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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 …
After a short inland flight to Puerto Maldonado, we took a trip to Bolivia, following the river. There we stayed in a jungle lodge, where we saw animals like snakes, alligators and large spiders. Walking a few kilometers out of the jungle, we stumbled upon a vast landscape, the pampas of Heath. After three days we returned to Lima, where we took the flight back to the Netherlands.
... driver who took us to our accommodation. This part reminded us greatly of the Philippines.
It was only a 5-10 minute trip but we were quickly off the main road and taken through thick jungle as the light kept fading. We arrived at a hut and a lady who did not speak English greeted us and walked us along a path through dense jungle to our hut. ...
... with, and then eating (fried) piranhas. Or a jungle hike, boat ride, and canopy walk. Unfortunately the piranha fishing was an extra $125/person, and not everyone was interested, so we opted for the hike/boat ride/canopy combo.
The next day our guide was supposed to wake us at 5am for an early breakfast so that we could leave by 6am and hike during the early morning, when animals are most active. Unfortunately the lodge not only forgot ...
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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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