Sandoval Lake Lodge
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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 …
... the other lodgers and shared a bottle of their Johnny Walkers (Black Label). The young girl present was the owner's step sister. She and I talked about her experience in the jungle, which she insisted was a terrifying place. Having seen tarantulas and monkeys that steal your food, she wanted her home comforts back in Lima. While her step-father swam in the pool that overlooked the Tambopata river, she and I talked about other things to distract her from the fear she had about the jungle. ...
... and the air was filled with exploding green flashes and even more cacophonous noise. This was the photograph I wanted and I spent ages trying to anticipate the next major scare. In all there were about four of these scares, before the Parakeets started disappearing and the Green and Red Macaws started to arrive.
At first a few stray couples would arrive and sit on the tree tops seemingly spectators to the rabble of Parakeets below. But as ...