Bolivia Tours

Tours to: Madidi & Pampas

Tour Pampas - 5 Days

This destination is the most recommended if you want to see the Bolivian side of the Amazon basin. You will not only enjoy the good weather, you will also see hundreds of animal species. The National Park of Madidi is classified as the largest reserve of biodiversity and it is full of adventure. Take this 5 day tour starting and

What's Included?

  • Roundtrip transportation
  • Bilingual guide
  • Meals
  • Accommodation
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Tour Pampas / 5 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 Early in the morning, we pick you up from the hotel to take the road to Santa Rosa del Yacuma. After about 3 hours and a half, we get to our lodge, near the Yacuma River. We have lunch and later, in the afternoon, you’d enjoy a conoe ride to watch wildlife: alligators, anacondas, turtles, capybaras, pink dolphins, several species of monkeys and countless species of birds. Dinner would be served upon return to the lodge.

Day 3 After having breakfast we continue the adventure walking through pampas to find anacondas and alligators. We return to our lodge to have lunch and a little break. In the afternoon, we have piranha fishing on the River. If the river is high, we can swim with dolphins. After dinner, another canoe ride is waiting to focus the eyes of the lizards and other reptiles with flashlights.

Day 4 In the morning, we sail up the river to watch Yacuma yellow monkeys, parrots, toucans and more wildlife. After lunch, we return to the town in the same 4WD vehicle. We get back to our tourist class hotel and enjoy the rest of the day on your own. Day 5 We have breakfast at the hotel and wait for the programmed flight to go back to La Paz, where the tour ends.

Tour includes: Round Trip Transportation / Bilingual guide / Meals / Accommodation

Jungle - 2 Days

A tour through the Jungle is a perfect opportunity to learn about different plant species, from which many of them are used with medicinal purposes. While you learn about these plants and trees, you’ll also learn about different insects and more species of birds in the region.

What's Included?

  • Roundtrip transportation
  • Bilingual guide
  • Entrance tickets
  • Meals
  • Accommodation
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Tour Jungle / 2 Days FULL ITINERARY

Day 1 We start the journey crossing the way Rurrenabaque – San Buenaventura in the morning, where we pay the entrance fee to the national park. Later, we board a dugout canoe to navigate on the Beni river to watch a variety of birds and spectacular landscapes. We arrive to our lodge at around noon to have lunch. After lunch, we continue the tour through the jungle, observing different species of medicinal and poisonous insects that exist in the region, as well; we hear the singing of partridges, whistling kettles, macaws and more birds. Our guide will show and inform you about plants and all wildlife in the area. We return to the lodge at about 6 pm to have some snacks, relax for a while and have dinner.

Day 2 After having breakfast we continue our expedition through the jungle, in research of more unique plants and trees such as "Illyria", a plant that serves as a natural dye, “siyaya”: a palm yellow flower, which is the natural perfume of the forest, "soliman": a very poisonous tree used for hunting, a drop may occur kill or cause blindness if it gets to have contact with the eyes, "bibosi", a tree that is used as a dewormer and more. We return to the camp at around noon to have lunch and get ready to go back to Rurrenabaque.

Tour Madidi Chalalan Ecolodge - 4 Days

The ecolodge of Chalalan is certainly an exclusive place in the National Park of Madidi. Besides being so comfortable, the activities involved in this tour are up to you; choose between natural interpretation of the forest, natural history, ecological processes, medicinal plants, hardwood trees, animal behavior or maybe bird and mammal watching. See the full itinerary so you know what other preset activities you will be able to enjoy on this tour.

What's Included?

  • Bilingual guide
  • Private transportation
  • Shared boat
  • Entrance tickets
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
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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 Chalalán. 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 your stay.

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