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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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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Leiden, The Netherlands
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Leiden, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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Thank Freeman5802
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 20 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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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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