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Sandoval Lake Lodge

At a Glance

    Pros

  • beautiful location
  • screened rooms and restaurant
  • lots of wildlife
  • sustainable

    Cons

  • the boat-hike-boat access isn't for everyone

Sandoval Lake Lodge Review

Despite its proximity to Puerto Maldonado, this lodge (owned by InkaNatura Travel) puts you in the midst of Amazonian nature. The lodge overlooks Lago Sandoval, an oxbow lake surrounded by aguaje palms inside the Tambopata Reserve. The palm fruit attracts macaws, parrots and monkeys, whereas the lake is home to rare giant otters. A stay includes excursions on the lake and into the surrounding forest with a bilingual naturalist guide. Small but comfortable rooms have private baths, hot water showers, fans, and electricity during certain hours. To get here, you take a 30-minute boat ride down the Madre de Dios River from Puerto Maldonado, hike two miles down a lovely forest trail, then get into a canoe for a 30-minute paddle across the lake. The minimum stay is two nights.

    Hotel Details

  • 25 rooms.
  • Rate includes all meals.
Updated: 11-21-2012

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