addition to our convenient on line reservation form, if you prefer
to make a reservation via phone call us we are here to help. Our staff
is from Peru and will help you make the best choices for your trip.
The Sandoval Lake Lodge
is located a 25 minute motor canoe ride down the River Madre de Dios from
Puerto Maldonado, Sandoval Lake Lodge is perched above what many rainforest
specialists feel is the most attractive lake in Southern Peru, if not in
the entire Peruvian Amazon.
The whole complex is housed
in one structure and includes 25 double occupancy rooms (16 with private
baths and 9 with sharing facilities), hot showers, and a spacious dining
room overlooking the lake.
For a more relaxed, complete
introduction to the rainforest, we recommend a two night stay. However,
with the easy access from Puerto Maldonado, for the first time it is possible
to spend only one night in the rainforest and still get a good preliminary
idea of the splendor of the Peruvian Amazon.
Day one: Transfer from
Puerto Maldonado airport to the river port on the Madre de Dios River.
A 25 minute journey down the Madre de Dios River by motor canoe brings
you to the end of the trail in to Sandoval Lake Lodge. From here the trail
takes you on a 2-mile walk/or rickshaw ride through secondary forest, until
we reach a small canal where we board canoes and are paddled 220 yards
through a flooded forest of 100-foot tall Mauritia palms. As the canal
opens onto the shimmering surface of the Lake, we transfer to a catamaran
and are leisurely paddled across half the lake to the lodge.
Day two: After a dawn breakfast
we take a final, shorter paddle around the west end of the lake to try
and glimpse the Giant Otters before returning to Puerto Maldonado to catch
the flight to Cusco or Lima.
After lunch and a brief
rest to avoid the early afternoon heat, we once again board the catamaran
and set off to explore the entire west end of the lake. Here, in the flooded
palm forest we drift to the sounds of hundreds of Red-Bellied Macaws as
they return to the palm forest for the night. We return to the lodge around
nightfall for dinner.
After dinner we will
return to the canoes to look for the large and extremely rare Black Caimans.
If it is a clear starlit night, we will also be able to float in the middle
of the lake and marvel at the brilliance of the sky.
Please note that our programs
may vary slightly so as to maximize the wildlife sightings depending on
the reports of our researchers and native guides based at the lodges.
RATES AND CONDITIONS:Prices
in US$ per passenger in double occupancy, single supplements are listed
below. Prices include all meals, Tour Guides.
2 Day/1 Night- US$140,
single supplement $40, Extra nights $40.
BOOKINGS & PAYMENTS.- In
order to guarantee a reservation a deposit equal to 1 night ($140 Per Person)
is required . After we confirm the rate and availability to you by email
you will be requested to send credit card information to hold your reservation.
CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS.- Refund
of deposit , less US$ 10 per passenger for handling fees will be made for
cancellations notified up to 30 days before arrival, thereafter the refund
is less US$ 25 per passenger. No refund will be made for NO SHOWS or cancellations
received less than 72 hours before scheduled departure.
RESPONSIBILITY. Sandoval Lake Lodge,
while exercising every posible precaution, will not assume responsibility
for any damages, injuries, losses, additional expenses due to delays or
any cause whatsoever, whether to a person or property in connection with
any service resulting directly or indirectly from acts of God or force
majeur. We reserve the right to modify or withdraw any tour arrangements
when deemed necesary in the best interest of the client. The right is reserved
also to accept, retain or refuse any person.