Lago Sandoval, Puerto Maldonado

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Trek around Lago Sandoval, surrounded by thick rainforest and offering access to one of the most popular hiking routes in the area. Take the trail from the dock and keep your eyes peeled for caimans, a huge variety of birds, monkeys, turtles, and the endangered river otter. You can also take a boat out onto the lake to see the forest attractively curled around the large expanse of water, with tree reflections in the mirror-like surface making for excellent photographs. To visit Lago Sandoval on your trip to Puerto Maldonado, use our Puerto Maldonado travel itinerary maker.
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Where to stay in Puerto Maldonado

Puerto Maldonado offers an ever-growing number of options for active jungle explorers and those with a hankering for something a little more exclusive. Budget-conscious adventurers can find a suitable place to rest at one of the simpler hotels or hostels in the downtown area. Eco-lodges represent perhaps the trendiest choice in the jungle--these are designed to bring the wilderness indoors, and make as small a mark on the landscape as possible. Resort-style hotels, with loads of facilities and services, generally remains clustered close to the rivers.
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  • Took a short walk from the river followed by a guided row boat around the lake (and a quick swim!) The scenery is stunning, and the opportunity to see so many jungle animals in their natural, unspoile...  more »
  • We canoed around the lake and saw beautiful birds, turtles and butterflies. As with wildlife trips it is hit or miss on what you will see that day. Getting to the lake was an adventure also. It was a ...  more »
  • Lake is visited by traditional boat, and you glide along the flat, large lake taking in the sounds and sights of the rainforest. Everything from Caiman to exotic trees and prehistoric birds. Highlight...  more »