Macaw Clay Lick 4 Days
- Package / Tour: Macaw Clay Lick 4D/3N
- Price 2018: 330 USD$ .00
- Locations Visited: Macaw Clay Lick 4D/3N
- Frequency: 3 Times of week
- Physical Grading: 1-2-3-4-5
- 2 People: 380 USD$ (Per Person)
- 3 a + People: 330 USD$ (Per Person)
Day 1: Puerto Maldonado – Tambopata River – Jungle Walking
Arrival at the airport or bus station and transfer to our office. Our guide will explain you about the tour, before leaving to our adventure. In case you have big luggage, we suggest re pack to store the not needed items and carry just enough for the trip.
Land transfer (4X4) wheeled truck to our destination for about 2 hours to reach the banks of the Tambopata River, if by river it will take more than 6 hours (just information). In this place we will take a boat to our lodge.
In the afternoon, after lunch we make an introductory walk into the rainforest where we will have the opportunity to see animals in their natural habitat as amphibians, mammals, reptiles and wonderful insects, among others species.
Day 2: Macaw Clay Lick – Lake Sandoval – Swimming in The Lake / Spotting Wildlife
We wake up very early, at 4:30 am, to go on an incredible journey by boat to the world’s largest macaw clay lick “ EL CHUNCHO”, a journey of about 1:30 hours by boat, on the way we will have the opportunity to see some species such as capybaras, which is the world’s largest rodents, tapirs, and you can even see the most beautiful South American feline, jaguar, many of our clients are witnesses with photographic evidence of encounters with these beautiful mammals.
After arrival to the macaw clay licks you will see hundreds of parrots of different species come to eat clay adjacent to the river on the wall We will accommodate us in our chairs to wait to begin one of the most beautiful natural sights of birds in the world. A parrots are followed by 3 species of the most colorful macaws of America, reds and greens, blues and yellows come to gather to eat clay needed in your daily diet and eliminate toxins. On a good day of activity you will see hundreds of these wonderful animals flying over you. An experience for life
Return to our lodge, breakfast.
After breakfast, our boat takes us to transport back to Puerto Maldonado, the same route back, we will return back to the town. Arrival in Puerto Maldonado and transfer to our next destination “The Lake Sandoval” We will take our motor boat and we are going to go down river Madre de Dios until Sandoval lake port. From here the trail takes you on a 2-miles (3, 2-kilometers) walk through secondary forest, until we reach a small canal where we board canoes and we will go across half the lake to the lodge.
After lunch and a brief rest to avoid the early afternoon heat, we will learn about the history of the lodge and the philosophy of its founders. Then we once again board our canoe and set off to explore the entire west end of the lake. Here, in the flooded palm forest we drift to the sounds of hundreds of Red-Bellied Macaws as they return to the palm forest for the night. This macaw species is found locally in parts of the Amazon, always living in flooded palm forests such as the beautiful palm stand at Sandoval Lake. At 500-800 birds, this flock of macaws at Sandoval Lake is currently the largest reported in the world for this highly-specialized macaw.
As night falls we will look for the large and extremely rare Black Caimans. If it is a clear starlit night, we will also be able to float in the middle of the lake to marvel at the brilliance of the sky and listen to the sounds of the forest.
We return to the lodge for the dinner. At any point, you could step out from the bar to admire the wide variety of nocturnal moths, beetles and praying mantis attracted to our black light in the lodge clearing.
For those with lots of energy, our guide will take us on a short night-walk into the forest behind the lodge. (L, D)
Day 3: Lake Sandoval (Amazon Lodge) – Swimming in The Lake – Spotting Wildlife
A pre-dawn wake-up call will enable us to be on the lake for sunrise and a hopeful encounter with the family of Giant Otters who frequent the lake and are most active at this time of day. Sandoval Lake offers abundant wildlife including over 40 species of birds resident to its lake margins, most of the fish-eating water birds around the lake actively fish in the early morning as well, and this outing should provide excellent views, of the prehistoric- looking Hoatzins, These are easy to observe and also photograph from the paddled canoes.
After breakfast, we will cross the lake to explore a primary forest trail and admire the impressive ancient rainforest trees and lianas with our knowledgeable resident naturalist guide. As we walk, the forest will be brought to life as your guide explains the ecology of the rain forest and its diverse flora and fauna.
We return for lunch, and then there is an optional rest for those who would like to escape the early afternoon heat. For those still full of energy, there is an option to independently explore some of the forest trails.
In the afternoon we will once again board our boat to explore the eastern end of the lake, and hopefully experience a spectacular sunset over the lake before returning to the lodge for dinner.
After dinner, there is a final chance to look for Black Caiman on the lake, or to go on a short night hike through the forest. (B, L, D)
Day 4: Sandoval Lake – Puerto Maldonado – Cusco or Lima.
After early breakfast we leave near dawn and we take a final, shorter paddle around the west end of the lake to try and glimpse the Giant Otters before returning by motor canoe for the 35 minutes return trip to the Puerto Maldonado Airport, taking advantage of valuable early morning wildlife activity along the river. From here you fly to Cusco or Lima, where your jungle adventure ends. (B)
Please note that the program may vary slightly so as to maximize your wildlife sightings, depending on the reports of our experienced naturalist guides based at the lodge.
- Pick up from the airport or bus station,
- Professional tour guide
- Land transfer (4X4)
- Motor boat
- All meals, breakfast, Lunch, dinner
- Mineral water
- 2 night at Lodge
- Rubber boots
- Frist-aid Kit
- Entrance tickets to the Tambopata National Reserve.
- Mosquito repellent,
- Personal items,
- sunscreen, hiking shoes,
- Long and shirts pants
- Hat, extra socks