Sandoval lake is an "oxbow lake" formed generations ago by the shifting waters of the Madre de Dios River. Once a river changes course, a length of the river, usually in a horse-shoe shape, is left land-locked. Sandoval with its clear, calm waters has evolved into a mature lake environment attracting a myriad species of wildlife and flora. Sandoval is also home to the endangered Giant Otter (Pteronuria brasiliensis).
TOUR TO THE LAKE! Wake at sunrise and take your early breakfast to go before traveling by boat upriver for 45 minutes to the entrance of the Tambopata National Reserve and begin the trek to Lake Sandoval. Paddle in a rowboat around the pristine mirror like lake and enjoy the beautiful scenery with the opportunity to observe a variety of wildlife such as the endangered giant river otter, howler monkeys, macaws and black caiman. Take a snack by the water´s edge before continuing around the lake. Finishing with a walk back to the river where we board our motorboat and return to the lodge.