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Address: East of Puerto Maldonado, Puerto Maldonado, Peru
Phone Number: 989308101
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3-Day Amazon Jungle Tour at the Corto Maltés Lodge
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$1,676*
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8-Day Tour from Lima: Machu Picchu and the Amazon Jungle

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We took the trip to Lake Sandoval as part of our excursion from Inkaterra Concepcion. Our guide Alan was wonderful and we saw cayman, river otters, howler monkeys, macaws... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We took the trip to Lake Sandoval as part of our excursion from Inkaterra Concepcion. Our guide Alan was wonderful and we saw cayman, river otters, howler monkeys, macaws, parrots, herons, snake birds and turtles. The hike from the boat to the lake was not too bad and the canoe ride on the lake was beautiful and peaceful. Overall this... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 273 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw many river otters fishing, eating their fish, and frolicking in the lake squeaking where they swam.. The lake is peaceful to row on. We also saw monkeys, and many different colorful birds, as well as alligators and turtles. There is an observation that was not very steady that affords an overlook over the lake and reserve.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved hiking through the rainforest and then leisurely exploration of the lake and surrounding wildlife. Definitely worth it!

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Rehovot, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As we have not been to Manu or Iquitos we cannot compare to other jungle locations in Peru. What I can say is that we really enjoyed our jungle expreince. We traveled to Heath River (in Bolivia/Peru border) and to Lago Sandoval with an organized (and quite pricy) 6day/5night tour with InkaNatura. We were very satisfied with the service, the... More 

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Encinitas, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a long walk through the woods from the river to the lake and saw lots of interesting animals along the way including monkeys, various birds, cutter ants, spiders, and more. On the lake we saw a family of otters (evidently a bit rare to see), caiman, storks, ibis, and herons.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As part of our jungle adventure with Amazon Garden Lodge through Quechuas Expeditions, we went to Sandoval Lake, an oxbow lake very near the lodge that is a nationally protected area. We boated to the protected area, hiked a ways past the checkpoint to get to the lake, and took canoes that are rented from a local family to explore... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We saw many caiman (and baby caimans), seals, multiple birds, and monkeys and butterflies. Our awesome guide Dellford paddled us around and showed us everything.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited from Inkaterra Reserva by boat followed by a long hike through the jungle - hot and humid but a relatively easy walk We then boarded a dug-out canoe and went out onto the lake - loads of wildlife - birds, otters, caiman, piranha etc

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

Our guide was Juan Jose (email address: juanjosehuillca@gmail.com), he was very professional, knowledgeable about the Jungle, patient, and had a great English. During the tour we fed a family of monkeys with bananas, saw many Kaimas (small corcodiles), butterflies, otters, tutles, special jungle plants, and more. It was an extraordinary experience that we will never forget. The accomodation was in... More 

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Bonheiden, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Gorgeous place, with so much to see: kaaiman, monkeys, wide range of birds (hoatzin birds, kingfisher, green ibis, cormorants, macaw, different types of heron), bats, butterflies, spider (tarantula's), turtles, rays,... There are also supposed to be some river otter, however we didn't spot any

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