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Tambopata Reserve – Sandoval Lake 4D / 3N

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Tambopata Reserve - Sandoval Lake 4D / 3N, Come along with us and visit Lake Sandoval. It is one of the most essential oxbow lakes on the Madre de Dios River. Lake Sandoval Peru is also one of the most beautiful lakes in the Peruvian Amazon. It is located in the Tambopata National Reserve, in the Madre de Dios region. Sandoval Lake Puerto Maldonado is 3 km long and 1 km. Wide. The average water temperature is 26 C°. It is undoubtedly a splendid place to observe the region´s flora and fauna in their natural habitat. There are over a thousand species of birds that live in this area, and there are thousands of other animal species, (some of which are in danger of extinction). You can see giant nutrias, black caimans, river otters, toucans, and many others. We invite you to enjoy this unique experience in the natural environment of Lake Sandoval. And while you immerse yourself in nature, you will also be able to take part in a lot of adventure activities. The Tambopata National Reserve is the culmination of the project various individuals and entities to preserve the ecosystem of Tambopata Reserve. It was created in 1977 with the name The Tambopata, occupying a territory between the river La Torre, the Tambopata River and Hell Creek. In the year 1990, expanded to 4, has 478,942,45 including Tambopata Reserved Zone, which was founded as the Tambopata Reserved Zone, occupying part of the territory of Madre de Dios and Puno.

Tours Tambopata Reserve - Sandoval Lake 4D / 3N

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    Activities: Trekking Adventure
    Difficulty Levels: 3 of 5
    Maximum Altitude: 4200 masl. / 13779 ft.
    Accommodation: 3 Days Lodge
    Departures Day: Daily Departures
    Starts: Pick up at your accommodation in Puerto Maldonado 7:30 AM
    Ends: Drop-off at your accommodation in Puerto Maldonado around 4:45 PM


Day 1: Puerto Maldonado - Amazon Garden Lodge - Caiman Area
Once you arrived in Peru's biodiversity capital, (Puerto Maldonado), we will welcome you at the airport or bus station. Then our staff will start to show you around the city.

After meeting your group you will go to Puerto Capitalia in order to board a motorized riverboat. Then we will navigate on the Madre de Dios river for 1 hour approximately before arriving at our Amazon Garden Lodge. There you will be welcomed by our staff and get an introduction to our 60-hectare lands. Then our guide will organize the bungalow for your stay.

While you discover our lodge or if you prefer, take some time to rest, our chef will be preparing your lunch. Then all the group will gather to enjoy it together and start talking about the plan for that afternoon.

After lunch, our guide will take you to on a hike for approximately 2 to 3 hours. You will see tropical fruits, native plants and trees and learn about the jungle. Then your guide will take you to some lookouts, where you can enjoy the toucans and other birds. Afterward, we go back to our lodge to rest Approximately 7:00 p.m. your group will leave with a guide on a Caiman Safari. As you cruise on the river you will be able to see the wild nightlife by the riverbank.

At the end of the boat ride we will return for our dinner and talk about plans for next day.

Shuttle to Amazon Garden Lodge.: 1½ hour by bus from Puerto Maldonado.
Walking Distance: 9km. / 5.5mile.
Trekking Time: 1½ to 2 hour approximately.
Climate: Moderate
Acomodation: Amazon Garden Lodge.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner.
Maximum Altitude: 3850 masl. / 12630 ft.
Minimum Altitude: 1470 masl. / 48211 ft.
Day 2: Amazon Garden Lodge - Sandoval Lake - Lodge
We will wake around 6:00 am to the sound of birds. Then we will go to enjoy our breakfast and get last details from our guide for the day. After breakfast you will go by boat for 20 minutes to the landing at Sandoval Lake. Then we have a hike of 3 km to the main stop of Tambopata National Reserve (Sandoval Lake). Here you will have the chance to see an exciting diversity of animals – snakes, monkeys, howlers and hundreds of birds. Once we get to Sandoval Lake we will get into a smaller rowing boat and, with our guide and staff, you’ll go in search of the giant otters. Also waiting for you to discover are caiman, piranhas, snakes, tapirs, turtles, cormorants, herons and of course lots of birds.
Then we will go back to our lodge, where we can climb to the top of our 20 meter tower for spectacular views of the sunset panoramas of the Jungle. Then we go dinner.

hike: 3 km / 1.8 miles
hike time: ½ to 1 hour approximately.
Optional to relax: enjoy the sunset from the top of our 20 meters tower.
Climate: hot in the day and warm in the night.
Acomodation: Lodge.
Meals: Happy hour, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Maximum Altitude: 1270 masl. / 46211 ft.
Minimum Altitude: 1470 masl. / 48211 ft.
Day 3: Kayak - Canopy - Local Families
Usually on the 3th day we wake up a bit later, around 7.30 am. We will have different options to experience yet other exciting dimensions of the jungle. You can go kayaking in the river for another chance to see piranhas, turtles and birds. Alternatively you can choose to enjoy the top of the jungle from our treetop canopy installation and towers. From there you will be able to discover the arboreal animals who live in the big trees.
Afterward we will get back on the river for another 20 minutes boat trip to Chacra where we will be able to visit a local farming family. The farmer will show us his home and describe his activities and show you around his farm where he is growing cacao, cocoa, breadfruit, manioc, lime, bananas and more. There we will have the chance to learn how they use natural plants for medicine. After this we will go back to our lodge where we can relax and unwind at the day.

hike: 3 km / 1.8 miles
hike time: ½ to 1 hour approximately.
Optional visit: to the parrots clay lick.
Visit: Explore the treetop canopy and enjoy panoramic views.
Climate: hot in the day and warm in the night.
Acomodation: Lodge.
Meals: Happy hour, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Maximum Altitude: 1270 masl. / 46211 ft.
Minimum Altitude: 1470 masl. / 48211 ft.
Day 4: Clay Lick - Puerto Maldonado
We will wake up early in the morning for some coffee. Then if you didn't have the enough time earlier, you can visit the clay lick, where you can to observe 3 to 5 types of parrots. Usually lots of colorful parrots come to this area to eat the rich clay to get minerals that are critical to maintaining their health. We will go back to our lodge in order to enjoy our last breakfast before returning to Puerto Maldonado by boat.
Once we arrived at Puerto Capitania our car will take us to the city where we can visit a local market and buy some local fruits for the last time. Then you will be taken to your bus station or the airport for your departure.

Transfer: from our lodge to Puerto Capitania.
Optional visit: early morning visit to the parrots.
Explore Puerto Maldonado city.
Distance Travelled: 6 Km. / 3.7 mile
Transfer: your respective bus stop or the airport.
Maximum Altitude: 3850 masl. / 12630 ft.
Minimum Altitude: 1470 masl. / 48211 ft.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
Maximum Altitude: 2429 masl / 7972 ft.
Minimum Altitude: 2040 masl / 6692 ft.

What is Included?

  • Pre departure tambopata jungle trip breafing at the hotel/office
  • Qualified naturalist native jungle English/Spanish-speaking guide
  • Cook who is charge of making the food /cooking equipment
  • Camping equipment/tents and mats (in case we camp in the jungle)
  • Transportation by private bus from Airport or bus station to Port of Capitania/Puerto Capitania to Airport or bus station.
  • Transportation by private boat: Puerto Maldonado / Peru Amazon Garden Lodge / Puerto Maldonado
  • Overnights in lodges and camping huts
  • Mineral water all the time
  • Meals per day (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • Tambopata Reserved zone(Sandoval Lake)entrance fee
  • Vegetarian option…send us you requirements please.
  • Entrance to the Ecological Reserve.
  • First Aid Kit (bring your personal Medication)

Not Included:

  • International and Domestic Airfares. and aiport taxes
  • Additional nights during the trip due to flight cancellations

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Tambopata Tours 4 Days FAQs

Where is the Manu national Park located?
Located in the southeast of Peru, in the provinces of Paucartambo in Cusco and Manu in Madre de Dios.
It has an area of ​​1’717’295.22 hectares.
How to get to Manu National Park Peru?
Manu is at 130 kilometers from Cusco city traveling by road, which interacts as a gateway to the Manu National Park . You can also get to Puerto Maldonado by land from Cusco or by air through Lima. From there you can ride the mother river of God by boat. and you can get to the manu reserve. but it is more far and expensive.
Manu National Park when to visit?
The best time to visit teh Peruvian Jungle is between April and November, during the dry season. The rainy season is from February to March, when access by road becomes more difficult and when the paths in the forest can be flooded.
What is the difference between the cultural zone and the reserved zone?
The Manu National Park is divided into three parts: cultural zone or buffer zone, reserved zone or core zone and the intangible zone. The cultural zone and the reserved zone are for tourist use. The intangible zone is used exclusively for scientific studies and with special permits. More details see section Manu.
Can I have vegetarian meals, vegan, special meals?
We offer standard meals as well as a vegetarian meal option. Just let us know if you want vegetarian meals when you book your trek.

Vegetarian meals have no red meat, chicken or fish. We will assume that eggs and dairy are OK. We don't cater specifically for vegans as it can get too complicated for our cooks (remember they are cooking in a tent). Most of our main meals in the evening are served as a buffet service so you can always leave what you don't like. If there is a particular food that you don't like (i.e. tomatoes, onions, mushrooms etc) we will ask the cook to do his best to leave them out of the dish but we cannot guarantee this. We can also cater for lactose-intolerant and gluten free diets (mild reactions only, no life threatening allergies accepted- see below). We reserve the right not to accept a trek booking based upon dietary requirements, this may be because we already have several people already booked requiring special meals and don't want to make life too difficult for our cooks. Thanks for you understanding in this matter.

Meal options:
Standard (no dietary requirements, eats everything),
No red meat (chicken & fish ok)
No fish (red meat and chicken ok)
Lactose-free (mild reactions only)
Gluten free (mild reactions only)

Unfortunately we don't offer a combination of the above i.e. we don't accept vegetarian AND Gluten-free for example.
I have a food allergy, can this be catered for?
We have plenty of clients who have allergies to nuts, wheat, etc. Please give us details of your allergy at the time of booking. Please indicate the nature of the reaction and what type of medicines you have to take in an emergency. Clients with an allergy must be accompanied by a friend on the trek who is aware of your allergy and the location of any required medicines. We do not accept clients with very severe or life-threatening allergies. Due to the nature of the remote geographical location of the trail and the lack of suitable nearby medical facilities Peru Treks will not accept any responsibility, either directly or indirectly, for any problems due to your special medical/dietary requirements. We suggest that you to check with your doctor before booking the trek.
I have asthma / diabetes / another medical condition. Can I still do the trek?
You must disclose at the time of booking any medical condition that could affect your ability to do the Inca Trail trek. Peru Treks reserves the right not to accept a trek booking if we feel that a medical condition may put your life or the lives of any of our trekking staff or other clients at risk on the trek. People with heart conditions, knee problems, severe asthma or pregnant should not participate in the trek. People with mild asthma / diabetes will have to consult their doctors and follow their doctor's advice. They will also be required to be accompanied by a trekking companion on the trek at all times who will trek at their sides and be familiar with any medicines required in case of an emergency. Peru Treks reserved the right to cancel the trek booking of a client if the client has not fully disclosed at the time of making a booking a medical condition that may pose a risk to the health of the client and/or other trekkers. No refunds will be given in this instance.

Due to the nature of the remote geographical location of the trail and the lack of suitable nearby medical facilities along the trail Peru Treks will not accept any responsibility, either directly or indirectly, for any problems due to your special dietary requirements / medical condition. Clients proceed at their own risk. We suggest that you check with your doctor before booking the trek.
Do I need to be in good physical condition to travel?
It is not a requirement, but one must be able to walk a path of several kilometers to fully enjoy what Manu has to offer.
Do vaccines are needed for yellow fever, malaria and malaria?
In the Manu National Park there are no reports of cases of yellow fever, malaria and malaria however if you want to stay longer in tropical places it is better to consult with your doctor.
The length of the trip
Due to the time it takes to access Manu National Park, trips to this region are generally a minimum of 4 days, but extended trips of 15 days or more are not uncommon. Tambopata on the other hand is more commercialized, and within easy access by air. Trips to this part of the jungle are usually 3 to 4 days at the most.
Do I need to bring walking boots?
Walking boots are recommended as they provide support to the ankle which reduces the risk of injury especially when trekking in the wet season (December - March). However it is important that your boots are comfortable and well worn-in and not brand new. Many people prefer to trek in tennis shoes but extra care should be taken since they do not support the ankle. We do not recommend trekking in sandals or using new boots or hiring boots prior to the trek. Make sure the shoes are sturdy enough for the duration of the trek and will not fall apart.
Group Sizes
The trips to the Manu National Park are in small groups, we travel with a minimum of 4 people and a maximum of 10 people, usually we travel with small groups, of visitors as birdwatchers. naturalists, biodiversity enthusiasts, etc. In the Tambopata National Reserve, we travel with regular groups, with a minimum of 2 people and a maximum of 12 visitors looking for this integral biodiversity and jungle adventure experience.
How much wildlife you can expect to see?
Your best chance of seeing a variety of wildlife is as part of a group led tour, with a professional guide. Excursions to oxbow lakes, macaw clay licks, night time hikes, canopy towers and nocturnal river rides offer the best chance of spotting the most common animals including: monkey´s, red and green macaws, giant otters, black caiman, hoatzin, tamarin and capibara.
So for wildlife spotting which is better, Manu National Park vs Tambopata? Experts generally agree that due to its remoteness, slightly increased bio-diversity and microclimates, Manu is probably the better region to visit. However, both regions have their pros and cons, and both regions are some of the best in the world.

So to answer the question which is better, Manu National Park vs Tambopata Jungle? It really depends on what you are looking to achieve from your visit. If you are looking to experience the Amazon Jungle, with a reasonable level of adventure at an affordable price, Tambopata is for you. If you are looking to spend extended time in the jungle, you are prepared to pay a little more and like adventure then Manu should be your choice.
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