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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 August 2014

The best part of this hotel was the experience getting there. It was such a fun adventure and experience taking a 45 minute motor boat up the river, a VERY muddy 2 mile hike, and then canoeing across Sandoval Lake. Upon arrival we were greeted by the staff and showed to our "rooms". I use the word room very loosely...

1Thank MishaWolf86
InkaNaturaTravelWeb, Enviromental Engineer - Quality Control at Sandoval Lake Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Mrs. Wolf, You sincere opinions regarding Sandoval are truly welcome by us; currently we are planning on how to improve the Lodge for next season, and most definitely the aspects you mention will be attended. The experience within the Jungle and a Protected Area may sometimes be, as you say, for adventurer spirits, however we always do our best...

Yreka, California, United States
Reviewed 17 July 2014

What a wonderful place! If you have not experienced the Amazon then this is the perfect place to do it. The Lake is beautiful and has a family of giant otters there munching away on Piranha fish. There are beautiful birds, black caymen, all kinds of monkeys, trees that walk etc. I enjoyed our stay so much. Be prepared to...

Thank Voodoo54
InkaNaturaTravelWeb, Senior Travel Advisor at Sandoval Lake Lodge, responded to this review

Dear guest Thank you for sharing your thought about the experience We are glad you enjoyed the trip Best regards

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 18 June 2014

This is a detailed review and all you need to know about Sandoval Lake Lodge. We booked directly with Inkanatura, the owner and operator of the lodge. We did the 4 days/3 nights, which was just right as in reality you arrive at the lodge around 3-4pm on day 1 and must depart by 8:30am on day 4. With Inkanatura,...

14Thank Luvtosafari
InkaNaturaTravelWeb, Senior Travel Advisor at Sandoval Lake Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for sharing your comments on your experience. We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay at Sandoval Lake Lodge and also the food. We will appreciate if you can share with us some more photos on the trip Regards InkaNatura Travel Sales Team

Reviewed 8 June 2014

We really enjoyed this trip. Saw lots of animals and birds, 5 sorts of monkey, sloth, and the giant otters but feel that you need to be aware that after the initial motorised boat trip you then have to walk for 1 and a half hours carrying your own luggage along what in May was a very muddy track (up...

1Thank Carol157
InkaNaturaTravelWeb, Sales Manager at Sandoval Lake Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for sharing your comments with us! Also glad that you had the chance to view lots of animals surrounding that area in Tambopata. On the way to our lodge we walk a trail of 3 Km (2 mi), stopping to watch birds and butterflies. The Reserve has planned to improve this trail and the maintenance of it...

Reviewed 11 April 2014

This place is amazing...I read a lot of the reviews before going, all with a pinch of salt, and I'm glad I did. Yes you have a bit of a trek to get here...but that's all part of the experience...the boat trip down the main river, the walk..its not taxing and brilliant way to get to the lake...then a canoe...

3Thank esiotrot10
InkaNaturaTravelWeb, Senior Travel Advisor at Sandoval Lake Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your comments.with us We are pleased you enjoyed the time you spent at our Lodge. Thank you for the photo.

Leesburg, Virginia
Reviewed 7 December 2013

I cannot say enough wonderful things about our experience at Sandoval Lake Lodge. I heartily agree with all the positive points made by others. Our guide Blinio was awesome - extremely helpful, patient, knowledgeable. On our jungle treks and canoe trips he would point out amazing things that we never would've noticed on our own - and then supply interesting...

4Thank 1nevrknows
Reviewed 5 November 2013

I recently stayed here for three nights with a small group of fellow travellers, and it really felt like an adventure from start to finish. Our tour was organised by Inkanatura and we were well looked after from the moment we landed in Puerto Maldonado. We were driven to their office where we were given duffel bags to put our...

8Thank dunelm23
Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 3 November 2013

We had an amazing trip to the lake. Our guide Esauu was very knowledgable and took us for jungle walks (day and night) and trips to the lake. The food was really good, there is a nice atmosphere and they are paying attention to conserving the area.

2Thank AnNoCh2013
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Reviewed 4 August 2013

I am reading some of the negative reviews of this place and all I have to say is that those folks did not read up on this place before they went. That is your own fault! My husband, daughter and I just returned from the Sandoval Lodge. We had a wonderful time! We admired the adventure of the boat ride,...

4Thank Eileen K
Georgetown, Texas
Reviewed 1 July 2013

Ok, to all those other reviewers complaining of mud and bugs: DO YOU EVER LEAVE YOUR OWN HOUSE??? For everyone else - you must go here! Yes, it's remote, but that's why it's such a cool place. My wife and I did the 3D/2N trip here through InkaNatura. It was the last part of our vacation in Peru, and probably...

6Thank crusadercc

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Sandoval Lake Lodge: Located deep in Peru's Tambopata National Reserve, our Sandoval Lake lodge overlooks sparkling, palm-rimmed Sandoval Lake, the most beautiful and wildlife-rich of all lakes in Tambopata-Madidi. This privileged location gives you exclusive access to the lake in the early morning and late afternoon, the choice hours for wildlife viewing and photography. No other lodge in Tambopata-Madidi is on the banks of a protected oxbow lake. Our short Sandoval Lake Lodge program includes two nights of fully-screened accommodation in 25 double-occupancy rooms complete with en suite facilities with hot-water showers, electricity (*), fans, meals, airport transfers in Puerto Maldonado, naturalist guides, lake excursions by day in search of Giant Otters, monkeys, and macaws, forest excursions, night excursions in search of caimans, and evening slide shows. Our lodge specializes in small groups and individualized attention in our overriding quest to conserve the lake and surrounding rainforest. Sandoval Lake Lodge is built out of ecologically-correct driftwood mahogany and is owned jointly by a nonprofit conservation group and five families of indigenous Brazil nut collectors. (*) Three times per day: from 5:00 to 6:00 am, from noon to 4:00 pm and from 17:30 to 22:30 pm. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sandoval Lake Lodge

Address: Puerto Maldonado Peru, Puerto Maldonado, Peru
Region: Peru > Madre de Dios Region > Puerto Maldonado
Price Range: $559 - $566 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Sandoval Lake Lodge 1*
Number of rooms: 25
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