Welcome to Madidi National Park, recognised by National Geographic as one of the world`s most vast and biologically diverse rainforests. This is a true wilderness area, with steep jungle terrain, white water rivers, snow-capped mountains and some of the most stunning scenery you will ever see! The tour starts with a flight from La Paz with superb views over the beautiful peaks of the more than 6,000 m high Andean mountain chain `La Cordillera Real`, then passing over the green valley of the Yungas to the plains of the Amazon. You will arrive at the jungle hub, Rurrenabaque village, or `Rurre` as it is affectionately known amongst locals. It is from here you will head out into the Jungle in search of wildlife such as anaconda, spectacled bear, jaguars, wolfs, otters, piranhas, monkeys, and a huge variety of birds. You will travel by boat to the special base campsite where you will sleep and eat for 2 nights. Your final day offers a unique opportunity to visit a vertical rock formation with hundreds of coulorful parrots! Spend time with the local guide from the people of the Amazon and you might even get taught to do some of their own crafts such as fishing- then eat your catch for lunch! This is a truly amazing tour that will keep you buzzing for days, and a definite highlight of your Bolivian adventure!
Check in at the HI Hostel Onkel Inn
Visit HI Bolivia office in La Paz to coordinate the trip to Madidi National Park and get all the details explained in english as there is later a native local guide in spanish.
Flight La Paz - Rurrenabaque - 1 hour flight, followed by short transfer by bus to your accommodation in Rurrenabaque. Once settled in, you will attend a brief arrival meeting at the operator`s office in prepraration for your boat and trekking tour. Today is at leisure to explore the active village!
An early start today, leave Rurrenabaque at 0830 for your tour by boat which takes 4-5 hours to a special base camp where you will be greeted with a hearty lunch. In the afternoon, enjoy a 3-hour trek across the Rainforest, with guided basic English explanations on trees and the surrounding nature. After dinner, head out into the mostly moonlit night forest for another 2-3 hour walk, where you may encounter wildlife such as Oselots, Monkeys, Jaguar and Tapir.
After breakfast, depart at 08:00am for an energetic 4 hours trek in the rainforest, watching for wildlife and learning all about the unique flora and fauna. After a simple but tasty lunch, a last trek will lead to river cliffs and outstanding views of the Amazonian Pampas.
Your final day offers a unique opportunity to visit a vertical rock formation with hundreds of coulorful parrots! Spend time with the local guide from the people of the Amazon and you might even get taught to do some of their own crafts such as fishing- then eat your catch for lunch!
In the afternoon, return to Rurrenabaque for the last night of the tour.
After breakfast (at passengers own cost), it`s sadly time to leave - travel by bus for a short transfer to the airfield then fly back to La Paz with happy memories of your time exploring Madidi National Park.
1 night at the HI Hostel Onkel Inn
2 nights at the Hostel Beni, Rurrenabaque, which features quiet rooms facing away from the busy main street and cosy decor, firm beds, whirling fans and TVs.
2 nights camping in the base camp in the Mandidi National Park. All camping equipment is provided and shared bathrooms are available for guest use
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Trip Name: Madidi National Park
Duration: 6 Days
From Price: 825
Trip Code: 159009
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