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The Clay Lick Chuncho - 5 Days

The Clay Lick Chuncho

This 5-day tour is a once in a lifetime experience giving you the chance to witness the biggest display of great and colourful macaws like the Scarlet, Araraunas, Ara Clorophtera, Chesnut fronted among others, eating and showing its social behaviour in one of the biggest clay licks in the Amazon.

Day 1
Day 1 - Arrival

Reception - Airport Puerto Maldonado - Infierno - Lodge

Informative talk given by our Jungle Guide on board an outboard wooden canoe

We will see animal species on the boat trip and how the vegetation changes from colonized deforested areas to the National


We will provide Box lunch in the boat

Arrival at the Lodge

Briefing given by the lodge manager with some tips and useful information for your stay.

Short break

Walk on the Sunset trail

Briefing by our jungle guide on different species of alligators that can be observed in the Tambopata National Reserve - endangered species.


Boat ride to do a night search alligators

Day 2
Day 2 - The Lick Chuncho Destiny is one of the most spectacular natural phenomena in the Amazon

Breakfast 7:30 am to prepare for our departure

Depart at 9:30 am (The Lick Chuncho Destiny is one of the most spectacular natural phenomena in the Amazon). Sail four hours up the Tambopata River. Stop at Checkpoint Malinowski for the Reserve entrance fee Control

Lunch provided on boat

Installing camp

Short break

Trocha half hour away

4:30 pm if weather conditions are warranted, we can cool off in the river.

Short break

Dinner at Camp site

Day 3
Day 3 - Experiencing wonderful species

We wake up early morning at 5:00 a.m. We sail 10 to 15 min in order to observe the spectacle from a distance of 200 meters.

Opportunity to visit and experience the unique spectacle of the Bolivian macaws, chirricles, blue-headed parrots, auroras, Huacamayos scarlets, red and green Macaws, Chestnut fronted Macaws, Parakeets dusky heads

08: 00 am Return to camp


Survey camp

Short break

Return to the lodge

02 hours downstream (lounch box boat - Lunch)

Brief relaxing time

15:30 Walk - Laguna Chica - 20 min. (700m) - Bird watching - Contemplation of nature

Return to the lodge

Short break

Sunset watching


Night walk - in search of the many creatures such as insects and hopefully bigger animals

Day 4
Day 4 - Lake Cocococha

Early start for Breakfast at 5:00 a.m. - 5:30 a.m. Heading to Lake Cocococha on the way you may see various forest types (Bamboo, floodplain forest, high terraces) 5.5.km walk (approx 2 hours) to the Cocococha Lake. On the way you will be able to see birds like tanagers, turkeys, nuns birds, some woodpeckers, monkeys and large mammals if we get lucky. In a blind hide we will wait for the (giant otter), after a while you can paddle on a catamaran in the permitted area for tourist-use

Return to the lodge - Short break

Lunch 1:00 pm

Short break

Visit the 42 meters high tower, where we will have a wonderful view of the forest

Explanation of the vertical layers of the forest (in the tower) – we will get an espectular view of the jungle and see the sunset


Night walk - in search of the many creatures such as insects and hopefully bigger animals

Day 5
Day 5 - Departure


Airport - Return - Transfer - Puerto Maldonado

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5 Days

Price & Availability

USD966 / per person
This tour is operated by: Explorer’s Inn

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