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“Collpa de Guacamayos Chuncho,Colorado” 4 of 5 stars
Review of El Chunco Maclaw's Clay Lick

El Chunco Maclaw's Clay Lick
Tambopata National Reserve PM, Peru
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: The big Macaw's clay lick is located in the Tambopata Candamo Nacional Park, on the left side of Tambopata River.It is famous for its great wildlife spectacle, and considered as the biggest on the Peruvian Amazon, cause hundreds of parrots, macaws and parakeets meet there to feed them.Every morning when the sun clears thousands of birds start a ritual that consist in eat clay along the riverbanks.
Lima, Perú
2 reviews
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“Collpa de Guacamayos Chuncho,Colorado”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

when i was in Tambopata National Reserve, i thow how amazing could be my trip away from the town watching bird especially macaws, large parrots, in the place clay lick know as " collpa" i been in cayman lodge, we get up earlier at 4:00 am and take to rich that marvellous place 3 hours at less, then you get out from the canoe, and walk by foot few minutes and the firth impretions is wao... you see many parrots and macaws flying arroung you. you must have binoculars. and camara all ready ready for take many pictures.
breakfast and then back, but if you decide stay over night you can doit previous coordination with your local operator. and your tour guide.

Visited August 2012
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“Magnificent Macaws”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

We only had a 10-15 min trek to and from the Clay Lick so it wasn't far at all. I wasn't sure what to expect and we were advised we may have to wait an hour or two so was pleasantly surprised when 2 macaws arrived within 15-20 mins and, was very content to watch them. However we ended up being very lucky as soon after, more macaws arrived and then even more! We stayed for a good 70-80 mins and saw c 15 in total. I have never been bird-watching but it was very fascinating to watch them socialise - flying together, playing and fighting etc. I am also not a professional photographer and felt embarrassed I only had a digital camera unlike others in the group, but Robin helped me out and took some AMAZING photos for me. My friends are used to seeing me take a picture of half an object (lol!) so will easily guess I didn't take those photos - Muchas Gracias Robin :-),

Visited April 2013
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Galway, Ireland
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“Glimpse of paradise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

If you love parrots and macaws, this is the perfect place to come. Couldn't be better. You start off early in the morning so that you get there before the parrots and macaws. Then you watch them arrive in numbers! And hear them! The macaws take the high trees. the parrots go down to feed on the clay first and after awhile the macaws join them. There is a sea of colours and sounds. A perfect start to the day. i've never been so happy to get up at 4 am!

Visited October 2012
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“20 macaws”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

20 macaws in one place at one time... Fantastic! You have to witness it yourself to understand the feeling it gives you!

Visited February 2013
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“Amazing spot for wildlife”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

We camped here in March 2013. The clay lick was across the water from our campsite and called for an early morning rise. However the 5am start was well worth it as we were rewarded with a vast amount of Macaws and parrots.

Visited March 2013
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