Small group Size
Hike & Adventure
Sandoval Lake is a “dipper lake” formed generations ago by the changing waters of the Madre de Dios River, and is considered by tropical forest specialists as the best and most attractive lake in the Peruvian rainforest. This particular lake has one of the largest and most accessible populations of Giant Otters in danger of extinction in Peru, huge Black Cayman and Paiche 10 feet long, the largest freshwater fish in the world. Once it spread throughout South America, the giant Otter was hunted almost to extinction and is now one of the most vulnerable mammals on the continent. However, Lake Sandoval has a prosperous and healthy population, and from the comfort and stability of the catamarans, guests have the opportunity to see these powerful predators while fishing and having fun in the lake, as well as a lot of Colorful birds.
The lake is considered one of the most beautiful destinations in the Amazon Rain forest . It is easy to reach from Puerto Maldonado, despite its closeness to the city the ecosystem is well preserved as it is inside the Tambopata National Reserve
We start our exciting day with a short walk to Peurto Capitania to board our motorized boat for a cruise down the Madre de Dios River. Along the way be on the lookout for Ronscos, a giant cavy rodent native to South America, related to the famous Guinea Pig. It’s also possible to sight Caimans(crocodiles), turtles, and different species of birds such as the Heron and Cormorants.
After reaching our checkpoint at the Sandoval reserve we head over to our lodge for a scrumptious lunch and spend some time relaxing and connecting with your surroundings. Later, we start our 2/3 hour jungle walk through the Amazon Forest. Witness 500-year-old trees like the great Kapok tree and a variety of other flora and fauna. At the end of the trail, we take a small canoe boat to feast our eyes on giant otters, the black caiman and many different species of birds and monkeys.
We stop for a delicious lunch along the river bank, enjoy a picturisque view overlooking the Sandovale Lake and the Amazonian Jungle. Then we have our lunch with amazong views of the amazon forest and lake.. Then, it is time to begin our return by walking and boat to the Madre de Dios River and enjoy the sunset as we cruise through the river back to Puerto Maldonado.
NOTE: We recommend that you bring extra drinking water, even though there are a few places to purchase more water, they are a bit on the pricey side.
*****Please Note: We accommodate most dietary requirements, please request at time of booking.
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SAM CORPORATIONS is a family owned travel agency and a tour operator that specializes in tours all over Peru. We are based in Cusco with many years of personal experience trekking and traveling every nook and cranny of Peru. SAM CORPORATIONS is a 100% Cusqueñian Company without any shareholders.
Our focus is on creating small personalized tours & treks strictly and only operated by local professional staff catering in PERSONALIZED and HIGH QUALITY SERVICE. We guarantee a luxurious service and promise to never cut corners.
We take pride in our reputation as a RESPONSIBLE & SUSTAINABLE tour operator. Our staff are our extended family. We support them financially and ensure long term growth by offering them a fair salary. We are proud of our team, without them we wouldn’t be able to offer the best service and lifetime experiences to our clients.
SAM CORPORATIONS knows how important it is to trust in a reliable honest operator to create an unforgettable adventure while in Peru. We stand by our word and deliver on our promises
To ensure a more personalized service for our guests, at SAM CORPORATIONS we have a policy that our groups will not exceed 8 people. This fact alone sets us apart from other companies that operate departures with bigger groups.
We are so proud of our guides! They are highly professional and speak fluent English. They are very knowledgeable and passionate about their country. Our guides are dedicated to continuous personal and professional development. They do research to ensure that you receive accurate and recognized theories in Inca and Andean culture. They are adventure and travel enthusiasts, sharing only the best of what they have personally experienced. Our crew is fun loving, great sports and well-educated. They all hold degrees in one of the following: Archaeology, Tourism, Botany, History or Anthropology.
At SAM CORPORATIONS, we have always believed that we should give back to the local isolated communities. Therefore, as part of our commitment to responsible tourism, we always do many service projects and hire locally.
SAM CORPORATIONS is proud to be able to support our beautiful local people. We use a holistic approach to sustanability and community development. We participate in multiple social projects, we employ from these communities and pay them an above average wage. Self- sustainibilty and long term growth is our main focus.
A beautiful reflection of our attitude in everything we do, is that we wish to make life richer and more meaningful for all involved.
Please read the following information carefully; it will help with your questions about our services and the Sandoval lake tour 2-days.
The briefing will take place the night before your tour at your hotel.
FIRST, to book your Lares trek to Machu Picchu, we need you to fill out our booking form by clicking on BOOK NOW on our homepage or click here the link BOOK NOW.
Please be ready with the following information (FROM EACH PARTICIPANT in your group). We cannot purchase tickets without the following information:
*** We will need each participant’s passport at the time of booking.
SECOND, we require a deposit of $…….. USD per person in order to purchase a permit for the Lares trek Machu Picchu. You can make you deposit by clicking on the VISA or PAYPAL symbols on the top of our home page, or you can click on the VISA or PAYPAL symbols on our booking page.
If you would like to avoid the high credit card fees in Peru, you may pay in cash at our office (US dollars or Peruvian soles) here in Cusco. There are many ATMS within the historical center to withdraw money. You can also pay by VISA or PAYPAL online but you will have to pay a 5.5% service fee, charged by VISA and PAYPAL. To pay your balance through PAYPAL, you need to log into your PAYPAL account and use our email address email@example.com to complete your payment
The maximum group size is 8 persons. Our groups are usually between 2-6 people. Sam Corporations specializes in SMALL, PRIVATE groups and provide a personalised service.
Absolutely!! Hotel drop off is included in your package.
If you’re happy with the services provided, a tip – though not compulsory – is appreciated. While it may not be customary in your country, it’s of great significance for the people who will take care of you during the tour. It inspires them to give excellent service and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many SAM CORPORATIONS destinations. Of course, you are free to tip as much as you would like, depending on your perception of the quality and the length of your trip. Remember, a tip is not compulsory and should only be given when you receive excellent service.
Yes, we are a locally sustainable & responsible tourism operator. That incorporates universal principles of tourism: protect the environment and benefit the local communities by respecting their culture and religion. With this in mind, we have trained all our local staff to know and understand, respect the places and the local people
Explore the sites that you will actually see along your tours.
Tambopata National Reserve
Sam Corporations has flexible departure dates, willing to accommodate your needs and travel requirements as far as possible. We guarantee exclusive luxurious tours of the hidden gems of Peru, whilst providing the best quality and personalized service.
You can book confidently knowing we offer the best value for your money
Our company is 100% locally owned. We directly contribute to economic development and environmental sustainability in Peru.
The quality of our service is one of our most important values which demands all our effort, determination, and courage to be successful in what we are doing and the services we provide
We aim to have a positive impact in all the areas that we visit. Through our training sessions and social projects, we empower women, indigenous communities and children
Our groups never exceed 10 people, giving you a personalized tour in our small comfortable vans
Interested in visiting only specific destinations? No problem, all our packages can be fully customized to suit your budget and schedule. Contact our travel advisors to plan the most comprehensive trip of a lifetime.
We commit socially and culturally to the community and adapt our business strategies to the preservation of the environment
The Amazon rainforest of Peru is one of the most biodiverse regions on the planet. It houses 15% of all known species of terrestrial plants and around 10% of the mammals in the jungle. There are over 300 different species of trees in a hectare.
The forest provides everything from food, to shelter to natural medicine. Join our jungle tour to experience for yourself this natures paradise. Learn about the different spieces that call this dense and vast jungle home. Spend a night in a Sandoval lake lodge, surrounded by the sounds and fresh air of the Amazon Jungle. Spend your days gently floating on the lakes watching the breath taking flora and fuana that´s so abundent.
Join our magical jungle tour in the massive Amazon Jungle. Learn the different uses of native plants by indigenous Amazonian tribes. Cruise the Madre De Dios River and Sandoval Lake to experience the most diverse wildlife and breath-taking landscape. Spend your nights enjoying the serene and calming sounds of nature. This tour evokes a sense of peace and calm and reconnects you with the very essence of nature.
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