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Tambopata Candamo Expedition Macaws Clay Lick

Duration: 3 Days
Level: Easy
Service: In group.
Frequency: All Year
Reserves: 1 Month Before arrive to Cusco


The trip is intensive, full of adventure, with possibilities to find wild animals and the most attractive landscapes: Visit to the most attractive place of the region, the amazing Macaw Clay Lick "collpa" in the Bahuaja-Sonene National Park.

Day 01: Transfer at Wasai Tambopata Lodge.

Reception at the airport and transportation to the WASAÍ Maldonado Ecolodge, where you will receive a welcoming tropical fruit beverage. You will embark for a 3 to 3 ½ hour motorboat trip up the Tambopata River to WASAI Tambopata Lodge (box lunch on board). During the trip into the heart of the rain forest we will be able to observe clouds of butterflies, typical Amazon communities, while groups of birds pass over the boat and animals such as capybaras turtles and caiman. Reception and accommodation at Wasai lodge.

Introductory walk to understand rainforest ecosystems and see some of the amazing trees . Return to the lodge for dinner.

We will enjoy diverse sounds of the jungle which will accompany our first night in the Amazon. Sleep at WASAI Tambopata Lodge. (BL, D).

Day 02: Visit Macaw Clay Lick.

Early wake up at 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 do the additional adventure activities like: zip line, triline, floating ropes or enjoy the facilities and the surroundings of Wasai.

(At 11 am) We leave again to take a 10 minute river journey to enjoy "Cascadas del Gato"

(Cat Cascades), 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 or do kayaking on the river (additional).

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. Night at WASAI Tambopata Lodge. (B, L, D)

Day 03: Transfer Out.

After breakfast we will return by boat to Puerto Maldonado to take our flight to Lima or Cuzco. (B)

B: Breakfast, BL: Box Lunch, L: Lunch, D: Dinner

The Service Include:

  • Transfer airport – Lodge – airport.
  • Transportation by road and boat.
  • Excursions.
  • Lodging (02 nights at Wasaí Tambopata Lodge),
  • Full board,
  • Bilingual Guide
  • Rubber boots
  • Internet from 6 pm to 10 pm.
  • The Service not includes:
  • Domestic flights.
  • Adventure activities (zip line, kayaking, triline, floating ropes).
  • Airport taxes, laundry
  • Telephone
  • Alcoholic drinks, sodas.
  • Tips
  • Radio calls.
  • Entrance fee to the National Park ($12.00 per passenger)


Entrance fee to the National Park and Reserve be subject to change by SERNANP.

Recommended Items To Bring:

  • Binoculars.
  • Camera
  • Long sleeve shirts and long pants (cotton)
  • Wide brim hat and sun glasses.
  • Waterproof rain gear (long poncho or rain wear).
  • Insect repellent (at least 50% DEET).
  • Sunscreen lotion.
  • Sandals.
  • Flashlight.
  • Enough batteries (alkaline) and bulbs.
  • Towel.
  • Swimming suit.
  • Personal medicines and/or supplies (liquid for contact lenses for example).

Important: In order to meet with group and guide, receive last recommendations and answer questions; briefing one day prior to departure at 7:00pm. at the agency.

Cost per person:

USD $ 420 or S/. 1,170 New Suns

Note: (Minimum 02 People for Reserve)

Prices per person 2012 - 2013

We offer discount of a group of the passengers, the larger the group the lower the price per person.

Please contact us, specifying:

  • Trekking program.
  • Number of people in the trek.
  • Departure date.