Day One - La Paz
Your Bolivian Amazon Jungle adventure begins at your hotel in La Paz, with your group meeting* at 6pm. Beforehand, be sure to explore the city centre - the huge Isglesia de San Francisco and Presidential Palace overlook the Plaza Murillo, a great place to relax, people watch and enjoy a bite to eat. It is recommended to arrive at least one night prior to the commencement of the tour, which our travel specialists can arrange for you, along with international flights.
Day Two - La Paz to Madidi National Park
A short, forty-five minute flight in the morning will take you to the small town of Rurrenabaque, from where you'll go up river on a motor-boat to Madidi National Park. The boat ride takes three hours, so enjoy the region's beautiful flora, fauna and landscapes, particularly as you pass through Bala Canyon. A stop over in Caquiahuara provides an excellent opportunity to observe the nesting wall of red and green macaws, before finally reaching the Madidi Jungle Eco Lounge, where your group will stay for the next few days in traditional cabins with shared bathrooms. Lunch is followed by a three/four hour guided walk along the Tareche Trail to Aguapolo Creek, keeping your eyes open for local wildlife. Enjoy dinner at the lodge with the group tonight, before going on a short night walk afterwards.
Days Three and Four - Madidi National Park
Enjoy breakfast at the lodge, followed by a four-hour guided walk along the Mapajo Trail through the Amazon's giant trees. You'll learn all about the ecosystems of the unspoiled rainforest around you from your expert local guide before heading back for lunch, and a few relaxing hours spent at leisure. In the afternoon, there's a three/four-hour guided walk along the Biwa Trail, an excellent opportunity for spotting black spider monkeys! There's a break for rest at the natural Aguapolo scenic viewpoint. Later enjoy dinner at the lodge before taking a night walk into the rainforest to spot nocturnal nightlife; your guide will explain more about animal behaviour, such as tapir and red deer.
On day four, fuel up with breakfast before a four/five hour guided walk along the Pava Cullpana Trail, where you'll spot huge salt licks, naturally formed mineral deposits, and a range of fascinating animals who take essential nutrients from them. Lunch is at the lodge and followed by some free time, during dry season, you may wish to take a dip in the Tuichi River. Afterwards, take a short boat trip up river to fish for catfish, and then go on an exhilarating ride downstream in a rubber inner tube (the tubing activity is commonly offered from April to October). This evening, enjoy a traditional dinner and a short presentation uncovering the history of the local Uchupiamonas indigenous community.
Day Five - Tour ends
A final walking tour along the Wabu Trail follows breakfast. This morning's walking tour, approximately three/four hours, takes you to the salt licks of 'Cullpana' where you'll watch as wildlife gathers to bathe in mud pools. There's time for lunch at the lodge before taking the two-hour return boat trip to Rurrenabaque, watching out for black caiman crocodiles, capybaras, tapirs, or giant river otter as you travel. Then it's back on your short flight to La Paz, where your adventure concludes.
Please note that this is not a group tour - the minimum numbers required is one person, so if there are no other bookings on the same date, you may be travelling independently with a guide
Please note that international flights are not included in this holiday, but can be arranged by our travel specialists, who can help tailor this holiday to suit you, including a pre- or post-tour extension to relax or explore further
Various departure dates are available
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