Amazon Peru Macaw Clay Lick
Amazon Peru Macaw Clay Lick: The Amazon basin encompasses 7 million km2, of which 5.5 million km2 are covered by rainforest. The Amazon rainforest is home to incredibly diverse flora and fauna, with the highest numbers of bird, frog, butterfly and tiger beetle species in the world. Here is also one of the highest levels of tree diversity globally, with more than 200 species per hectare. This complex, highly biodiverse ecosystem is extremely susceptible to damaging environmental pressures such as industrial development, agriculture, logging, poaching and climate change.
There are over 500 recorded species of bird in the Amazon rainforest of southeast Peru, including up to 20 species of macaw and parrot. Macaws serve as “flagship species” for the ecosystem, being regarded as a quintessential symbol of the Amazon rainforest and its conservation. Although classified as species of Least Concern (IUCN Red List), the blue-and-yellow macaw (Ara ararauna) and the scarlet macaw (Ara macao) populations in particular are dwindling. This could be a result of fewer nesting sites through logging activities, lack of sufficient nutrients and low fledging rates. These threats, and macaws’ naturally low reproductive rates, mean that research is crucial in order to determine the steps required to conserve these species.
- Length: 2 Days/1Nights
- Type of service: Private or Group
- Location: Southern Peru, Madre de Dios Department, Puerto Maldonado, Tambopata National Reserve,
- Activities: Mcaw clay-lick, Hiking .Tambopata Reserve
- Altitude: 400 – 3,600 m.a.s.l.
- Best time to visit: All Year
- Departure: Every day
- Minimum of participants: 2
- Maximum of participants: 10
- Price per person:
DETAILED ITINERARY FOR TRAVEL AMAZON PERU TAMBOPATA
- Amazon Peru Tamabopta Reserve Center
- Amazon Peru Macaw Clay Lick
TOURS DAY 1:Amazon Peru Tamabopta Reserve Center
We will start at 8:00 am from our Hostel or we can pass to pick you up from your hotel, we will have 2 hour by cay in a 4X4, the first part will be by the high way and the second part will be in a 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, we will have good chances to spot capybaras and many shore birds along the river bank, 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 grow 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 always possible.
When is getting dark we will come back to our lodge to get our torch and go to our boat and we will do one of the most exiting activities… it will be the Cayman spotting, we will go to look for White and black Caymans along the river bank with a big spot light, we might see more capybaras and we always have good chances to spot and ocelot or a jaguar by the river too.
TOURS DAY 2: Amazon Peru Macaw Clay Lick
We will wake up around 5:00am, we will get a hot drinks 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.
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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 can take our boat for 30 minutes down the river to go for a fishing afternoon at the Gato stream, there are always hungry piranhas waiting for some meat that would be our bate, 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 you a Little bit about the local farm.
In the afternoon around 4:00pm will start our way back to Puerto Maldonado, First 15 minutes up river by boat and then 2 hours by car.
Included for Amazon Peru Macaw Clay Lick 2 days:
- A professional naturalist Tour Guide;
- Motorboat transportation:
- Private vehicle land transportation;
- Meals: 1x Breakfast, 1x Lunch, 1x Dinner and drinking water (Please note: vegetarian option upon request for no extra cost!);
- Accommodation: 1 Nights in Lodges;
- First aid kit, including a poison extractor, mosquito bite treatment and an antidote for a snake bite;
- Radio communications;
- Rubber boots.
Not Included for Amazon Peru Macaw Clay Lick 2 days:
- Any flight nor airport departure taxes;
- Travel insurance;
- Entrance fees to the Tambopata Reserve
- Breakfast on the first day and Last day Lunch
- Tips to local staff.
What you Need to Bring to Amazon Peru Macaw Clay Lick 2 days:
- 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),
- 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,
- Small towel,
- Toilet paper,
- Sun cream,
- 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.