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Macaw Clay Lick - 4 days /3 nights

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Note: We require minimum two passengers traveling together. Single traveler need to ask for a group.

A new way to enjoy an ecotourism trip in the Peruvian Amazon Rainforest. An Eco tour that will allow you to learn about the Amazon jungle in an unforgettable experience, combining trekking, visits to the largest Macaw’s clay lick known on world, wildlife observation in the upper Tambopata River, and many other different activities surrounded by the amazing rainforest and the best amazon lodge.

Duration 4 Days & 3 Nights
Departures Daily departures
Airfares Not included, available upon request
Meals included as specified below

Day 1 Transfer at Wasaí Tambopata Lodge
Reception at the airport, transportation by road during 40minutes until reaching the trail that leads to Wasai Private Reserve. There will change our vehicle to one specially designed to fully enjoy the adventure. Little by little we will leave human presence behind, as we go deeper into the jungle. This journey will take between 1 and 2 hours until we reach the Wasai Private Reserve. Box lunch.
Once we are there, we will initiate a trek of introduction to the ecology in a tour of approximately 3 km towards the Lodge which is located on the banks of the Tambopata River. During the walk you will be able to appreciate the different types of forests such as swamps, bamboo forest, hi terrace forest, low land forest and with luck some animals of the Amazon.
Once in the Tambopata River you will be accommodated in your bungalows, which have terraces and hammocks to relax. You will be able to swim in the river with the assistance of the guide or any staff member. Free time the rest of the afternoon, until dinner. After dinner, we will start a search for Caymans in the Tambopata River. Overnight at WASAI Tambopata Lodge. (BL, D).

Day 2 Macaw’s Clay Lick
Early wake up around 4:30 am to take a light breakfast (coffee or mate), to begin with our 40-minute journey upstream to the Macaw Clay Lick “El Chuncho” in the Bahuaja-Sonene National Park. We will have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful natural sceneries and wildlife of the riverbanks. At our arrival, if weather permits, we will observe one of the greatest wildlife spectacles where hundreds of parrots and different species of macaws gather to eat clay, an unforgettable experience. Then, we will walk through the river beach searching for animal footprints while we have refreshment. In the middle morning, we return to the lodge to have breakfast and then take a rest to relax or enjoy the facilities and the surroundings of Wasai.
(Around 12 am) We leave again to take a 5 minute river journey to enjoy “Cascadas del Gato”, where we will swim in a “Natural Jacuzzi”. If you wish, you can join us to fish in the river where inhabit more than 250 species of fish. Return to the lodge .Lunch will be served between 1:30 to 2pm.
After lunch, we will have an ethno botanical walk into the rainforest by the Tambopata cross path, to learn about plants and medicinal trees of the area; and to observe the amazing jungle ecosystem where we will see walking palm trees, giant lupuna trees, snake trees and so on.
At nightfall, we embark again to make a nocturnal caiman search. Overnight at WASAI Tambopata Lodge. (B, L, D)

Day 3 River Adventure
Awakening at the lodge is one of the most impressive spectacles of sound and color in the Amazon. Visitors may rest, take a coffee or walk through the surroundings of the lodge by themselves or with the assistance of a guide until breakfast and see many different types of birds, butterflies, mammals and tropical flowers. Breakfast will take place between 7:00 to 9:00 am, and then we will start a short boat trip for about 30 minutes upstream the Tambopata River to enjoy the view and get to the starting point of our Kayak adventure in the sector known as The Gold Island.
After a brief training on kayaking, you will make your way back to the lodge downstream with the guide paddling next to you. There will be also a motorized boat for any assistance. The ride downstream on kayak is calm and with some small class 1 rapid, which make it fun. It is possible to see birds in the river banks. The ride ends on the Gato River, where depending on the river level you have two different possibilities. When it is low a beautiful cascade where you can swim is formed. If the level of the river is high it is possible to paddle through the river in kayak against the stream. It is also possible to swim in the surroundings of the cascade. Return to the lodge at midday to have lunch and a rest.
In the afternoon, we will make a short ethno botanical walk of 1 km until the swamp area where the adventure complex is located. There you will be able to enjoy different adventure activities between the trees: Suspended bridges, Zip Lines of over 100 m, rope bridge, floating ropes, tri lines, etc. Night walks. Relax in the lodge. Dinner. Overnight at Wasai Tambopata Lodge (B, L, D )

Day 4 Transfer Out
Very early road trip to Puerto Maldonado transfer to the airport. (B)

Please note that the program may vary slightly so as to maximize your wildlife sightings, depending on the reports of our researchers and experienced naturalist guides based at the lodge.


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Wasai Tambopata

Macaw’s Clay Lick

River Adventure

Transfer airport – lodge - airport, transportation, excursions, lodging (03 nights at WasaíTambopataLodge), full board, bilingual guide and rubberboots.
Meals as specified in theitinerary. B=Breakfast; L=Lunch; D=Dinner.

Entrance to the protected area of Tambopata (INRENA TAX) is USD 15 per person (Entrance fee to the National Park and Reserve be subject to change by SERNANP)
International or domestic airfares, airport departure taxes or visa fees, excess baggage charges, additional nights during the trip due to flight cancellations, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages or bottled water, snacks, insurance of any kind, laundry, phone calls, radio calls or messages, reconfirmation of international flights and items of personal nature.

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