Chuncho Macaw Clay Lick

Chuncho - Macaw Clay Lick Full Day


Chuncho Macaw Clay Lick

This tour offers a unique opportunity to experience the beauty of the Amazon rainforest, witness wildlife in its natural habitat, and learn about the rich biodiversity of the Tambopata Candamo area.

  • Length: Full day
  • Location: Southern Peru, Madre de Dios Department, Puerto Maldonado
  • Type of service: Private or Group
  • Start Point : Pick-up from the Hotel/Aiport or Bus Terminal in Puerto Maldonado
  • Ending Point: Drop off the Hotel/Airport or Bus Terminal in Puerto Maldonado
  • Departure: Every Day
  • Activities: Amazon Photography, Sunrises and Sunsets, Night Walks, Macaw Clay to observe parrots, Macaws, Parakeets , Night Walk Trips ,Long Walking in the Rainforest.
  • Altitude: 182 – m.a.s.l.
  • Best time to visit:March – November
    Accomodation : 1 night in Our Lodge rivate Room with Mosquito Nets, Private Showers and Bathrooms .
  • Meals: 1 Breakfast /1 Lunch
  • Tour Guides : Professional bilingual local guide (well-equipped with guiding gear)
  • Minimum of participants: 2
  • Maximum of participants: 10
  • Price per person: USD

Chuncho Macaw Clay Lick

Early Morning Pick-Up: You’ll be picked up from your hostel at 3:00 a.m. and travel in a 4×4 car.

Travel to Amazon Trek-Macaw Clay Lick Port: The journey takes approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes. At the port, an outboard boat awaits you for a 1 hour and 50-minute journey up the Tambopata River.

Sunrise Exploration: Enjoy the sunrise and keep an eye out for wildlife such as mammals, capybaras, tapirs, white alligators, and jaguars along the banks of the Tambopata River.

Arrival at Chuncho Macaw Clay Lick: Arrive at the Chuncho Macaw Clay Lick, where you’ll witness hundreds of parrots, parakeets, and macaws gathering to eat mineral salts from the clay walls. Enjoy breakfast while observing this natural spectacle.

Boat Ride Back to Lodge: After the clay lick activity, take a boat back down the river to the lodge, stopping at a checkpoint to learn more about the rainforest and the Chuncho Clay Lick.

Visit to Museum: Explore a museum to learn about the Tambopata Candamo area and its diverse species.

Return to Lodge for Lunch and Swim: After the museum visit, return to the lodge for lunch and a refreshing swim.

Visit to Farm: Visit a farm where your guide will explain about chestnut harvesting, medicinal plants, reptiles, amphibians, and insects.

Pack and Return to Puerto Maldonado: Pack your belongings and head to the port to board a boat down the Tambopata River. Then, take a 2-hour car ride back to Puerto Maldonado, where you’ll be transferred to the bus station.

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Chuncho Macaw Clay Lick . The tour is for those people who have a day and want to visit the macaw clay lick that is located in the same Tambopata Reserve that this place has the greatest biodiversity on the planet.

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Actividades del Tour:

Chuncho Macaw Clay Lick

Chuncho Macaw Clay Lick -Pick up very early from your hostel 3:00 a.m. From there we will travel in our 4 × 4 car, where we will make the tripapproximately 2 hours 30 minutes to the  Amazon Trek- Macaw Clay Lick port where the outboard boat awaits us up

the Tambopata river for 1 hour and 50 minutes passing through our Tambopata Inn Lodge” and the checkpoint

where we will register to enter the Tambopata reserve, enjoying the whole sunrise we will have very good chances of

observing wildlife such as mammals, capybaras, tapir, white alligators, jaguars and many on the banks of the Tambopata River right away we will arrive at our destination LA (COLLPA CHUNCHO MACAW CLAY LICK). Where

we will have a wonderful show where hundreds of parrots, parakeets of different colored species such as red, green,

blue macaws come noisily and flutter down on the clay walls to eat what is their daily diet of mineral salts giving an

exhibition and explosion of life and color will explode before our eyes it will be a beautiful experience a beautiful unforgettable show that nature offers us, there we will enjoy our breakfasts while we watch the show (so yes, sit back and relax).

After this activity, we will take the boat down the river with return to the Lodge, we will make a stop at the control

point to learn more about the


and then we will visit a MUSEUM where we will explain everything about the TAMBOPATA CANDAMO about the

different species that it inhabits. this natural area. After this activity, we will take the boat down the river with return

to the lodge, we will make a stop at the control point to learn more about the CHUNCHO CLAY LICK and then we will visit a MUSEUM where we will explain everything about the TAMBOPATA CANDAMO about the different

species that it inhabits. this natural area. At the end of this activity we will board the boat on the way to our lodge for lunch and a refreshing swim.

After enjoying a delicious lunch, we will visit the farm where the guide will explain about the chestnut harvest,

medicinal plants, reptiles, batrachians, amphibians, insects, etc.

Where we will have the chance to see more wildlife, after this activity return to the lodge Right away we will pack our

backpacks and then we will go to the port to board the boat outside and navigate down the Tambopata river and then the car 2 hours back to Puerto Maldonado transfer to the bus station



Extraction of non-forest resources in Tambopata Tours – Chuncho Macaw Clay Lick .

Loa uncle forest products that are also extracted from the forest include wild game, fish, fruit, palm leaves, honey, eggs, among others. This is done by rural people as subsistence but also as trade.

The inhabitants of the native community of Infierno sometimes venture to the river ‘La Torre, a tributary of the Tambopata River in the Tambopata Reserve, to hunt and gather some products that fall within this reserve.

Fishing in this area is for subsistence, but there is also the commercial fishing takes place in the lower Madre de Dios, on the northeast edge of the neutral zone. Mostly networks, but also with wire hooks are used. The average amount of fish that is extracted in the lower Madre de Dios equivalent to 90% of fish from Puerto Maldonado, which emphasizes the importance of the area for the fishing industry. The most popular is fishing catfish, tiger head Spade (Pseudoplatystoma spp.) And giant relative of the piranha, the pacu (macropomum). This solitary fish grows up to a meter long and weighs 30 kilos.

Another natural resource of great demand in the area is the branch of palm or palm kernel fishtail (Geonoma deversa). Although these branches are not very large, are woven into long mats to be used as roofs of houses and inns. They are very resistant to decomposition of the forest and can last up to ten years.

These two plants for the preparation of ayahuasca  .

are just one example of the 190 plant species and 50 animal species in the Amazon used in different contexts, as in the treatment of ailments and diseases, development of strong, healthy children, controlling fertility, among others.

For Ese’eja, as almost all the tribes of the Amazon, hunting is one of the most prestigious practices confer on the holder. For teenagers, the first animal killed during a hunt gives you the right to be treated as an adult. Due to the small number of individuals involved in the hunt, is that this practice can still continue as the number of animals has not been diminished, Hunting, essentially, is done with bows and arrows (ekowiji). Traditional bows can measure up to two meters long.

Bows and arrowheads are carved from a palm tree called «mae» (Bactris gasipaes).

Rod arrows is made ​​from the flowering stalks of a reed called «wesa» (Gynerium sagittatum). Stalks are dried the sun and then the temperature and straightens with fire. the arrowheads vary in size and shape, depending on its use. endings feathered arrows are used for hunting and war, while those who do not have feathers are used for fishing. arrows for fishing tend to be smaller, perhaps because they are thrown a short rivers Tambopata tours.

Hunters employ a wide range of tactics and techniques  .

depending on the season, time of day and what you’re trying to hunt. Usually leave the tribe before dawn and head towards where listen movement towards game or clay areas that are visited by different animals. A good time is after rain, as the animals will usually find food and leave footprints in the mud.

Included  in the Tambopata Tours

  • lodge Entrance fee to the Tambopata National Reserve.
  • Activities  in the lodge Trekking.
  • Motorboat transportation;
  • A professional Naturalist Tour Guide;
  • Meals: 1x Breakfast, 1x Lunch, and drinking water lodge (Please note: vegetarian option upon request for no extra cost!);
  • Rubber boots.

Not included in the Amazon Wild :

  • Any flight nor airport departure taxes;
  • Travel insurance;
  • Vaccination;
  • Dinner  on the last day;
  • Drinks;
  • Tips to local staff.

What to take with you to the Amazon Wild :

  • Mosquito repellent (DEET 35 recommended as a MINIMUM!!),
  • Original passport,
  • Small backpack,
  • Long sleeved cotton shirts (preferably green coloured),
  • Long cotton trousers,
  • Cotton long socks (to be put into your trousers),
  • Comfortable walking shoes,
  • Sandals or light shoes,
  • Rain gear (e.g. rain poncho),
  • Swimsuit;
  • Binoculars (we also rent it),
  • Camera and its charger,
  • Plastic bags to be used for clothes and a camera,
  • A hat as a protection against the Sun or rain,
  • Toiletries,
  • Small towel,
  • Toilet paper,
  • Sun cream,
  • Sunglasses,
  • Flashlight (with spare bulb and batteries),
  • A bottled water (1 litre as a minimum),
  • Pocket money (Soles) to buy some beverages and souvenirs as well as to tip
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