TOURS MACAW CLAY LICK AND SANDOVAL LAKE
ACTIVITIES / MACAW CLAY LICK CHUNCHO
Our programs macaw clay lick chuncho include wel rounded activities comprised of aspects of nature and culture of the Tambopata rainforest. In addition, we offer a variety of special interest activities and programs, with the aim of meeting specific expectations and interests of our guests. Keep in mind the composition of our programs can be customized by adding days, changing activities, or by including a specialist or private guide.
A 3 Km trail where your guide will show you the best from the jungle, the secondary forest, full of fast growing tres, “balsa Wood and cecropias” and then the primary forest, never have been cut down by men, huge trees and lianes, palm trees, stranguler figs, Brasil nut trees, rubber trees, kapok and many more as simbiotic relation chips betwen ants, insects and birds with the Jungle.
Also your guide will talk to you about the most important economic activities in this región, “gold mining, selective logging, agriculture, Brasil nut harvesting and ecoturism” will be good to know the details of each one.
1 km trail where your guide will explain you the most important uses of the local medicine, “the quina quina” the plant for the Malaria, the “uña de gato” well know all over the world, “wasai” good for kidneys problems, “the ajosquiro” natural mosquito repellent and the “Ayahuasca” the master plant for hillers and shamans in the Amazon will be just a few of the many palnts that your guide will talk to you and see and taste some of them.
Mammal Clay lick.
Only 10 minutes from the lodge, we will be able to take a seat and wait for some of the mammals and rodents that congregate to this spot all year around to get the minerals in their daily diet, being quiet we will increase our chances to see and take pictures even a Tapir at the Claylick.
The Gato Stream:
Only 30 minutes down river there is living the Ramirez family better now as “el gato”, a very nice place to get a swim, to visit a local farm and also 20 minutes walking we can get to the piranhas fishing spots, recommended place to go for a full morning or a full afternoon.
The cayman spotting:
One of the high lights, the activity will be at night, with your guide and with an expert boat driver we will go down or up river looking for the reflexion of the cayman eyes along the river bank, we will see the head and the whole body, small and big ones, White, duarff and probbably black caymans, your guide will explain you every Little thing good to know about this prehistory reptail. We might see something else at night.
Getting our flashlights, long pants and long sleeved t-shirts will be recommended by your guide. We will go quiet, slowly, looking every single plant and trunk looking for insects, bugs, spiders, tarantula, tree forgs, maybe a snake or an armadillo or a Tapir will be part of this unforgettable experience walking at night.
Chuncho Macaw clay lick:
Getting up early in the morning, having a coffee and taking our boat one hour up river into the RESERVE, we will get to the amazing spot where many, many birds everyday congregate to this Cliff, Your guide with his field guide, binoculars and a Swarovski spotting scope will explain you every single detail of why the birds and others animals all year around come early in the morning to this spot. You will learn The theories and what is proved about the Parrots and macaws.
I like to say, in the way to get and back from this place, we have a 25% of probbabilities to spot a jaguar or an Anaconda along the river bank, this is according to our last guides reports.
Colorado Macaw Clay lick “Tambopata Research Center”
2 and a half hour from our lodge up the Tambopata River, right in the Limit between the Reserve and the Park is located the Largest Macaw Clay Lick in the World, in a good Morning over 12 different species can be spotted eating clay in 3 different spot at the same time. There are people from all over the world who comes to help in the macaw Project which is since 1989. The trails around the Tambopata Research center is something that we should not miss during our visit to this place. “ wild pigs, spiders and howler monkeys very easy to spot”