6 Days / 5 Nights
Shared / Private
English / Spanish
Daily Departures from La Paz
2 Nights in Hotels (Rurrenabaque)
1 Night in Madidi National Park
2 Nights in a Lodge (Pampas)
Please note: the months of April – November are the most ideal due to it being the dry season.
….AM – Personal pickup from your hotel in the city of La Paz and transport to the airport.
AM – 45-minute flight from La Paz – Rurrenabaque.
AM – Upon arrival (approximate arrival), we will head to our office in Rurrenabaque and then there will be free time until the hour of the adventure.
09:00 am – We will take boat transportation towards Madidi National Park, navigating upwards through the Beni and Tuichi rivers to get there (from Rurrenabaque to Madidi National Park, it’s approximately a 3-hour trip). After one hour of travel, we will cross through the Canyon of Bala to enter later into the famous park. Our boats contain comfortable seats, life-jackets, rain coats, as well as roofs.
10:30 am – We will arrive to Caquiahuara (approximate arrival) where we will then take a short walk to have the opportunity to observe macaws and parrots in a natural nesting wall.
12:00 am – We will arrive to the lodge that is found in the Madidi jungle (approximate arrival) and then find accommodation in our respective cabins. After finding accommodation, we will then have lunch and rest for a little bit – afterwards, taking a walk through the Tareche Trail towards the Aguapolo River where we will observe a second natural nesting wall of macaws and parrots; this activity will allow us to have direct and pure contact with the humid tropical forest that is found in Madidi National Park. The wildlife that we will possibly be able to witness during this adventure are: birds, wild pigs, and different species of monkeys.
END OF THE AFTERNOON – We will visit a beautiful natural place (Tuichi) where we can have a breathtaking view of the setting of the sun; afterwards, we will return to the lodge.
19:30 pm – We will have dinner in the dining room of the lodge.
20:00 pm – After having dinner, we have two options; we can: (1) take a night stroll to experience the wildlife in the humid forest, having the opportunity to listen to the mysterious sounds of the forest which are produced by a variety of night creatures; or, (2) have a chat about the history of the indigenous community of San José de Uchupiamonas and also of Madidi National Park.
Included: Transfer out/in, Flight ticket from La Paz – Rurrenabaque, shared boat transport to Madidi National Park, lunch and dinner, tour guide + accommodation in the Lodge.
07:30 am – We will have breakfast in the lodge.
08:00 am – With a local tour guide, we will take a walk through the Mapajo Trail to be able to profoundly discover and observe the humid tropical forest. Our guides maintain ancestral knowledge and combine it with scientific knowledge, achieving an ideal interpretation of the most complex ecosystem on the planet; the themes are: medicinal plants, timber trees, ecological processes, as well as animal behavior. After this walk, we will return to the lodge to have lunch.
AFTERNOON – We will return to Rurrenabaque via boat transportation (approximately a 2-hour trip). During the trip, please keep in mind to be attentive to what is happening around you because traveling by boat is often times a magnificent opportunity to observe alligators, capybaras, birds, and – with a lot of luck – one or two jaguars. Once we return to Rurrenabaque, we will find accommodation in the selected hotel.
HOTEL IN RURRENABQUE: Provides a hotel room with private bathroom + breakfast.
Included: Shared boat transport, lunch, tour guide + hotel.
09:00 am – We will take transportation from Rurrenabaque to the village of Santa Rosa del Yacuma (approximately a 3.5-hour trip), and then – when we arrive – we will have a delicious lunch, taking transportation afterwards to the Yacuma River where we will wait for a boat that will take us along the river. Along the river, the trip is about 3 hours, where we will be able to observe a grand variety of wildlife (lizards, capybaras, turtles, monkeys, pink dolphins, and a great diversity of birds) until we arrive to the camp. Upon arrival, we will find accommodation in a lodge that provides protection from the mosquitos around every bed. Once we arrive, you will have time to take a shower or rest a little bit, then we will have dinner – afterwards taking boat transportation in order to enjoy a nightly outing through the river. During the nightly outing in which it is recommended to take a lantern, you will be able to observe the eyes of alligators, as well as enjoy all the different animal sounds that permeate the night; likewise, you will be able to see the fireflies that fly about the river. After our outing, we will return to the lodge and then get some rest.
Included: Shared transport from Rurrenabaque – Santa Rosa del Yacuma, shared boat transport, lunch and dinner, tour guide + accommodation in the Lodge.
Very early in the morning – We will get up to observe the sunrise and have the opportunity to enjoy the songs of the birds, the monkeys, and of other animals that will be waking up for the day to share with us their singing and sounds which will accompany us in the morning. Afterwards, we will return to the lodge where we will have breakfast and then prepare ourselves to go to the boat which will take us to the pampas – characterized by water and mud. In the pampas, you may have the opportunity to see an anaconda or two, as well as flowers, snails, and birds – amongst other animals (the outing is about 2-to-3 hours long). After the outing, we will return to the camp to have lunch and then rest for some time. Following the rest, we will head out to a very special place where you will be able to observer and take photos of the pink dolphins – even swim with them if you would like; the dolphins don’t pose any threat to visitors and are very gentle. After enjoying this special place, we will head over to a place where people fish for piranhas and where you’ll have the opportunity to do the same. If you do happen to catch one, we’ll help you prepare it for dinner as it is an honor to catch one.
Included: Shared boat transport, breakfast, lunch, and dinner, tour guide + accommodation in the Lodge.
During this day, you will have the opportunity to rest until breakfast.
After breakfast, we will head to the boat to take another outing in order to look for other animals as well as see the sloth; likewise, there is the option to take a walk in a little jungle are where you can see large trees, medicinal plants, and a diversity of flowers. During the walk, you can see as well the Patujú – used to build the roofs of the lodges. After the visit, we will return to the camp to have lunch and then we will prepare ourselves to return to the village of Santa Rosa via boat where we will then wait for transportation to return to Rurrenabaque. Once we arrive to Rurrenabaque, we will find accommodation in the selected hotel.
HOTEL IN RURRENABQUE: Provides a hotel room with private bathroom + breakfast.
Included: Breakfast and lunch, shared boat transport, tour guide, shared transport to Rurrenabaque + hotel.
After breakfast, there will be a personal pickup from your hotel in Rurrenabaque and then transport to the airport.
AM – Approximately a 45-minute flight from Rurrenabaque – La Paz.
Included: Breakfast, transfer out + flight ticket from Rurrenabaque – La Paz.
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Entrance fee to the Pampas / US$.22
Entrance fee to the Jungle / US$.30
In order to provide tour and/or tour package prices, we would appreciate if you would please provide for us the number of people who would be going on the tour.
Appropriate clothing for a humid tropical climate
Long-sleeve shirts made of cotton for protection against mosquitos and the sun
Long pants for protection against mosquitos and the sun (jeans are not recommended)
2 pairs of shoes
A pair of sandals
Swimming suits and/or swimming trunks
Rain coats during the months of December through March
Pairs of personal underclothing
Hat for protection against the sun