SANDOVAL LAKE LODGE
PERU AMAZON AMAZING ( SANDOVAL LAKE )
Sandoval Lake is about 5km (3 miles), or an hour by boat from Puerto Maldonado. Even if you don’t stay at the lodge on the lake or one of those nearby along the Río Madre de Dios (see “Tambopata Lodges,” below), this pretty and serene oxbow lake, ringed by palm trees, makes an excellent day trip downriver frotx Puerto Maldonado. It boasts a surprising diversity of wildlife, including macaws, parrot – herons, kingfishers, caimans, turtles, and even a family of giant river otters that can fre-quently be spied in the lake. The best way to get here is to catch a canoe or motorboat at the port.
You’ll then have to walk a couple kilometers along a path through the jungle, but it’s a beautiful (if very hot) hour-long trek. Most jungle lodges along the Madre de Dios offer excursions to Lago Sandoval among their activities, though they usually arrive in the heat of the day, when wildlife activity is least observable (birds, monkeys, and the lake’s caimans and resident river otters are much more active in the early morning anc early evening hours).
GIANT RIVER OTTERS SANDOVAL LAKE
On Sandoval Lake inhabit a family of otters ce about 10 individuals. They are at the top of the food chain. They are the largest otters in the world: they hunt in packs so they are known as Wolves that eat up to 4 kilos of fish per day; build burrows, have spots on the neck that are like fingerprints. They have caves built on the edge of the lakes always covered by the branches that are not very visible to visitors
Saddleback Marln. Pichico, Saguinus fuscicollis. Small monkeys, not having long prehensile tails. Abundant species of monkeys even in disturbed environments. They form large herds. Are the various New World primates. They are distinguished by their small size and modified claws rather than nails on all fingers. All these features, apart from others, have enabled suggest that marmosets and tamarins are advanced primates, in the course of evolution, have again reduced their size as an adaptation to an insectivorous diet.
AMAZON TRAVEL PERU WILDLIFE SANDOVAL LAKE
White, or Common Caiman (Caiman crocodilus) basks on a sand bar along the River or in the lake One of the smallest yet more abundant caimans in tropical America, adult White Caimans reach only about 6.5 feet (2 meters) in length. Although cold-blooded, by alternately basking in the sun and swimming. White Caimans are nevertheless able to maintain an average body temperature of 86° F (30 °C). Unlike Black Caimans, which prefer the calm waters of cochas, White Caimans inhabit the banks of rivers and streams, feeding upon a variety of amphibians and fish
AMAZON TRAVEL PERU WILDLIFE. Peruvian Amazon is one of the richest countries in flora and fauna with the courses of the years developed many creatures in their natural habitat sharing a beautiful life including lake sandoval lodge tours
Canopy walk way is to make a hanging bridge in the Amazon and is constructed of giant trees that were grown in their natural habitat without the intervention of the hand of humanity that has 600 years of age, and a height 120 meters, a wide circumference of 6-8 or more meters was made to see the flora and fauna of the Amazon and is the best place to take the best pictures.
Bird watching in the rainforest is surprisingly difficult and often frustrating but nevertheless highly rewarding you would think that due to the huge diversity of species in tambopata birds would be easy to see up every tree round corner but the forest can seem beret of birds for hours on end
TAMBOPATA MACAW CLAY LICK
Colpa de Guacamayos. Here birdwatchers can view one of the world’sPhenomenal avian spectacles, as hundreds Of red, blue, and green parrots And macaws gather at the lick daily.Squawking raucously, they wheelthrough the air before landing together on the river bank to eat clay. This breathtaking display can only be seen where there is undisturbed rainforest with healthy populations of wild macaws, as in
southeast Peru. Trails around the macaw lick offer birding in both floodplain and high ground forest. Orinoco geese and large horned screamers can also be seen along clear streams near the Andean foothills Comfortable accommodation is provided at the macaw lick
TAMAZON FLORA THE SECRET LIFE OF THE AMAZON PLANT
Virtually all life depends on green plants. With their leaves plants harvest the energy in sunlight to power photosynthetic reactions. Inside leaf cells, molecular alchemical factories transform light, air, water and earth into living matter. Animals in turn depend on plants for energy from food and life-giving oxygen.
Warmth, strong light and lots of water speed up photosynthesis in rainforests making them extremely productive. One square meter produces up to 3.5kg of living material (dry weight) per year – the most of any ecosystem except coral reef. This figure – technically 3,500g/m2/year – is the ecosystem productivity. Biomass is the total weight of living matter in a given area. In rainforest mean biomass is 45 kg/m2, the highest of any habitat. Tropical forests contribute 29% to the world’s primary production, holding over half the world’s biomass, despite covering less than 5% of its area.
AMAZON RAINFOREST AMPHIBIANS
People are rarely ambivalent towards amphibians. To many they are sluggish and 5.imy. on top of which many Amazon amphibians have the liability of being poisonous. Others admire them because most are active, beautiful and, on the whole, harmless.
Amphibians were the first vertebrates to live on land and still need water to reproduce. To overcome this limitation they evolved ingenious strategies and fill a myriad of ecological niches. Today amphibians are the most diverse and abundant terrestrial vertebrates and are at peak biodiversity in the lowland tropical rainforests.
SANDOVAL LAKE OF USEFUL INFORMATION, TRAVEL AMAZON:
Climate of the Tours Tambopata Reserve
By definitions tropical rainforest tambopata are hot and wet and this fact playa a large park in planning way they are as special biologically as i shall discuss later but the first why are they hot and wet The sun shine most constantly and directly on the Ecuador lessening intensity as you travel father north or south the two tropics of cancer and Capricorn mark the boundaries of the with the tropics and all tropical rainforest worldwide occur within these boundaries the heat from the sun and overage of 27 C year round in Amazonia warm the surface of the hearth and the air above it this warm air rises taking with it water vapors (evaporated from the surfaces of leaves ,rivers and lake s) As the moisture laden air rises it also cools and clouds build up until they become too heavy with water and it rains
Tambopata the Biodiversity Center
Why the Amazon Rainforest Tambopata so rich in species diversity is rather a complex question and in fairness we can only offer to explain the incredible numbers of different life in Amazonia as no one can provide a definitive answer but here goes Plant form the basic structure of the rainforest (indeed most terrestrial ecosystems ) from the smallest herb to the (tallest emergent tree everything happens on in around under or above them. The climate of Amazonia the tambopata provides a perfect environment for plant growth no drought period of extreme just uninterrupted hot ,humid, rainy weather this in self is enough to justify a rich of life a hugely productive , fast growth environment encourages and extraordinary diversity of life from an evolutionary point of view the diversity of the rainforest comes about in a number of different ways in amazon rainforest .
Nearly two-thirds of Peruvian Amazon rainforest, which thrives with some of the richest biodiversity on the planet. Covering 6,475,000 sq. km (2,500,000 sq. miles), the Amazon basin represents 54% of all remaining rainforest on the planet. This vast, largely impenetrable region, with the smallest human population in the country and few towns of any significant size, clearly is not the Peru of great pre-Columbian civilizations and Inca ruins. It stands in stunning contrast to the country’s rugged Andean peaks and arid desert coasts. The humid frontier towns of the jungle, well stages of oil and rubber boots and now hell-bent on ecotourism, are worlds removed from the historic cities Cusco and Arequipa and the modern madness of Lima.
PUERTO MALDONADO - MADRE DE DIOS
It is the capital of the region of Madre de Dios and is located on the banks of the river of the same name that extends for 95,000 km2. This river crosses the department completely and is important beacause it is the principal channel of communication and link with other rivers of the zone.It is perhaps the Amazonian city that is least developed in Peru and the most populated in the southern rainforest though its tourism infrastructure is very developed allowing visits from here to the National Reserve of Tambopata and Lake Sandoval.