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Tambopata Macaw Clay 4 Days

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Tambopata Macaw Clay 4 Days

Tambopata Macaw Clay 4 Days

23 reviews


Tambopata Macaw Clay 4 Days.

This Tambopata expedition Macaws 4 Days is one of the ideal places to marvel at the enchanting beauty of nature and witness the great biodiversity. The calm and clear waters are not just perfect to experience by boat the lake is also inhabited by many animals. On this Tambopata Macaw Clay4 Days Peru with our local English speaking guide, you will learn about different animals, countless species of birds and mammals.

Macaw Clay Lick Tambopata 4 Days.

It’s quite easy to spot black caimans, family of giant otters, hoatzins, butterflies and more.To enhance your experience in the Peruvian Jungle, we have options of canopy walk and zip line. The two full days experience in Tambopata National Park in the Amazon rain forest will offer you the best experience of a lifetime.


  • 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.

Trip Details

Day 01 – Macaw Clay Lick chuncho.

Day 02 . Macaw Clay Lick chuncho

Day 03: boat along the Madre de Dios River.

Day 04: Chuncho macaw Clay lick.


Day 01 - Macaw Clay Lick chuncho.

Macaw Clay Lick chuncho and Lake Sandoval 4 days, We will start at 8:30 am from our Hostel or we can pass to pick you up from your hotel, we will have 2 hour by cay in a 4X4, 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 25 minutes up the Tambopata river to get to our Lodge,  Macaw Clay Lick and Lake Sandoval 4 days,  we will have good chances to spot capybaras and many shore birds along the river bank, getting to the lodge we will get a welcome drink and the manager will explain us all we need to know about our lodge and its around. Macaw Clay Lick and Lake Sandoval it is the best combination.

After lunch we will go for an introductory walk in first in a secondary grow forest and then in a primary forest full of huge trees and lianas and vines, at the same time we will talk about the most important economic activities in this region. Chances to spot some Brown capuchin monkeys and squirrel monkeys will be always possible.

When is getting dark we will come back to our lodge to get our torch and go to our boat and we will do one of the most exiting activities… it will be the Cayman spotting, we will go to look for White and black Caymans along the river bank with a big spot light, we might see more capybaras and we always have good chances to spot and ocelot or a jaguar by the river too.

Day 02 . Macaw Clay Lick chuncho

To go to Macaw Clay Lick chuncho, we will wake up around 5:00am, we will get a hot drink to get some energy and we will take our boat up the Tambopata for 1 hour and 30 minutes. Crossing the check point.

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  jaguar or an anaconda, 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 macaw clay lick, parrots and macaws Green, red, blue and yellow birds all around us, flying and making loud noises, it 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 to eat clay. We will spend from 6:30 am to 10:00 am approx. Our breakfast will be in front of the clay lick activity at 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 can add the Kayaking Activity, it is one of the highlights for young travellers, it will take us a couple of hours. We will get our lunch and then we will go for a walk to know more about the most important things about the medicinal plants, the quinine “good for the malaria”, the cats claw, the dragons blood and the AYAHUASCA “the master plant for the shamans” are only a few plants that we will find during this interesting walk just in the back of our lodge, in the real jungle.

We will go back to our lodge and then at night before dinner or after dinner we will have a short night walk, the sounds at night, the insects, spider, tarantulas, frogs and maybe snakes will make this night hike something difficult to forget.

Day 03: boat along the Madre de Dios River.

We will wake up with the sounds of the birds and probably howler monkeys, will get our breakfast and then we will go 20 minutes down the river and then our 2 hours back to Puerto Maldonado and then pick up our typical box lunch and we will eat in the boat in the way to Lake Sandoval

It is one hour by boat along the Madre de Dios River and then one hour walking to get to this lagoon that 100 of years ago was part of the main channel of the river, now isolated deep in the jungle. We will go toward the home stay to leave our bags and then to continue to the observation tower, monkeys, birds, turtles and black Caymans is very easy

Day 04: Chuncho macaw Clay lick.

Before breakfast, we will go to observe and try to get good pictures about the Giant river otters, they are the most endangered mammal in the rain forest, the population of them is not many, and they have a very interesting behavior.

After breakfast with the local families we will cross the lake and go for our last walk in another primary forest, many lianas, and palms trees, we will still have many things to talk and respond your questions. We can swim in the lake and we will get our lunch and will take our canoe first, then walk and then the main boat in the Madre de Dios River to go back to Puerto Maldonado.

This trip:Tambopata Macaw Clay4 Days is a great mixture of the 2 main atractions in the Tambopata National Reserve, The Chuncho macaw Clay lick and Lake Sandoval 4 day it is a good combination.


  • Transfer by land and by river.
  • All the meals and juice
  • Activities around the lodge
  • Guiding from the beginning to the end.
  • Entrance fee to the Tambopata National Reserve. “Macaw clay lick and lake Sandoval”

No Included

  • Tips
  • Flights tickets or bus tiquets
  • Not mensioned in the program.


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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