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Chuncho Macaw Clay Lick

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Address: Tambopata National Reserve, Peru
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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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A must do activity

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 have a camera with a good telescopic view can can see so much more.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 (really red, blue & green), all hanging off the cliffs, screeching to each other and... More 

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Rainforest E, Guest Relations Manager at Chuncho Macaw Clay Lick, responded to this review

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 wishes, The Rainforest Team More 

Leiden, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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. We were able to use my smartphone to take really good and sharp pictures of... More 

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Rainforest E, Guest Relations Manager at Chuncho Macaw Clay Lick, responded to this review

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 Rainforest Team More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Rainforest E, Guest Relations Manager at Chuncho Macaw Clay Lick, responded to this review

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

Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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 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 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 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 18 December 2016

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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