Welcome to Lago Valencia
Just off the Río Madre de Dios and near the Bolivian border, Lago Valencia is about 60km from Puerto Maldonado. At least two days are needed for a visit here (staying at Lago Sandoval, which is quite close, is best for this, as is basing yourself at nearer Huarayo Lodge), though three or four days are recommended. This lake offers the region’s best fishing, as well as good bird-watching and wildlife-watching (bring your binoculars). There are trails into the jungle around the lake.
Lodges around Puerto Maldonado can arrange tours, as can independent guides.