Abutting the neighboring nations of Bolivia and Brazil, the vast tract of the southern Amazon Basin is one of the Perus remotest territories: comparatively little of it is either inhabited or explored. Yet with well-developed facilities for ecotravelers, the benefits of travel here are clear: visitors will, with relatively little effort, be rewarded with a treasure trove of unforgettable close encounters of the wild kind.
Boats go up the river, past several good lodges, and into the Reserva Nacional Tambopata. One of the reserves highlights is the Colpa de Guacamayos (Macaw Clay Lick), one of the largest natural clay licks in the country. It attracts hundreds of birds and is a spectacular sight.