MACAW CLAY LICK, It is a precipice of clay formation in the river. Every day in early hours, macaws, parrots and other species of birds perform their ceremony of flit before they begin their amazing activity (Colpeo) in the clay lick,
This activity consists in taking the enough clay from the clay lick in early hours and after 25 minutes to 30 minutes. Then they will leave the clay lick to get back the next day. Many groups of macaws have been seen at unusual times and usually in smaller groups. The only reason of this spectacular and fascinating natural show is still in debate and the answer depends on investigations. Many theories suggest that this clay contains mineral and vital salts which are used on their diets. It is believed that the small particles of clay are useful to desintoxicate their diet of fruits
Arrival at the airport or bus station and transfer to the office of Monte Amazonico Lodge for the final arrangements about the tour before leaving to our adventure. In case you have big luggage, we suggest you to re-pack and carry just the necessary things for the trip.
Transfer in a minivan(4X4) to our destiny for about 2 hours to reach the banks of the Tambopata River, if it is by river it will take more than 6 hours ( just information). In this place we will take a motor boat to the lodge “Monte Amazonico – Tambopata.” Welcome and Breakfast or lunch depending on the arrival time.
In the afternoon we make an introductory walk into the rainforest where we will have the opportunity to see animals in their natural habitat such as amphibians, mammals, reptiles and wonderful insects and many more.
We wake up very early, at 4:30 am, to go on an incredible journey by boat to the largest macaw clay lick around the world. This is “ EL CHUNCHO” macaw clay lick, a journey of about 1:30 hours by boat, on the way we will have the opportunity to see some species such as capybaras, which is the largest rodent worldwide, tapirs, and you can even see the most beautiful South American feline, the jaguar, many of our clients are witnesses with photographic evidences of encounters with these beautiful mammals.
After arriving to the macaw clay lick you will see hundreds of parrots of different species (11), they come to eat clay located adjacent to the river on the wall. We will settle up as close as we can at the macaw clay lick in our chairs to wait the begining of one of the most beautiful birding sights in the world. The parrots are followed by 3 species of the most colorful macaws of America, reds, greens, blues and yellow gather to eat the needed clay in their daily diet and eliminate toxins. On a good day of activity in this macaw clay lick you will see hundreds of these wonderful animals flying over you. An unforgettable experience.
Return to our lodge, breakfast and resting time.
Then We will walk through the botanical garden where you can see some fruits, timber and medicinal species. Lunch
Our boat will take us to our transport back to Puerto Maldonado, the same route, we will return to the city. Arrival in Puerto Maldonado and transfer to the airport.
Included.- Hosting Service, Guidance, Transfer, Airport-Lodge -Airport – and Food (lunch, dinner, breakfast)
Not included.- Bar consumption (alcoholic beverages), entrance fee to the Tambopata National Reserve US $ 24.00).
IMPORTANT.- we recommend to bring repellent, flashlight, binoculars, personal items, sunscreen, hiking shoes, long shirts and pants.
macaw clay lick
4,798Hectares inside the rainforest. In the jungle the rainy season is between November and April which affects the weather, it turns warm and wet, with temperatures that range between 25°C y 40°C and the 99% wet. Between June and November there is an atmospheric phenomenon locally known “El Friaje” or the low temperatures where the weather changes all of a sudden and in few minutes the temperature decreases to 5°C that can last the whole day.
We provide our customers three foods daily: *Breakfast: 5:30am and 7am *Lunch: 1pm and 2pm * Dinner: 7pm and 8pm and if they want, the Bar service. The Buffet service in the Lodge is available since 15 people. Otherwise the service will be served in the table and the foods consist of salads, main courses and desserts mixing the country, peruvian and international cuisene. Also we offer fresh water, coffee or te, and fruit beverages in meal time. The additional orders of fruit beverages, juices, bottle water and sodas will be charged. It is recommend that you let us know if there is any meal requirement, allergies or special diets, just to avaoid any kind inconvenience. In case you have children, we recommend you to contact the Administrator for the final food arrangements.
Attention until 10:00 pm (22:00). We offer exotic beverages to satisfy our customers likes, for your safety and others customers safety: It is not allowed neither drinking nor organizing parties in the rooms after the Bar closes (10pm). *You will be throw out with no change to claim in case this policy is not fulfilled.
During this time you can charge your batteries and use the funs that are in the Bungalows).