The Clay Lick Chuncho

The Clay Lick Chuncho

5 Days
From: U$D 966.00


Sunset Trail - Alligators Search - The  Clay Lick Chuncho
Camp - Little Lagoon - Night walk -

Cocococha Lake - Tower

The Explorers Inn is a fantastic Eco Lodge that shelters a great biodiversity inside the National Reserve of Tambopata, this means that just around the facilities great chances of spotting interesting species can occur. The visit to the Cocococha Lake is a unique opportunity of watching a family of Gigant River Otters and observing rare birds like Hornet Screamers wich are massive birds that fly so elegantly like herons and the Clay lick can result in a wonderful show of bright and colorful macaws that come down to the clay lick to nourrish themselves with this red clay to clean their bodies from toxins that they have ingested from eating unripe fruits, you will understand this complex &behavior with the help of one of our naturalist guides.

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Day 01

Reception - Airport Puerto Maldonado - Infierno - Lodge
Informative talk given by our Jungle Guide on board an outboard wooden canoe
We will see animal species on the boat trip and how the vegetation changes from colonized deforested areas to the National Reserve
We will provide Box lunch in the  boat
Arrival at the Lodge
Briefing given by the lodge manager with some tips and useful information for your stay.
Short break
Walk on the Sunset trail
Briefing by our jungle guide on different species of alligators that can be observed in the Tambopata National Reserve - endangered species.
Boat ride to do a night search alligators

Day 02

Breakfast 7:30 am to prepare for our departure
Depart at 9:30 am (The Lick Chuncho Destiny is one of the most spectacular natural phenomena in the Amazon). Sail four hours up the Tambopata River
Stop at Checkpoint Malinowski for the Reserve entrance fee Control
Lunch provided on boat
Installing camp
Short break
Trocha half hour away
4:30 pm if weather conditions are warranted, we can cool off in the river.
Short break
Dinner at Camp site

Day 03

We wake up early morning at 5:00 a.m.
We sail 10 to 15 min in order to observe the spectacle from a distance of 200 meters.
Opportunity to visit and experience the unique spectacle of the Bolivian macaws, chirricles, blue-headed parrots, auroras, Huacamayos scarlets, red and green Macaws, Chestnut fronted Macaws, Parakeets dusky heads
08: 00 am Return to camp
Survey camp
Short break
Return to the lodge
02 hours downstream (lounch box boat - Lunch)
Brief relaxing time
15:30 Walk - Laguna Chica - 20 min. (700m) - Bird watching - Contemplation of nature
Return to the lodge
Short break
Sunset watching
Night walk - in search of the many creatures such as insects and hopefully bigger animals

Day 04

Early start for Breakfast  at 5:00 a.m. - 5:30 a.m.
Heading to Lake Cocococha on the way you may see various forest types (Bamboo, floodplain forest, high terraces)  walk (approx 2 hours) to the Cocococha Lake.
On the way you will be able to see birds like tanagers, turkeys, nuns birds, some woodpeckers, monkeys and large mammals if we get lucky.
In a blind hide we will wait for the (giant otter), after a while you can paddle on a catamaran in the permitted area for tourist-use
Return to the lodge - Short break
Lunch 1:00 pm
Short break
Visit the 42 meters high tower, where we will have a wonderful view of the forest
Explanation of the vertical layers of the forest (in the tower) – we will get an espectular view of the jungle and see the sunset
Night walk - in search of the many creatures such as insects and hopefully bigger animals

Day 05

Airport - Return - Transfer - Puerto Maldonado


  • Entrance fee to the National Reserve of Tambopata
  • All transfer services since you get to Puerto Maldonado
  • Meals
  • Lodging
  • Guiding services


Rates USD
MIN 2 PAX 10+ pax (-5%)
Triple Classic 966.oo 918.oo
Double Classic 1074.oo
Matrimonial Classic 1235.oo 1173.oo
Single Classic 1169.oo 1111.oo
Infant Discounts USD
Children (5-12 years)
Applies only to double and Matrimonial room
Additional day USD
Triple Classic 105.oo 100.oo
Double Classic 119.oo
Matrimonial Classic 129.oo
Single Classic 139.oo

What to bring?

We recommend visitors bring a small backpack with:

  • Binoculars
  • Camera 
  • Flash light or better a headlight   
  • Daypack
  • Cap / wide-brimmed hat
  • Trousers & shorts
  • T-shirts
  • Bathing suit
  • Rain coat / poncho
  • Water bottle
  • Sunblock
  • Sunglasses
  • Insect repellent
  • Certificate of yellow fever vaccine
  • Bills/notes of small amounts 
  • Toiletries
  • Walking shoes / boots **
  • Sandals or alternative footwear for use at the lodge

** In the rainy season it is usually necessary to walk in rubber boots / wellies, which are provided by the lodge (up to size 10). During the dry season it may be possible to walk in walking boots.


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