Sandoval Lake Lodge

Peru

  • 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.  

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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'.

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