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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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great experience to see the giant otters

Lago Sandoval is the best place to visit when you are at PuertoMaldonado : you can see beautifull birds, and may be ( like me with an excellent guide ) you can see giants ooters... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Lamorlaye, France
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Lamorlaye, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Lago Sandoval is the best place to visit when you are at PuertoMaldonado : you can see beautifull birds, and may be ( like me with an excellent guide ) you can see giants ooters : beautifull to see the otters eating bid fish ... the walk in the mud to go to the lake is difficult and lond ,... More 

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Widnes
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This is an oxbow lake and we took a relaxing canoe ride on it; our guide was able to point out lots of wildlife such as cormorants, monkeys, turtles, howazin birds etc. The landscape is spectacular.

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Getting to Lago Sandoval was half the fun -- a mud-filled slog from the Madre de Dios River through the rainforest. Then we got in a canoe and headed on to the lake. We saw caimans, river otters and piranhas -- and a river otter catching and chewing on a piranha. Lago Sandoval is an oxbow lake that was once... More 

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Shanghai, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

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.

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Toorak, Australia
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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.

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Canton of Fribourg, Switzerland
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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.

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New York, New York, United States
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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 

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Cusco, Peru
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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 

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Toronto, Canada
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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 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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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 

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