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Amazon Life 4 days Sandoval Lake Maloka Lodge: The Amazon River is the second longest river in the world. This river is more than 4,000 miles long. The Amazon Rain Forest has two seasons, the rainy season and the dry season. In the dry season, theAmazon River can be up to 7 miles wide. During the rainy season, the river bank fl oods and gets wider. In the rainy season, the river can be up to 25 miles wide. Many animals live in the river. Some of the animals in the river are piranhas, dwarf caimans, turtles and anacondas with amazon life in jungle

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Amazon Life 4days/ 3nights

  • Length: 4days
  • Type of service: Private or Group
  • Location: Southern Peru, Madre de Dios Department to Puerto Maldonado, Sandoval Lake Reserve
  • Activities: Amazon Life , palm Tree Clay-Lick , sandoval lake, Long Walk , Trip by Canoe, amazon tours, sandoval lake lodge maloka
  • 139 – 400 m.a.s.l.
  • Best time to visit: All Year
  • Departure: Every day
  • Minimum of participants: 2
  • Maximum of participants: 10
  • Price per person:    280 USD

Travel map of Amazon Life – Sandoval Lake Maloka Lodge

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Tour Itinerary to the Amazon Life – Sandoval Lake Maloka Lodge

  • Tour Day 1 : Puerto Maldonado – Monkey Island  to  Lodge  Amazon Life
  • Tour Day 2 : Sandoval Lake  Trips by  Canoe paddle in Amazon Life
  • Tour Day 3 : Sandoval Lake Macaw Adventure in Amazon Life
  • Tour Day 4 : Trips Amazon Life  Return to Puerto Maldonado

Tour Itinerary to the Amazon Life


Puerto Maldonado – Monkey Island  to Lodge  Amazon Life

Pick up from the airport and / or bus station transfer to the office where you can leave some of your larger luggage that is not going to be needed take the tour, but you will need to bring a backpack for your personal items and

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more.  After transport to the port (port captain) one hour down the river in a motorized boat to take us to our lodge, where we settled in our comfortable rooms then have lunch and then visit the monkey island. Return to the lodge for dinner, and then spend the night in our comfortable lodge.


Sandoval Lake Trips by  Canoe paddle   in  Amazon Life

After breakfast we will get ready to go to our next lodge in Sandoval lake, travel in our motor boat for 10 minutes to the port of Lake Sandoval and from there we will make the entrance (Tambopata) National Reserve on a walk in a hour or so and get to the lodge where we settled Maloka Lodge  in our comfortable rooms close to Lake Sandoval. The Lodge has private baths and is located inside the Tambopata National Reserve which makes it different from

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other lodges where we guarantee you will see more wildlife and get in touch with nature. After settling visit the Sandoval lake taking a canoe paddle along the lake, where you can see the giant otter (Giant River  Otters) black caiman, hoatzin, herons, Kingfishers, etc. Return to the lodge for dinner, after dinner we visit the lake again in the canoe with our flashlights or lanterns to see the alligators they usually marry the night, where we will show and explain to you about the wildlife, flora and much more, and then return to our comfortable lodge for overnight stay.


Sandoval Lake Macaw Clay Lick Palms  and  Adventure in Amazon Life

We get up early to go see the Lick palms this is a special place within the reserve where different species of parrots and macaws gather to eat the dried palms that are rich in minerals such as calcium, sodium, potassium, etc. Which is very important for the digestive systems, Then return to the lodge for breakfast. Then we prepare to leave the national reserve tambopata “Sandoval lake” to return to our lodge in the Madre de Dios River, where we will catch our boat to take us, after settling into our comfortable lodge, and lunch, climb a tower 27 meters tall, comfortably

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climb the tower, which will allow us to reach a suspension bridge, and the launch pad of drawing pens, cross the first bridge over the trees of 89 meters in length rising to a height of 37 meters among the main branches of an ancient tree, great opportunity to see animals that are impossible from the ground, an unforgettable experience, then the guide over and attendees will prepare us to feel pure adrenaline, using all attachments and being secured, we will make a slip for cable and we feel like a bird flying over the forest, over 190 meters in a few seconds. We guarantee 100% security, fun and lots of adrenaline produced by the adventure. Dinner and overnight in our comfortable Amazon lodge on the banks of the River Mother of God.


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 Trips Amazon Life  Return to Puerto Maldonado

After breakfast, we will travel by motorized boat to Puerto Maldonado “Office” coordinating the flight time and / or bus can stay in the office  departure time of your flight or bus.

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End of Service

Included in Amazon Life  4 Days :

  • Professional guide for amazon life Sandoval Lake Maloka Lodge;
  • Transport MotorBoat and car
  • Transfer Round Trips
  • Meals: 3x Breakfast, 3x Lunch 3x Dinner and drinking water (Note: vegetarian option on request at no additional cost);
  • Accommodation: 3 Nights in the lodge;
  • First aid kit, including a venom extractor, treating mosquito bite and an antidote for snakebite;
  • Radio communications;
  • Rubber boots in case of rain
  • Transportation picks up and returns to airport or bus station

Not Included in Amazon Life 4days Sandoval Lake Maloka Lodge:

  • Any flight nor airport departure taxes;
  • Travel insurance;
  • Vaccination;
  • Breakfast on the first day and dinner on the last day;
  • Drinks;
  • Tips to local staff.

What do you Need Bring  to Amazon Life – Sandoval Lake Maloka Lodge?

  • Mosquito repellent (recommended at least 35% !!)
  • Original passport,
  • Small backpack,
  • Long-sleeved cotton shirts (preferably green)
  • Long cotton pants,
  • Long cotton socks (to be put on the pants)
  • Comfortable walking shoes,
  • Sandals or light shoes,
  • Rain gear (for example, rain poncho)
  • Bathing suits;
  • Binoculars (also rented)
  • Camera and charger,
  • Plastic bags to be used for clothing and a camera,
  • One hat as protection against sun or rain,
  • Small towel,
  • Toilet paper,
  • Sunscreen,
  • Sunglasses,
  • Flashlight (battery replacement)
  • A mineral water (1 liter minimum)
  • Pocket money (soles) to buy some drinks



Geophagy at the El Gato  Macaw Clay Lick  Amazon LifeGeophagy, defined as the ingestion of soil, is a common occurrence for many species of birds and other animals, including humans. Diamond et al. (1999) and Gilardi (1996) list a host of examples including isopods, butterflies, parrots, pigeons, grouse, bears, koala, rabbits, rodents ,tapir, zebra, cow, goat, sheep, tortoises, many lemur and monkey species, chimpanzees, and last but not least, humans, especially pregnant women of traditional hunter-gatherer societies. Despite this, the function of geophagy remains unclear, although Diamond et al. (1999) have shown convincingly that in New Guinea and Peruvian birds at least, geophagy serves to bind poisonous and/or bitter-tasting secondary fruit and seed compounds of the birds’ diet, thereby removing potentially harmful substances from the digestive system and minimizing their effects. There is also evidence that geophagy provides grit to many weak-billed birds (Best & Gionfriddo, 1991), essential minerals to mammals and butterflies, buffers against gastric pH swings to ruminants Reported here are incidences of geophagy by seven species of parrots and one species of pigeon from a small macaw clay lick amazon Peru along the El Gato river in the Peru Amazon.

This macaw clay lick amazon life has never been studied before and showed no evidence of human impact. Although not analyzed, soil samples from the macaw clay lick amazon as well as random samples from other mud cliff walls along the El Gato were taken. It is hoped that these samples will be analyzed at a later stage in an effort further to elucidate the function of geophagy in the birds observed. As it is, this study concentrates on the behavioral patterns displayed by the birds visiting the macaw clay lick amazon . There are currently over a dozen ecotourism lodges in Tambopata with plans for more to be built in the future. Visitors are attracted by the spectacular bird gatherings at macaw clay lick amazon life . However, c amazon macaw clay lick are a limited resource and to date there are no restrictions in place to control visitor numbers. Data gathered during this expedition provides important baseline information for decision-makers in Peru who are considering the management options for tourism in the area

Location: This study was carried out as part of a research expedition conducted by Biosphere Expeditions. The expedition ran from 27 May to 8 July 2001, and studies were conducted between 3 June and 4 July 2001 along the El Gato River in the Tambopata- Candamo Reserved Zone. The Tambopata- Candamo Reserved Zone lies within the confines of the Amazon basin in South East Peru with a sub-tropical climate and distinct wet and dry seasons. It originated in the late 1970s as the small Tambopata Reserved Zone comprising about 5,000 hectares, but was much enlarged to 1.5 million hectares in 1990 and now covers altitudes from 240 to 3,500 meters, and habitats ranging from sub-tropical moist forest, to cloud forest, to tropical savannah. In September 2000 it was central in the creation of the Bahuaja-Sonene National Park which now covers 2.7 million hectares, protecting an ecosystem which holds several world records in flora and fauna species Numbers and is recognized as one of the planet’s hotspots of biodiversity (Mittermeier et al., 1997, Mittermeier et al., 1998).Rainfall averages 2,000 mm per year and humidity is about 75%. The expedition was based in a fairly remote region along the Tambopata river, about 4½ hours upriver from Puerto Maldonado Transport to and from base camp was by boat, most studies were conducted on foot or from hides. The expedition base was at the confluence of the small El Gato and the much larger Tambopata river (S 12º 51.415’, W 69º 26.752’), the macaw clay lick amazon life further upriver along the El Gato (S 12º 51.419’, W 69º 26.739’), about 2 kilometers or 40 minutes’ walk from base. for base camp location. The amazon macaw clay lick site was discovered after c conversations with local people who led the expedition to the site. The macaw clay lick tambopata itself consisted of two vertical pillars of mud which had eroded out of the continuous mud cliff along the El Gato river. The pillars were between 6 to 8 meters tall, standing about 1 meter apart.

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The mud cliff wall was about 12 meters high. The El Gato river is a small tributary to the much larger Tambopata. It is shallow and rarely deeper than 2 metres. Its width at the macaw clay lick amazon life was metres. It meanders strongly and high mud cliff walls are usually found on the outside bend, whilst the inside bend is flat. This pattern ,was present at the amazon macaw clay lick and a hide was constructed directly opposite the macaw clay lick amazon on flat ground covered in thick bamboo growth which turned into rain forest about 10 metres from the river banks. The distance between the hide and the macaw clay lick amazon was about 15 meters. The amazon life macaw clay lick faced North East so that the sunrise point was almost exactly behind the amazon clay lick as seen from the hide. That meant that the macaw clay lick amazon was in the shade for most of the day, only getting some diffuse sunlight in the afternoon.

The area around the amazon macaw clay lick is mixed primary and secondary rain forest with relatively little human impact. Some trails were in existence on either side of the El Gato, but they were rarely used and the expedition did not encounter any local people on the trails at any time during the expedition. Some hunting is practiced by relatively few people for subsistence. Human activity is concentrated along the Tambopata river and rapidly drops off with increasing distance from that main waterway. Before the declaration of the National Park, large-scale timber extraction was common, but has since then disappeared save for some small-scale subsistence extraction. Some localized small-scale gold mining is also practiced illegally.




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