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Tambopata National Reserve MACAW CLAY LICK (COLLPA CHUNCHO)
4 Days and 3 Nights

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Locations Visited

Locations Visited:

Tambopata National Reserve

Starting Altitude

Starting Altitude:

200 masl = 656 Feet

Highest Point

Highest Point:

400 masl = 1312 Feet



Minimum 2 paxs & Maximum 15 paxs

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Tambopata National Reserve MACAW CLAY LICK (Collpa Chuncho) 4 Days 3 Nights

Enjoy the Tambopata National Reserve for 4 days in the Amazon rainforest. Tambopata has a great environmental diversity, beautiful lakes, the macaw clay lick (Macaw Colpa) This reserve is one of the largest natural clay licks in the country with one of the highlights of the wildlife of Peru. Thousands of macaws and brightly colored parrots arrive daily at the cliffs to feed on mineral salts. Environmentalists claim that the great diversity of wildlife in TRZ is due to its location at the confluence of the Amazon lowland jungle with three other ecosystems. Here are at least 13 endangered species, including the jaguar, the giant otter, the ocelot, the harpy eagle and the giant armadillo.

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You will be picked-up at bus station or at the airport and transferred to our office at Tambopata Hostel for a tour briefing. In case you have large luggage, we suggest that you repack and store any items that are not required. You will be transferred by land by (4X4) wheeled truck to our destination that takes around 2 hours, reaching the banks of the Tambopata River. We will then take a half hour (depending on the water level) boat ride up river to "Collpas Tambopata Inn”. Upon arrival there will be a welcome reception followed by breakfast or lunch depending on the time of arrival. 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, among others. We will also climb a 53 m. canopy tower that has a fantastic panoramic view of the Amazon rainforest and where we will enjoy a magical sunset.

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We wake up very early, at 4:30 am, to go on an incredible journey by boat to the world's largest macaw clay lick “EL CHUNCHO”, 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 world's largest rodents, tapirs, and you can even see the most beautiful South American feline, jaguar, many of our clients are witnesses with photographic evidence of encounters with these beautiful mammals.

After our arrival to the macaw clay licks you will see hundreds of parrots of different species that come to eat clay adjacent to the river on the wall. We will settle in our chairs to wait for the beginning of one of the most beautiful natural sights of birds in the world. Parrots are followed by 3 of the most colorful species of macaws of America, reds and greens, blues and yellows come to gather to eat clay needed in their daily diet and eliminate toxins. On a good day of activity you will see hundreds of these wonderful animals flying over you. An experience for life! After that  we have to return to our lodge for breakfast and have free time. Before lunch we will walk through the botanical garden with a professional guide to see tropical fruits, timber and medicinal species in our área.

In the afternoon we will have the opportunity to kayak the Tambopata River where we will move silently along the river, so we will have more opportunity to observe the larger animals of the Tambopata Reserve. Late afternoon/evening: option to do another night walk or caiman spotting on the river.

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After breakfast, we will go to the mammal clay lick where you can appreciate different species of animals (tapir, capybara, wild pigs, sloths and more) feeding on salts and minerals that contain important digestive properties. Our guide will explain the different techniques and forms of hunting used by the locals. We will then return to the lodge where you will observe other wildlife including birds, butterflies, monkeys (such as spider, capuchin, squirrel and howler monkeys). Lunch will be served at the lodge After lunch, we will head to the Malinowski River to try our luck at fishing; a great place to catch piranhas, catfish and everything that nature can give us. Dinner will be served at the lodge in the evening and could include the fish that you caught

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If you have an early flight, our boat will take you back to Puerto Maldonado (after breakfast) with transfer to the airport terminal. If you have an afternoon or evening flight or bus, you have the option to stay longer at the lodge and visit our organic farm with there will be a guided tour on the variety of local crop plants including yucca, corn, sugar cane, oranges, banana, pineapple, bread tree and more. You can also taste the exotic fruits of the region depending on the season. Our guide will introduce you to medicinal plants that have been used by locals for generations to treat and heal wounds and illness. Our boat will take you back to Puerto Maldonado (after lunch or at 4:00 pm) with transfer to the airport/bus terminal or hotel accommodation.

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  • Bilingual and certified Tour Guide
  • A briefing about the trek with your guide the day before
  • Pick up from your accomodation
  • Motorboat transportation
  • Mineral Water in the Lodge
  • All entrance and permits included
  • Confortable Matrasses and mosquito nets
  • Zip Lining
  • Rubber boots to walk inside the jungle
  • Canopy Bridge walking
  • A professional Cook
  • 3 meals per day in the Maloka Lodgee
  • Accommodation: 3 nights in lodge Maloka
  • Radio communications
  • Roud Trip Bus cama (Cruz del Sur) Cusco – Puerto Maldonado – Cusco
  • Availability of meals to your preference (vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, pesquetarian, etc)
  • First Aid kit
  • Survivor T – Shirt for each member of the group.

Doesn’t includes:

  • Any flight nor airport departure taxes
  • Vaccination
  • Extra expense if you want to buy things during the tour
  • First Breakfast and last dinner
  • Tips for the team (Is not obligatory but if you wish to do it, it will be welcome).
  • Original Passport
  • Travel Insurance card (you have to le tus know the name of your Travel Insurance company and you travel Insurance Number)
  • A back pack
  • Rain coat or Rain Poncho
  • Cold Clothes (For the first and Second day)
  • Bottle of Water
  • Sandals
  • Bottle of Water
  • Flash Light with extra batteries
  • Insect Repellent (30% Deet as minimum Recommended)
  • Towel
  • Toilet Paper
  • Sun Block
  • Sun Glasses
  • Caps or Hats
  • Binoculares
  • Rain Pants
  • Medicines for Personal Use
  • Personal use stuff (Face moisturizer, Handsanitizer, Tooth brush and paste, etc)
  • Camera with extra bateries (electricity available in some lodges)
  • Extra money especially in soles to buy thing along the trek


Price for 2024 - 2025




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US$ 545 / Person

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