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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  • August 14, 2017
    You can't go wrong in booking a trip to Sandoval Lake. It does require a trek along a very open and wide path by foot after arriving by boat, but the walk is beautiful! The lake has a lookout tower th...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    It is a must if you go to puerto Maldonado. In addition to the beautiful which is the Lake, you can see rare species of animals such as the ibis, the giant Otter, capuchin monkeys, howler monkeys, squirrel monkeys, as well as bats and multitude of beautiful birds. A haven of peace and nature.
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  • August 10, 2017
    Impressive the beauty of this nature is such that the photos, the way to get there observe animals in their natural habitat.
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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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