We had a 3-hour standoff with macaws before they finally came down to the river bank to eat clay. Unlike their hasty relatives in smaller size, parrots, macaws were very cautious and took themselves much more seriously.
Tambopata National Reserve was created by the Peruvian government in 1990 to protected rainforest and species within. We took the boat 4-hour upstream passing through the reserve to Chuncho area to watch Macaw's clay lick the next day morning.
The mild climate and fertile soil made Sacred Valley the key settlement area of Incas. It is called the Inca heartland. The one-day tour offers a quick way for visitors to appreciate the fascinating Inca ruins and beautiful landscapes.
Use to be the capital city of Inca Empire, Cusco today is a picturesque city blending of Colonial Spanish and Andean elements. From here, visitors can explore the Inca heartland and route to other areas in southern Peru.