Excursion to Macaw clay & Hike to Sandoval lake 3 Days
At dawn in the southeastern Peruvian Amazon, the chuncho macaw clay lick is located, which has a gray-pink clay bank in the upper part of the Tambopata reserve. This is the least populated territory in Peru. Its capital is a jungle city known as Puerto Maldonado.
Day 1.- Reception at the airport or bus station and transfer to our office for the corresponding records. In the event that you have large suitcases, we suggest that you repack and take only what is necessary.
Transfer by land to our destination for approximately 1:30 hours until we reach the banks of the Tambopata River. In this place we will take a boat to the ecolodge. Welcome and delivery of rooms, Lunch.
In the afternoon, we will take an introductory walk to the tropical jungle where we will have the opportunity to see animals in their natural habitat such as amphibians, mammals, reptiles and wonderful insects, among others.
We woke up very early, at 4:30, to leave for the largest macaw clay lick in the world, the Chuncho Clay lick, in a trip of approximately 1:30 hours, by boat, on the way we will have the incredible opportunity to see Some species such as the ronsocos, which are the largest rodents in the world, sachavacas, and even the most beautiful South American feline, the jaguar, can be seen, many of our clients testify with photographic evidence of encounters with these beautiful mammals, breakfast style.
Once we get to the macaw clay lick we will see hundreds of parrots of different species that come to eat clay from the wall adjacent to the river. We will settle into our saddles to wait for one of the most beautiful natural bird shows in the world to begin. The parrots are followed by the 3 most colorful macaw species in America, red and green, plus blue and yellow, they come together to eat the clay necessary in their daily diet and eliminate toxins. On a good day of activity you will see hundreds of these wonderful animals flying over you. An experience for a lifetime
Return to our ecolodge, lunch and rest.
After a good lunch, our boat will take us to transport back to Puerto Maldonado and transfer for 1 hour by boat to a second ecolodge located on the route to Lake Sandoval and installation in their respective rooms.
At night we will go in search of white alligators that are generally found on the sandbanks, in the Madre de Dios River, for which it will be necessary to carry a flashlight. In addition, we will be able to see the capybara, the largest rodent in the world that can weigh 60 kilos, return to the refuge, dinner and rest.
After breakfast we will walk 3 km. In the middle of the dense tropical jungle and we will go to Lake Sandoval (habitat of piranhas) one of the largest in the Tambopata National Reserve and we will ride a rowing boat where we will appreciate a great variety of birds and monkeys of different species, (shansho, cormorant, jacanas, puma heron, gallinazos, cotomono, monkeys friar, black machin, pichicos and sloths). Perhaps we will have an encounter with the giant otter family (almost two meters long) that is in danger of extinction and the largest alligators registered over 4 meters long, return to the Lodge to enjoy the typical lunch
After a delicious lunch and we will return to the city, transfer to the airport and / or bus station.
02 nights accommodation
Round-trip airport transfer
Local English-Spanish speaking guide
Breakfast (2) Dinner (2) Lunch (2)
Entrance to the Tambopata national reserve
First aid kit
Drinks bought at the bar
Transportation from/to Cusco
Extra snacks and drinks
Traveler pickup is offered
Padre Aldamiz International Airport (Puerto Maldonado)
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
Not wheelchair accessible
Note: departure to the airport on day 3 will take place right after breakfast. Please plan your departure flight accordingly
It is recommended you bring light pants, long sleeved shirts, hiking shoes, rain jacket, day pack, flashlight, binoculars, pocket knife and insect repellent
Minimum age is 5 years old
Maximum luggage per person is 30 pounds (15 kg) Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
Note: to conserve energy, the power is turned off for a short amount of time in the afternoon. Due to this, it is possible the lodge will be hot during this time.
Not recommended for travelers with back problems
Not recommended for pregnant travelers
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Most travelers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers
If you cancel at least 14 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 7 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel between 7 and 14 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. Learn more about cancellations.
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during this tour?
The policies on face masks and attendee health are: Face masks required for travelers in public areas Face masks required for guides in public areas Face masks provided for travelers Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
What is the policy on sanitization during this tour?
The policies on sanitization are:
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
What is the social distancing policy during this tour?
The policies on social distancing are:
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during this tour?
The policies on staff health & safety are:
Guides required to regularly wash hands Regular temperature checks for staff
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
What is the maximum group size during this tour?
This activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers.
What kind of weather can we find in the Amazon Jungle? It is sunny year-round, and like any other tropical rainforest, it can be hot and humid. The average year-round temperature is 27°C (80°F), with nights being slightly cooler. December to June is the rainy season, with April and May experiencing more rain, and temperatures normally between 23°C (73°F) and 30°C (86°F). July to November is the dry season, with temperatures from 26°C (78°F) to 40°C (104°F).