Tambopata Chuncho Macaw Clay Lick 3 Days
On this trip to the Tambopata Reserve, we will start our trip in a small car, approximately one hour. then we will arrive at the tambopata river there a motorized boat waits us that will take us to our lodge . the trip in motorized boat is approximated to 1 hour in the way we will see biodiversity. There we will spend 2 nights in the middle of the jungle in a comfortable lodge, the attraction of this place is to spot the clay lick of macaws. hundreds of parrots gather to eat the clay . It is a beautiful activity to see them since it is the only place where you can observe also we will have walks in a primary forest where we can see a lot of biodiversity. we will have night walks and much more. after to being 3 days in the amzonia we will be back to the city of Puerto Maldonado in our own transport.
- Package / Tour: Tambopata Macaw Clay Lick 3D/2N
- Price 2020: USD$ 400.00
- Locations Visited: Tambopata river Chuncho Macaw Clay Lick
- Frequency: 5 Times of week
- Physical Grading: 1-2-3-4-5
Day 1 – Puerto Maldonado – Tambopata 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 1 hour to reach the banks of the Tambopata River, by river will take more than 1 hours (just information). In this place we will take a boat to our lodge.
In the afternoon, after lunch we let’s explore a wonderful place, walking 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 – Chuncho Macaw Clay Lick – Spotting Caiman & Jungle Exploring:
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 Tambopata 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 the 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, for lunch and resting time.
-Then we will walk through the botanical garden where you can see some fruit, timber and medicinal species in our area. In the afternoon we will have the opportunity to explore the jungle , we will have more opportunity to observe the larger animals on the forest of the Tambopata Reserve. For the night off to rest or possibility of another night walk .
Day 3 – Tambopata Lodge / Puerto Maldonado City – Airport or Bus Station:
this day very early we will have a walk in the forest to see more biodiversity later we will return to the lodge to have a good 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 the airport terminal.
IMAGES TAMBOPATA CHUNCHO
- 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.
YOU SHOULD BRING
- Mosquito repellent
- Personal items
- Sunscreen, hiking shoes
- Long and shirts pants
- Hat, extra socks
Frequently asked questions answered
What is the size of the groups?
The size of the group is 9 people per guide; if we have more than (10 to 14), we send a second guide (not an assistant). If there are more than 14 people, we divide into 2 totally independent groups both with their own cars, boats, guides and cooks.
Can the boats have a roof?
Yes, the boats have roofs that will protect them from sun and rain. This does not ensure that you do not get wet during the navigation because it could get wet on the sides.
Do they provide water to drink during the tours? Is it purified water?
We request that hikers bring their own water the first day, since the containers with water will be accessible at dinner time. The rest of the trip, we will provide bottled and purified mineral water that we bring from Cusco.
How is the food?
Our meals are varied and taste of our hikers. In addition they are foods that last the heat and humidity of the rainforest.
Breakfasts consist of omelettes, scrambled eggs, pancakes, etc.
How are camping equipment?
To be comfortable we provide tents with capacity for 4 people for 2 people, we provide comfortable mats. The tents do not need a musketeer, because they carry musketeers at the door.
It is necessary to take a sleeping to the Camouflaged House, which you can replace it with a thin blanket or if you want you can rent it with us for $ 2.00 a day.
Do you guarantee to see birds in the Macaw Clay Licks?
We can not assure you that you will see the Macaws in the clay licks, but if you travel in the correct station you have more opportunities to see them.
The dry season is a good season to see these birds, the reason is that birds in some stations migrate to places of fruit production, or in some cases eat only seeds per season. The seeds are toxic in general to prevent birds from eating them; however, if the macaws eat them, they increase the poison in their stomachs and to neutralize the acids and poisons that are produced in their stomachs they eat nutritious clay.
In the rainy season there are many fruits until the beginning of the dry season, which is May. Then the macaws eat less seeds and fruits that are less toxic and feel less need to eat the clay, this means that there are few macaws present; at midday of the dry season there could be the presence of 100 to 150 macaws present in a morning, unlike only 10 to 50 at the end of the rainy season.
What temperatures are there in the Manu?
The first night at Rainforest Lodge (600 m.a s.l.) at temperature is around 27 ° C. In the low forest of the Manu the temperature at night is normally around 27 ° C, and during the day about 35 ° C, as always cold winds from Patagonia could reach the Manu area, and the temperature could drop around of 10 ° C. These “Friajes” are very common in the southeast of the hemisphere, the wind season (between April until the end of August)
Are there many walks?
There are not many walks in the sense of going far. All walks are done slowly. This is because most of you will find vegetation in the forest and be available to see the animals; giving enough time to see the surroundings and also hear it. The first day of the Tour we have afternoon walks around 2 hours. The second day is more to observe birds and animals along the Alto Madre de Dios River, with fewer walks than the other days.
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