DAY 1 Lake Sandoval
In the morning you will be picked up from the airport or bus terminal and meet with your guide in Puerto Maldonado, where you will receive the latest indications of the activities that you will do. After you will go to the port where the boat will be waiting for you for a journey of about 1 hour to reach the main entrance of the Sandoval Lake, where will start with a 1 hour walk of about 3km. During the we will see the flora and fauna that surrounds the path, including more species of monkeys macaws, birds, insects, reptiles etcetera. Once having reached the lake, your guide will take you for a boat tour rowing so that they can enjoy the great scenery of this lake, and you will also have the opportunity to swim in the warm waters of Lake Sandoval, and to enjoy a delicious typical lunch in this beautiful landscape.
We will take the boat to continue our tour of the lake in search of one of its main attraction; the wolves of the river or the giant otters, a family of otters that together with other species such as howler monkeys, squirrel monkey, the Hoatzin, anhinga’s, cormorants and others makes this lake one of the most beautiful places of the Tambopata Reserve. After you will take the same road back with as destination the lodge where you will stay for the night.
Before dinner, we will go for our last activity of the day which is the search for alligators or caimanes. We will use flashlights to find them on the banks of the rivers, where they can be photographed as well as. We will also try to find the capybaras, the world's largest rodents.
After breakfast you can do the following adventure activities. The night before we will coordinate this, in order to assure that you will be in time for your flight or bus.
We will start with the canopy. We have to walk through the forest to get to the hanging bridge, in order to have the chance to see a variety of birds as well as the fabulous natural landscape on our way. Your guide will explain you about the flora and fauna of the place. We will walk over the bridge, which is hanging on an altitude of about 30 meters.
After enjoying the canopy your guide will explain you everything about the zip line and will put you the necessary safety equipment on.
Following the instructions you will zip line along a line of 190 meters, and on the other end the assistant guide will welcome you and help you on a small bridge of 70 m long to return for another zip line of 160 m long, going back to the starting point.
Later today you will take the boat back to Puerto Maldonado in order to catch your bus or flight.
Please be aware of the fact that due to the weather the order of the activities might change. Your guide will inform you about this. Next to that, it is not guaranteed that you will see all the animals mentioned in this itinerary, we don’t have any control about this.