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Keep an eye to the rainforest canopy for an array of wildlife in Madidi National Park in Bolivia

Madidi Jungle Ecolodge

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Madidi Jungle Ecolodge is a low-impact rainforest eco-venture created and sustained 100% by indigenous people from the heart of Bolivia´s Madidi National Park . The Ecolodge is accessible by a 3 hour boat ride from the amazon town of Rurrenabaque, and is a prime location for wildlife viewing, and serves as the base for a variety of hikes of different lengths. Madidi Jungle Ecolodge  offer you a unique and unforgettable Bolivian Amazon adventure. Experience all the wonder and the wildlife of the jungle in one tour.
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Highlights
  • Search for Bolivian wildlife in Madidi National Park
  • Experience a unique and unforgettable Bolivian Amazon adventure in Madidi Jungle Ecolodge
  • Learn about traditional crafts, farming, and cuisine
  • Explore the jungle town of Rurrenabaque
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Activity Level: Relaxed
Involves minimal physical effort and is typically associated with leisurely activities. Activities are low-intensity or last less than a few hours each day.
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Day 1: Arrive in La Paz

Arrive in La Paz, relax and spend the overnight here preparing for your adventure.

Day 2: Fly to Rurrenabaque

An early morning flight brings you to the frontier town of Rurrenabaque, where you are met by lodge staff and transferred to your hotel. The day is yours to explore this jungle town and relax. Try a tropical drink at a favorite bamboo hut.

Day 3: Arrival to Madidi Jungle Ecolodge

  • Hotel
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Early this morning board  motor boat from Rurrenabaque to the Madidi Jungle Ecolodge. The trip up the Beni and Tuichi Rivers takes 3 hours and is a great opportunity to see the fauna and impressive landscape of the Amazon , such as the Bala Canyon. Established in 1995, Madidi protects some of the wildest and most pristine rainforest on earth, and the big animals such as herds of peccary, sloths, howler monkeys, giant otters, and jaguar still thrive in this park. 

After lunch we prepare for a 3 hour guided hike along the Tareche Trail. This is an opportunity to observe a variety of bird species, mainly macaws and parrots, and to appreciate the surrounding tropical rainforest. There is the chance also to observe different species of mammals. The common animals observed
include the white-lipped peccary, the brown capuchin monkey and the red howler monkey. After watching the landscape and hiking along the Aguapolo river bank, we return to the Ecolodge by the Wabu Trail. 19:30: Dinner at the Ecolodge. After dinner you will have the opportunity to experience a short night hike to
feel the nocturnal wildlife. During this walk you will be able to see amphibians and many insects, such as the tarantula. Listen to the jungle symphony produced by the uncountable variety of wildlife.

Day 4: Explore Madidi National Park

  • Hotel
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
After breakfast we prepare for a 3 hour guided hike along the Biwa Trail, where black spider monkeys are often encountered. This is an opportunity to observe a variety of ecosystems and to connect with deep nature. Along this trail you will stop at the natural Madidi scenic viewpoint, where you will have an ideal panoramic view of the rainforest ́s canopy. Return to the Ecolodge along the Tareche Trail.

After lunch, go on a 3 hour guided walk by the Mapajo and Almendrillo Trails. Along these trails, you’ll appreciate the Giant Kapok Tree, Almendrillo Tree and the Strangler Fig Tree. Accompanied by a local guide, you will be provided with an in-depth explanation of the diverse species of plants used for medicinal purposes and ancestral benefits. It is a great opportunity to understand, appreciate and learn about the Amazon ecosystems, while observing the pristine environment and different species of wildlife. Return to the Ecolodge along the Dati Trail.

Enjoy free time and Traditional dinner Dunucuabi (catfish wrapped in leaves) at the Lodge.

Day 5: Return to Rurrenabaque

  • Hotels
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
After breakfast we will take a boat upstream along the Tuichi river, arriving at the Serere Trail. Hike by the floodplain jungle to the Piraña lagoon where you will have a chance to see yellow squirrel monkeys and the opportunity to try and fish for piranha. After the fishing activity, you will arrive into a large, recently discovered mammal salt lick, where you will have the opportunity to learn about animal behavior. Return to the Ecolodge by boat.

After lunch, Return to Rurrenabaque. On the way back to the town, you will have the option to visit Caquiahuara where you will have the chance to observe the red and green macaws and other species of parrot. Bird sighting can be done anytime during the year, however, it is more frequent from May to December. The trip is a great opportunity to see some exotic species such as the capybaras, tapirs, turtles and caimans. The return trip takes only 2 hours.

Day 6: Fly to La Paz

Catch your flight back to La Paz. The afternoon is yours in La Paz. Take an optional trip to the Tiahuanaco Ruins or explore the famous Witches Market.

Day 7: Return Home

  • 1 Breakfast
Transfer to the airport for your international flight home.

Accommodations

La Paz - Hotels

Rurrenabaque - Hotels

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Included
  • 6 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
  • 6 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
  • Entrance Fee(s) in Bolivia
  • Entrance Fee: Madidi Park 
  • Bilingual guide
  • Guided activities on 40 km of trails inside the jungle of the Madidi National Park
  • Local seasonal fruit juices and Mineral water during the stay in the Ecolodge
  • Transfer to & from Rurrenabaque Airport
  • Boat transfer to Rurrenabaque/Madidi Jungle/Rurrenabaque (3 hours upstream and 2 hours downstream)
Excluded
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages.

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