Sandoval Lake Lodge
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TravelPod Member ReviewsSandoval Lake Lodge Puerto Maldonado
For the isolation of the area all was good. Great to be out on the Lake spotting the Giant Otters, as well as walking through the jungle finding the monkeys.
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Okay - I've now seen what Peru has to offer in the way of colonial cities, Inca ruins, volcanoes - what more could a thrill-seeker like me need? How about something a bit diferent? Something a bit closer to nature?
So off I went to the airport at Cusco to catch a flight over the jungle to Puerto Maldonado - a (and I quote the …
We decided to explore the Peruvian Amazon for a couple of nights. Frankly, Stopher and I aren't really built for the rain forest, but this is supposed to have some of the highest biodiversity in the Amazon. Since we don't pass through here all that often, we decided to make the stop. REI sent us to Sandoval Lake Lodge; a short journey from Puerto …
... woman who was also the lodge's cook with whom he had two wonderful boys. His youngest son of 4 years, Louis, had befriended a small family of monkeys. The mother had just given birth to two little monkeys who clung onto her back while she swung from the beams in the dining room, attempting to steal food off my plate.
We road about 35 minutes from the edge of the city, into a very deep part of the Jungle. Jaime stopped a few times so I could take pictures of the ...
... I felt surprised by my experience so far... which made no sense at all because it wasn't like I'd established any prior expectations for what it would be like. I guess subconsciously, I knew it as a jungle city and so I tapped into my mental models of 'jungle' and 'city' and came up with a kind of Jumanji... a battle between nature and man where nature wins. I expected mud huts and dirt roads and while I saw some of these, I also saw brick buildings ...