including piranha fishes, otters, caiman, monkeys and etc. You wake up hearing the sounds of birds and... More

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Sittard
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27 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

We stayed a couple of days at Puerto Maldonado, and made a daytrip to Lake Sandoval. First we went on a boattrip on the Madre Dios, from there you had to walk about 2-3 km to the lake. On the lake we where told about a lot of things by our guide, and we made a walk of an hour... More

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Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Spent 4 days/3 nights at Sandoval Lake Lodge, Tambopata. Flew into Puerto Maldonado airport. Then a 45 minute journey on a motor canoe down the Madre de Dios River. Next an easy 3k trek through Peruvian Amazon rainforest and then we boarded canoes and were paddled across the most "beautiful" lake to the Sandoval Lodge. A fabulour start as this... More

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