The famous Sandoval lake is located in the Tambopata Reserve Zone, where nature is protected, no fishing is allowed at the lake. Because of its beauty and the easy access it has become very popular in the last few years. The government charges a entrance fee and oblige you to hire a licensed guide (all included in our price). After 1/2 hour downriver Madre de Dios by peque-pueque motorboat you walk one hour through the jungle to reach the lake Sandoval. On the boat tour (no motor) you will see turtles, hoatzins, macaws, herons, kingfisher and many other exotic birds and you have more than a 50 % chance to see monkeys and giant river otters. Lunch near the lake. Jungle tour and back to Madre de Dios, where the boat awaits you to bring you back to Puerto Maldonado and Anaconda Lodge.
KAYAK MADRE DE DIOS RIVER AND PIRAÑA FISHING
FULL DAY 50 US$
We go to a local fish farm to fish for pirañas which we will have for dinner back at the lodge in the evening. The river Madre de Dios flows slowly, there are no rapids and our kayaks are designed for beginners. You will paddle about 3 hours down the river, enjoying the jungle, tropical agriculture and the animals. You can stop where ever you want for swimming and exploring the nature. During the dry season (April to October) you can do some goldmining yourself (we will teach you how) on the beaches of Madre de Dios. and you will have lunch on a beach of the river Madre de Dios. Don't forget strong sunblock!
PARROT CLAY LICK
HALF DAY S/.120 SOLES
You will be picked up at 4.30 to get transferred to the claylick in 30 minutes. We stay in our hiding spot between 6 to 7.30 to spot the blue-headed parrot, white-bellied parrot, red-belled macaw, and the scarlet-shouldered parrot. Transfer back to the lodge in time for breakfast at 8am.
CANOPY AND ZIPLINING ADVENTURE
FULL DAY S/.120 SOLES
Not recommended for those that want to stay inside their comfort zone! Climb up to a platform to cross a hanging bridge high enough to make you feel like Tarzan himself, and race down through the forest along a zipline.
Thai Cooking Class
Cooking lesson 80 US $ includes everything
In 2017, amazingly 7 of Thailand´s popular dishes appeared on the list of „World´s 50 Most Delicios Food“ by CNN Travel. Thailand had more dishes on the list than any other country on the world. Now you get the opertunity to prepare 5 famous Thai dishes in your home, after learning from KIK in the tropics of Peru. Thai food in the Peruvian Jungle? Why not? KIK migrated from Thailand to Peru 4 years ago. She is chef of the Royal Thai Cuisin of Central Thailand. In short time you will know to cook the following dishes:
Tom Kah Gai
Coconut milk soup
Famous, Green Papaya Salad
Fried noodle with egg, peanuts and porc If we talk about the most famous and known Street Food of Thai cuisine for both locals and foreigners, the answer is the same, Pad Thai of course.
Pad Kra Pao Gai
Chicken served in savory basil sauce
Spicy curry chicken with coconut milk
DOJO FOR KICKBOXING AND JIU-JITSU
We have a beautiful dojo you can use to train judo, kickboxing, jiu-jitsu or any other martial art. We welcome any type of martial art instructor to give one class a day for which they will receive a 20% discount on their lodging. All martial arts welcome such as Aikido, Kung fu, Krav Maga, and other self-defense techniques. We have judo and kickboxing equipment available.
We are currently looking for a qualified Aikido instructor to stay at the lodge and teach long-term. The instructor will be provided with lodging, food and fair local wages.
3 HORAS: S/.100 SOLES
We teach you how to weave your very own hammock. Quick learners can create their hammock in just 3 days, beginners need a little longer, around one week. The cost of the workshop includes the teaching and all the material.
AYAHUASCA CEREMONY IN THE CEREMONIAL CABIN OF ANACONDA LODGE
1 NIGHT: 60 US$ OR MORE
An opportunity to take Ayahuasca with a renowned shaman in our specially designed circular Ceremonial Cabin. Ayahuasca is a plant medicine that has been used by the inhabitants of the Amazon in Peru for thousands of years, and is a very powerful healer. We recommend you to plan to relax the night after taking the medicine, as it can be very intense mentally and physically.
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