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Cusco to Tambopata Peru – Chuncho Macaw Clay Lick

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Cusco to Tambopata Peru Tour Details
Chuncho Macaw Clay Lick

Chuncho Macaw Clay Lick in Tambopata National Park is one of the most popular sights.

It is the largest clay lick in the world. This offers visitors an opportunity to spot various species of macaws, parrots, and parakeets. On our Cusco to Tambopata Peru Tour, you will be able to spot all eight species of macaws, including Scarlet Macaws. 

Tambopata National Reserve is home to over 1500 species of butterflies and over 650 varieties of birds. Tambopata Macaw Clay lick or Chuncho Macaw clay lick is a lifetime experience to most. 

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Every day,  at daybreak, hundreds of brightly colored macaws, parrots, and parakeets fly to eat the clay from the cliff. The clay here contains distinct minerals which help them to flush out the toxins from their bodies. 

We have designed the three days tour to offer you the most. With our local expert, you will learn about the life of the Ese Ejas. They are the native community that has been living here for decades. 

You will also be familiarised with the life of different birds, animals, and plants. 

Please let us know if you need to book a bus from Cusco to Puerto Maldonado

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Departure & Return Location

Puerto Maldonado Airport or Bus Terminal

 

Departure Time

Depends on your flight or bus timing

Price Includes

  • Pick up from the airport or bus station
  • Professional tour guide
  • Land transfer
  • Motor boat
  • All meals, breakfast, Lunch, dinner
  • 2 night at Lodge
  • Rubber boots
  • Fiist-aid Kit
  • Entrance tickets to the Tambopata National Reserve.

Price Excludes

  • Any Private Expenses
  • Accommodation in Puerto Maldonado

Recommended To Carry

  • Mosquito repellent
  • Camera
  • Flashlight
  • Binoculars
  • Personal items
  • Sunscreen, hiking shoes
  • Long and shirts pants
  • Hat, extra socks
Itinerary
Cusco to Tambopata Peru - Chuncho Macaw Clay Lick

Day 1Puerto Maldonado – Tambopata National Park

Upon your arrival at the bus terminal or Puerto Maldonado Airport, we will be there to pick you up and transfer you to our office.

Once you arrive, we will provide you with a brief overview of your three-day Chuncho Macaw Clay Lick Tour.

If you have any heavy luggage, we recommend that you leave it at our office while you are on the tour.

We will then drive you to the boat pier in our vehicle for about an hour, where we will board our motorized boat and head to our lodge deep within the Tambopata National Park.

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Our hotel staff will greet you warmly and accommodate you in an ensuite room. 

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After lunch, we will embark on a hike through one of the trails along the riverbanks to spot various animals, mammals, snakes, and insects.

Following the tour, we will return to the lodge for dinner.

Day 2Chuncho Macaw Clay Lick – Spotting Wildlife & Jungle Exploring

Our second day begins early in the morning.

We will embark on a one-and-a-half-hour boat ride to witness the breathtaking sight of the Chuncho Macaw Clay Lick, a must-see attraction in South America.

During the boat ride, we will spot various mammals and animals along the riverbanks, including capybaras, the world’s largest rodents.

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After the exhilarating experience at the clay lick, we will return to the lodge for breakfast and spend the morning relaxing in the hammocks surrounded by the Amazon rainforest, the largest rainforest in the world.

After lunch, we will embark on a hike through the botanical garden, where we will discover a variety of plant species, flowers, and fruits.

Our local guide will share valuable insights into the uses of these plants among the local community.

We will continue the trail to spot more animals and birds, ensuring an unforgettable experience.

As the day comes to a close, we will witness the stunning sunset before returning to the lodge for dinner.

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Following dinner, we will embark on a short night tour to spot nocturnal animals and insects, ending our day in the Amazon rainforest.

Day 3Tambopata Lodge - Puerto Maldonado

On the final day of our three-day Chuncho Macaw Clay Lick tour, we will rise early to explore more of the biodiversity of Tambopata. After our tour, we will return to the lodge for breakfast. Following breakfast, we will check out of the lodge and take a motorboat back to the boat pier, where our driver will be waiting to transfer us back to our office. Depending on your travel plans, we can arrange for you to be transferred to the airport or bus terminal.

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We return to the hotel around noon.

After lunch we offer you as an option to rest at the lodge and in the evening we return to the city to pick up your luggage in case you have left it in our office, then we go to the airport or if you have a bus trip we go to the terminal land.

 

AMAZON GARDEN LODGE’S PICTURES

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Our Lodging service's beds prepared accordingly.

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FAQs
Q: What is the weather like in Tambopata National Reserve?
A: Bring a raincoat or poncho for potential rain showers, as the rainforest climate can be unpredictable. It’s also a good idea to pack bathing clothes for a refreshing stream bath. For exploring the trails, rubber boots are available in various sizes.
 
Q: What should I bring for my Tambopata National Reserve tour?
A: Bring flashlights with extra batteries, binoculars, insect repellent with at least 30% DEET, and a water bottle for the first day.
 
Q: What should I wear for my Tambopata National Reserve tour?
A: For forest walks, wear light, loose-fitting clothing such as long pants and long-sleeved shirts, as well as waterproof shoes or rubber boots. In the hostel, you can change into shorts and sandals. It’s a good idea to bring a light jacket or sweater for early morning jungle walks.
 
Q: Are vaccinations required before visiting Tambopata National Reserve?
While no vaccinations are mandatory in Peru, it’s recommended to get vaccinated against typhoid, hepatitis, and polio before traveling. Consult your doctor or local clinic for more information.
 
Q: Do you have any concerns about health or allergies?
A: Yes, please let us know if you have any allergies or illnesses so we can provide the best possible service and accommodate your needs.
 
Q: Where can I store my luggage during my Tambopata National Reserve tour?
A: We offer a luggage guard service, so you can carry only what you need during your stay and leave your luggage with us. We’ll take care of your belongings and bring only the essentials for your jungle adventure.

 

The Tambopata National Reserve Awaits!

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Cusco to Tambopata Peru - Chuncho Macaw Clay Lick
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Mariana V

Solo Traveller

Our trip to the Tambopata with Jungle Pro was fantastic. They picked us up in the plaza. We started our tour on a boat eating a delicious vegetarian friend rice which was wrapped in a leave so we could just dispose of it in the river. The team showed us many claylicks, we had a wonderful walk to Sachavacayoc to see the blue and gold macaws on the palm swamp. The boat driver was very skilled at positioning the boat so we could all have a good view and whenever someone spotted wildlife he would return so we all got a good look. Not all companies are so eco sensitive and promote wildlife viewings. Jungle Pro is definitely a great choice if you want to see wildlife.

December 1, 2021

ScaniaSwede

Solo Traveller

So many parrots, macaws!
As we stayed at the TRC we came here twice with a group and saw so many birds (August).
The birds were noisy and it was lovely seeing them being out in the wild and apparently so lovely. I dislike seeing them in cages!
The clay wall is pretty far away, so difficult to take good photos, but even Those who flew close to us I found difficult to photograph.

March 4, 2020

LuciaMontez

Solo Traveller

I did the three days Tambopata Chucho tour and learnta lot about the history, animal life and plants those are exclusive to the region. The guides were extremely knowledgable and happy to answer all of our questions. During the trip there were maybe a bit too much focus on bird watching. All in all I can highly recommend choosing Palotoa Amazon Travel.The emailcommunication prior to the trip was both prompt and frictionless -besides informingabout the trip. I was also lucky to get adviseon other practicalities regarding my trip to Peru (vaccines, money exchane,sights etc.)

November 11, 2019

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