FULL DAY MACAW CLAY LICK

Puerto Maldonado day tours

CLAY LICK TOURS
WILDLIFE & NATURE LOVERS
CLAY LICK TOURS
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CLAY LICK TOURS
WILDLIFE & NATURE LOVERS
CLAY LICK TOURS
TAMBOPATA RIVER - PERU AMAZON PERU
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DESCRIPTION

Morning’s meeting at the greatest macaws and parrots salt lick located on the Tambopata River. The sight of many-colorful birds over the cliff face. 

  • With just enough time for a small sip of a strong coffee before we get on board. The journey will take us upstream to the Tambopata National Reserve. A dazzling sunrise on the go. 
  • Then we make a stop at the checkpoint, just to check-in the Tambopata Reserve.
  • As we cross further into the Reserve. One can notice the vegetation dramatically changes. The river becomes wider and its water level shallower. We start to see more birds by the shores such us fishing birds, as well as birds of prey, We might get to see the first macaws couples targeting towards the main salt lick area.
  • In general, big mammals are not frequently seen. Nevertheless this particular boat trip can break down the preconceptions and overcome certain beliefs about mammals sightings. We expect very little chances of jaguar encounters, also small groups of capybaras along the river banks or they could just perfectly hide in the the thickness of the vegetation. 
  • Once upon arrival to the salt lick area, we hike towards the hiding place strategically located to keep a reasonable distance to the main clay lick spot. 
  • Your knowledgeable guide will point out all species of parrots and macaws flying around, as well as those landing on the tree tops.
  • Awaiting for the peak time of the activity, dozens of macaws will go down to the clay lick. There will be great opportunities for taking high quality photos with the professional birding scopes we took with us.
  • We will enjoy a nutritious breakfast watching the colorful display.
  • After all, we will turn back to the boat to sail downstream searching for wild animals along the River Tambopata.
  • We will have lunch at the eco-lodge by the river. 
  • In the afternoon, we will go on doing a jungle walk. We will hike in primary forest to see old-giant trees in the trail system of the lodge. 
  • At sunset we go back to the river port to take the transportation back to Puerto Maldonado.

Wildlife checklist we would see on this tour.

  • Red and green macaw
  • Blue and Yellow macaw 
  • Scarlet macaw
  • Chestnut-fronted macaw
  • Red-bellied macaw
  • Blue-headed macaw (uncommon)
  • Mealy parrot
  • Yellow-crowned parrot
  • Orange-cheeked parrot
  • White-bellied parrot
  • White-eyed parakeet
  • Dusky-headed parakeet 
  • Cobalt-winged parakeet 
  • Orinoco goose 
  • Snowy egret 
  • Capped heron 
  • Cocoi Heron
  • Great black hawk
  • Osprey
  • Jaguar (very rare)
  • Capybara
  • Brown capuchin monkey
  • Red howler monkey
  • Dusky titi monkey
  • White cayman 
  • Side-necked turtle

Why do Parrots and Macaws eat clay?

It has been registered so far parrots, macaws in the Amazon Basin after consuming specific seeds that contain toxic alkaloid compounds enough to kill other animals. They go to eat the clay from exposed river banks which is thought to neutralize these toxins. … even though some species of macaws that consume more seeds, which potentially have more toxins, do not use clay licks more than species that eat a greater proportion of flowers or fruit in their diets.

What is the differences between a Macaw and Parrot?

  • Bare skin on face reaching down to the base of the beak.
  • Distinctly longer tails.
  • Most wild macaws are endangered.
  • Comparatively large.
  • Mostly brightly colored.
  • Feeds off same sources as parrots, along with leaves, flowers, stems and even cases of eating clay.
  • Nest in tree hollows or some times riverbank holes.
  • One brood of 1-2 eggs per year.
  • Head covered with feathers, cere around the nostrils.
  • Tails proportionate to the body length.
  • Many wild populations are dismissed.
  • Range in size from small pygmy parrots to large macaws.
  • Range from dull coloration to very bright colors.
  • Feed off seeds, nuts, fruits, insects.
  • Nest in burrows or cavities.
  • Lays 6-9 eggs, two or three times a year.
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  • Bare skin on face reaching down to the base of the beak.
  • Distinctly longer tails.
  • Most wild macaws are endangered.
  • Comparatively large.
  • Mostly brightly colored.
  • Feeds off same sources as parrots, along with leaves, flowers, stems and even cases of eating clay.
  • Nest in tree hollows or some times riverbank holes.
  • One brood of 1-2 eggs per year.
  • Head covered with feathers, cere around the nostrils.
  • Tails proportionate to the body length.
  • Many wild populations are dismissed.
  • Range in size from small pygmy parrots to large macaws.
  • Range from dull coloration to very bright colors.
  • Feed off seeds, nuts, fruits, insects.
  • Nest in burrows or cavities.
  • Lays 6-9 eggs, two or three times a year.

Highlights on this tour

  • Visit a must-see natural wonder. The known largest salt lick for large species of parrots and macaws in the world.
  • Journey to the heart of the Tambopata National Reserve you’ll increase your chances to find big mammals such us Jaguar and Capybaras along the river banks.
  • Exiting boat trip along the Tambopata River looking for wild animals.
  • Jungle walks, exploration of the trail system into pristine rainforest in Tambopata jungle.
  • Specialized professional photography task

General information of the tour

  • Start time 3:30 am.
  • Length time: from 3:30 am – 18:00 pm.
  • Booking confirmation 24 hours in advance.
  • Knowledgeable english speaking tour guide.
  • Small groups max. 10 people per one tour guide.
  • This tour is accessible for wheelchairs. (needs to book a private tour)
  • Public toilets or facilities in the area. (✔)
  • You will be picked up by the living room of your hotel, then the taxi will drive you to the river port.
  • Cancellation 48 hours before the tour, free of charge

Useful Info

  • You’ll visit an important conservation area belonging to the Peruvian government. Be conscious, friendly and respect the rules.    
  • We recommend to dress up according to the activity.
  • Wild animals warn each others about suspicious movements, Move quietly.
  • Bring enough water to keep rehydrated. You’ll do quick stops to buy water, carry with you a reusable bottle.      
  • Whether conditions such as rainy days (from December – April) and cold-fronts (May-August) may affect the activity’s performance.
  • The boat has a roof covering. Nonetheless you should always carry rain gears or jackets.
  • The range of temperatures on this tour fluctuates between 24 – 38 degrees celsius (75 – 100 ºF ). Bring extra sunscreen  protection.
  • Mosquitos frequently occur near the riverbanks. We recommend to carry with you some bug spray in your daypack.
  • This tour is highly in demand. You might find other people. We recommend you to respect and follow your guide advises.
  • Wildlife are very sensitive of the camera flashes, they are also to reflective coating.
  • We managed to provide indispensable field instruments to increase your experience during the activity, please follow the guidelines for proper usage of them.
  • We recommend you to take long-range lenses for professional pictures.

Includes

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Boat ride.
  • Specialized english speaking guide.
  • Birding scopes.
  • Wildlife field guide charts.
  • Entrance ticket to Tambopata National Reserve
  • Food (breakfast-lunch, vegetarian option available with request)
WATCH A COMPILATION OF THE PARROTS AND MACAWS IN TAMBOPATA

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Puerto Maldonado Weather

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Puerto Maldonado City
26/05/2020, 18:25
Partly sunny
Partly sunny
29°C
real feel: 33°C
current pressure: 1010 mb
humidity: 61%
wind speed: 1 m/s SE
sunrise: 05:50
sunset: 17:17
 

Puerto Maldonado altitude is 224 m a.s.l.

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