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Chuncho Macaw Clay Lick

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Address: Av. Leon Velarde no122 | BoulevardPlaza de Armas, Tambopata National Reserve, Peru
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5117196422
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Sun - Sat 00:00 - 23:59
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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This is the largest macaw clay lick on earth, hundreds of macaws and...

This is the largest macaw clay lick on earth, hundreds of macaws and parrots gather toguether to eat clay every day, the 3 large speciesof psitacis present in Perú come to this place to eat clay, they love the sunny days but even in rainy days or cloudy, they will come, may not eat the clay but will alays go to this place so is easy to watch.

This clay lick warrantys all the species of large macaws, there are other clay licks in the area, each one far away of each other. But , not all of them have the visit of the 3 large species of macaws and 11 more species of parrots. With not doubt this macaw clay lick is the bestin the world to watch this unique natural show in the amazon jungle.

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A must do activity

Really enjoyed watching from a 'blind' to see the Macaws feeding on the clay lick. Our guide had a telescope (as you are quite a distance away really) so we could watch them a lot... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
eliza836
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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Huntington, New York
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97 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We saw at least 6 different species of Macaw as well as other parrots and birds - it could also be renamed the insect lick as you are more than likely to get landed upon by many various types of insects. As we had a high dose of DEET on - we were never bit, but they are extremely annoying... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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77 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Really enjoyed watching from a 'blind' to see the Macaws feeding on the clay lick. Our guide had a telescope (as you are quite a distance away really) so we could watch them a lot better. We also saw Tucan in the trees. It you have a camera with a good telescopic view can can see so much more.

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Thank eliza836
Seattle, Washington
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46 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

This is a fabulous place deep in the jungle, where you can see scores of macaws gathering to eat the clay that neutralizes the acidity of the seeds in their diet. We saw at least three species--blue and yellow, scarlet (red, blue, yellow) and red-green (really red, blue & green), all hanging off the cliffs, screeching to each other and... More 

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Rainforest E, Guest Relations Manager at Chuncho Macaw Clay Lick, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write your review! We are so happy to read that you enjoyed your experience in Tambopata, and we are glad that you came along with us and were able to see this spectacular nature phenomenon. Best wishes, The Rainforest Team More 

Leiden, The Netherlands
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30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 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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Rainforest E, Guest Relations Manager at Chuncho Macaw Clay Lick, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Reading that you had the chance to enjoy these beautiful birds in their native habitat makes us very happy. Glad that you were able to take some good shots and keep this memories for ever! Thank you for traveling with us! Best, The Rainforest Team More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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22 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

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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Rainforest E, Guest Relations Manager at Chuncho Macaw Clay Lick, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are very happy that these memories will be with you always! Thank you for leaving your comments. Best, The Rainforest Team More 

Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

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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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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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