In this itinerary we put together the 3 Days 2 nights Casa Sandoval and 4 days 3 nights Finca Sachavacayoc
Arrival and reception by guide or transfer at the airport or bus station.
Our guides are highly experienced professionals with deep knowledge of the area and rainforest, we provide 1 guide for a group of max 8 people, our tours are focused on nature and wildlifeTransfer from the airport to our main office in town.
Upon arrival to Pto. Maldonado City, our Transfer or guide will welcome you and drive you for a few minutes to our office in town.
In our office we recommend you to pack only the necessary stuff you need for your next couple of days, the main luggage can stay at our safe deposit. Transportation it’s easier that way, and keep our boats and porter cargo light, we provide you duffel at the office if necessary, we also provide you with rubber boots for muddy trails, and you can select a proper size from our collection
Transfer from our office to Tambopata, Port
In full company and orientation of our Guide we navigate down the Tambopata River for almost 5 minutes until the Madre de Dios River then 30 minutes journey down the river by motor canoe brings you to the entrance trail to Sandoval Lake
Box lunch in the boat. We can customize your box lunch with a vegetarian option
The trail takes you on a 1.6 miles walk (2.5 kilometers) walk through a successional forest, former Giant natural bamboo forest, habitat for monkeys, sloth and macaws, until we reach a small canal where we board our paddle-canoes, we paddle for 100 meters (nearly the same in yards) through a palm-forest swamp, abundance of “aguajes” (mauritia Palms) those palm provide the most popular fruit of the Peruvian rainforest, highly consume by locals as drinks and ice-creams.
onto the glass-like surface of the lake, we continue leisurely around the lake to the lodge.
A welcome drink and briefing from the lodge’s manager at the reception area of the lodge.
Accommodation and a Little rest, at rooms or hummocks
Before dinner depending on arrival time we set off to explore part of the lake, looking for monkeys or black Cayman (black Caymans are the biggest of the Cayman and alligator family, the biggest one seen at the lake 6 meters long/20 feet so fur) in the flooded palm forest we can see hundreds of Red-bellied macaws as they return to roost. One the few species of macaws that Amazon in flocks and mauritia palm swamps such the one at Sandoval Lake.
We also have the option of a night walk into the forest behind the lodge.
Dinner at the lodge.
An early wake call and meeting at the lodges’ dining room to visit the lake for sunrise and a hopeful encounter with the friendly family of Giant Otters who are highly active at this time of the lake, Giant otters must eat an average of 8 pounds of fish a day (4 kilos)
Sandoval lake offers abundant wildlife including, red-bellied species of monkeys, black Caymans, over 40 species of birds resident to the lakes’ shore, all 5 species of kingfisher of Peru, and the most abundant group of Hoatzin, all the animals here are easy to photograph from the boats.
Return to the lodge for breakfast.
By mid-morning we set off into the jungle to see Giant trees like the kapok and Brazil nut trees the two biggest trees of the Amazon, our guide will show you and demonstrate how we collect open and commercialize this extremely important product to our local economy.
We return midday to the lodge.
LunchA Little rest in the bungalows or hummocks.
In the evening we take our paddle-canoe and explore a different area of the lake in search of the different troops of monkeys, highly active at this time of the day, Brown Capuchin monkey and Squirrel monkey live in the forest near the lake.
Before dinner, we will again enjoy a nice night walk looking for the spooky tarantulas and snakes.
Optional hiking in the jungle or early visit to the lake before breakfast and transfer back to the next tae of the trip: Finca Sachavacayoc,
We navigate up the Tambopata River for about 2 hours until Finca Sachavacayoc
On the way, we have the option of watching birds, caimans, capybaras, and monkeys if lucky.
Box lunch in the boat. We can customize your box lunch with a vegetarian option, we also provide cold bottled drinks in the boat.
In full company and orientation of our guide, we get to Finca Sachavacayoc
Accommodation and a Little rest.
After a little rest, we will go for a jungle walk, as an introduction to nature and get familiarized with the forest interior, wait until it gets dark to do a night walk looking for the elusive nocturnal creatures and critters, like the impressive ground bird eating Tarantula (as big as your hand)
Dinner at the lodge
We will visit One of the Nature worlds wonder,the spectacular Chuncho clay- lick, the largest in the world, with the three major species of macaws getting together at the same time, and many varieties of parrots, hundreds of parrots come together to eat clay, a special and unique behavior that is only found in this part of the planet.
Early departure at 4 am, then 2 hours on our boat upstream of the Tambopata River; in order to enjoy the best of the parrot show is important to arrive early before the birds!
We will take breakfast in the boat,
Along the journey to the clay-lick we have great chances of seeing Capybaras, Caymans and maybe if lucky Jaguar or Tapirs (the two most special terrestrial mammal of the amazon)
We stay in the clay lick area, if necessary until we get to see the macaws eating clay
Return to the lodge for lunch.
Lunch at the lodge.
After a good rest, we get packed and ready for the pristine Condenado lake Condenado (condemned) lake its 1 hour away from the lodge (walking slowly watching things),
Condenado Lake has very good wildlife such as monkeys, caimans, lot of Hoatzin,lots of macaws fly by going to roost, we also have very good chances to see the elusive an shy Anaconda , this place gives us a unique Jungle experience, with no other people rather than us in this pristine lake.
We get there by evening and right away we take a paddle-canoe and leisurely enjoy the deepest and wildest jungle, watching monkeys and macaws being loud.
On the way back, we return to the lodge doing a night walk looking for wildlife or just enjoy the spooky- romantic- intense, silent and loud jungle.
Dinner at the lodge
After breakfast, we will visit the spectacular Lake Sachavacayoc, which is in the heart of the Tambopata National Reserve, at two hours away from the lodge (walking slowly watching things),
Sachavacayoc has very good wildlife such as monkeys, caimans, options of tapirs, Anacondas, Hoatzin, and lots of blue and yellow macaws roosting and nesting all over, this place gives us a unique Jungle experience,.
We get there mid-morning and right away we take a paddle-canoe and leisurely enjoy the deepest and wildest jungle, watching monkeys and macaws being loud.
On the way back, we return to the lodge we walk through the deepest jungle you can find
Lunch at the lodge
After a good rest, we get packed and ready to navigate down the Tambopata river for half and hour to Tres Chimbadas Lake,
the Lake has very good wildlife such as monkeys , caimans, lot of Hoatzin,lots of macaws fly by going to roost ad a Family group of Giant Otters Tres Chimbadas lake its beautiful and being on the lake until dusk its magical .
we return to the lodge right after dusk, on the way back on the river bank we look for caymans and Jaguars!!
Dinner at the lodge
breakfast at the lodge and departure to Pto. Maldonado.
PD: for those interested to do piranha fishing, you can just coordinate with your guide to do it in any of the several spots for it.