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Chuncho Macaw Clay Lick

#1 of 6 things to do in Tambopata National Reserve Features Animals
Av. Leon velarde # 122 | Boulevard Plaza de Armas, Tambopata National Reserve, Peru
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Didn't go!

Our guide decided on his own that my friend and I were "too slow" for the rest of the group. So, he... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
SRM45040
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Mason, Ohio
Macaw & Parrot Spotting

We saw at least 6 different species of Macaw as well as other parrots and birds - it could also be... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
GWN1960
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Huntington, New York
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This is the largest macaw clay lick on earth, hundreds of macaws and parrots gather toguether to eat clay every day, the 3 large speciesof psitacis present in Peru come to this place to eat clay, they love the sunny days but even in rainy days or cloudy, they will come, may not eat the clay but will alays go to this place so is easy to watch. This clay lick warrantys all the species of large macaws, there are other clay licks in the area, each one far away of each other. But , not all of them have the visit of the 3 large species of macaws and 11 more species of parrots. With not doubt this macaw clay lick is the best in the world to watch this unique natural show in the amazon jungle.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
14 Mar 2017
“A must do activity”
3 Mar 2017
“Amazing bird watching experience”
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Av. Leon velarde # 122 | Boulevard Plaza de Armas, Tambopata National Reserve, Peru
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Our guide decided on his own that my friend and I were "too slow" for the rest of the group. So, he told us to report for breakfast after which we'd be taken to the airport. The Inotawa gave us a refund of $100 but...More

Thank SRM45040
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We saw at least 6 different species of Macaw as well as other parrots and birds - it could also be renamed the insect lick as you are more than likely to get landed upon by many various types of insects. As we had a...More

1  Thank GWN1960
tambopatadventure, Director Comercial at Chuncho Macaw Clay Lick, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2017

Dear Customer, we are working with the managers and specialist of the national reserve in order to impruve the service at this special place, unfortunately we can not do much about the bugs, they are part of the adventure and as you said, a good...More

Reviewed 15 March 2017

Really enjoyed watching from a 'blind' to see the Macaws feeding on the clay lick. Our guide had a telescope (as you are quite a distance away really) so we could watch them a lot better. We also saw Tucan in the trees. It you...More

1  Thank eliza836
Reviewed 4 March 2017

This is a fabulous place deep in the jungle, where you can see scores of macaws gathering to eat the clay that neutralizes the acidity of the seeds in their diet. We saw at least three species--blue and yellow, scarlet (red, blue, yellow) and red-green...More

1  Thank Goodwin D
Rainforest E, Guest Relations Manager at Chuncho Macaw Clay Lick, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2017

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write your review! We are so happy to read that you enjoyed your experience in Tambopata, and we are glad that you came along with us and were able to see this spectacular nature phenomenon. Best...More

Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

The visit didn't disappoint... Not by a long shot :) It was beautiful. As the morning mist started to clear, many Macaws showed theselves, squabbling and licking the clay 'til their heart's content. Our guide Nilthon showed us a trick with the binoculars he brought....More

Thank Remboman
Rainforest E, Guest Relations Manager at Chuncho Macaw Clay Lick, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2017

Dear Guest, Reading that you had the chance to enjoy these beautiful birds in their native habitat makes us very happy. Glad that you were able to take some good shots and keep this memories for ever! Thank you for traveling with us! Best, The...More

Reviewed 30 January 2017

We visited this on our way to the Tambopata Research Center. It was a visual symphony and a cacophony of sound. A chance in a life time not to be missed. Although do understand nature has its own rhythm.

1  Thank Hardworkingteacher
Rainforest E, Guest Relations Manager at Chuncho Macaw Clay Lick, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2017

Dear Guest, We are very happy that these memories will be with you always! Thank you for leaving your comments. Best, The Rainforest Team

Reviewed 23 January 2017

Take a decent Camera and just enjoy the moment our guide showed us a trick of using binoculars as a zoom on an iPhone to take pictures

Thank Freeman5802
Reviewed 5 January 2017

unforgettable experience. it was my first experience seeing so many colorful birds flying all together and getting together on the clay wall.

Thank farima2015
Reviewed 29 December 2016

We watch the Macaw Clay lick on our way to the Tambopata research center. It is amazing and worth the visit. It should be noted that the link/website that Tripadvisor listed for this place actually goes to an independent tour operator. Although it seems this...More

Thank Fangkai Y
Reviewed 21 December 2016

If you like animals in their natural habitat you will love this place. We went with Tambopata Research Center and it was AMAZING. They have telescopes that they set up and then you can use your cell phone camera through the telescope and get up...More

Thank obaj
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jackieneon
What tour company did you use to see the birds?
26 February 2017|
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Response from Rainforest E | Property representative |
Thank you for asking. We are Rainforest Expeditions and manage three lodges in the Tambopata area, which have access to the macaw claylicks of Chuncho and Colorado. Contact us for an experience of a lifetime!
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worldtravel1985
how far are you away from the clay lick when taking photos ? what is the best lens to take to get the best photos please ?
1 October 2015|
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Response from Rainforest E | Property representative |
Hello, thank you for your questions. We recommend lenses from 400mm and above. When we visit the Chuncho clay-lick, we are about 100 meters from the edge of where the birds perch, this is a unique and the best place to see... More
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