Tour Madidi / 4 Days FULL ITINERARY
Day 1 Flight from La Paz (El Alto International Airport) to Rurrenabaque (1 hour approximately).
The flight is a remarkable occasion to see the Andes Mountain Range and a panoramic view of
the rivers and forests in the Bolivian Amazon. We get to the town and have accommodation in
a tourist class hotel. You’ll be free to know the beautiful town by the afternoon.
Day 2 / 7:30 am A guide will pick you up at the hotel to take you to the River Beni where you will
get on the boat for Chalalán. The boats are equipped with: a roof, comfortable seats, life
jackets, raincoats and a firstaid
kit. The maximum seated capacity on the boats is 10 people.
7:45 am Travel by motor boat to the lodge. The trip is a great way of seeing the Bala Canyon
around the River Beni. The Madidi National Park is accessed by going up the River Tuichi. On
your way you’ll see different animals and get a feel for the spectacular landscape of the
Bolivian Amazon. We recommend you take binoculars. The trip takes around 5½ hours during
the rainy season and 6 hours in the dry season, mainly in July, August and September.
11:00 am Packed lunch midway.
1:30 pm Arrival at the port. 25 minute walk to the Ecolodge along a wide, easy, jaguar path.
Welcome snack on the shores of Lake. Our logistics staff will help you with your luggage. Time
to settle in at your cabin or room.
2:00 pm Welcome lunch in the lodge. After lunch relax in a hammock or swim in Lake
3:45 pm Short walk along the Paraba path to the viewing point where you can see the beautiful
landscape across Lake Chalalán, the mountains and the Madidi rainforest. Your guide will
explain about the plants used for building both
hardwoods and palms and
the traditional and sustainable use of natural resources. Here your guide will talk about the park, our Ecolodge
and the community. You return to the lake to go on a canoe trip along the shores of Lake
Chalalán where you will be able to enjoy the sunset and see monkeys, birds, insects, bats, etc.
Return to the Ecolodge for a snack.
7:30 pm Dinner in the Ecolodge dining room. 8:30 pm Short nighttime
activity (1 to 2 hours).
Night trip by canoe to see amphibians, nocturnal birds, fisheating
bats and caimans easily spotted because of their glowing eyes.
Day 3 / 7:00 am Buffet breakfast in Ecolodge dining room. You can talk to your guide about
changing the time depending on your interests. (e.g. breakfast at 5:30 am for
birdwatchers.)7:30 am Morning walk along the Tapacare path or another of similar length
where you can see and learn about the forest and the wildlife surrounding you. Optional
themes: natural interpretation of the forest, natural history, ecological processes, medicinal
plants and hardwood trees, animal behavior and bird and mammal watching. Return to the
lodge, have a snack.
12:30 pm Lunch in the Ecolodge dining room. After lunch, relax in a hammock or swim in Lake
Chalalán. You will coordinate optional activities with your guide.
4:00 pm Short walk along one of the theme paths to learn about medicinal plants and more
about personal interests. Return to the Ecolodge and choose from the following optional
activities: Handicrafts, canoe trip, videos about the community and the Madidi National Park.
7:30 pm Traditional “dunucuabi” dinner of catfish wrapped in leaves or fish á la “tacuara” inside
bamboo from the Bolivian Amazon. *This traditional dinner depends on the availability of the
fish and may be offered any night during your stay.
8:30 pm Short night walk along the Paraba or Silbador path to see amphibians, reptiles,
insects, tarantulas, rodents, birds and nocturnal monkeys. This is a great chance to hear the
sounds of the jungle. Upon your return to the Ecolodge you can take part in a traditional
Quechua – Tacana night with music and dances from the San José de Uchupiamonas
community. Your guide will explain the traditions of the Uchupiamonas people. *This activity will
depend on the number of guests staying at the Ecolodge and may be offered any night during
Day 4 / 7:00 am Buffet breakfast in Ecolodge dining room and then a short walk to the river
Tuíchi to take the boat back to Rurrenabaque. The return walk along the Jaguar or Wichi path
can be modified to accommodate your interests. Please coordinate with your guide.
8:00 am Return by boat to (only 3 hours). The time is subject to the availability of boats and
flights. We recommend you are alert during the boat trip in order that you can make the most
of your last chance to see the animals. 12:00 pm Arrive to the town. Transfer to airport and
return to the city of La Paz.
Tour includes: Bilingual guide / private transportation / entrance tickets / meals / accommodation