3 days
Tambopata, Perú

The trip is intensive, full of adventure, with great possibilities to find wild animals and the most attractive landscapes. The amazing macaw clay lick “collpa” in the Tambopata National Reserve.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Tambopata National Reserve, Airport Puerto Maldonado
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive at least 1 hour before the flight.
WEAR Comfortable light clothing, hiking boots, insect repellent and sunscreen.
English speaking guide Transportation
Entrance fees to the Tambopata National Reserve 2 breakfast, 2 lunch, 2 dinner
Alcoholic beverages
Wear light clothes
Bathing sut
Insect repellent and sunscreen
Water bottle



Day 1

Reception at the airport and transportation to Chuncho Lodge Office. Please we highly recommend to have a pack with the necessary for the jungle, in case a big suitcase you can have it stored at our office.  Some information about the excursion then You will start 1:30 to 2 hours car trip to the Tambopata river ( 48 km. pave road and 18 km. dirt road) then 10 minutes  to the Lodge  (lunch on the way or at lodge).

During the trip on dirt road 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 car and animals such as agoutis and, monkeys. Reception and accommodation at  CHUNCHO LODGE.  After accommodation you will have the opportunity to visit the 40 meter canopy tower, from there it offers unrivalled views of the Rainforest.

Our guides will lead you on a trail to get the tower and climb its steps. Finally, you reach the top. There, you’ll be able to see miles of pristine forest stretching in every direction. Because animals are most active in the canopy, you’ll have incredible chances to see wildlife macaws flying at this level as well as toucans and many colorful birds. This is unforgettable experience, you’ll be awed by the intimate views of treetop animals, paired with the sweeping panorama of the jungle. Sunset at the tower.

In the night we will go on night walk to understand rainforest ecosystems and see some of the amazing tree frogs, maybe snakes, spiders like tarantulas, stick insects and many other animals active in the night, this activity is very safe and great opportunity for macro photos.

Return to the lodge for dinner. Sleep at CHUNCHO LODGE. (L, D).


Day 2

Early wake up at 4:30 a.m. to take a light breakfast (coffee or te), to begin with our 1:30 to 2 hours journey upstream in Tambopata  river to the Macaw Clay Lick “El Chuncho” in Tambopata National Reserve. We will have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful natural sceneries and wildlife of the riverbanks. At our arrival, we will observe one of the greatest wildlife spectacles where hundreds of parrots and different species of macaws gather to eat clay, first the parrots, mealy parrot, blue headed, orange check, dusky headed, white eyed and then the large macaws like the blue and yellow, red and green, scarlet macaw, this is an unforgettable experience.

In the middle morning we return to the lodge to take a rest or enjoy the facilities and the surroundings of CHUNCHO LODGE, we have a hammock house near the river , it is great to rest.

At middle day you will have the opportunity to go to swim at the river, this is optional, at the river there is caimans, anacondas, sting rays, electric eels but you can still go for a swim in the hot day, we did it several times and it is very refreshing. Lunch at the lodge.

In the afternoon you are going to go in a etnobotanical long jungle walk to learn about medicinal plants, amazon types of wood and a great opportunity to see more mammals and big trees.

By night free to rest, enjoy the drinks of our bar or possibility of another night hike (highly recommended), this activity will be possible according the weather conditions.

Dinner and night at chuncho lodge

Night at CHUNCHO LODGE. (B, L, D).


Day 3

Before breakfast we will go on another jungle walk is Optional the visit to the Canopy Tower to see colorful birds such as toucans, oropendolas, hummingbirds, trogons, woodpeckers, nunbirds, tanagers, jacamars, etc. Sunrise according  weather conditions is amazing from the canopy of the trees. Return to the lodge for breakfast and boat to the port where the car is waiting for us to take us back to Puerto Maldonado.

At the city we will be sure you are in time to take your flight to Lima or Cuzco. (B).

First contact us and check availability

Please before to pay, you need check availability, contact us at reservas@chuncholodge.com

Also, if you have special requirement is necessary being in contact from the beginning.
Booking with us means that we need make all logistic before your arrival and do our best efforts to give you a quality service deserve by our
clients, reason why we take very seriously a booking with customers.
Note that Chuncho Lodge does not have any responsibility for payments without previous check of availability at our lodge.
Our prices are for individual passenger but we only do tour operations with more than 2 customers.

The Chuncho Lodge Team

Macaw clay lick Chuncho

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 2 reviews
13 January, 2019

The best tour for a short time, you will visit the canopy tower the arrival day and the last day before you departure your trip, this is really amazing tour.

4 July, 2022

Great time at the Chuncho Lodge with our guide Fernando! Highly recommend!

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