Macaw Clay Lick Tambopata 4 days / 3 nights

Highlights -> caiman watching, tour of the Tambopata National Reserve, jungle trekking learning about flora and fauna, observation of monkeys, birds and caimans / alligators.


Day 1:

Arrival at the airport or bus station and transfer to the office of Monte Amazonico Lodge and your Tour Operator Carlos Expeditions for our final tour briefing before departing on our adventure. In case you have a lot of luggage, we suggest you repack to keep the items you don’t need and take enough for the trip.

Land transfer (4X4) by wheeled van to our destination for about 2 hours to get to the banks of the Tambopata River, if it is by river it will take more than 6 hours (information only). In this place we will take a boat to the lodge «Monte Amazonico – Tambopata». Welcome and breakfast or lunch depending on the time of arrival.

In the afternoon we will take an introductory walk to 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.

Day 2:

We wake up early, at 4:30 am, to leave for the largest macaw clay lick in the world the CHUNCHO, a trip of approximately 1:30 am, by boat, on the way we will have the incredible opportunity to see species such as capybara, which is the largest rodent in the world, tapirs, and you can even see the most beautiful South American feline, the jaguar, many of our clients are witnesses with photographic evidence of encounters with these beautiful mammals.

After arriving at the macaw clay lick, you will see hundreds of different species of parrots that come to eat clay adjacent to the river wall. We will settle into our saddles as we wait for one of the most beautiful natural bird spectacles in the world to begin. The parrots are followed by the 3 most colorful species of macaws in the Americas, the red and green, blue and yellow macaws gather to eat the clay needed in their daily diet and eliminate toxins. On a good day of activity you will see hundreds of these wonderful animals flying overhead. An experience of a lifetime.

After breakfast, our boat takes us to transport us back to Puerto Maldonado and we will transfer to the port where we will take the boat for an hour until we arrive at our lodge, welcoming us with a refreshing fruit juice from our region. Accommodation is provided.

After lunch, we visit the «Monkey Island», located in front of our lodge on the other side of the Madre de Dios River, where we find different species of monkeys that live on the island, those species are the brown capuchin, the squirrel monkey and the saddleback tamarin; and return to the Lodge.

In the afternoon we will go looking for caimans, the white caimans are typically found on the sandbanks in the Madre de Dios River for which it will be necessary to bring a flashlight. Also, we may see some capybaras, back to the lodge, dinner and rest.

Day 3:

After breakfast 3 km hike. In the middle of the dense rainforest and we head to Sandoval Lake (piranha habitat) one of the largest in the Tambopata National Reserve and ride in a rowboat where we will appreciate many birds of different species (shansho, cormorants, jacanas, puma heron, vultures, howler monkey, brown capuchin monkey, tamarins and sloths). We may meet the endangered family of giant river otters (almost two meters long) and return to the lodge to enjoy a typical lunch.

In the afternoon we will have one more opportunity to walk where we will be able to appreciate a diversity of species of insects, amphibians, reptiles and other nocturnal animals. – Dinner and rest.

Day 4:

5:30 a.m. in the morning jungle and a short walk to our canopy walkway, about 30 meters high, allowing us to appreciate nature from as high as possible, we will also have a panoramic view of the Madre de Dios River. From the platforms observe different species of birds, including toucans, macaws, tanagers, oropendolas, it is sure to be a wonderful experience.

Breakfast and return to the city, transfer to the airport and/or bus station.


  • Accommodation
  • Guided
  • Transportation (airport -Lodge -airport)
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner).


  • Bar consumption (alcoholic beverages)
  • Entrance fee to the Tambopata National Reserve $ 24 dollars per person.
  • Tips.


  • Binoculars.
  • Camera equipment, bring your long lens!
  • Long, light-colored, light-weave cotton pants.
  • Long sleeved, tightly woven, light colored cotton shirts
  • Ankle-high hiking boots and sneakers.
  • Flashlight (headlamp) with batteries.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Wide-brimmed hat.
  • Rain suit or poncho.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Small denomination bills.
  • Small backpack.
  • Sneakers or sandals for walking around the huts.
  • Insect repellent.


The prices indicated are per person in US dollars. The entrance fee contributes directly to the maintenance of the Tambopata National Reserve by the Peruvian Government.

Macaw Clay lick & Sandoval Lake
4 days / 3 night
U$435.00 per person


To confirm the reservation a payment of U$D 50.00 (Fifty dollars) is required in advance and the balance can be paid before the start of the activity. Payment is subject to our cancellation and refund policy.

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