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AMAZON RAINFOREST: MADIDI PARK

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From USD 270

Duration: 3 Days and 2 Nights

 / Rurrenabaque is located in the foothills of the Andes and the endless plains of the tropical forest, you can ride by motorboats along the Amazonian rivers up to Madidi National Park where you will find the eco-lodges of the Tacana ethnic community of San Miguel. 

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DAY 1        RURRENABAQUE  - SAN MIGUEL DEL BALA
We will pick you up from your hotel and we will go by walk to the port where we will get on board of a motor boat. We will begin a 45 minute trip by the Amazon rivers, mainly Beni River which leads us to the San Miguel del Bala Ecolodge located in the attenuation zone of the Madidi National Park 
Once you are installed in your cabin, your local guide will take you into the jungle and show you the antique hunting methods of the Tacanas (indigenous ethnic group of the zone). In the afternoon we will visit San Miguel Canyon, it is a 3 hour walk far from the Ecolodge, the Canyon offers a cold and humid environment; it measures approximately 150 meters large, there we can also find some small unique frogs, hummingbirds and bat species. 
Return to Ecolodge in a motor boat and get ready to enjoy your dinner and the remaining evening. 
Includes: 1 night of accommodation at Ecolodge San Miguel del Bala (private room and bathroom), Boat transportation, Programmed hikes, Local guide service 
Meals: Lunch, Dinner


DAY 2        SAN MIGUEL DEL BALA – MADIDI NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast, we go back to the boat to begin our trip in the Beni River towards Madidi National Park (3 to 4 hour trip), it is a trip inside the marvelous Madidi Park, after some trip time we will enter through the Tuicihi river, a smaller  river, which gives us the chance to observe closely mammals and birds of the park.  
Arrival to the Caquiahuara lodge inside the great Madidi Park, there are seven trails to hike by many beautiful places away from the cabins and each one has different hiking levels and distances, according to the visitor preference. 
At night we will have a quick walk to see the Amazon jungle from a whole new perspective, jungle becomes a never-ending show to pay tribute to the wonderful nature which is still in a great conservation status. 
Includes: 1 night of accommodation at Ecolodge Caquihuara (shared room and bathroom), Boat transportation, Programmed hikes, Local guide service
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 3        MADIDI NATIONAL PARK– RURRENABAQUE 
We begin going down by the Amazon rivers which have been accomplices of our best adventures. On our way back to Rurrenabaque, we will make a quick stop to take a walk to a hill from where you will be able to see the beautiful guacamayos (parrots) endemic specie which prepares its nests on the cliffs all along the Tuichi river. 
Arrival to Rurrenabaque to get your flight back to La Paz. 
Includes: Boat transportation, Programmed hikes, Local guide service
Meals: Breakfast

  • San Miguel Canyon
  • Caquiahara Macaw Viewpoint
  • Wildlife observation
  • Hikes inside the Amazon Rainforest

Important notes:

  • Operations during rainy season (from November to April) under consultation
  • The tour begins and ends in your hotel in Rurrenabaque
  • Accommodation takes place in locally managed cabins to keep the environment harmony, they have basic services but the might be rationed sometimes. Hot water not available 
  • The itinerary can be adapted to your specific requirements for example bird watching, amphibious or some other species of flora or fauna. 
  • Entrance ticket to Madidi National Park costs 150 Bs (22USD approx)You will have to pay this amount at the entrance of the park. 
  • We strongly recommend to travel to Rurrenabaque the day before the beginning of the tour 
  • Departures everyday
  • Not included: Transport to and from Rurrenabaque, Accommodation in Rurrenabaque, Entrance ticket to Madidi National Park,  Meals and services not specified, Beverages in restaurants and hotels, Extra expenses, Insurance, Tips

Route

  1. Rurre
  2. San Miguel del Bala Ecolodge
  3. Caquiehuara Lodge