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Chuncho Macaw Clay Lick

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Address: Tambopata National Reserve, Peru
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5117196422
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The large macaw clay lick is located in the Tambopata National Reserve, on...

The large macaw clay lick is located in the Tambopata National Reserve, on the left side of Tambopata River. It is famous for its great wildlife spectacle, and considered as the largest in the Peruvian Amazon. Every morning when the sun clears thousands of parrots, macaws and parakeets start a ritual: eating clay along the riverbanks.

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
farima2015
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Montreal, Canada
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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 tour operator offers the visit of Chuncho Macaw Clay lick, they are not the only... More 

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 close pictures. Absolutely amazing. Yes, you have to get up before the crack of dawn... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are going to this area, please make sure you go! You have to get up at the crack of dawn....but then you get to see sun rise which is amazing.

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Jarvisburg, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

You have to see it to believe it! We saw eight different types of macaws and parrots here and there were just hundreds of them flying around for hours. A must-see in the Puerto Maldonado area.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

The area we were allowed to view from was too far from the actual clay lick. The area that the research people had was much better - our guide said we couldn't go there but we did anyways.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

A reasonably quick boat trip from the Wasai lodge and about a 40 minute hike (easy) to get to the Clay Lick. Not sure if we were lucky but there were a massive number of Macaws and other bird life. The noise, the colour, the movement - an amazing experience. A must see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

So we had to get up really early to get to the clay lick but it was well worth the trip. There were hundreds of macaws and parrots. Our guide brought along a spotting scope that was a big help. Other people went to a closer clay lick and had a good experience as well. You may not need to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

we stopped at this clay lick on the way to stay at the Tambopata Research Centre. It was so beautiful to see all of the different coloured macaws flying around, and stopping to eat the clay.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

The journey to this claylick can be long depending where you stay. You are about 120m from the claylick and hence you will need binoculars. If you want to photograph the macaws then you need a lens with a minimum focal length of 600mm. We were there for 3 hours and the birds landed on the claylick for a maximum... More 

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