Chuncho Macaw Clay Lick: Three hours from Refugio Amazonas, deep in the Tambopata National Reserve we will stop at the Chuncho Macaw clay lick. After a brief walk (~15 minutes) we will have the chance to see dozens of large macaws feeding on the special sodium rich clays of the riverbank. The Chuncho Macaw clay lick probably attracts more large macaws than any other clay lick in the world and the sight of dozens of macaws taking flight is truly unforgettable. The details of our stopover will depend on the weather and the amount of macaw activity, as the birds don’t visit the clay lick when it is raining.

Chuncho Macaw clay lick. After dinner scientists will provide an in depth look at the biology of macaws, their feeding habits, the theories for clay lick use, their breeding and feeding ecology, population fluctuations and the threats to their conservation. Tambopata Research Center – macaw chuncho lodge.

Macaw Clay Lick: On most clear mornings of the year dozens of large macaws and hundreds of parrots congregate on this large river bank in a raucous and colorful spectacle which inspired a National Geographic cover story. Discretely located fifty meters from the cliff, we will observe Green-winged, Scarlet and Blue-and-gold Macaws and several species of smaller parrots descend to ingest clay. Outings are at dawn when the clay lick is most active.

Chuncho Macaw Clay Lick 4 days Tambopata

  • Length: 4 Days/3 Nights
  • Type of service: Private or Group
  • Location: Southern Peru, Madre de Dios Department, Puerto Maldonado, Tambopata National Reserve,
  • Activities: piranhas fishing, Macaw Clay Lick, Chuncho Macaw, 3 Night Walk, amazon wildlife .
  • Altitude: 600 – 400 m.a.s.l.
  • Best time to visit: March – October
  • Departure: Every day
  • Minimum of participants: 2
  • Maximum of participants: 10
  • Price per person:  USD



Quick Itinerary of  Chuncho Macaw Clay Lick Tambopata 4 days/3 Nights:

 Puerto Maldonado –  Tambopata Amazon Wildlife .

  • Transfer by bus from Airport / Bus Station to our Office .
  •  A professional naturalist Tour Guide;
  • Travel by 4X4,  2 hours
  • Travel by  boat 30 minutes up river Tambopata
  • 1Lunch ,1 Dinner .
  •  Hike inside the reserve tambopata
  • Water,
  • Rubber boots.
  • 1 Night in our lodge Tambopata Inn / comfortable with shower and bathroom Mosquitos nets.

Tambopata Reserve – Amazon Wildlife Macaw Clay Lick Chuncho .

  • 1 Breakfast ,1 Lunch , 1Dinner.
  • A professional naturalist Tour Guide;
  • 5:00 a.m. we will get up to go and see the Macaw Clay Lick .
  • After breakfast exploring    the tambopata Reserve Flora  and fauna  .
  • Rubber boots.
  • Water .
  • 1 Night With a comfortable Lodge with  shower and bathroom.
  • Nights Walk in the jungle.

 Tambopata – Fishing – Piranhas – Amazon Wildlife Exploring Flora and Fauna. .

  • 1 Breakfast ,1 Lunch , 1Dinner , 1Dinner.
  •  A professional naturalist Tour Guide.
  • After breakfast exploring Piraña Fishing .
  • Afternoon we will walk to the mammal clay lick .
  • Rubber boots.
  • Water .
  • 1 Night With a comfortable shower and bathroom.
  • Nights Walk in the jungle.

Condenado Community  – 3 Chimbadas – Return to Puerto Maldonado

  • A professional naturalist Tour Guide;
  • 1Breakfast .
  • Departure from our Lodge in the Morning .
  • Boat Back from the River Tambopata to Puerto maldonado.
  • Transfer by bus from our Office to  Airport / Bus Station.
  • End of service  .

Itinerary Tour

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Chuncho Macaw Clay Lick 4 days Tambopata


Puerto Maldonado – Chuncho Macaw Clay Lick – Lodge

We ll Pick you up from the terrestrial terminal or airport and then transfer to our office located in the square of arms of the city of Puerto Maldonado from there we will thicken our trip approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes in our 4×4 mobility, by land until reaching the port of Rio Tambo pata where our boat out of bounds awaits us to travel upstream of the tambo. In the afternoon we will arrive at our hostel, “COLLPAS TAMBOPATA INN”. During the trip we will have opportunities to see different species such as capybaras, birds, turtles and alligators. After lunch we will hike inside the reserve where we will see huge trees and lianas Medicinal plants, and Capuchin monkeys, Squirrel then we will return to our hostel for dinner. After dinner we will do the nocturnal activity in our boat where we will observe spotted Cayman and in search the Black and White Cayman and the option to see other species such as capybaras, ocelot and jaguar that are always on the banks of the Tambo pata river.
Accommodation in our hostel with availability of mosquito nets shower and bath.



Tambopata Reserve – Chuncho Macaw Clay Lick – lodge.

We will wake up around 5:00am, we will get a hot drink to get some energy and we will take our boat up the Tambopata for 1 hour and 30 minutes. Crossing the check point. We will have all the sunrise just for us in the boat, and we will have really good chances to spot shore birds, capybaras, White caimans, and why not to mention … A jaguar or an anaconda, I like to say it, we have a 20 %of probabilities to see one of these guys by the river bank.

Getting to our destination, we will get a show at the clay lick, parrots and macaws Green, red, blue and yellow birds all around us, flying and making loud noises, it will be spectacular this behavior of this birds. We will explain you the reason why every day the

whole year around this 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 clay lick activity

At the end of this activity, in our way down river to the lodge we will make a short stop in the check point to learn more about the small museum that there is here, after this we will continue toward our lodge to get an unforgettable swimming in the stream or may be in the Tambopata River.

We will get our lunch and then we will go for a walk to know more about the most important things about the medicinal plants, the quinine “good for the malaria”, the cats claw, the dragons blood, and the AYAHUASCA “the master plant for the shamans” are only a few plants that we will find during this interesting walk just in the back of our lodge, in the real jungle.

We will go back to our lodge and then at night before dinner or after dinner we will have a short night walk, the sounds at night, the insects, spider, tarantulas, frogs and maybe snakes will make this night hike something difficult to forget.


Tambopata – Fishing – Piranhas – Lodge – Chuncho Exploring Flora and Fauna .

We will wake up with the sounds of birds and howler monkeys, we will take our breakfast then we will take our 30 minutes by the river tambo pata where we will make a stop at Gato String for fishing like catfish, sardines, sardines etc. And then explore the forest knowing other species that live there. The stream is a truly magical and cozy place where you could enjoy or take a refreshing swim in its crystal clear waters with beautiful scenery where you will have a nice unforgettable experience then Let’s take a short walk to explain about the local farm.
In the afternoon, we will visit the mammal colpa, we will probably have better chances to find howler monkeys, deer, wild pigs, and some other mammals feeding in this place, at the same time we will explain the different techniques on. The ways of hunting and survival that exist in this area after dinner, we will make a beautiful bonfire on the river bank and then tell you about great stories and legends about the magic jungle and answer some of your questions you may have after this Activity we will return to our Lodge to rest in their respective room availability Shower and bath in our Hostel Tambo Paw Inn.


Condenado Community  – 3 Chimbadas – Return to Puerto Maldonado

We will wake up in the same way like the day before, we will get our breakfast with time, and then we will take our boat and take the whole way to Puerto Maldonado by boat, we can make stops at Condenado community, the 3 chimbadas oxbow lake or the infierno native community where we can talk about the native people around. We will get a box lunch in the boat, we will arrive to Puerto Maldonado in the afternoon.

Included tour

Included in Chuncho Macaw Clay Lick 4 days Tambopata:

  • Transfer by land and by river
  • Private vehicle land transportation;
  • Meals: 3x Breakfast, 3 Lunch, 3 Dinner and drinking water (Please note: vegetarian option upon request for no extra cost!);
  • Accommodation: 3 Nights in lodges;
  • A professional naturalist Tour Guide;
  • First aid kit, including a poison extractor, mosquito bite treatment and an antidote for a snake bite;
  • Radio communications;
  • Rubber boots.
  • Water

Not included in the Chuncho Macaw Clay Lick 4 days Tambopata:

  • Any flight nor airport departure taxes;
  • Travel insurance;
  • Vaccination;
  • Breakfast on the first day and Lunch on the last day;
  • Drinks;
  • Tips to local staff.
  • Entrance fee to the Tambopata National Reserve.

What to take with you to the Chuncho Macaw Clay Lick 4 days Tambopata:

  • Mosquito repellent (DEET 35 recommended as a MINIMUM!!),
  • Original passport,
  • Small backpack,
  • Long sleeved cotton shirts (preferably green coloured),
  • Long cotton trousers,
  • Cotton long socks (to be put into your trousers),
  • Comfortable walking shoes,
  • Sandals or light shoes,
  • Rain gear (e.g. rain poncho),
  • Sweater (for the beginning of the tour in Andes and the cloud forest only),
  • Swimsuits;
  • Binoculars (we also rent it),
  • Camera and its charger,
  • Plastic bags to be used for clothes and a camera,
  • A hat as a protection against the Sun or rain,
  • Toiletries,
  • Small towel,
  • Toilet paper,
  • Sun cream,
  • Sunglasses,
  • Flashlight (with spare bulb and batteries),
  • A bottled water (1 litre as a minimum),
  • Pocket money (Soles) to buy some beverages and souvenirs as well as to tip.


Lodge Chuncho Tambopata Inn:


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