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Lago Sandoval

Address: East of Puerto Maldonado, Puerto Maldonado, Peru
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours, Bodies of Water, Adventure
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Dallas, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We booked a package with Uncover Latin America that took us to Cusco and then here and I must say this was my favourite part of the trip (MAchu Picchu is amazing) but this is a different class. the wildlife you see is unbelievable the whole place is a national reserve so the flora and fauna on show is out... More 

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Lima, Peru
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

It is a special treat to see part of a protected area that is really doing it's job well. This oxbow lake is the home to the giant river otter that is endangered but whose numbers are coming back. It was extremely peaceful since there is no development or land conversion on the edge of the lake. Our videos and... More 

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Mountain Home
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48 reviews 48 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

great walk in. Lots of parrots, Macows, bats, nasty spiders, camine, river otters, piranha, lots of birds, a few bitting insects' take repellent, good shoes and expect rain. The pool felt great when we got back.

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Lima, Peru
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This review is actually for my entire experience at this place from 4th October to 8th October. We were two families that went with three kids between us ages 9 and 12. So we went travelling to Puerto Maldonado on Madre de Dios. OMW what an experience it was. From the Magical Sandoval Lake where piranhas, birds, monkeys, otters and... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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93 reviews 93 reviews
35 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I visited Lago Sandoval earlier in June with a couple of friends and we had an amazing time at Lago Sandoval! It is an great place if you want to get away from the comfort of daily life and experience something new, something unique!!

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La Quinta, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We booked a stay at the Sandoval Lake Lodge through Green Tracks Tours. A Shangri la in the jungle and a highlight of our visit in Peru. We are nature lovers and it's a such a tranquil beautiful place. Our guide "Javier" was so professional, attentive and informative. We saw giant otters, monkeys, agouti, many species of birds, just to... More 

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Alexandroupoli, Greece
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126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Great boat rides and trekking in this wonderful park. Lovely nature and lots of wild animals, river passes and great jungle bridges. great experience, highly recommended

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

one of the must and most beautiful places to visit while being in Puerto Maldonado. we were lucky enough to see giant otters hunting for breakfast, shy caimans, small green snakes, large butterflies flying around and resting on turtles heads (to drink some turtle's tears), bats hanging and sleeping on the trees, macaw flying in the sky, lots of parrot... More 

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New Delhi, India
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This remains one of the few tucked in areas of the Amazon where you can see great specimen in their natural habitat. Here's what I saw during my 24 hours there Giant River Otter, Black Caimans, Side necked turtle, a Sloth, red/ green/ blue macaw, several common birds which you wont see anywhere in the world. And the best part... More 

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Ohio
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59 reviews 59 reviews
27 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

...a "must do" if one visits the Puerto Maldonado vicinity. We hiked to the lake in the late afternoon. A good trek but be sure to wear waterproof boots. Our hike was followed by a two hour sunset canoe trip around Lago Sandoval. A wonderful experience, as the jungle comes alive with monkeys and birds of many kinds. The sounds... More 

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