Chuncho Clay Full Day
Chuncho Clay Full Day
The Tambopata National Reserve is a protected natural area of Peru, located in the Department of Madre de Dios with an area of 274,690 ha, offers tourism a privileged destination for observing the diversity of flora and fauna.
As you sit, subtly hidden on a small river island, the Amazonian sun begins to light up the clay cliff. Suddenly, shrieks and caws fill the air as the jungle’s most charismatic birds swoop down to the Chuncho Macaw Clay Lick, or Collpa, as it’s known here. Soon, dozens of tiny parakeets, colorful parrots, and brilliant macaws perch and preen on the cliffs. It’s like nothing you’ve ever seen — or heard.
Day 01.Chuncho Macaw
We will start the trip to chuncho macaw clay lick 1 full day at 3:00am from our tambopata Hostel or we can go to your Hotel with the car. We will have 2 hours by car 4×4, the first part will be by the high way and the second part will be in a dirt route until we get to the Tambopata River near the limit to the reserve.
Our boat will be waiting for us to take us 1 hour and 30 minutes up the Tambopata River crossing our Lodge “Collpas tambopata Inn” and the check point. going in a trip like chuncho macaw clay lick 1 full day we will have all the sunrise just for us in the boat, and we will have really good chances to spot shore birds, capybaras, White caimans, and why not to mention … A jaguar , I like to say it, we have a 20 %of probabilities to see one of these guys by the river bank.
Getting to our destination, we will get a show at the clay lick, parrots and macaws Green, red and yellow birds all around us, flying and making loud noise will be spectacular this behavior of this birds. We will explain you the reason why every day the whole year around this birds go to the Cliff toe at clay. We will spend from 6:30 am to 11:00 am approx. Our breakfast will be in front of the clay lick activityAt the end of this activity, in our way down river to the lodge we will make a short stop in the check point to learn more about the small museum that there is here, after this we will continue toward our lodge to get an unforgettable swimming in the stream or may be in the Tambopata River.
We will get our lunch and then also at chuncho macaw clay lick 1 full day we can go for a short walk to explain you a Little bit about the local economic activities in the area, the agriculture, the Brazil nut harvesting, the gold mining are just 3 of the 5 economic activities that we will talk about. And at the same time walking around we have good chances to spot some more wildlife. In the afternoon around 4:00pm will start our way back to Puerto Maldonado, First 15 minutes by boat and then 2 hours by car.
And at the same time walking around we have good chances to spot some more wildlife.In the afternoon around 4:00pm will start our way back to Puerto Maldonado, First 15 minutes by boat and then 2 hours by car.
- Visit to the Collpa
- Hikes in the lodge.
- Transfer by land and by river.
- All the meals and juice
- Activities around the lodge
- Entrance fee to the Tambopata National Reserve.
- Guiding from the beginning to the end.
What is Tambopata?
Most people know Tambopata for the Tambopata River and the huge Tambopata National Reserve that protects it. Tambopata is also one of the provinces of the Amazonian state of Madre de Dios. However, we will refer to the Tambopata National Reserve when we say “Tambopata”; in this article.
Tambopata is a Quechua word, Tambo means “structure or building”, and pata means “high place”. The name comes from the Tambopata River, which rises in the highlands of Puno, near Lake Titicaca, and descends towards this part of the country.
The largest city in Tambopata is Puerto Maldonado, and that is where most travelers fly to begin their jungle trek. Best of all, Tambopata is right next to other rainforest reserves, including the Bahuaja Sonene National Park.
What can I see there?
The Tambopata National Reserve is huge, protecting 274,690 hectares (1,061 square miles) of pristine nature. To give you an idea of how big it is, it’s about the size of the iconic Yosemite National Park in the United States. It contains a great diversity of habitats, from old-growth Amazon rainforest to bamboo forests, from floodplains and wetlands to Horseshoe Lake and palm swamps.
Thanks to this variety of well-preserved habitats, Tambopata is one of the most biodiverse areas in the world. There are more than 1,000 species of butterflies, 100 species of mammals, 600 species of birds, and hundreds of species of trees and plants. During your visit, you are likely to see monkeys, parrots and macaws, caimans, toucans and much more.
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Macaw sightings are one of the highlights of Tambopata tours. Photography by Theo Allofs.
Who lives there?
Tambopata is home to the Ese Eja Native Community, an indigenous nation that has lived in the rainforest region for many years. “Ese Eja” literally means people. There are three native communities of Ese Eja around the Tambopata National Reserve: Infierno (about 200 families), Palma Real (about 50 families), and Sonene (about 20 families). Rainforest Expeditions has collaborated with the Ese Eja community in Infierno for more than two decades, working together on nature and heritage preservation projects, and jointly running the Posada Amazonas lodge.
Traditionally, the Ese Eja are hunters, fishermen and farmers, although many families now also have business or tourist connections. Today, tourism and Brazil nut harvesting (a type of sustainable food production) are the two main economic activities within the Tambopata National Reserve. In the areas surrounding the reserve, the cultivation of tropical foods such as papaya, pineapple and cocoa is more common. Although tourism has grown in Tambopata in recent years, the region and the reserve are so large that they are never crowded, providing an intimate, deeply wild experience.
Tambopata is now one of the main tourist destinations in Peru. If you like or love nature then Tambopata is for you.
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