Tambopata Clay Lick or Chuncho Clay Lick tour of three days offers the best experience of the Peruvian Amazon Rainforest. This is the world’s largest clay lick.
Tambopata, the name originates from Tambopata river which flows from Lake Titicaca down to the Amazon Rainforest. Tambopata National Reserve is rich in biodiversity. It is home to 650 species of birds and 1500 species of butterflies.
Tambopata Macaw Clay Lick attracts different species of Macaws namely scarlet macaw, green macaws. Also brightly coloured parrots and parakeets flock in to eat the clay. The clay contains distinct minerals that helps them to flush out toxins from their bodies.
On your three days tour to Tambopata National Park, you will also get an insight to the life of the people living here. Ese Eja, a group of native communities has been living here for generations.
To enhance the life of Ese Ejas, we offer them opportunities to lead the group and work with us in different areas of tourism in Tambopata. All our guides are born and raised in Tambopata and have extensive knowledge about the flora and fauna found here.
Puerto Maldonado Airport / Bus Terminal
Depends on your flight time
On your arrival to Puerto Maldonado, our crew will be picking you up from the bus terminal or airport. Then in our private transport, we will be driving you to our office in the city. We have a baggage storage facility here so you can leave your big bags and carry the ones you will need during the tour.
We will then embark on a road trip for an hour to the boat pier. Here we will be boarding our motor boat to the lodge. The boat ride offers beautiful views of the birds and animals on the river banks.
After checking in to the lodge, we will serve a typical meal for lunch. After lunch, we will start exploring the Amazon Rainforest by hiking on one of the beautiful trails.
Along with our local guide you will be spotting different species of animals, birds, insects, butterflies and snakes. We will then return to the lodge for dinner.
We will be leaving the lodge at 0400 AM. We will travel by boat for an hour and a half to see the Macaws Clay Lick. Here you will be able to spot several large macaws and parrots flying above you to eat the clay.
We will then return to the lodge for breakfast. After breakfast, you will have some free time to relax in the hammocks. After lunch, we will hike on an interesting trail deep into the Tambopata National Reserve.
You will be spotting different species of bird and animals. You will also learn about different plants which locals use for medicinal purposes. We will then see the sunset from a view point.
Then we will return to our lodge for dinner. After dinner, we will do a short night tour to spot some nocturnal animals and insects.
At day break, we will be hiking on one of the trails to spot some animals and birds. Our guide will be giving you a detailed tour of the rainforest.
After the tour, we will be returning to the lodge for breakfast. We will then check out and take the boat back to the boat pier. Our driver will be meeting us on arrival and will be transferring you back to the airport / us terminal with a stop at our office.
This was well worth getting up at 5am. Not only do you get to see an awesome sunrise, to see these beautiful birds in the Wild was truly unforgettable. We had to wait a while for the macaws to arrive, just watching and listening to all the other wildlife was fabulous. We where here with a group of pupils from Scotland at the end of June. Not the hight of the season and not as many Macaws but still a trip not to miss.
Do expect a long wait and to sit quietly. Some of the pupils found this difficult.