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 …
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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.
... a "insert species name" monkey and then shine a light on the exact branch that the monkey was on. He would hear a twig snap, know it was an ant eater and then go looking for it and of course there it was. He could sniff the air and tell you that a porcupine was sleeping in a tree. He would find jaguar tracks in the mud, feel the ground and tell us that it ...
... young howler monkeys! More importantly we managed to finish before 5 o'clock, as everyday at this time in the jungle, the locals play football! Naturally I got involved, these guys were much better than the previous Peruvians, and put it about physically as well! Somehow they still couldn't stop the 3 goals I managed to put past them though :P. Incredibly muddy and unbelievably sweaty, I showered and headed out on our evening excursion, cayman spotting! ...