Macaw Amazon Scientific Research Center 4 Days
Join us and enjoy a lifetime Amazon tour Peru in Tambopata visiting the Chuncho Macaw Clay Lick A macaw clay lick is one of the most impressive wildlife shows in the world, making it a must-see for nature-loving travelers and families. The humid jungle air is filled with the screeches of macaws as they perch in the trees atop the cliffs, swooping down to feed on the clay. You cannot ask for a unique and more satisfying experience in the Amazon rainforest.
Arrive in Puerto Maldonado, the capital of Madre de Dios, and join a 1-hour bus and 2.5-hour boat ride to the lodge. Your first taste of Amazonian gastronomy will be in the river while you leave the city to enjoy the incredible jungle landscapes.
As we cross the confluence with the Malinowski River, we will leave behind the last traces of human habitation. Within the uninhabited core of 700,000 hectares of the reserve, sightings of capybaras, alligators, geese, macaws and other large species will be more frequent.
The Tambopata Research Center awaits you, a spacious boutique eco-lodge, with a bar, massage center and buffet service in the heart of the Tambopata National Reserve, being the only shelter within the reserve surrounded by dozens of nests of macaws belonging to to the Guacamayos Project.
The accommodation includes rooms from 21 meters to 83 meters suites with private bathroom and a window open to the forest.
Your stay includes three meals a day, tea, coffee, excursions and guided activities, refreshments upon arrival, and transfers to and from the airport. We assign guides in small private 6: 1 groups.
This afternoon, join the Mirador A three to five kilometer walk will take us to viewpoints with magnificent views of the Tambopata that makes its way into the lowlands. The forest on this trail, which regenerates in the old bamboo forest, is good for the howler monkey and the dark titi monkey.
You will have the option of hiking at night when most mammals are active but difficult to see. Easier to find are frogs with shapes and sounds as strange as their natural stories.
On most clear mornings of the year, dozens of large macaws and hundreds of parrots congregate on this great riverbank in a raucous and colorful spectacle that inspired a National Geographic cover story. Discreetly located fifty meters from the cliff, we will observe macaws with green, scarlet and blue and gold wings and several species of smaller parrots descend to ingest clay. Departures are at dawn when the lick is most active.
This five-kilometer trail covers prototypical rainforest with huge trees crisscrossed by streams and ponds. Among the figs, ceibas and shihuahuacos we will go looking for squirrel monkeys, brown capuchin, spider monkeys and peccaries. TRC is found within this habitat.
Ten minutes upstream from the lodge, explore the island where there is a small pond with a platform in the middle. It is a great place to spot waterfowl such as mallard, woodpecker and hoatzin along with the woodpeckers, orioles, flycatchers and parakeets that call this pond home.
After dinner, the scientists will offer an evening lecture, an in-depth look at the biology of macaws, their eating habits, theories for the use of clay licks, their reproductive and feeding ecology, population fluctuations and threats to its conservation.
Walking carefully on the winding "roads" of peaceful leafcutter ants, Rainforest Master Hike will leave you with unforgettable memories and a deep sense of accomplishment. Due to their years of local experience, our guides from the Tambopata Research Center know all about the forest. They will see the smallest bird hidden in the canopy, the most elusive monkey and the most spectacular plant life.
Twilight descends early in the jungle. Beneath the thick canopy of rainforest trees, darkness falls quickly, when the light can no longer slip through the foliage. Now, as evening turns to dusk, you are about to see one of the most spectacular sunsets in the world. The Sunset Cruise floats down the wide river, countless oranges and roses reflected in the water in beautiful patterns.
- It is time to say goodbye, as the expedition comes to an end.
- Your visit will make a direct contribution to Wired Amazon and the National Reserve of Tambopata.
- You will take the journey back to the city to the airport for your national flight onwards.