We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Lago Sandoval

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: East of Puerto Maldonado, Puerto Maldonado, Peru
Phone Number: 989308101
Website
Book ahead on Viator
More Info
$327*
and up
3-Day Amazon Jungle Tour at the Corto Maltés Lodge
More Info
$1,264*
and up
8-Day Tour from Lima: Machu Picchu and the Amazon Jungle

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 193 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 138
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Supreme Surrenity.

Even in the rain this spectactical lake gave us a serene view of its shores and shy wildlife that inhabits the area. While in the jungle always take a light weight raincoat with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
Karen G
,
Toorak, Australia
Add Photo Write a Review

193 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Shanghai, China
Level Contributor
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The walk in was cool, but very muddy and difficult. We saw an anteater, and that was cool. The boat around the lake, however was kind of dull. It was picturesque, and there were some cool birds, but it went on a bit too long.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Toorak, Australia
Level Contributor
79 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Even in the rain this spectactical lake gave us a serene view of its shores and shy wildlife that inhabits the area. While in the jungle always take a light weight raincoat with hood, on any excursion.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Canton of Fribourg, Switzerland
Level Contributor
146 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

After walking for an hour with some stops to take pictures of parrots and macaws, we boarded in the boat and did a long tour on the lake. We saw a lot of animals, heard other animals... This was awesome.

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York, New York, United States
Level Contributor
92 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I recomend an over night trip. It takes one hour to walk to the boats that ride you around the lake. the walk can be VERY muddy. After the walk and boat ride, you are going to want a nice hotel for the night. There are at least three to choose from that range from moderate family owned lodges to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cusco, Peru
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

i have been there this year and was so amazing discover the atraction of this jungle, i coudl see a lot monkeys, alligators, macaws, mamals, butterflies. the experience is cool, also i did zip line into the forest, kayaking i the river, fishing activities, about the food is delicius, i recomend to book this tour with the travel agency of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I loved our Lake Sandoval tour with Tambopata Tours (even though I think our guide was from a different company)! We started off with the included breakfast at Tambopata Hostel (it's included even if you aren't staying at the Hostel), then we walked down to the port in Puerto Maldonado and took a 1 hour boat ride down the Madre... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Level Contributor
18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

the 3km walk oneway was thru dry land ,muck n fauna!!not for people with walking,knee problems.the canoe trip was basic but enjoyable with the excellent guides explaining about the flora fauna n a host of wildlife birds insects ants etc it was very informative. also their keen eyesight gave us added opportunity to see n photograph the wildlife.thank god for... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Oakland, California
Level Contributor
21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Guide wasn't prepared and misjudged time so we had to hike in the dark. Get better fitting boots since it is so muddy boots may come off. Wear old clothes as I fell a few times in the mud. Only a few km but took along time. Someone should put in a wood path to reduce wear on the environment--now... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Charlottesville, Virginia
Level Contributor
30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

A trek to Lake Sandoval was included in our Amazon Jungle Trek with Carlos Expeditions. The trek to the lake was challenging because it was so muddy but we were with great people so we had a lot of fun. Once we reached the lake, we boarded a canoe and paddled around the lake checking out all the wild life.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Schweinfurt
Level Contributor
52 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Sandoval lake is beautiful especially if you observe the beauty of nature around. But they said that the water is deep and there are piranjas swimming in there. Our boat has a hole, and later the water was about to fill the boat. We had to pour it out. I wasn't moving anymore because I was afraid that the boat... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Lago Sandoval also viewed

Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios Region
Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios Region
 
Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios Region
Tambopata National Reserve, Madre de Dios Region
 

Been to Lago Sandoval? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Lago Sandoval

Address: East of Puerto Maldonado, Puerto Maldonado, Peru
Phone Number: 989308101
Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Madre de Dios Region  >  Puerto Maldonado

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Lago Sandoval and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Lago Sandoval staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?