Day 1.- Reception at the airport and a 2 hours car trip to the Tambopata river ( 48 km. pave road and 18 km. dirt road) them 10 minutes to CHUNCHO LODGE where a late lunch awaits us.
In the afternoon we shall make a walk to be in the forest to spot an array of Amazonian birds, such as trogons, nunbirds, woodpeckers, tanagers, antbirds etc After dinner it is possible to do a night walk to try to spot owls and critters of the night.
Sleep at CHUNCHO LODGE. (L, D).
Day 2.- Early wake up at 4:30 am to take a light breakfast (coffee or te), to begin with our 1:30-minute boat journey upstream river to the Macaw Clay Lick “El Chuncho” in the Bahuaja-Sonene National Park. We will have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful natural sceneries of the jungle sunrise and early morning wildlife such as capybaras (we always see them), tapir, maybe jaguar (20% chance) on the riverbanks.
At our arrival, we will observe one of the greatest wildlife shows where hundreds of parrots and different species of macaws gather to eat clay, firstly the parrot such as the Blue-headed, Orange-cheeked Mealy and Yellow-crowned Parrots, White-eyed and Dusky-headed Parakeet, Chestnut-fronted and Red-bellied Macaws and the big macaws, Blue-and-Yellow, Scarlet and Red-and-Green Macaws. The distance to the macawlick is approximately 50m so bring your long lenses and a tripod if you have it an unforgettable experience at this place. After the show is over we will return back to the lodge, one more chance to see wild life such as birds, turtles, monkeys and caimans on the beach of the river, late breakfast at the lodge then take a rest to relax or enjoy the facilities and the surroundings of CHUNCHO LODGE.
The rest of the day we shall work the trails near the lodge. There is good bamboo nearby that hosts a number of special species including Peruvian Recurvebill and Rufous-headed Woodpecker
Night at CHUNCHO LODGE. (B, L, D).
In case it is raining on day Day 2, the excursion to the macawlick would be postponed to this morning. The macaws do no show up to the lick if it is raining. For people leaving for Amigos or an early midday flight to Cusco there would not be enough time for a visit at the macaw lick this day, as one would have to leave the lodge around 8-9 AM to catch flight/boat.
It is possible to add a day to include a night at Sandoval Lake with a great chance to spot a Giant Otter. Also good bamboo here for the special birds tied to this habitat.