Madidi Jungle & Pampas Trip - 4 Days
Experince the raw beauty of Madidi National Park
Our Eco-lodge comprises comfortable cabins within Madidi National Park and Pampas. These are built with materials from the forest and are in total harmony with the natural environment. We have double, twin or triple rooms and a dormitory style rooms available with both shared and private bathrooms. Our rooms are equipped with mosquito nets, towels, toilet paper and soap. Electricity is available for four hours a day.
FlashpackerConnect partners with indigenous persons whom have more than twelve years of experience providing Eco tourism services in Madidi National Park and the Yacuma Pampas. The founders, guides, cooks, transporters and all other personal come from different communities and have been trained to provide quality ecotourism services and love for nature.
Day 1: La Paz to Rurrenabaque
We leave Rurrenabaque at 8:30 am and take a boat trip that lasts 3 hours, enjoying spectacular views of the rivers Beni and Tuichi before entering the Madidi National Park. We arrive at our eco-lodge around noon where you will receive a refreshing glass of fruit juice as a welcome before being shown your accommodation. After a quick break lunch will be served. In the afternoon we go for a short walk along the “dry creek” trail where you will see a variety of plants and learn about their many uses. They provide us with our medicines, craft and construction materials. With a little luck we will see some species of monkeys, peccaries, birds and many insects. After dinner you will have time to relax in your comfortable room or on one of our many hammocks.
Breakfast will be served at 7:00 am followed by a walk to the Cliff of the Macaws, one of the best places in Madidi National Park to watch macaws, parrots and other birds. The walk is moderately hard and on the way we will see huge trees and learn more about their uses. At the Cliff of the Macaws you can not only watch the birds but can also enjoy the breath-taking view of the Amazon Basin and its many rivers. Afterwards we head to the River Tuichi where we build a log raft (traditional transport of the Amazonian Indians) and go downstream for about 2 hours until we reach the eco-lodge (we will be followed by a boat for security, for our backpacks and for people who do not wish to participate in this activity). Upon our return we will have lunch and rest during the heat of the day. (This afternoon you can choose to either rest or partake in an additional activity, such as making traditional handicrafts or fishing in the river).
We will get up at 6.00 am and have breakfast before returning to Rurrenabaque where we will arrive at about 8.30am. We will immediately leave for Santa Rosa. We will travel in a vehicle equipped with seat belts and air conditioning. Along the way we will have great opportunities to see sloths, anteaters, birds, and other animals. Around midday we will take a boat trip of about 15 minutes to another eco-lodge. You will be shown your accommodation and we will have lunch. After a rest, we will go along the Yacuma River by boat to look for and take pictures of caimen, capybara, turtles, and many types of bird. Before we return we may be able to swim with the beautiful pink river dolphins which live in this wonderful place. (This is dependent upon the season.)
We will get up early (5:00 am) to watch the sunrise and listen to the sounds of howler monkeys and birds which herald the awakening of the pampas. We will have breakfast and then go back out on the Yacuma River looking for a good place to walk and look for anacondas. During our tour we will continue to see a variety of birds, capybara, caimen, turtles and other animals. Then after lunch we will take the car and return to Rurrenabaque where we will arrive at about 4:30 p.m.
Note: This itinerary is subject to change without prior notice according to weather conditions, strikes, roadblocks, or other events which are beyond our control. We will always do our best to follow the itinerary as closely as possible.
Additional Trip Info
- Transfer at Airport – Rurrenabaque
- Transportation by boat from Rurrenabaque to Ecolodge within Madidi National Park
- Accommodation in traditional style cabins.
- All meals (Regular & Vegetarian) while at the Ecolodge.
- Mineral water during your stay at the Ecolodge
- Bilingual local guide (English & Spanish) expert in rainforest appreciation.
- Guided activities through the Jungle (Madidi National Park.) We have 30Km of Trails System.
- Rubber Boots will be provided during your stay at the Ecolodge.(large sizes limited)
- Airline/Land tickets La Paz/Rurrenabaque/La Paz
- Entry fee to the Madidi National Park: Bs 125 and Pampas: Bs 150
- Accommodation and meals in Rurrenabaque
- Carbonated and alcoholic beverages.
- Other services not considered in the program
- Travel Insurance - We recommend World Nomads, or Global Rescue
- Camera/ Extra battery
- Long Pants
- Long sleeves shirts
- Boots/ comfortable walking shoes
- Long/ short sleeve shirts
- Sunscreen / Sun hat
- Insect repellent
- Sun glasses
- Rain jacket/ Poncho
- Small backpack
- Swimsuit/ towel
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