Amazon Peru – Macaw Clay Lick 6 days

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Amazon Peru  Macaw Clay Lick 6 days / 5 nights

This Amazon journey through the Manu Biosphere Reserve to the Manu Wildlife Center is one of the best wildlife viewing experiences in the entire Amazon rainforest. Due to its ecological diversity, Manu boasts the highest recorded bird, mammal, and plant diversity of any park on Earth, including 1,000 of the world’s 9,700 bird species, 200 species of mammals, and 15,000 species of flowering plants. Traversing a vast elevation range traveling by land over the Andes we make overnight stops at the Cock-of-the-Rock Cloud Forest Lodge and the Amazonia Lodge in the Manu foothills. At the Manu Wildlife Center we hike on an extensive network of trails, take nocturnal forays through the forest to a tapir clay lick blind, canoe in oxbow lakes in search of giant river otters, and climb a steel circular staircase into the rain forest canopy. Nearby are two macaw licks to photograph and observe colorful macaws from a blind. We are also accompanied by specialized anthropology and archaeology guides in the Andes as we walk among native Quechua villages

Amazon Peru .

  • Length: 6 Days/5 Nights
  • Type of service: Private or Group
  • Location: Southern Peru, Madre de Dios Department, Manu National Park, Manu Jungle Trips, Sandoval Lake Reserve, Tambopata tours
  • Activities: Manu Culture Zone, the parrot clay-lick Blanquillo, the clay-lick Maquisapayoc, Blanco Lake (cocha), amazon fileds bird, clay lick, macaw clay lick, jungle trips
  • Altitude: 400 – 3,600 m.a.s.l.
  • Best time to visit: May – October
  • Departure: Every day
  • Minimum of participants: 2
  • Maximum of participants: 10
  • Price per person: USD




Amazon Peru – Macaw Clay Lick 6 days:

Amazon Peru Day 1:

Cusco City to Ninamarca –  Pilcopata Manu National Park .

We leave Cusco early in the morning to start our adventurous trip! First, we are taken by private transport to the place called Ninamarca to observe pre-Incan “chullpas” (tombs) of the Lupaca’s culture. Then, we continue to Paucartambo, a colonial town with narrow streets and beautiful church, where people still keep their old customs. Then, we ascend to the viewpoint Tres Cruces (3,900 masl) to observe one of the best sunrises of the world! From there, we start descending to the Manu National Park, a place of presence of cock of the rock (a Peruvian national bird), hummingbirds, strikingly coloured quetzals, trogons, spotted flycatcher and woolly monkey. From flora, we can view a variety of orchids, mosses, ferns, etc. Finally, we get to Pilcopata (700 masl) where we overnight in in our  Lodge after enjoying dinner then rest .

Amazon Peru Day 2:

Atalaya Port  – Rainforest Lodge  – Manu National Park .

After breakfast, we continue our journey by private car (one and half an hour) towards the port at Atalaya (500 m.a.s.l). There, we board a motorized boat to continue for about half an hour navigating on the Alto Madre de Dios River. Along the rocky riversides, we have a great opportunity to observe the river wildlife like herons, vultures, cormorants and some of 13 monkey species living in Manu! In the afternoon, we reach our next lodge – Rainforest Lodge. Then we go to explore nearby paths where we can see a big diversity of species, for example, tarantulas, ants, butterflies, some monkey species, huge trees, erotic plants, palms, etc. After that, we return to our lodge

Optional: A night walk Free in jungle trips.

Amazon Peru  3:

Manu Rainforest Lodge –  Maquisapayoq  – Macaw Caly Lick Blanquillo.

Today, a long journey expects us navigating for 8 hours the Alto Madre de Dios River. On the way, we have an opportunity to observe diverse species such as herons, vultures, kingfishers, turtles or monkeys. Later on, we reach the Manu Reserved Zone. In the afternoon, we pass through the area of Boca Manu where the Alto Madre de Dios River flows into the Madre de Dios River! Our next lodge – Maquisapayoq is situated only an hour far away from there. This place is a habitat of a red-faced spider monkey. We have a shower and dinner there and before we get to sleep, we experience an evening walk to a nearby tapir clay-lick observing tapirs from an opposite hidden platform placed just 3 metres far away from the clay-lick in Amazon .

Amazon Peru Day 4 :

Maquisapayoq to Cocha Blanco Lake  – Blanquillo  Macaw Clay Lick  Manu.

After breakfast, we explore nearby paths. Afterwards, we board our boat to navigate down the river for half an hour until we reach Blanquillo Lodge, a place of a big concentration of macaws! We accommodate ourselves and have lunch there. Later, we visit the Cocha Blanco (Blanco Lake) where we observe a giant river otter family fishing. If we are lucky, we can spot a big variety of birds playing, for example, a prehistoric bird called hoatzin. In the afternoon, we return to the lodge where our Cook serves us dinner. After that, we are given an opportunity to go in search of caimans which are usually active at night waiting for their victims. Then we get back to the lodge to overnight in the Amazon .

Amazon Peru Day 5 :

Blanquillo Macaw Clay Lick  – Manu National Park  – Rainforest Lodge .

Very early before breakfast, we go to the famous and splendid parrot’s clay-lick of Blanquillo to watch big flocks of macaws (Ara Chloroptera), parrots and parakeets!! They come there to eat clay that helps them to digest and clean body from toxins! Then we return to the lodge to have breakfast to later board our motorboat and navigate up the Alto Madre de Dios River for several hours. On the way, we shortly stop in Aguas Calientes (close to Shintuya) to enjoy a refreshing bath in nearby thermal baths! Then we continue navigating until we get to our already know – Rainforest Lodge. There we can have shower and after dinner we go night walk in the Amazon

Amazon Peru  Day 6:

Rainforest lodge – Puerto Atalaya  – Back   Cusco .

Another parrot observation expects us today, so we board our boat before breakfast to go to see a 10 minute far away parrot clay-lick! After that, we get back to the lodge where we are served breakfast adding us energy for our last travel so that we board the motorized boat and start navigating towards the Atalaya Port. Our private vehicle awaits us there to take us back to Cusco. We arrive there approximately between 7 and 7:30 pm.

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Included in the  Amazon Peru   Macaw Clay Lick 6/ days:

  • A professional naturalist Tour Guide;
  • Motorboat transportation:
  • Private vehicle land transportation;
  • Entrance fees  to Macaw Clay Lick Manu Blanquillo .
  • A professional Cook,
  • Meals: 5 Breakfast, 6 Lunch, 5 Dinner and drinking water (Please note: vegetarian option upon request for no extra cost!);
  • Accommodation: 5 Nights in our lodges.
  • First aid kit, including a poison extractor, mosquito bite treatment and an antidote for a snake bite;
  • Radio communication;
  • Rubber boots.

Not included in the Amazon Peru Macaw Clay Lick 6 days:

  • Any flight nor airport departure taxes;
  • Travel insurance;
  • Vaccination;
  • Breakfast on the first day and dinner on the last day;
  • Drinks;
  • Tips to local staff.

What to take with you to the Amazon Peru Macaw Clay Lick 6 days:

  • Mosquito repellent (DEET 35 recommended as a MINIMUM!!) .
  • Original passport .
  • Small backpack .
  • Long sleeved cotton shirts (preferably green coloured)  .
  • Long cotton trousers.
  • Cotton long socks (to be put into your trousers).
  • Comfortable walking shoes.
  • Sandals or light shoes.
  • Rain gear (e.g. rain poncho).
  • Sweater (for the beginning of the tour in Andes and the cloud forest only).
  • Swimsuit.
  • Binoculars (we also rent it).
  • Camera and its charger.
  • Plastic bags to be used for clothes and a camera.
  • A hat as a protection against the Sun or rain,
  • Toiletries,
  • Small towel,
  • Toilet paper,
  • Sun cream,
  • Sunglasses,
  • Flashlight (with spare bulb and batteries),
  • A bottled water (1 litre as a minimum),
  • Pocket money (Soles) to buy some beverages and souvenirs as well as to tip.

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OUR LODGE FOR Amazon Peru – Macaw Clay Lick 6 daysK

Peru is considered one of the megadiverse tropical countries of the world, and within its ecological and topographic complexity highlights the Andes, which is considered one of the most diverse areas within critical ecoregions or hot spots (hotspot) of biodiversity in the tropics (Myers et al., 2000). The botanical explorations in Peru began in the 18th century with that of Hipólito Ruiz Ló-pez and José Pavón, who after epic campaigns returned to Spain with more than 3000 specimens of plants (Alvarez Lopez 1953). Alexander von Humboldt and Aimé Bonpland during the nineteenth century made valuable contributions to the Peruvian flora, leaving the foundations for plant ecology and modern biogeography (Egerton 1970, Lomolino 2001). The Flora of Peru written by Macbride (1936-1970) was the most extensive and comprehensive botanical revision for Peru until the late 90s, being the document with the most botanical treatments for the time. In the decade of the 90s, Brako and Zaruchi published the Catalog of Angiosperms and Gymnosperms of Peru (Brako & Zarucchi 1993), a valuable annotated list for a better knowledge of the national flora and also for a better knowledge of endemism , the distribution of species and the plant ecology. One of the last and most complete contributions to our flora is the Illustrated Tree Guide of Peru, where it is estimated that there are approximately 6350 tree species in Peru, a figure that can be increased by at least 10% with the improvement of knowledge botanist (Pennington et al., 2004). The Peruvian Andes began to have greater botanical incursions in the nineteenth century, with explorers, naturalists and scientists such as Hugh Weddell, Augusto Weberbauer and Antonio Raimondi. In the twentieth century, Peruvian botany emerged as its best representatives Fortunato L. Herrera and Cesar Vargas and Ramón Ferreyra (León et al., 2006). In the last decades there were multiple listings and additions to the flora of the Andes, increasing our knowledge in the different groups of Gymnosperms and Angiosperms (Galiano 1993, Vargas 1994, Ulloa Ulloa et al 2004, Tupayachi H. 2005, León et al 2006, Rodríguez et al. 2006, Monteagudo Mendoza & Huamán Gue-2010 Rrero). To these are added the botanical campaigns carried out by the Missouri Botanical Garden and The Field Museum, especially with the publication of the Tropical Plant Guides (http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/plantguides/), a notable contri- bución led by Robin Foster. Finally, it is invaluable the contribution of A. Gentry (1996) to the flora of the Andes with his multiple excursions and publications in particular the text A Field Guide to the Families and Genera of Woody Plants of North West South America: (Colombia, Ecuador , Peru). However, the lack of accessibility to these complex natural landscapes, the high endemism, the high diversity and the narrow altitudinal ranges of plant species mean that these mountainous ecosystems are underestimated in richness and diversity of plant species, one of them being the Manu National Park. Researchers, naturalists and explorers have been accumulating extensive information about the flora in the Manu National Park since the 70s, but many of these are mainly concentrated in low forests, specifically in the zones of Cocha Cashu and Pakitza (Cano et al., 1995, Wilson & Sandoval 1996) an example of this information is the virtual platform of Manu plants (http://manuplants.org/) where 970 species of trees and shrubs of Low jungle. Recently, botanic knowledge has been increasing in the montane forests of the Manu National Park, but in a dispersed and limited way like the multiple illustrated guides made by R. Foster (http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/plantguides/) and the study of vegetation carried out in the upper montane forest of the Manu National Park (Cano et al., 1995). Recently, Atrium (http://atrium.andesamazon.org/) has been increasing botanic knowledge in the Park with its biodiversity platform of free access. Scientific information in montane forests is still scarce, so it is presented this annotated list of trees and related groups of the montane forests of the Manu National Park, based on inventories in permanent plots and multiple explorations in different points of the zone in order to increase the empirical knowledge and have a better understanding of the arboreal and related flora in these neotropical megadiverse ecosystems.


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