Manu Blanquillo Macaw Clay Lick
This exciting tour provides and in-depth exploration of the Manu Biosphere Reserve – Blanquillo Macaw Clay Lick famed as possibly the most biodiverse place on Earth. From the lofty heights of the high Andes to vast tracts of pristine lowland rain forest, this tour transects an almost unimaginably diverse array of habitats and birdlife. Approximately 1,000 species of birds are known from this single biosphere reserve – nearly 10% of the world’s bird species in a single reserve!.
Reaching the end of the Manu Road we take to boats to explore deeper into the lowland rain forests of the Manu. Using lodges and camps along the Manu and Madre de Dios Rivers we will be overwhelmed by the diversity of birdlife around us. From mobile towers, clay licks, oxbow lakes and bamboo forest to an extensive network of trails, there will be no boring moments ahead, spending several fabulous days in this avian wonderland. The number of star birds is mind-boggling, with over 560 species having been recorded here and such stellar potentials as Manu Antbird, Elusive Antpitta, Razor-billed Curassow, Pale-winged Trumpeter, Pavonine Quetzal, Purus Jacamar, Sunbittern, Sungrebe and Agami Heron, to name but a few! Other wildlife abound, including 13 species of monkey and chances for Brazilian Tapir, Collared and White-lipped Peccary, and even Jaguar!.