Short Description of the Tambopata Amazon Nature Wildlife.
The Macaws feed on fruits, some leaves and flower nectar, but their ecological niche is unripe seeds. Many unripe seeds contain toxins, especially tannins, which cause stomach problems for macaws. They need to visit salt licks, rich in salts, to neutralize the toxins. In native quechua language these licks are known as “Copas”, which means salty clays. In Tambopata and Manu, typical areas of macaw salt licks are the (Scheelea butyracea) palm trees, known as Shebonal. Few nutrients, a high concentration of aluminium, and little organic material characterize these areas. There is poor drainage due to the high concentration of clay in the ground. Thus, during the rainy season, the areas easily get flooded and during the dry season clay bricks form.
Tambopata Nature Wildlife Macaw Clay Lick .
- Length: 3Days/2 Nights
- Type of service: Private or Group
- Location:Southern Peru, Madre de Dios Department, Puerto Maldonado, Tambopata National Reserve,
- Activities: Expeditions Reserve, Chuncho Macaw Lick, night walking, piranha fishing, Sandoval Lake, Tambopata reserve
- Altitude: 183 – 250 m.a.s.l.
- Best time to visit: Every Day
- Departure: Every day
- Minimum of participants :2
- Maximum of participants: 10
- Price per person: USD
Quick Itinerary of the Natrure wildlife – Tambopata
DAY 1: Puerto Maldonado to Tamabopata Amazon Nature Wildlife
DAY 2: Tambopata Nature Wildlife to Macaw Clay lick – Fishing and Walk
DAY 3: Reserva Tambopata Amazon Nature Back To Puerto Maldonado City[tab: ITINERARY TOURS]
ITINERARY TO NATURE WILDLIFE TAMBOPATA CLAY LICK
Puerto Maldonado to Tamabopata Amazon Nature Wildlife .
Your guide will be waiting at the airport and take you to our office located about 5 minutes away from the city of Puerto Maldonado. Here we will record and do some last minute shopping for things we could have forgotten such as batteries or ponchos.ect. We now take ground transportation for 2 hours then begin a journey in a motorized boat along the Tambopata River for 10 minutes to reach our lodge, on the way we can also observe many species of birds like herons, cormorants, wild turkeys, Hoatzin, vultures, kingfishers, eagles, caracaras, etc., also alligators, turtles and capybaras (the largest rodent the world) sunning on the banks of the river. Arrival at the lodge, after settling into our comfortable rooms, do a night walk where some animals are active during the night such as is possible: night monkeys, frogs, tarantulas, scorpions..etc. Return to the lodge for dinner. We sleep in our comfortable lodge.
Tambopata Nature Wildlife to Macaw Clay lick – Fishing and Walk
We leave our lodge very early and later arrive near the mouth of the river Malinowski. Where is located the next stall “Malinowski” control. We also have the ability to use the bathrooms or visit the interpretation center.
During our trip we will witness the change in the environment. The Tambopata now flows faster and fans at several arms that create floodplain forest covered islands, lined with large pebble beaches. Perfect for watching orinoco geese, cormorants, caimans and capybaras places.
The Lick Chuncho Lick is a bank of approximately ten meters of mud atop a side arm of the Tambopata River, where several species of parrots, macaws and parakeets gather a magic screen. The most famous visitor is the magnificent scarlet macaw.
These birds have to meet every morning to feed on the clay before flying in search of fruits and seeds in the jungle. This show lasts one to three hours and follows a specific order. First come the smaller species such as parakeets and parrotlets parrots appear later eventually be followed by significantly larger macaws bring this fantastic explosion of color and sound to a fitting end. Then return to the lodge for lunch, after lunch we will visit “The Cat” where we can swim in a waterfall, then we fish in this cascade. Return to the lodge for dinner. After dinner we will go with the motorized boat to see caimans and they are more visible at night using our flashlights. Return to the lodge where we spend the night at our comfortable lodge.
Reserva Tambopata Amazon Nature Wildlife Back To Puerto Maldonado City
After breakfast we travel 10 minutes by boat, then take our ground transportation, 2 hours to return to Puerto Maldonado, from there to the airport and / or bus
Inclueded in the Tour Tambopata Amazon Nature Wildlife.
Transport MotorBoat and car
Transfer Round Trips
Meals: 2x Breakfast, 2x Lunch 2x Dinner and drinking water (Note: vegetarian option on request at no additional cost);
Accommodation: 2 nights in the lodge;
First aid kit, including a venom extractor, treating mosquito bite and an antidote for snakebite;
Not included in the Tour Tambopata Amazon Nature Wildlife.
Any flight nor airport departure taxes;
Breakfast on the first day and dinner on the last day;
Entrance Fee to Reserve Tambopata
Tips to local staff.
What You Need to Bring in the Tour Tambopata Amazon Nature Wildlife.
Mosquito repellent (recommended at least 35% !!)
Long-sleeved cotton shirts (preferably green)
Long cotton pants,
Long cotton socks (to be put on the pants)
Comfortable walking shoes,
Sandals or light shoes,
Rain gear (for example, rain poncho)
Binoculars (also rented)
Camera and charger,
Plastic bags to be used for clothing and a camera,
One hat as protection against sun or rain,
Flashlight (battery replacement)
A mineral water (1 liter minimum)
Pocket money (soles) to buy some drinks
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Peru: Tambopata National Reserve and the Bahuaja Sonene National Park
protected area is currently under development. There are five working stations control: 1) At the entrance of Lake Sandoval on the Madre de Dios River half an hour downstream from Puerto Maldonado outboard 55hp; 2) The position on the river Huisene Mother of God in the mouth of the river Palma Real to two hours downstream from Puerto Maldonado, has a temporary checkpoint, the post Enahuipa at the Palma Real River; 3) put the Tower on the river Tambopata at the mouth of the River Tower at the beginning of the national reserve near the border with the Hell community, about three hours by outboard from Puerto Maldonado; 4) The post Malinowski, on the Tambopata River at the mouth of Malinowski River near the park boundary national, six hours from Puerto Maldonado; 5) San Antonio since the Heath River to six hours of Puerto Maldonado, two temporary shelters, the of Picoplancha and Juliaca. In the department of Puno, in the San Juan del Oro, there is an office in the town of Putina Punco, with a professional and two park rangers charged. The rangers have a rotation system at all checkpoints in the area of Madre de God. Work carried out there watching wildlife, weather and special events such as income people, illegal logging, etc.
They also conduct awareness work to neighboring residents. There is a control of the number of tourists is recorded how many entrants, who they are and how long They remain. The Rangers made two daily radio reports. For now, the protected area administration lacks enough financing to carry effective surveillance and control actions in the field. The financial resources to cover the costs of fuel, boats, engines and staff are insufficient to properly manage such a vast area Geographic. Park rangers can not make visits to communities or so patrols often as you wish by financial and logistical constraints.[tab:END]