Excursion to Macaw clay Tambopata Tours 3 Days

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Tour code n 15447


3 Days

Start In:

Puerto Maldonado

Ends In:

Pto. Maldonado airport/bus station/hotel

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Excursion to Macaw clay Tambopata Tours 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.

Road trip to natural reserve, motor boat and walk

Day 1.- Arrival at the airport or bus station and transfer to our office for the arrangements and information related to the tour before leaving the city of Puerto Maldonado. In case you have large luggage, we suggest that you repack and bring what is required in the Amazon rainforest. Then, transfer in a 4X4 vehicle for approximately 2 hours to reach the Tambopata River.In this part of the trip, we took a motorboat to the lodge. After settling in the ecolodge we will have lunch followed by a walk through the jungle to see and learn. We will have the opportunity to see animals in their natural habitat such as, for example, amphibians, mammals, reptiles and wonderful insects. On dinner, we will have a short briefing about next day activity

Visit the CHUNCHO Macaw clay lick

Day 2.- We get up early in the morning, at 4:30 am, to take a boat trip to the "collpa" (Quechua word meaning clay with minerals) of the most popular macaws of the Amazon called Chuncho. We will make a trip of 1 hour and a half by motorboat, during the trip we will have the opportunity to see some animals such as, for example, capybaras, tapirs and it is even possible to see the largest cat in South America, the jaguar.Many travelers are witnesses and bring photographic evidence of encounters with many of these wild animals.After arriving at the macaw clay lick, we will first observe the arrival of large groups of parrots and parrots of different species, which arrive before the macaws to eat the mud located next to the clay wall on the river bank.We will find a camouflaged place as close as possible to better see the clay lick from our chairs to await the start of one of the most beautiful bird watching views on the planet.In a day of normal activity in the macaw clay lick, you will notice a great selection of these wonderful animals flying over you becoming an unforgettable experience.Back to our ecolodge, we will have breakfast and rest after an exhausting activity. Then we will walk through the botanical garden where you can see some fruits, timber trees, and medicinal plants.Before dinner to look for alligators (Alligators 3 species of them) in a motorboat in the darkness of the night along the Tambopata river.

Adventure in Tambopata natural reserve

Morning to see the Amazon rain forest Tambopata from a different perspective, 30 meters high, the tower allow us to appreciate the jungle from the air. Return to the city of Puerto Maldonado ready for transfer to bus station for night bus or hotel.

02 nights accommodation

Round-trip airport transfer

Local English-Spanish speaking guide

Breakfast (2) Dinner (2) Lunch (2)

Entrance to the Tambopata national reserve

Motorized boat

Rubber boots

First aid kit

Rubber boots


Drinks bought at the bar


Domestic Flights

Transportation from/to Cusco

Extra snacks and drinks

Departure Point
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 45 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

If you cancel within 14 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel between 15 and 44 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).

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