Tambopata Tours in Rainforest Amazon:
The Caiman are closest relatives of the alligator, and differ from crocodiles in that they have broader . Shorter heads and when their mouths are closed the upper fourth tooth is not visible ( it is in crocodiles ) there are four species here but should you go out in a boat at night ( they are all nocturnal you will probably encounter only one of them the spectacled are common caiman in the Sandoval lake and Madre de Dios River growing to about 2,5 metres these fish eating crocodiles in the water at the edges of the river waiting for prey
Sandoval Lake is a lake situated in the Sandoval Lake Reserve, within Amazon Rainforest, in the Madre de Dios Department, near a city of Puerto Maldonado.
The reserve refuges diverse animals, for example, giant river otters, turtles, black caimans, monkeys, birds such as a prehistoric bird Shansho, macaws, parrots, cormorants, kingfishers and others.
Collpa de palmeras, a special place where macaws and parrots fly down to eat dry palms that are rich in mineral salts, calcium, sodium, potassium, etc. These trace elements help them to digest.
We also explore other interesting places near the Sandoval Lake such as the Cachuela clay-lick, Monkey Island – a habitat of 3 monkey species, and the Collpa de palmeras.
TOUR DAY 1: PUERTO MALDONADO – SANDOVAL LAKE LODGE – TAMBOPATA TOURS PERU
TOUR DAY 2: TAMBOPATA TOURS PERU – SANDOVAL LAKE GIANT RIVER OTTERS – LONG WALK
TOUR DAY 3: SANDOVAL LAKE RESERVE – MACAW PALM TREE – TAMBOPATA TOURS PERU
TOUR DAY 4: SANDOVAL LAKE LODGE – BACK TO PUERTO MALDONADO
You are welcomed and pick-up from the airport/coach terminal of Puerto Maldonado by our Representative to take you to our office where you can leave your baggage not necessary for the trip, but you need to bring a backpack for your personal items and more. Then, we transfer you to a local port where you board a motorboat and navigate down the Madre de Dios River.
On the way, we observe various mammal species such as turtles, birds, lizards, turtles, caimans, after where we will stop in the monkey island we can see some species and then we are going to do the canopy walk way, zip line etc., after we will take our boat to reach to the checkpoint of the Sandoval Lake Reserve and after passing a check, we start walking for 5 km (1 an
You are welcomed and pick-up from the airport/coach terminal of Puerto Maldonado by our Representative to take you to our office where you can leave your baggage not necessary for the trip.
Then, we transfer you to a local port where you board a motorboat and navigate up the Madre de Dios River. On the way, we observe various mammal species such as turtles, birds, lizards, monkeys and much more, until we reach Cachuela Lodge where we accommodate ourselves before we are served lunch too. Afterwards, we go for a walk to the surrounded jungle.
Optional: night walk.
Today we need get up very early in the morning enabling us to be on the lake for sunrise and a hopeful encounter with the family of Giant Otters who frequent the lake and are most active at this time of day. Sandoval Lake offers abundant wildlife including over 40 species of birds resident to its lake margins, most of the fish-eating water birds around the lake actively fish in the early morning as well, and this outing should provide excellent views, of the prehistoric- looking Hoatzins, These are easy to observe and take you many photograph of the wildlife where we will use our a paddle canoes.
Afterwards we return to the lodge where we will have our breakfast, and then we take long walk in the deeper of the wildlife . which has a huge variety of flora and fauna,searching families of mammals ,reptiles , Birds , monkeys, peccaries , tapir , Tucans , as well as giant trees, and many air plants like lianas that are growing together in good reciprocal way of live. Good chance to climbing up and sw ing on this like a real Tarzan. Great experience! During this hike our expert guide will explain about medicinal plants after back to the lodge dinner
Nocturnal activities night walk , we overnight in the Sandoval lake lodge.
Another early wake up expects us today as we go to the surroundings of the Sandoval Lake where huge number of various palms grow in its water creating an area of marsh.
This place is called Macaw Palm Tree (Collpa de Palmeras) and it attracts various macaw species and other parrots to eat sawdust of its palms as it contains sodium, calcium, potassium and other minerals helping them to digest. Then, we go back to the lodge to be given breakfast. Later, we take a next trip going to observe stunning flora and fauna of the Sandoval Lake Reserve. We can appreciate monkeys, deer, wild boars, tapirs or spectacled bears, just to name a few. For lunch, we get back to the lodge. Afterwards, we have given some time off to rest or enjoy a bath in the Sandoval Lake (no worries, there are no piranhas or other danger animals during the day).
Then, we board a canoe to cross the lake to a place where we can better appreciate a beautiful sunset above the lake! At 7 pm, we return to the lodge for dinner while waiting for the moonlight, a suitable time to go watching caimans again! Staying overnight in the Sandoval Lake lodge.
After breakfast, we first board a canoe to sail over the Sandoval Lake and then we walk back to the checkpoint and from there, we continue sailing the Madre de Dios River by a motorboat towards Puerto Maldonado. We pick our baggage up in our office and then, we are transferred either to the airport or the coach terminal.
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You need to be vaccinated against Yellow Fever as well as to bring some anti-malaria tablets with you!!