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Lago Sandoval

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Address: East of Puerto Maldonado, Puerto Maldonado, Peru
Phone Number: 989308101
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The best option to be in peace with the nature . If you love being secluded out in the middle of the jungle , This is the correct place we definitely recommend !

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Andrew W
British Columbia, Canada
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British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The best option to be in peace with the nature . If you love being secluded out in the middle of the jungle , This is the correct place we definitely recommend !

Thank Andrew W
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Official Starting time in Puerto Maldonado was 830 but we hung around to 915 waiting for the guide. Then a short 15 min walk to to the boat jetty.This was followed by a 45min launch trip to the next stop ..a lodge by the river Madre de Dios.Here we waited another 45min whilst the guides sorted out who was who... More 

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South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are interested in other wild life then you may likely enjoy a day on the lake, we saw several species of birds, some small bats that were hanging on the side of a tree as well as the Hoatzin, a colorful prehistoric bird that makes the lake area its home. Overall I enjoyed the day on the lake,... More 

Thank Lui W
Holland, Michigan
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Sandoval lake is nestled deep into the jungle opening to a large scenic lake with beautiful open skies. Just a short boat ride from Puerto Maldonada, a few mile hike through the jungle gives an authentic jungle experience. Then a canoe ride through the swampy river surrounded by wildlife, brings one to an opening of the lake. Many different types... More 

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Cusco, Peru
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

While Lake Sandoval is home to one of the largest species of Cayman in the region as well as the Giant River Otters I would not get my hopes up is seeing them on a visit, Lake Sandoval is a large lake and according to our guide there are only about 8 of the River Otters and they tend to... More 

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Stayed with a wonderful local family on the Sandoval Lake through Tambopata hostels and it was amazing! So much wildlife to see inclluding otters, caiman, monkeys etc. There is a swimming spot on the river covered in beautiful butterflies. taking the canoe out at sunset is a must. I have never experienced anything like it. Be prepared for a muddy... More 

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Idaho, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

If it rained recently, make sure to use the boots they provide. This is a VERY muddy hike and requires you to slop through big mud puddles for much of the one hour hike each way. The boat ride in the lake is nice. We didn't see much wildlife except birds.

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Sibiu, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

The area is great, first you have a jungle walk of about 30 minutes until you get to the lake. On this path you get the chance of seeing sloths, monkeys and many birds. Arriving at the lake, by doing a canoe tour of the lake you get to see a lot more birds, caymans and even the giant otters... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Most attractive lake I have ever seen with a rich wildlife. We saw some river ores, caymans and a large variety of birds. This place is a must visit as you will not go wrong. There is a walk of 2KM each way from the port to the lake; and paths will be muddy; so grab some knee high rubber... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

We walked for an hour or so through the jungle to this ox bow lake. The jungle walk was worth it though I was glad we had left about 6am as it was already quite hot at that time. There had been heavy rain so we needed wellingtons for the walk. (The wellingtons were supplied by Inkaterra Hacienda Concepcion where... More 

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