Sandoval Lake Lodge


  • Superb location on the banks of Sandoval Lake
  • Family of giant river otters lives nearby
  • Fantastic for birding, wildlife watching and plant-spotting
  • Simple, en-suite accommodation
  • Day and night hikes and boat rides

Open:  Sandoval Lake Lodge is open all year.

Location:  Sandoval Lake Lodge is fairly close to Puerto Maldonado although it can seem a bit of an expedition to get there. It's about a 45 minute motor-boat ride along the Madre de Dios river to the forest trail head. From here it's a 3km walk along a flat forest trail which can take about an hour, especially if you stop to look at monkeys along the way. This is followed by a boat ride of about 20 minutes as you are paddled through flooded forest and across the lake to the lodge.

Rooms:  The 25 fully-screened double-occupancy rooms have private bathrooms with hot shower and flush toilets. The bedrooms have a fan, an electric point, bed with mosquito netting, safety deposit box and lockable door. All rooms and communal areas have electricity (from 4-6am, 12-4pm and 6-10.30pm), supplemented by kerosene lamps and candles. 

Activities: Birdwatching in the palm forest, lake catamaran trips, rainforest hikes, night hikes and nocturnal boat rides.

Facilities:  Communal areas and guest rooms have electricity from 4am –6am, then from 12pm–4pm, and from 6pm –10:30 pm. Precise times may vary.

Dining:  Meals are taken at individual tables in the dining room.

Children:  Childern of all ages are welcome, although the long journey to reach the lodge imay not be suitable for young children.  

Health:  We recommend malaria prophylactics and a valid Yellow Fever certificate is needed.

Communication:  There is no internet access.  

Talk to Christine - Travel Consultant

Call:  01473 890499

Start planning your tailor-made holiday now. Tell us what you want, and we will tailor make your perfect trip.

Client Rating for Peru 5/5 from 58 reviews

Perhaps slightly more comfortable than Heath River, but then it is less remote so 'horses for courses'.

More reviews

The Tribes Foundation

Simply by booking with Tribes, you are making a difference. Every booking helps with The Tribes Foundation, the charity we back with admin and funds. Most clients give additional donations which we always put to very good use with one of the wildlife, environmental or social projects we support.

Travel with Respect for the Earth © KC,Shutterstock