Tambopata Macaw clay lick 2 days - 1 night
- Duration: 2 days – 1 night.
- Activities: Puerto Maldonado, Tambopata National Reserve, Hosteria Collpa Tambopata, Collpa Guacamayo Chuncho.
- Minimum number of participants: 02
- Type of service: pull.
- Departure: Every day.
- Best time to visit: March- October
We will leave at 9:30 am from our hostel in Puerto Maldonado, from here we will have 2 hours by car, the first part will be by paved road and the second part will be by dirt road until we reach the Tambopata River near the border of the reserve. Our boat will be waiting for us to take us for 25 minutes up river until we arrive to our lodge “Colpas Tambopata Inn” we will have good chances of spotting capybaras and many shore birds along the river bank, arriving at the lodge we will get a welcome drink and the manager will explain us everything we need to know about our lodge and its surroundings.
In the afternoon after lunch we will do an introductory walk, first in a secondary forest and then in a primary forest full of huge trees and vines and creepers, at the same time we will talk about the most important economic activities of this region. Chances to see some brown capuchin monkeys and squirrel monkeys are always possible. At the end of the hike, we will climb the highest Canopy tower in Tambopata, a great place to see the Amazon basin, recommended to see the sunset from this point.
When it gets dark we will return to our lodge and leave with the boat to do one of the most exciting activities …caiman spotting at night, we will go looking for white and black caimans along the Tambopata river bank with a big flashlight, we can see more Capivaras (capybaras) and there is always a chance to see an ocelot or a jaguar by the river.
DAY 2: Tambopata Macaw Clay Lick
To go to the Tambopata macaw clay lick we will leave around 5:00 am, have a hot drink to have some energy and take our boat down the Tambopata River for 1 hour until we reach the Government check point. During the trip we will have the whole sunrise just for us in the boat, and many possibilities to see shore birds, capybaras, white caimans and other jungle animals.
Arriving at our destination, we will have a show at the lick, parrots and macaws green, red, blue and yellow birds around us, flying
yellow birds around us, flying and making loud noises, it will be spectacular this behavior of these birds. We will explain the reason why every day of the year these birds go to the cliff to eat clay. We will spend from 6:30 am to 11:00 am approx. Our breakfast will be in front of the Chuncho Macaw Clay Lick.
At the end of this activity, on our way down river to the lodge, we will make a brief stop at the checkpoint to learn more about the small museum here, after this we will continue to our lodge to enjoy an unforgettable swim. in the stream or it can be in the Tambopata River. Or our new swimming pool. You can also kayak in one of the streams for a couple of hours along the Tambopata River, this is one of the highlights of the young travelers.
Finally at the macaw clay lick 2 days 1 night after our lunch we will take our boat back to Puerto Maldonado, first 15 minutes down river by boat and then 2 hours by car.