Blanquillo Macaw ClayLick 6 Days
Our fixed departure date 2018 our prices depend on the number of people you are at the time of leaving on the tour we leave with a minimum of 2 pax and as maximum 10 pax in each of our group.
Please note. we will never pass (you) onto another company, we will go even if you are 02 peoples on our tours to Manu National Park.
- Package / Tour: Blanquillo Macaw Clayclick 6D/5N
- Price 2018: USD$ 850.00
- Locations Visited: Manu Blanquillo Macaw Clayclick 6D/5N
- Frequency: 3 Times of week
- Physical Grading: 1-2-3-4-5
- 2 People: 1400 USD$ (Per Person) PRIVATE TOUR
- 3 People: 1100 USD$ (Per Person)
- 4 People: 850 USD$ (Per Person)
BLANQUILLO PRIVATE RESERVE
“Tambo Blanquillo Lodge” is located two and a half hours down river from Boca Manu. At the Lodge, there will be platforms with a comfortable dining room. The reserve has three Oxbow Lakes (Blanco, Blanquillo and Camungo Oxbow Lakes) with ideal conditions to observe giant otters from a wooden catamaran. Also there is a 45 meter-metal tower perfect location where bird watchers can spot many birds. Near the lodge, there is one of the most beautiful places in the world called “Collpa” A Collpa is a clay lick where some species of mammals and birds go every day to neutralize the toxins in there system. In Blanquillo, tourists can enjoy an amazing Macaw Clay Lick. Red and green macaws are daily visitors of the clay lick along with many parrots and medium size macaws.
MACAW CLAY LICK:
One distinctive habitat nearby “Tambo Blanquillo” is the shebonal forest. This type of forest is high in clay content, creating clay licks, locally known as Collpa which are specially used by macaws and other rainforest species as a healthy diet supplement that helps them remove toxins from their digestive tracks. Macaws usually obtain these noxious chemical substances from unripe fruits they ingest. Our lodge is just 10 minutes away from the Macaw Clay Lick. A blind of 10 meters of altitude has been built facing it, so you can take close-up pictures without disturbing the bird’s activity. It consists of 40 comfortable seats, each with a personal counter where your binoculars and cameras can be placed in order to give you better stability to take superb pictures of the macaws on the clay lick. Breakfast will be served at the blind and a toilette facility is available.
Day 1: Cusco – Tikari Lodge
We will pick you up around 05:00 a.m from your hotel in Cusco in our private transport. The first part of our excursion will take us through the majestic Andean mountains and afterwards we will briefly visit the town of Huancarani which contains the funeral towers of Ninamarca, and the cemetery of the Lupacas, part of the precious Pre–Inca culture. We will then travel to Paucartambo, a small traditional town, which is known for its folklore. At midday we will arrive at the entrance of Manu National Park and enter into one of the most protected natural areas in the whole of South America. We will continue in our transport down to a small road and on through the thick fog from which this section of the forest takes its name in Quechua. Eventually we will come to the home of the exotic Peruvian national bird, the “Cock of the Rocks” you will be amazed by the spectacle, complete with an impressive array of sounds that can only be found in the jungle. On our first night, we will stay at “Tikari Lodge”. Lunch, Dinner.
Day 2: Tikari Lodge – Amazon Ecological Reserve
At 06:30 a.m., we will depart for Atalaya Port; on the way, we will make a few stops to visit the small local’s farmers who are known to be producers of many varieties of jungle fruits including the famous coca plant. Later we will begin the boating part of our journey in a river excursion on the Madre de Dios River, a part of the famous Amazon River. During our day, we will have the chance to witness many types of colourful birds such (like) parrots, oropendolas, vultures and other species. We will make a stop at the natural hot springs, and hopefully get to see some jungle animals such as monkeys or the famous capybaras (jungle rodents that are as much as 2.5 ft long). After that, we will start the trek through the jungle to witness the true grace of the Amazon, hear the natural sounds of the birds, and the get visuals of the wildlife such as anteaters, peccaries and many different types of trees and medicinal plants. Towards the late afternoon we will arrive at our next destination Amazon Lodge, where we will spend the night, arriving approximately at 03:00 p.m. Here, there will be showers and other facilities available. We will do some bird watching and then have a night walk in the dark, which is the best time to see creatures like tarantulas, scorpions and snakes. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 3: Amazon Ecological Reserve
Very early in the morning, we will go on a trek through the jungle on our way to view the best the Amazon has to offer, the amazing sounds of the birds and the kind of experience that only the jungle can offer. We will explore the jungle and have ample opportunity to see all sorts of wildlife like a monkeys, anteaters, peccaries and many different varieties of trees and medicinal plants. During the day, we will have the chance to do plenty of bird watching, and we will have the chance to see birds like macaws, toucans, woodpeckers, parrots, oropendolas, and many more different types. The tour guide will explain the relationships between the animals, plants and insects, and inter-dependency of the environment. In the afternoon we will come back to Bonanza Lodge and then later on at night we will go to try and spot some caimans in the river and there is also optional some night walk. Breakfast, Lunch and Diner.
Day 4: Amazon Ecological Reserve – Tambo Blamquillo Macaw Clay Lick
After breakfast, we will leave Amazon Lodge by river, visiting the native community of Diamante. Here, we will walk around the village, and learn about native life and practices. Then, we will continue by boat to Boca Manu, where you will have a chance to buy snacks, insect repellent, and beverages, (non-alcoholic and alcoholic are both available) etc. Then, we will continue by boat along the “Madre de Dios River” until “Tambo Blanquillo”. Here, we will sleep close to the river in tents (there will also be the option to spend the night in a lodge according the weather conditions) Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 5: Macaw Clay Lick – Amazon Ecological Lodge
Very early in the morning, we will go by boat to “Macaw Clay Licks”, a special place where flocks of Parakeets, Parrots, and Macaws come every day to eat the nutritious lick, located at the wall of the river. We will stay here at a camouflaged hideout house for the birds, it is bird lover paradise, where you will get to see and hear many of them, however this activity is very much weather dependent. From there we take our boat back to Boca Manu, and in the afternoon we will visit the native community of ‘Isla de los Valles/Valley’s Island”, here we will fish Piranhas from the river. In the afternoon, we will return to “Amazon Lodge”, where we will spend the night Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 6: Amazon Ecological Reserve – Cusco
The sixth day will be our final day, we depart early in the morning travelling up stream to the “Port of Atalaya” where our private bus will be waiting for us and take us back to the magical City of Cusco arriving at approximately 07:30 p.m. Breakfast and Dinner.
- Private mini van and motor boat
- Rubber boots , rain poncho
- duffle bag for personal belongings
- All camping equipment
- Accommodations and lodges
- Professional Bilingual native guide
- Mineral water
- First aid kit
- 3 meals per day included vegetarian option
- Professional Chef
- Entrance to the natural hot spring
- Entrance to Amazon Ecological Reserve
- Entrance to Blanquillo macaw clay lick
- Entrance to Isla de los Valles
- Sleeping bag
- Repellent with a minimum of 40 % deet
- Good binoculars
- Camera with extra batteries
- Flashlight with extra batteries
- Sun lotion
- Pocket money
- Water bottle
- Sun hat
- Swimming suit
- Toilet paper
- Small towel
- Long sleeved T-shirt
- Dark color clotles