Tambopata Macaw Clay Licks - 5 Days

We will pick you up from the Bus terminal or airport then we will go to our main office to register where you can leave some things and take what is necessary. For the 5 day tour, we will start at 8:30 a.m. We will take our private transport for 2 hours to the port. Tambopata where our boat and motorist will be waiting for us to continue our trip to Tambopata River for 50 minutes where we will observe different species such as birds, turtles, capybaras, white caymans we have the opportunity to see the king of the jungle (Jaguar) who are taking the sun or tired on the beaches then we will arrive at our lodge we will welcome you with a typical aphrodisiac soft drink of the Amazonia accommodation in your respective room lunch In the afternoon we will take a walk in the primary forest full of millenary trees that coexist with many creatures like, insects, spiders, horribles, toads, butterflies, monkeys, and some mammals. After dinner, we will do a nocturnal activity with our lanterns to observe alligators, capybaras and maybe some feline that is near the river at night that they naturally hunt at night. After this activity return to our hostel to rest in their respective room.

Tambopata Amazon Tour 4 Days

Looking for an Amazon budget tour Peru? Explore the Tambopata National Reserve. Not only that, but save money too, now who can say no to that? Amazon tours offer you the chance to explore the rainforest and animals that reside here. See monkeys, black Caimans, Giant Otter, Macaws, and different species of birds. Furthermore the most spectacular clay-lick in the world. Definitely the best combination to enjoy the jungle with active comfortable and successful excursions.

Lodging and Activities on Budget Amazon Tour in Peru

We only use lodges that have the best location of the Tambopata River, bordering the Tambopata National Reserve. Therefore, easy to access to two oxbow lakes. Sachavacayoc is deep in the jungle, where you can take night walks looking for tapir and other interesting creatures. At night large Caymans and the 2 largest Macaw Clay Licks.

Smaller Groups on Amazon Budget Tours

A smaller group simply opens up your itinerary a little more. Making it more accessible, providing security and companionship and offering enriching experiences. (without dealing with complete strangers.)

Tours for Everyone

Because our tours are designed just for you. Travel with us and create a lifetime of memories. In a family or group of friends, see unique landscapes, enjoy observing the rarest and cheekiest wildlife. Simply relax, inhaling nature and get immersed in our culture and what the jungle has to offer.

So, we take great care to ensure that our tours are the best value for money in the business. We know that outstanding value means. Ensuring that all of the ingredients are right. Not just the price. Many of the inclusions in our tours are the result of years of careful research, to get the right balance of quality, and of course, adventure.

Do What You Like

You’re usually stuck with economical but congested guided tours, or excellent but expensive private itineraries when you choose most travel companies. You have the freedom to do what you like, without having to drain the wallet for the experience. So plenty of pennies spare, knowledgable and exciting tours, with you in charge of what you see. Sounds like a perfect opportunity, which surely you cannot miss.

Our guides speak some of the local languages from the area, so they will be able to navigate through every situation smoothly and comfortably. In many places.  You’ll have the choice to explore with new friends or discover the destination independently if you wish.

A Sustainable Approach

What makes Peru Amazon Travel operating tours to Tambopata so unique, is its ability to deeply touch and evolve the destinations it caters to. We have lodges in the heart of the rainforests which help protect the wildlife in it’s vicinities. We have a team of staff who hold to the high importance the respect of this glorious land on our doorstep. It is a part of our conservation projects adjacent to the park. An initiative that strives to sustain local communities. Environments for future generations in the Peruvian Amazon and it does its best to employ local people, and businesses wherever possible to help out the local economy.

The Highlight “Chuncho Clay Lick”

The clay lick is one of the largest in Tambopata it provides the chances to see at least 3 species of large and colourfull macaws than anywhere else in the world. The bright Reds and Greens, Scarlet, Blue and Yellow feathers stand out against the muddy wall. These birds are mostly macaws, though smaller parrots and mealies of all sorts group at the clay lick as well.

Day 1
Puerto Maldonado - Collpas Inn Lodge

We will start on the morning time and pick you up from your hotel, we will have 1 hour by minivan. The first part of the journey will be by the high way, and the second part will be by dirt route until we get to the Tambopata River, near the limit to the reserve. Our boat will be waiting for us to take us 25 minutes up the Tambopata river to get to our Lodge near to Chuncho Clay Lick, we will have good chances to spot capybaras and many shorebirds along the riverbank. Getting to the lodge we will get a welcome drink and the manager will explain us all we need to know about our lodge and its around.

After lunch, we will go for an introductory walk in first in a secondary growth forest and then in a primary forest full of huge trees and lianas and vines. At the same time, we will talk about the most important economic activities in this region. Chances to spot some Brown capuchin monkeys and squirrel monkeys will be more than possible.

When it is getting dark we will come back to our lodge to get our torches and go to our boat and we will do one of the most exciting activities… it will be the Caiman spotting, we will go to look for White and black Caimans along the river bank with a big spotlight, we might see more capybaras and we always have good chances to spot and ocelot or a jaguar by the river too.

Day 2
Collpas Inn Lodge - Chuncho Clay Lick

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 to get to Chuncho Clay Lick. Crossing the checkpoint. We will have all the sunrise just for us in the boat, and we will have really good chances to spot shorebirds, capybaras, White caimans, and why not mention … the jaguar or anacondas. Chances are slim but not impossible, if lucky, 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 Chuncho 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 to you the reason why every day the

All year round these birds go to the Chuncho Clay Lick, a cliff at the river edge to eat clay. We will spend from 6:30 am to 11:00 am approx. Our breakfast will be in front of the Chuncho Clay Lick.

At the end of this activity, in our way downriver to the lodge we will make a short stop in the checkpoint to learn more about the small museum that there is here, after this, we will continue toward our lodge to get unforgettable swimming in the stream or maybe 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”. These 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.

Day 3
Tambopata National Reserve

On Today we will get up early to take our boat by travel upstream the tambopata for 1 hour 20 minutes enjoying a wonderful sunrise with a chance to see the king of the jungle (Jaguar) or anaconda on the shores of our Tambopata National Reserve. we will reach the Clay lick. A comfortable giant blind, located few distance meters away from the Clay Lick enables you to have the best possible position for the show that will be displayed by the birds. The blind is located so close to the lick that you will not even need zoom on you cameras! As the sun rises over century-old trees, an explosion of life and color will burst before our eyes as hundreds of parrots and dozens of Macaws eat clay in order to get their right PH balance leveled. In groups of twos and threes the red-and-greed as well as scarlet Macaws come flapping in, landing in the treetops main The Macaws will finally decide to come down and make a colorful and noisy display on the naked banks, getting all the clay they can from the hard surface. While they feast on the sodium sediments, we have the unique opportunity to enjoy nothing but a healthy and remarkable breakfast as we watch the show (so yes, sit back and relax). After this activity we will take our boat to travel 2 hours upstream the tambopata then we will arrive at the (RESEARCH CENTER,) research center one of the best in the world to know the flora and fauna as. Monkeys, wild pigs, tapir, giant trees, medicinal trees after this activity we will return to our camp that is located limit of the Tambopata National Reserve of the Bahuaja Sonene National Park ; After dinner we will make a walk to see different species that come out at night to look for their food then we will return to our lodge.

Day 4
Tambopata National Reserve

We will wake up with the sounds of the birds and probably howler monkeys. Have breakfast and then we will go 30 minutes down the river to go for a fishing morning at the Gato stream. They are always hungry piranhas waiting for some meat we use as bate. The walk to get to the fishing spots, the big trees, some of the monkeys always around will be part of this activity. The stream is a really good place to swim too after we catch some piranhas, it is an unforgettable experience.

We will short walk to explain to you a little bit about the local farm. In the afternoon, we will walk to the mammal clay lick. We will probably have better chances to find howler monkeys, deer’s, wild pigs, and some other mammals feeding in this place. At the same time we will explain to you the different techniques about the hunting ways that exist in this area. At night, right after dinner, we can go to the river bank and make a fire-pit to talk about your time in the jungle. Maybe respond to some of the questions that you might have. If you want, your guide can tell you about local stories about the Tambopata Jungle

Day 5
Tambopata Reserve - Return Puerto Maldonado City

We will wake up in the same as the day before, have our breakfast with time. Prepare a packed box lunch for the boat. We will arrive at Puerto Maldonado in the morning time for the return journey.

The Trip Cost Includes

  • Accommodation on double bed room
  • Activities Listed in the Program
  • All meals included (vegetarian, vegan mentioned in advance)
  • Box lunch
  • Macaw Clay Lick Entrances Tickets
  • Professionally Local Guide
  • Rubber Boots
  • Snacks (fresh fruits, cookies, chocolate)
  • Touristic Transportation
  • Unlimited Purified Water

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • Alcoholic Drinks
  • Domestic Flights / Bus Tickets
  • Nights on Single Supplement

Frequently asked Questions

What I need for Packing List?

Here the things that you would need :
Insect repellent at least 40 % DEET
Personal hygiene products (toothpaste, soap)
Binoculars (Optional)
Flashlight and extra batteries
Backpack for daily activities
Clothing for outdoors (avoid bright-colored, orange, pink, red )
Socks (bring extra)
Undergarments (bring extra)
At least 1 pair of nylon shorts
T-shirts fast drying are best
Walking or sport shorts
1 pair lightweight pants (for mosquito protection)
1 lightweight long-sleeved shirt
1 windbreaker, poncho or rain jacket.

How I proceed to reserve a tour?

Please first contact Peru Amazon Travel , by email or phone to check on availability. Once we have confirmed that there is space on the tour, please fill out the registration form and mail it to Wild Watch Peru. It is very important that you read all the information in this document, and then make sure you sign and date the waiver at the end of the registration form. A 10 % of the trip price deposit is necessary to secure a space on the trip, this should be done a minimum 30 days before the trip start and the final payment should be done at maximum 2 day before the trip start.

• Full Name …………………….. (Scanned Copy of Passport)….
• Nationality and Passport Number ……….
• Age …………………………………
• Profession ……………………………..
• Dietary and medical restrictions…………………………………………………
• Arrival date and hotel in Cusco, if these are known to you ………..
• Next travel date after Manu trip …………………………….
• Your insurance details (name of the company, your registration number, contact telephone number) ……..
• Down payment of $ 100 via Pay Pal per person.

What payments method are accepted?

Pay Pal System
We also accept deposit payments via on secure online payment system sending your down payment to our email: info@peruamazontravel.us If you use this method please also add 6 %, which is what Pay Pal charges for its services. You must inform us of any payments made via email.

We also accept on last-minute bookings and payments in cash, American Dollars and Peruvian soles are accepted. The payment can be arranged upon your arrival to Cusco while we meet at our office or your hotel in Town.

Credit Card.

We accept the major credit card, Visa, Master Card, and others, this option is available once you are already in Cusco, so payment should be made from the physical card while meeting at our office or your hotel in town, card fees and taxes are not included in the global prices.

*The final payment is required two weeks before departure. We apologize if this presents any inconvenience and we are happy to discuss the possibilities to find the most convenient alternative for you.

Recommendations againts tropical diseases?

Mosquitos (Malaria, Leishmania, Botflies, dengue)

Prevention its the keyword, always wear long-sleeved shirts and long trousers, Use insect repellent if mosquitoes are seen or heard (or always ), sleep under the mosquito net provided. repellent on shirt and trousers is good advice, Be aware of long term effects even month later.

What about Malaria treatment?

Though it only is a small risk, it is possible you get infected with malaria in Manu, and we recommend you take prophylaxis when going on one of our tours.
The yellow fever situation is about the same. Moreover, yellow fever is almost always lethal therefore it is required that one receives the yellow fever vaccination at least ten days before entering Manu

What are the cancelations policies?

Cancellation by a tour participant minor or equal to 30 days prior to the departure date will result in NOT refund of the Booking Deposit (100 USD) from Peru Amazon Travel. However, this deposit can transferable for any other trip or the same trip requested in the different date of departure along the season, this should be requested by email to info@peruamazontravel.us minimum 30 days before the original departure date.


Peru Amazon Travel, acts only as an agent for the passenger in regard to travel, whether by airplane, bus, van, train, or boat, and assume no liability for injury, damage, loss, accident, delay, or irregularity which may be occasioned either by reason of defect in any vehicle or for any reason whatsoever or through the acts or default of any company or person engaged in conveying the passenger or in carrying out the arrangements of the tour.
Peru Amazon Travel can accept no responsibility for losses or additional expenses due to delay or changes in air or other services, sickness, weather, strike, war, quarantine, or other causes. All such losses or expenses will have to be borne by the passenger, as tour rates provide for arrangements only for the time stated.
The right is reserved to substitute Lodges of similar category for those indicated and to make any changes in the itinerary where deemed necessary or caused by changes in air schedules or weather. The right is reserved to cancel any tour prior to departure, in which case full refund will constitute full settlement to the passenger. The right is reserved to substitute leaders on any tour. Where this is necessary, a notification will be given to tour members.
No refund will be made for any unused portion of the tour unless arrangements are made insufficient time to avoid penalties.
The prices of the tours are based on tariffs and exchange rates in effect January 2019 and are subject to adjustment in the event of any change therein. The right is reserved to decline to accept or to retain any person as a member of any tour. Baggage is at owner’s risk entirely. Prior to acceptance on any tour, the participant must read and sign a liability waiver included in the registration form.

Any is access to ATM along the Trip?

There is not ATM so its recommended to withdraw money from the cash machines at the airport upon your landing to Puerto Maldonado aiport, it’s recommended small bills to purchase any cold drinks, alcoholic beverages at the lodges and for tipping the Staff

What is the number of people on fixed departure tour?

Good things come in small packages, which is why we keep our group sizes down. This means we’re small enough to remain flexible as we thread our way through nature without scaring wildlife away. On most of our trips, you’ll be part of an intimate group of 2 – 6 people, though our group sizes are on average 8 people. Our Overland trips are in purpose-built vehicles that can carry up to 7 travelers. Group sizes are displayed on each trip’s overview page on our website.

Is safe to go swimming?

It mostly sounds a possible activity while staying outside of the Manu Reserved Zone, Safe if your guide says so, Small Caymans are not likely to attacks (a single case of Black Caimans have been reported within Manu along the years) Piranhas are not a problem, don’t pee in the water while swimming, though, You seldom attract the small candiru fish and they might mistake your body openings for the gill openings of a big catfish.
Always makes your guides swim first to prove that it is really safe.

What are the poisonous snakes?

Scary if seen, but snakes are rare and there are about six fatal species in the region, coral snakes are not likely to attack, especially not because their fangs are not big enough for it (between your toes is the most likely the place, so don’t walk on sandals along the trails ) Bushmasters might be aggressive, they are territorial and nocturnal and will strike for the heat, just above boots, don’t lower your bumps in the bushes without checking them.
Radio – collared bushmasters have been reported to sleep within half a meter from a trail where tourists walked by without noticing the snake, so don’t walk off the trails without guidance.

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Trip Facts

  • Wildlife Observation, Nature Walks , Motor Boat Journey, Night Walks, Macaw Clay Licks
  • Large Macaws, Monkeys, Capibara,Hoatzin, Spiders, Large Caymans, Jaguar
  • Tambopata
  • Moderate - Lowland Rainforest
  • 2 People Minimun / Max 7 participants
  • Minivan & Motor Boat

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