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Address: East of Puerto Maldonado, Puerto Maldonado, Peru
Phone Number: 989308101
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$327*
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Oakland, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

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 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

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 

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Schweinfurt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

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 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We were traveling with a tween age son who's addicted to his iPhone, so I say that with a caveat up front, because frankly he was bored for most of the 4 hours which impacted our experience for the worse. That said, I think Lago Sandoval is hit or miss depending on how much fauna you see. We went in... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

The trail to the lake can be very muddy and a difficult walk depending on the time of year. It's well worth the effort if you get to see the otters!

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Basingstoke UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

I was there shortly after it had been raining and there was mud - lots of it - but well worth the effort, walking slowly with care was the key to success. I must endorse an earlier reviewer in saying get your rubber boots fitting well, the mud is too deep for hiking boots, you need to ensure that they... More 

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Pembroke Dock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

After our hike to reach the lake we enjoyed a lovely ride spotting the wildlife in the water and in the trees. Excellent trip.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

This is one long muddy slog to get to the lake so be prepared. Once we got to the lake we were paddled around by our guide from the Inkatera Reserva Amazonica Rueber. He was personable and knowledgeable. Once on the lake we saw monkeys, various birds, a few caiman, and some bats resting on a tree trunk. It's not... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

The lake was beautiful - turquoise water lined by tall, bright green palm trees sparkling in the sun. However the day we visited there were no river otters in sight (our main reason for joining this tour) and the walk was much harder work than expected - it took about 1.5hours each way through thick, deep and often slippy mud.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Stayed two nights at Inkaterra's Hacienda Conception. Lago Sandoval is located about 30 minutes downstream by motorised boat and 2 hours walk over a sometimes muddy track. The walk is well worth it. Lago Sandoval is located within the Tambopata National Reserve and there was barely a ripple on the lake's surface as our guide paddled our canoe around parts... More 

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

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