Sandoval lake

If you are a nature lover, then you cannot miss this beautiful place for anything. The Peruvian Amazon is a magical and mysterious destination where you can enjoy a romantic getaway or an adventure without parallel. When you imagine the Amazon and the jungle within Peru one does not necessarily imagine luxury cities and accommodations, but these are available for your enjoyment. And just one of its most charming places and full of natural beauty is the beautiful Sandoval Lake. A perfect example where you can appreciate the different and numerous wildlife while you marvel at the dreamy landscapes. For this reason, together with Machu Travel Peru, we want to tell you everything about the Sandoval Lake and how to enjoy a tour in the surroundings.



Sandoval lake description

This Lake is considered one of the most attractive within the Andean country and the jungle, facilitating access to one of the areas with the highest concentrations of biological diversity on the entire planet. The Sandoval Lake is located within the Tambopata National Reserve itself, very close to Puerto Maldonado. This beautiful destination offers one of the best experiences available within the Peruvian Amazon. So if you plan to travel to the beautiful city of Puerto Maldonado, then you cannot miss one of the tours to the Lake. It is one of the main attractions within the capital of Madre de Dios, so you will find various tour options in its surroundings. This beautiful place is away from the bustling centers and makes the natural night noises proliferate and its natural landscapes take a strong role. You will find great biodiversity in the place to appreciate and take photos. More than 1,000 species of birds and numerous other animals have been registered such as giant otters, black alligators, cranes, macaws, turtles, and cranes, among others. It is also a refuge for the most spectacular endangered predators,


Sandoval lake how to get tambopata

To get to Sandoval Lake, you would first have to take a flight to Puerto Maldonado, the gateway to the different routes within the Peruvian Amazon. You can choose to do it from the Imperial City and take advantage of the different Amazon tours from Cusco. To enjoy a tour inside Lake Sandoval, it is essential to organize a tour since it is required to cross the Tambopata Reserve. Upon landing in the city, our staff will accompany you from your arrival to your departure, so you will not have to worry about absolutely anything. After entering the Reserve, it is necessary to take a short bus trip to the Tambopata River. Here, a motorized canoe will wait for you, where you will have a 30-minute trip down the Madre de Dios River. Then you will come to a path, where a moderate trail awaits you. The entire trail is a visual spectacle where the true magic of the tour begins. From that moment on, you can begin to distinguish some species of animals and birds.


Sandoval lake tour

A tour of the Sandoval Lake is one of the best tours available within Puerto Maldonado. For those looking to do tourism within the Peruvian Amazon, they cannot miss this wonderful destination. During the tour, you will be able to observe and take photos of the different howler monkeys, water turtles, alligators, and the numerous birds in Tambopata. There are different tour options to enjoy and these options can be adjusted to your available time within the jungle. There are full-day tours, two-day tours, and up to 4-day ones to fully explore this wonderful place.


Sandoval lake where to stay

If you are looking to enjoy the tour options of more than 1 day around Sandoval Lake, the best thing you can do is take advantage of the proximity and stay inside the Sandoval Lake Lodge. This beautiful place is built almost entirely of floating mahogany trees. These trees have been collected naturally and ecologically after floods transported the logs downstream. The Lodge is located in the middle of the Amazon in Peru, and its structure consists of a large main room or dining room. It has 25 different rooms quite protected and well designed. They have all the basic services and amenities expected to enjoy a good time.


Sandoval lake weather

Being in an Amazon region, it is common to expect the weather surrounding the Sandoval Lake to be humid and with occasional rain. The rainfall that occurs within the Tambopata National Reserve can be between 2,500 to 3,000 millimeters a year. But most of these rains occur within the rainy season (November to April). While within the dry season, you can expect some cold fronts coming from the South Atlantic. If you want to take advantage of your time in the Andean country, you can try traveling on the dry season. One of the best-known facts about Peru is that the dry season coincides with the high tourist season. Take these data into account before organizing your trip to the Peruvian Amazon.


We hope together with Machu Travel Peru to have been of help regarding Lake Sandoval. Remember that if you want more information about our private tours in the area, you can consult our qualified advisers.

Peru has so much to offer, it can be hard to know where to start. With many years of experience in the tourism sector, Machu Travel Peru is happy to help with anything regarding your trip to Machu Picchu and any tours around it. Make your Machu Picchu experience an unforgettable one!