Tambopata and Puerto Maldonado Macaw Clay Lick 3 days
Easy – Moderate
3 Days and 2 nights
25 Cº / 38 Cº
610 m/1,968 ft
Price from: 215USDper person
Explore the most spectacular jungle adventure, sleep in lodges in the middle of the jungle, in the middle of the Tambopata Reserve Park and have bird watching excursions and activities typical of this region of Peru.
We will leave at 9:30 am from your HOTEL in Pto Maldonado, after 2 hours by car, the first part will be by paved road and the second part will be by paved road until we reach the Tambopata River near the border of the reserve. Our boat will be waiting for us to take us 25 minutes up the Tambopata river until we arrive to our Lodge ” Collpas tambopata inn”, we will have good chances of spotting capybaras and many shore birds along the river bank, arriving at the lodge we will be received with a welcome drink and then we will be explained everything we need to know about the lodge and its surroundings.
After lunch we will take an introductory walk, first in a secondary forest and then in a primary forest full of huge trees, vines and creepers, at the same time we will talk about the most important economic activities in this region. Chances to see some brown capuchin monkeys and squirrel monkeys are always possible. At the end of the hike, we will climb the highest Canopy TOWER in Tambopata, a great place to see the Amazon basin, the sunset and the sunset is the best part from here.
When it gets dark we will return to our lodge and take our boat and do one of the most exciting activities which is CAIMAN spotting, we will look for white and black caimans along the river bank with a big lamp, we might see more CAPYBARAS and if there is a good chance we will see an OCELOT or a JAGUAR by the river as well.
We will wake up around 5:00 a.m., have hot drinks to recover energy and get on our boat to go up the Tambopata River for 1 hour and 30 minutes to the check point. We will have the whole sunrise just for us in the boat, and we will have a very good chance of spotting shorebirds, capybaras, white caimans, and why not to mention a jaguar, we have a 20% chance of seeing one of these animals on the river bank.
Arriving at our destination, we will have a show in the COLLPA CHUNCHO, we will see parrots and macaws: green, red, blue and yellow birds around us, flying and making loud noises, it will be a spectacle this behavior of these birds. We explain the reason why every day of the year these birds go to the cliff to eat clay. We will spend from 6:30 am to 11:00 am approx. Our breakfast will be in front of the Chuncho Tambopata Macaw Clay Lick.
At the end of this activity, in Chuncho Macaw Clay Lick Tambopata, we will take our way down river to the lodge, we will make a brief stop at the check point to learn more about the small museum here, then we will continue to our lodge.
We will have lunch, have some free time and then in the afternoon we will go kayaking on the Tambopata River or a small stream, this is a very beautiful experience paddling alone mixed in nature.
We will return to our lodge and then in the evening, before dinner we will have a night walk, the sounds of the night, the insects, spiders, tarantulas, frogs and maybe snakes will make this walk an experience hard to forget.
We will wake up to the sound of birds and probably howler monkeys, we will have our breakfast and then go for a walk, we will cross the mammal clay lick and then continue looking for more wildlife and during this walk we will talk about medicinal plants, quinine “good for malaria”, cat’s claw, Grado’s blood and AYAHUASCA and some of the plants we will find on our last walk through the jungle before returning to Puerto Maldonado .
After lunch we will have time to pack our backpacks and return to Puerto Maldonado.