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Sandoval lake

Sandoval lake (Peru)

Practical information about Sandoval lake

  • Relaxation
  • Encounters with locals
  • Nature Reserve / Wildlife Observation / Safari
  • River
  • Lake
  • Sustainable Tourism
  • Off the beaten track
5 / 5 - One review
How to get there
An hour's boat ride from Puerto Maldonado
When to go
Between March and June
Minimum stay
1 to 2 days

Reviews of Sandoval lake

Travel writer
14 travel articles

Lake Sandoval is a beautiful stretch of water in the middle of the Madre de Dios river, which runs through Peru and the edge of the Amazon rainforest.

My suggestion:
I strongly recommend that you allow for at least two days in the Lake Sandoval area so that you can really experience the typical Amazon atmosphere that surrounds it. A boat trip is a must!

We discovered Lake Sandoval during our trek in the edge of the Amazon rainforest in the Puerto Maldonado region. From our Eco-lodge, on the banks of the Madro de Dios - the river that runs through Peru, Bolivia and Brazil - we reached this very pretty stretch of water by boat, going via narrow jungle passages and marshes.

To the distant chatter of parrots and the sometimes surprising shouts of orang-utans we slowly approached this wonderful lake, tucked away in the middle of a green paradise.

We only dipped our feet in, since we're not the only creatures to appreciate this pretty lake: in this area, piranhas are legion! Some things are best experienced only with the eyes, and that's no bad thing.

View of lake Sandoval