Tambopata Sandoval Lake & Chuncho Macaw Clay Lick 5 Days

On this tour, we will take our motorized boat that will take us to our lodge for about 40 minutes arriving at our lodge we will insstalaremos we will see this parate of the amazonia, we will have activities like view to the island of monkeys canopy wallk zip linne and visit to sandoval lake. After exploring this place we will be traveling to visit another very nice place. , we will start to travel in small car approximately one hour. then we will arrive at the Tambopata river there a motorized boat awaits us that will take us to our lodge, the trip in motorized boat is approximated to one hour in the trancurso 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  being 5 days in the amzonia we will be back to the city of Puerto Maldonado arriveng in the afternoom in our own transport.

  • Package / Tour: Tambopata National Reserve zone 5D/4N
  • Price 2020: USD$ 550.00
  • Locations Visited: tambopata,sandoval lake and chuncho macaw Clay lick 5D/4N
  • Frequency: 4 Times of week
  • Physical Grading: 1-2-3-4-5)


Day 1 – Puerto Maldonado /Monkey Island, Canopy Walk / Spotting Wild Life:

Transfer from Puerto Maldonado airport to the river port on the Madre de Dios River. Next, we will take our motor boat and we are going to go down river Madre de Dios, arriving at our lodge (Amazon lodge) our team will install them in your respective rooms, then we will visit the famous monkey island, there we will be able to retrace their paths to see species of monkeys and animals, amphibious insects, and birds later we will have another act, the canopy walk, It is a very beautiful activity where you can enjoy walking at the top of the trees, in the afternoon we will be back to our lodge to have a delicious dinner, after dinner we will have the last activity that is to watch alligators at night. The guide will carry some very powerful lanterns to watch the alligators, then we will spend the night in a comfortable lodge (Amazon lodge).

Day 2 – Amazon Lodge –Tambopata National Reserve – Lake Sandoval:

This day we will get up very early to have an activity, the parrots clay lick , we will take the motorized boat that will take us to the place of the parrot clay lick there the guide will explain why parrots meet in this magical place every day closely view the impressive morning congregations, this place has a very interesting concentration of parrots, parakeets and large and small macaws that can be observed using clay wall, some of them are resident nesters (Yellow headed Parrot, Mealy Parrot, Blue headed Parrot, Chestnut fronted Macaw, Dusky headed Parakeet, Red bellied Macaw, Cobalt winged Parakeet, Tui Parakeet). After this activity we will go back to the lodge to have a good breakfast.
After breakfast we will have a beautiful activity, we will cross the river Madre de Dios After a 3 kilometer walk, During the tour, the tour guide will explain us about the biodiversity that exists in this beautiful Amazon , you’ll discover the Amazing Sandoval Lake. It’s a real wonder, where you’ll see great variety of animals, such as birds, monkeys, sloths you’ll go for a boat ride on the lake to see the animals from closer. If it’s a lucky day, you might see giant otters (animals in danger of extinction) or big black caimans (the biggest one registered is five meter long).
After exploring the lake we will have a lunch into the reserve, we recommend you take bathing clothes. Since it is conducive to take a refreshing bath that is very hot, then we will return to the lodge.

Day 3 – Sandoval / Tambopata River – Chuncho Macaw Clay Lick:

This day after breakfast the motor boat will take us to Puerto Maldonado city, there our 4×4 land truck will wait for us. The truck will carry us to our destination for about 2 hours to reach the banks of the Tambopata River, if by river it will take motor boat more than 1 hours (just information). and traveling to our lodge. Ecospirit 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 4 – Chuncho Macaw Clay Lick – 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, for lunch. After lunch, our tour guide will show us one of our trails to have a short hike to see more biodiverity, animals. wild rodents wild pigs, squirrels and many species of birds, also insects and giant trees.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.

Day 5 – Tambopata Chuncho Macaw Clay Lick – Puerto Maldonado:

this day after a good breakfast we will get ready to return to Puerto Maldonado, during the trip we will have the last option to see wildlife in the afternoon we will be arriving in the city, and then leave them at the bus station



  • Pick up from the airport or bus station
  • Professional tour guide
  • Motorizet boat
  • Car truck 4 by 4
  • All meals, breakfast, Lunch, dinner
  • Mineral water
  • Snack
  • 4 nights at Lodge amazon lodge, ecospirit lodge
  • Rubber boots
  • Frist-aid Kit
  • Entrance tickets to the Tambopata National Reserve.
  • Visit to macaw clay lick
  • All activities.


  • First breakfas
  • last dinner
  • alcoholic drinks


  • Mosquitos Repellent
  • Binoculars
  • Camera with extra batteries
  • Flashlight with extra batteries
  • Sun lotion
  • Poles cotton long sleeve
  • personal stuff
  • Cotton socks
  • Sunglasses
  • Pocket money
  • Daypack
  • Water bottle
  • Sun hat
  • Sandals
  • Swimming suit

Frequently asked questions


How is the weather in the Tambopata National Reserve?

Come prepared with a raincoat or poncho for rain, since in the rain forest it can rain at any time. It is also advisable to bring bathing clothes to bathe in the streams. For excursions in the trail system maintained by Tambopata Trek, rubber boots are available in a selection of sizes.

What things should I take for the tour to the Tambopata National Reserve?

Flashlights with enough batteries for night walks, binoculars, insect repellent, with more than 30% DEET, a bottle of water for the first day.

What clothes should I take for the tour to the Tambopata National Reserve?

For walks in the forest we recommend wearing light clothing, long and loose pants, long-sleeved shirts, and waterproff shoes or rubber boots, slippers. In the hostel, guests can wear shorts, short-sleeved shirts and sandals. In the early jungle in the morning they can be cold, and it is advisable to wear a windbreaker or long-sleeved sweater. 

Is it mandatory to get vaccinated before the tour to the Tambopata National Reserve?

None is mandatory in Peru, but they are recommended. Typically, when one travels vaccines against typhoid, infectious hepatitis and polio are recommended. Check with your doctor or local clinic before traveling.

If I have an allergy or suffer from an illness, should I notify before?

Yes, of course, so that we can offer a good service and help you report any illness and / or allergy you have.

Where can I store my luggage during the tour to the Tambopata National Reserve?

We have a luggage guard service; thus they will be able to walk in the jungle with greater comfort, carrying only what they will need during their stay.
We will have enough time to move those essential items in your small backpack.


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