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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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Nice Place to Visit

Lots of wildlife to see by canoe including birds, caimans etc. Get a good guide who can see hidden creatures from a mile away.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Wallasey
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50 reviews 50 reviews
26 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Lots of wildlife to see by canoe including birds, caimans etc. Get a good guide who can see hidden creatures from a mile away.

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houston
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65 reviews 65 reviews
28 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The canoe ride was peaceful. Great natural lake and awesome photo ops. We saw little bats on trees and caymans and could hear macaws and holler monkeys

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Arequipa, Peru
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

It lies within the Tambopata National Reserve, Peru. It is an exceptional place to observe a wide variety of wildlife including macaws, small parrots, herons, kingfishers, caimans, turtles and giant otters. It is located 8 km. (4.97 miles), approximately one hour from Puerto Maldonado (including 15 minutes by canoe downriver the Madre de Dios River). For many Sandoval is the... More 

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Waunakee, Wisconsin
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Be prepared for a long (muddy depending on the time of year) trek to the boats, but it's worth it! It took us a little longer than an hour to get to the boat area because there was so much flooding that our boots got stuck in the mud a little bit. Luckily, our tour group (Amazon Planet) provided knee... More 

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lima
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

You have to walk for an hour but it worth it. You go around the lake on a small boat, watching nature as it is. We saw many kinds of birds, turtles, monkeys (one was eating a frog, it was shocking), a caiman and we could swimming on it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

My visit to Lake Sandoval was pretty awesome. We were very lucky as we saw monkeys, giant river otters, several kinds of birds and a giant anteater. The lake itself was beautiful, the water was so still it reflected the surrounding vegetation like a mirror. The only thing i did not like was the state of the trail to access... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Be prepared for a HOT day if you arrive in the afternoon, but get your camera ready. We saw an incredible diversity of wildlife, including caimans and a sleepy sloth. If you are in the area, don't miss it.

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Orange Park, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We traveled to Lake Sandoval during the dry season. This means the path to the lake was dry. We were able to hike it quickly and not worry about getting our shoes muddy. This involved travelling up river for 40 minutes and then hiking a well travelled path to an area where you take a small skiff around the Lake.... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Well worth it, long walk through the jungle and then row around Lago Sandoval and then lunch on the shore in a local tribe's camp. Worth spending a night in the camp. Dont leave Puerto Maldonado without spending at least 1 day here

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Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

It is beautiful, the wildlife is close to you but you're not in danger. The lake feels magic. I would recommend bringing binoculars for a better experience.

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