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“Clay Lick”

Chuncho Macaw Clay Lick
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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 Peru 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 best in the world to watch this unique natural show in the amazon jungle.
Phoenix, Arizona
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2 reviews
“Clay Lick”
Reviewed May 20, 2014

If you have the patience to wait for the birds, it is well worth it. We were also lucky to see a Jaguar and a Cayman on the boat ride.

Visited May 2014
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Chandler, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Awesome experience”
Reviewed May 13, 2014

Go very early and not on a rainy day or the birds won't land on the lick. We saw hundreds of parrots. We went three times because it was so amazing.

Visited April 2014
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
“Clay lick”
Reviewed April 9, 2014

It rained and we saw very few birds, but the guide was very good and gave us plenty of useful information. The journey there was interesting

Visited December 2013
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Thank David G
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Charleston, South Carolina
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“An Amazon trip to Tambopata Research Center (TRC)”
Reviewed January 6, 2014

The only way to get into the Tambopata Preserve ( a 2.5 million acre Preserve) is to book a trip with Rainforest Expositions. Other Amazon adventures are possible on parts of the river and in surrounding jungle areas but this the only way into the Preserve itself. Most of what you will see is birds, monkeys, and jungle but it is still a very unique experience. But there are several things you ought to know before you get there. They will not let you take your suitcase on the boat trip to the TRC and it is a harrowing experience to try and get everything you will need in the jungle out of your suitcase and re-packed into a small duffel bag in a small room full of others trying to do the same thing in the 15-20 minutes they allow before leaving on the bus to the dock. So take a small separate bag with only the things you will need. They will plan early jungle outings which means you will be getting up before the sun everyday and the sun sets early there (drops behind the Andies mountains) at 5-6PM even in their summer months. So most of the time it will be dark. They only run the electricity generator 2-3 hours mostly during meals so it is dark bring a flashlight and a small battery lantern would be nice. They do provide wellington boots so don't bring any. Hint, when you find a pair of boots that fit put your boot socks in them to reserve them for the next day. No shoes are allowed inside the lodge. The food is surprisingly good at the lodge, bring a water bottle. The highlite of out trip was when several macaw's came into the lodge dinning area and had breakfast with me (one stole a pancake off of my plate). At the evening meal is a competition between yourself and the hundreds of insects as to who gets to your food first. Have Fun!

Visited November 2013
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Great Falls, Virginia, Usa
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“Tambopata National Reserve”
Reviewed January 3, 2014

Saw the Maclaw's flyiing around, but did not get a chance to the see them licking the clay. We waited and waited. Somtimes you get lucky. But, the experience was well worth it.

Visited November 2013
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