Description

Known as the Pearl of the Amazon, Rurrenabaque is one of the world's most bio diverse destinies. Madidi National Park - accessible from Rurrenabaque, has snowcapped mountains, glaciers, long valleys, canyons, waterfalls and an immense extension of plains and swamps. According to National Geographic magazine, Madidi Park is one of the 20 most important tourist destinations in the world due to the inexhaustible diversity that exists there.


Apart from surrounding yourself with monkey, bird, crocodile and butterfly species, in your visit to Rurrenabaque you will be able to share with the indigenous people of the Amazon, get to know their traditions and assist a short jungle survival workshop.
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Itinerary

Travel Starts at Rurrenabaque
  • Travel by river for 2 hrs to the Serere Reserve
  • Night time canoe trip
  • Visit and observe rescued/protected Spider Monkeys
  • The natural habitat of a great variety of birds, caimans and other animals
  • Fish piranhas
  • Tour to see Howler Monkeys
  • Cruising the lake

Includes

  • Accommodation for 3 nights
  • Transfer in - out
  • Boat Transportation
  • Bilingual Guide English-Spanish
  • All Meals

Doesn't Include

  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Personal Spending
  • Tips

Bring with

  • Sun Screen
  • Bug Spray
  • Swimsuit
  • Hat
  • Comfortable Hiking Shoes
  • Flash Light
  • Raincoat

Native Communities of the Amazon

During the visit to Rurrenabaque you'll be able to observe the daily life of the local Native/Indigenous Communities (Tacana, Moseten, T´simaney). You can learn from them about the use of medicinal plants, fishing and cooking techniques, their ancient knowledge about the forest, miths and legends. And if you feel adventurous, you can also learn some of their jungle survival techniques. 

Madidi National Park

The Madidi National Park is a protected area of virgin forest filled with outstanding tropical fauna and flora. Over 1,000 bird species, monkeys, jaguars, caimans, fish, it is a nature's lover paradise. Day and night hikes are available as well as boat tours. According to National Geographic in a special edition of the prestigious international Traveller magazine has listed the Madidi National Park as one of the 20 most important tourist destinations in the world.

The Flat Plains (Las Pampas)

The Flat Plains of Santa Rosa extend for about 616.453 hectares that allow to observe a great variety of wild life. During the boat ride you'll be able to see caimans resting at the river banks, birds and monkeys across the sky. If you feel adventurous, you can go fishing piranhas or tracking anacondas. But if you are in for something truly special, swimming next to pink river dolphins might just be the thing.

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Geography

It is located at the northern region of Bolivia, in the José Ballivian province of the Department of Beni . The landscape shows small mountains surrounded by rivers and covered by rain forest. The town of Rurrenabaque is located by the Beni river.

Altitude

Rurrenabaque's average altitud is 229 meters above see level (750 ft)

Climate

Rurrenabaque's average temperature is 26 degrees Celsius (79 F). The climate is tropical, warm and humid, typical of the Amazon region.

How to get there?

Rurrenabaque is accesible by ground and air transportation primarily from La Paz City.

From La Paz:

  • 40 minutes by airplane
  • 12 hours by bus

Culture

Rurrenabaque and its surroundings are greatly enriched by the Indigenous communities culture. Some of the native communities like the Tacana, Mosetene, T'simaney still maintain ancient organizational ways and customs. These communities rely directly on mother nature and depend on fishing, growing crops and collection of medicinal plants for their survival. Each community has also kept its language, although it is not unusual for them to speak spanish aswell. 

Fauna and Flora

This territory contains areas with different ecological characteristics which is a main factor for the biological diversity. 4,838 species of vascular plants were recorded along with 500 species of fish, 72 species of mammals, 56 species of reptiles and 35 species of amphibians. There are 3 types of forests in this region: the evergreen forest, the subandean pluvial forest and the humid low Yungas forest or high amazonic forest. Among the most common animals you'll find are the blue bearded macaw, a variety of monkeys, the wetland deer, the tatu (giant armadillo), the pink river dolphin, the river turtle, the anteater, lizards, caimans, snakes and if you are lucky you can even spot a cougar or a jaguar.

Casa Grande (hostel)

Bolivia » Beni » Rurrenabaque

Description

Rooms with private bathrooms, hammocks room, meals included.