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On this journey to the Heath River and then Lake Sandoval we encounter the best pristine rainforest and the most comfortable wilderness lodges that the Upper Amazon Basin has to offer...

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Sandoval Lake Lodge and the Macaw Clay Lick (5 Days & 4 nights)


On this trip to Heath River and Sandoval Lake you’ll find pristine rainforest and the most comfortable wildlife lodges in the Upper Amazon Basin. They offer a combination of distance and accessibility by airport and then through the local river system.

Our two lodges are within the reserves of Tambopata and Madidi, between Peru and Bolivia. Madidi National Park in Bolivia has a total of 18,900 km² (7,297 mi²), while reserves adjacent, Candamo and Bahuaja Sonene across the border, account for more than 13,700 km² (5,290 mi²). Together they form the second largest area of nature conservation and by far the most biologically diverse of all South America.

In the Heath River Wildlife Center we witness one of the most exciting sights of nature; a tumultuous gathering of brightly colored macaws and parrots on a clay lick along the Heath River. The area offers numerous activities to occupy yourself during your visit. You can admire wildlife along the trails in this remote jungle, and perhaps view the mammal clay lick and the elusive Tapir, the largest mammal in the Amazon. There is an amazing diversity of environments that can be experienced in the short walk from the river to the Pampas of Heath; a trip that passes through a nesting place for the Blue and Yellow Macaw.

At Sandoval Lake you can enjoy a more relaxing experience, through a short hike on the trails or a pleasant boat ride around the lake; which is extraordinarily beautiful and rich in wildlife. Sandoval Lake is a large body of water that is home to a family of giant otters, numerous monkey troops, and a variety of birds.        

Fixed Departure - Monday & Thursday all year

Trip begins and ends in Puerto Maldonado airport

Our trip includes:

  • Reception, assistance and transfer from the Airport in Puerto Maldonado on the first day and back to the airport on t he last day.

  • Overland & River transportation.

  • Accommodation in the following lodge

    3 nights           Heath River Wildlife Center
    1 night              Sandoval Lake Lodge

  • Meals during the trip (begining with lunch on day 1 and ending with breakfast on day 5

Our trip does not include:

  • Air tickets.

  • Personal expenses such as beverages, telephone call, tips, etc.

  • Extras not mentioned in itinerary

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