My stay in the Peruvian jungle was one of the highlights of my trip. The lodge itself is very tranquil and I enjoyed the guided walks and lake trips that we undertook with the guides working at the lodge.
The rooms themselves are fairly basic, but clean and pleasant. The bed was comfortable and the rooms are screened. It's the jungle, there are bound to be some things that get into the rooms, especially when people open their doors and insects fly in and then enter communal "air space" above the rooms.
Take a torch (as electricity is only available at certain hours). Be prepared for about an hour's walk between the river and the leaving point for canoes to the lake - rain boots are provided, but wear appropriate clothing to protect against insects.
I stayed for two nights and wished that I'd stayed for 3!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sandoval Lake Lodge: Located deep in Peru's Tambopata National Reserve, our Sandoval Lake lodge overlooks sparkling, palm-rimmed Sandoval Lake, the most beautiful and wildlife-rich of all lakes in Tambopata-Madidi. This privileged location gives you exclusive access to the lake in the early morning and late afternoon, the choice hours for wildlife viewing and photography. No other lodge in Tambopata-Madidi is on the banks of a protected oxbow lake. Our short Sandoval Lake Lodge program includes two nights of fully-screened accommodation in 25 double-occupancy rooms complete with en suite facilities with hot-water showers, electricity (*), fans, meals, airport transfers in Puerto Maldonado, naturalist guides, lake excursions by day in search of Giant Otters, monkeys, and macaws, forest excursions, night excursions in search of caimans, and evening slide shows. Our lodge specializes in small groups and individualized attention in our overriding quest to conserve the lake and surrounding rainforest. Sandoval Lake Lodge is built out of ecologically-correct driftwood mahogany and is owned jointly by a nonprofit conservation group and five families of indigenous Brazil nut collectors. (*) Three times per day: from 5:00 to 6:00 am, from noon to 4:00 pm and from 17:30 to 22:30 pm. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sandoval Lake Hotel Puerto Maldonado