For those tourists who can just stay one full day and want to fully enjoy visiting the jungle for an timeless memory, we offer this unforgettable day.
A full day
Beginning at the time we se, beginning from the port of the city in the Madre de Dios river. By starting our journey from the river we’ll have the chance to see the confluence of the two rivers, Tambopata and Madre de Dios. Thus, starting to feel the contact with the wild nature. We will arrive after approximately one hour. After walking few minutes, we will get to the Lake Sandoval, protected by Peruvian laws and located within the Tambopata National Reserve. Here we need to register and pay our tickets to get into the reserve. From there, we continue our journey, walking or about 5 km.
During the walking we will have the chance to see many types of trees, palm trees, and if we are lucky, many butterflies, parrots, macaws, tangaras, ants, monkeys, and many more.. When getting to the Sandoval lake we can immerse ourselves in its water full of pirañas, electrical European eels, black caimans, and for sure you will enjoy its water for its warm temperatures.
You feel worried about about swimming within those animals? Don’t feel like this, if it was dangerous, we would not have survived so far, since we already did it with hundreds of tourists. After the swim (which you will decide if take or not the opportunity) we’ll have lunch with some typical food, and after that we will take a boat and we’ll have a tour for the Lake, looking for hoatzins, cormorants, and if we are lucky we will get the chance to see the monkeys jumping from the trees. In the evening, according to your guide, you will have chance to have another shorter walk of about 3 km. Until getting to the Madre de Dios river, where you will have a boat waiting for you to come back to Puerto Maldonado, with the opportunity to enjoy a marvellous twilight from the river.
Extra night “HOMESTAY”:
Instead of spending your last night in a hotel without any interest directly in the city of Puerto Maldonado, you can spend your night in a Homestay in our community “Florida Baja”, 47 km away from Puerto Maldonado.
The acommodation is basic but with a lot of confort, bed with moskito net, shower, toilet, electricity, tv, without internet.
This initiative was created with our French humanitarian association “km 47”.
Thanks to our volunteers for their support and to our donors.