5-day Madidi And Pampas Amazon From La Paz

La Paz, Bolivia

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Overview

Succumb to the natural allure of the Amazon on a 5-night trip to Madidi and Las Pampas – wetlands replete with exotic wildlife – from La Paz. After cruising down the Beni and Tuichi Rivers, you’ll sail on a self-made raft and observe colorful macaws in their natural environment. Explore jungle trails replete with exotic wildlife; sail on the beautiful Yacuma River; and scour the scenery for lizards, caimans and turtles. Additionally, you’ll have the opportunity to swim with wild pink dolphins. Four nights’ accommodation, all meals and return transport from La Paz is included.  
  • 5-night trip to Madidi and Las Pampas from La Paz
  • Sail the beautiful Yacuma River to see a diverse range of wildlife
  • Follow jungle trails replete with exotic flora and fauna with alongside a guide
  • Observe raucous macaws in their natural environment
  • Four nights' accommodation, all meals and round-trip transport from La Paz is included

Hotel pickup and drop-off in La Paz
Return Flight La Paz - Rurrenabaque - La Paz
Rurrenabaque airport pick-up and drop-off
Accommodation: 1N Rurrenabaque Hotel, 2N Mashaquipe Lodge, 1N Santa Rosa Eco-Lodge
Transportation in Boats & Jeep
English and Spanish-speaking Guide
Breakfast (4)
Dinner (3)
Lunch (4)
Entrance Fees: Madidi National Park (200bs), Santa Rosa Protected Park (150bs)
Other Meals & Drinks
Travel Insurance
Personal Expenses
Gratuities

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered

Departure Time

8:00 AM
Itinerary
La Paz
Today you will be picked-up from your accommodation to be transferred to La Paz Airport to catch an early flight to Rurrenabaque, where there will be someone waiting for you to take you to your accommodation for check-in. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure settling in this new climate.
Admission Ticket Free
Accommodation:
 Overnight in Rurrenabaque
Meals:
  Not Included
Rurrenabaque
The tour starts at around 09.00am, when you will set off on a boat trip along the Beni and Tuichi Rivers for approximately 3 hours. After being shown to your room, have lunch. In the afternoon, take a nature walk along a jungle trail with a guide who will show you a variety of plants used by the local Tacana people. After returning to the lodge, enjoy your evening meal as the nighttime sounds of the jungle come alive and the darkness falls. After eating we can take a night walk to search for nocturnal animals and look for caimans near the river bank using spotlights to reflect off their eyes.
Duration: 12 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Accommodation:
 Overnight in Rurrenabaque
Meals:
 Breakfast  Lunch  Dinner  
Rurrenabaque
After breakfast you will visit the Farallon of the Macaws, a place for nesting and feeding of guacamayos and parrots. Also you will have the opportunity to build a ‘’callapo’’, raft of the Amazonian tribes, and sail back in it to the lodge, where you’ll have lunch. In the afternoon you will be able to choose among different activities (some activities may depend on availability), like visiting an indigenous family to see their way of life in the middle of the forest, sport fishing of catfish, or sailing to watch the sunset.
Duration: 12 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Accommodation:
 Overnight in Rurrenabaque
Meals:
 Breakfast  Lunch  Dinner  
River Yacuma
Today you will wake up at 6am to have breakfast and return to Rurrenabaque. On arrival, meet with a comfortable jeep and travel for approximately 3 hours to Santa Rosa. Along the way you will have the opportunity to see sloths, ant eaters, birds, and other animals. Around midday you will go on a 15-minute boat ride to “The Turtles” eco-lodge, where you will get settled in and have lunch. In the afternoon go sailing on the Yacuma river, where you get to see and take pictures of lizards, caimans, birds, capibaras, turtles, and much more. Before going back to the lodge, you might be able to swim with the beautiful pink dolphins that live in this heavenly place (depending on season).
Duration: 12 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Accommodation:
 Overnight in Rurrenabaque
Meals:
 Breakfast  Lunch  Dinner  
River Yacuma
Wake up at 5 am this morning to watch the sunrise. After breakfast go sailing on the Yacuma river in search of the impressive anaconda, and have the chance to see birds, capibaras, caimans, turtles, and other animals. After the tour, gather your belongings for your return boat ride to Santa Rosa harbour and a jeep ride back to Rurrenabaque airport to catch your return flight to La Paz.
Duration: 6 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Accommodation:
  Not Included
Meals:
 Breakfast  Lunch  
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Since flights can be unreliable returning to La Paz, we recommend planning to leave La Paz at least two days after the trip ends in case flights from Rurrenabaque are delayed 24 hours.
  • Accommodation in private cabin lodges (double or triple) with private bathrooms in Pampas, shared bathroom in Madidi - mosquito nets, beds, sheet/cover.
  • Vegetarian meals available if pre-requested.
  • Suggested Packing List: Comfortable walking shoes, swimsuit, towel, sun hat, sunblock, sunglasses, personal items, personal medications, small day pack, water bottle, camera, charger.
  • This day to day itinerary is subject to change without prior notice according to climatic and river conditions.
  • Wildlife viewing is subject to climatic conditions and the wild nature of the animals. We cannot guarantee wildlife viewing while you are in the Amazon since it depends on the animals. During wet season chances of seeing animals greatly reduces as the river is high and animals tend to spread out among the pampas. Please also note that the chance of sighting snakes/anacondas is always about 50%.
  • Bring enough cash with you before leaving La Paz since ATMs in Rurrenabaque are not reliable.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please note this is an independent tour, which means you'll enjoy the flexibility of being on your own for most of the trip and will only have a guide for certain experiences along the way.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers

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