Jungle & Pampas Tours

The National Park Madidi is one of the most bio diverse reserves of Bolivia. In the National Park you can find cloud forest, wild rivers, lakes, subtropical and tropical forest and savannah wetlands, many species of birds and other animals. The Madidi National Park covers 18,957 km² and is situated in the northern part of the department of La Paz. The area is a transition zone between Amazonian tropical rainforest and Amazonian pampas. It is one of the most impressive places to visit in South America. The National Park is accessible via the jungle town Rurrenabaque. The best way to get there is by plane from La Paz; this takes one hour.


2 days

Jungle Tacuaral Eco Lodge, group tour or private tour


This tour is identical to the 3-days tour to Tacuaral Eco Lodge as described underneath.
Because you will have one day less, you or the group will have to choose from the activities that are mentioned. This you will do in accordance with your guide.

 

  • Included:
    Transfer from and to the airport in Rurrenabaque (only on the private tour);
    Meals from lunch on the 1st day up to and including the lunch on the last day;
    Stay overnight in Tacuaral Eco Lodge;
    English speaking guide.
  • Not included:
    Entrance fee for N.P. Madidi, about US-$ 18 p.p.;
    All other costs that are not specifically mentioned.
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2 days

Pampas Caracoles Eco Lodge, group tour or private tour


This tour is identical to the 3-days tour to Caracoles Eco Lodge as described underneath.
Because you will have one day less, you or the group will have to choose from the activities that are mentioned. This you will do in accordance with your guide.

 

  • Included:
    Transfer from and to the airport in Rurrenabaque (only on the private tour);
    Meals from lunch on the 1st day up to and including the lunch on the last day;
    Stay overnight in Caracoles Eco Lodge;
    English speaking guide.
  • Not included:
    Entrance fee for N.P. Madidi, about US-$ 18 p.p.;
    All other costs that are not specifically mentioned.
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3 days

Jungle Tacuaral Eco Lodge, group tour or private tour


On the first day you will depart around 9.00 hrs. in the morning by boat from Rurrenabaque over the River Beni. You will pay your entrance for the National Park Madidi, one of the parks with the biggest biodiversity of the world.
A boat ride of some 3 hrs. will take you to the Tacuaral Eco Lodge that is located on the bank of the River Tuíchi.
After having lunch you can rest a short while in a hammock.
In the afternoon, you will go for a walk with your guide through the jungle where you will have the possibility to see wild animals as various species of monkeys, deer, wild pigs (peccaries), capybaras and birds.
After dinner you will go on a night walk to appreciate the sounds of the forest and to observe night animals.
On the second day after breakfast you will visit a sector that is called Caquiawara, a natural salt bearing spot (clay-lick) where you can observe parrots and macaws. From a mirador you will have a spectacular view and good possibilities to take pictures of the parrots and macaws that arrive to eat the loamy and salty earth.
Than you will return to the lodge to have lunch.
In the afternoon you will go fishing in the River Tuíchi or in a lagoon in the forest. Fish species most appreciated by tourists in this area are: surubí, black-spotted catfish, white pacú, mamuri, striped surubí and sábalo.
If you rather take a bath in the River Tuíchi or undertake another walk in the forest that's also possible.
Later on dinner will be served.
On the last day you will go on a morning hike and your guide will explain about the medical use of some of the thousands species of plants in the jungle.
You can gather some seeds during the hike to make some souvenirs with when you return to the lodge.
Then you will have lunch and relax for a while before returning by boat to Rurrenabaque, where you will arrive at appr. five o'clock.

 

  • Included:
    Transfer from and to the airport in Rurrenabaque (only on the private tour);
    Meals from lunch on the 1st day up to and including the lunch on the last day;
    Stays overnight in Tacuaral Eco Lodge;
    English speaking guide.
  • Not included:
    Entrance fee for N.P. Madidi, about US-$ 18 p.p.;
    All other costs that are not specifically mentioned.
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3 days

Pampas Tour Caracoles Eco Lodge, group tour or private tour


You will leave at nine o'clock in 4x4 Jeep on dirt roads via Reyes until you reach Santa Rosa del Yacuma. Here you will change the car for a boat to sail on the River Yacuma to the Caracoles Lodge. Here you will have lunch and a short rest. In the afternoon you will sail the river and go to the Pampas to see the wildlife. The animals are quite easy to find and to photograph. The best season to visit the Pampas is in the dry season when many capybaras, turtles, black caiman and maybe an anaconda are warming up in the sun or are hunting. You will see the river dolphin, the black caiman, monkeys and many bird species. You will enjoy your dinner at the lodge and in the evening you can listen to the sounds of the pampas by night.
Directly after breakfast on the second day you will go hiking for three to four hours through wetlands to search for the giant anaconda. The guide can also point out the white and black caiman. Lunch will be at the lodge again and in the afternoon you will go for a boat ride on the River Yacuma to search for piranhas and to swim with river dolphins. In the evening you go out by boat again to spot the glistering eyes of the caiman. You might see some night birds as well.
On the third day after breakfast there is another boat ride waiting for you. This time you will see squirrel monkeys in big groups running through the trees. The pampas are also the habitat of the brown and the black howler monkeys.
After lunch you will go back to Santa Rosa by boat. There a 4x4 Jeep is waiting to take you to Rurrenabaque where you will arrive late afternoon.

 

  • Included:
    Transfer from and to the airport in Rurrenabaque (only on the private tour);
    Meals from lunch on the 1st day up to and including the lunch on the last day;
    Stays overnight in Tacuaral Eco Lodge;
    English speaking guide.
  • Not included:
    Entrance fee for N.P. Madidi, about US-$ 18 p.p.;
    All other costs that are not specifically mentioned.
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3 days

Chalalán Eco Lodge, group tour or private tour


On the first day you will be picked up from your hotel or the airport and be brought to the bank of the River Beni from where a comfortable boat brings you to the Chalalán Eco Lodge in the National Park Madidi. During the 5½ hours boat ride on the rivers Beni and Tuíchi you will get a pack lunch. From the harbour of Chalalán it is another 25 minutes' walk through the jungle to the lodge where you will be shown to your lodge or room. A professional cook of the community prepares you a welcome lunch. Then you have time to relax or take a swim in the lake.
Next activity is a short walk along the Paraba (Macaw) trail to a viewpoint from where you can see the beautiful landscape across the lake, the mountains and the Madidi rainforest. You will return along the rivers in canoe to the Chalalán Lake to watch birds and monkeys. Your guide explains about the wildlife and tropical timber wood.
After dinner you go on a night walk to see insects, tarantulas, amphibians, mice, nocturnal birds and monkeys or if you prefer you can go on a canoe trip to see amphibians, nocturnal birds and alligators with their glowing eyes.
On the second day, after breakfast, you will go on an interpretation walk through the jungle along the theme trails to learn about the forest and wildlife. The theme is medicinal plants, animal behaviour, bird watching, natural history and ecological processes. You will have lunch at the Eco Lodge. Then you have some time to relax or take a swim in the lake.
Next activity is a short interpretation walk along one of the trails, the theme is: tropical and medicinal plants, hardwood trees, insect and bird watching. Optional activities are: an afternoon of handicrafts, a boat trip on the lake by canoe or watching a video about the local community and the N.P. Madidi.
You will have a traditional dinner and a folkloric evening with music and dance.
On the last day you will have an early breakfast before you walk to the harbour of Chalalán at the River Tuíchi. From here you return in a comfortable boat to Rurrenabaque. Then you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to La Paz.

With your visit to Chalalán Eco Lodge you do not only support the community of San Jose de Uchupiamonas in an economical way, but you also help protecting, conserving and saving this cultural and natural heritage.

 

  • Included:
    Transfer in Rurrenabaque from airport or hotel on the 1st day and transfer to hotel or airport on the last day of the tour;
    Meals from lunch on the 1st day up to and including the lunch on the last day;
    Stays overnight in Chalalán Eco Lodge;
    English speaking guide.
  • Not included:
    Entrance fee for N.P. Madidi, about US-$ 18 p.p.;
    All other costs that are not specifically mentioned.
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4 days

Jungle Tacuaral Eco Lodge, group tour or private tour


The first two days of this tour are identical to those of the 3-days tour (see description above).
On the third day you will visit a Moseten and Chimán community, where you will learn about their customs and traditions.
After returning to the lodge you will have some time to have a short rest or to go swimming in the River Tuíchi before dinner will be served.
On the last day you will go on a morning hike through the jungle and your guide will explain about the medical use of some of the thousands species of plants in the jungle.
You can gather some seeds during your hike out of which you can make a souvenir once that you come back to the lodge.
Than it will be time for lunch followed by a short rest. After that you will return to Rurrenabaque by boat, where you will arrive around half past five.

 

  • Included:
    Transfer from and to the airport in Rurrenabaque (only on the private tour);
    Meals from lunch on the 1st day up to and including the lunch on the last day;
    Stays overnight in Tacuaral Eco Lodge;
    English speaking guide.
  • Not included:
    Entrance fee for N.P. Madidi, about US-$ 18 p.p.;
    All other costs that are not specifically mentioned.
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4 days

Pampas Tour Caracoles Eco Lodge, group tour or private tour


The first two days of this tour are identical to those of the 3-days tour (see description above).
On the third day after breakfast there is another boat ride waiting for you. This time you will see squirrel monkeys in big groups running through the trees. The pampas are also the habitat of the brown and the black howler monkeys.
After lunch you will walk through the pampas to look for birds and monkeys or to go fishing at the River Yacuma.
In the morning on the fourth day you will go on horseback into the pampas. You will see many birds and other animals. After lunch you will return to Rurrenabaque where you will arrive at appr. five o'clock.

 

  • Included:
    Transfer from and to the airport in Rurrenabaque (only on the private tour);
    Meals from lunch on the 1st day up to and including the lunch on the last day;
    Stay overnight in Caracoles Eco Lodge;
    English speaking guide.
  • Not included:
    Entrance fee for N.P. Madidi, about US-$ 18 p.p.;
    All other costs that are not specifically mentioned.
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4 days

Jungle Tacuaral Eco Lodge & Pampas Caracoles Eco Lodge, group tour or private tour


On the first day you will depart around 9.00 hrs. in the morning by boat from Rurrenabaque over the River Beni.
A boat ride of some 3 hrs. will take you to the Tacuaral Eco Lodge that is located on the bank of the River Tuíchi.
After having lunch you can rest a short while in a hammock.
In the afternoon, you will go for a walk with your guide through the jungle where you will have the possibility to see wild animals as various species of monkeys, deer, wild pigs (peccaries), capybaras and birds.
After dinner you will go on a night walk to appreciate the sounds of the forest and to observe night animals.
On the second day after breakfast you will visit a sector that is called Caquiawara, a natural salt bearing spot (clay-lick) where you can observe parrots and macaws. From a mirador you will have a spectacular view and good possibilities to take pictures of the parrots and macaws that arrive to eat the loamy and salty earth.
Than you will return to the lodge to have lunch.
In the afternoon you will go fishing in the River Tuíchi or in a lagoon in the forest. Fish species most appreciated by tourists in this area are: surubí, black-spotted catfish, white pacú, mamuri, striped surubí and sábalo.
If you rather take a bath in the River Tuíchi or undertake another walk in the forest that's also possible.
Later on dinner will be served.
On the third day you will depart after an early breakfast to take the boat back to Rurrenbaque where you will arrive around 08,30 hrs. Here you will have a small break before you will continue by car to  Santa Rosa del Yacuma.

You will step into a boat to sail on the River Yacuma to the Caracoles Eco Lodge. Here you will have lunch and a short rest. In the afternoon you will sail the river and go to the Pampas to see the wildlife. The animals are quite easy to find and to photograph. The best season to visit the Pampas is in the dry season when many capybaras, turtles, black caiman and maybe an anaconda are warming up in the sun or are hunting. You will see the river dolphin, the black caiman, monkeys and many bird species.
You will enjoy your dinner at the lodge and in the evening you can listen to the sounds of the pampas by night.

On the last day you will go for a boat ride on the River Yacuma to see squirrel monkeys in big groups running through the trees.

After lunch you will go back to Santa Rosa by boat. There a 4x4 Jeep is waiting to take you to Rurrenabaque where you will arrive late afternoon.  
 

  • Included:
    Transfer from and to the airport in Rurrenabaque (only on the private tour);
    Meals from lunch on the 1st day up to and including the lunch on the last day;
    2x stay overnight in Tacuaral Eco Lodge and 1x in Caracoles Eco Lodge;
    English speaking guide.
  • Not included:
    Entrance fee for N.P. Madidi, about US-$ 18 p.p.;
    All other costs that are not specifically mentioned.
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4 days

Chalalán Eco Lodge, group tour or private tour


The four days tour is identical to the five days tour minus the 2nd or 3rd day of it. You choose which day you want to skip and communicate this in Chalalán with your guide.

 

  • Included:
    Transfer in Rurrenabaque from airport or hotel on the 1st day and transfer to hotel or airport on the last day of the tour;
    Meals from lunch on the 1st day up to and including the lunch on the last day;
    Stays overnight in Chalalán Eco Lodge;
    English speaking guide.
  • Not included:
    Entrance fee for N.P. Madidi, about US-$ 18 p.p.;
    All other costs that are not specifically mentioned.
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5 days

Jungle Tacuaral Eco Lodge & Pampas Caracoles Eco Lodge, group tour or private tour


On the first day you will depart around 9.00 hrs. in the morning by boat from Rurrenabaque over the River Beni. You will pay your entrance for the National Park Madidi, one of the parks with the biggest biodiversity of the world.
A boat ride of some 3 hrs. will take you to the Tacuaral Eco Lodge that is located on the bank of the River Tuíchi.
After having lunch you can rest a short while in a hammock.
In the afternoon, you will go for a walk with your guide through the jungle where you will have the possibility to see wild animals as various species of monkeys, deer, wild pigs (peccaries), capybaras and birds.
After dinner you will go on a night walk to appreciate the sounds of the forest and to observe night animals.
On the second day after breakfast you will visit a sector that is called Caquiawara, a natural salt bearing spot (clay-lick) where you can observe parrots and macaws. From a mirador you will have a spectacular view and good possibilities to take pictures of the parrots and macaws that arrive to eat the loamy and salty earth.
Than you will return to the lodge to have lunch.
In the afternoon you will go fishing in the River Tuíchi or in a lagoon in the forest. Fish species most appreciated by tourists in this area are: surubí, black-spotted catfish, white pacú, mamuri, striped surubí and sábalo.
If you rather take a bath in the River Tuíchi or undertake another walk in the forest that's also possible.
Later on dinner will be served.
On the third day you will depart after an early breakfast and travel back by boat to Rurrenbaque where you will arrive around 08,30 hrs. Here you will have a small break before you will continue by car to  Santa Rosa del Yacuma.

You will step into a boat to sail on the River Yacuma to the Caracoles Eco Lodge. Here you will have lunch and a short rest. In the afternoon you will sail the river and go to the Pampas to see the wildlife. The animals are quite easy to find and to photograph. The best season to visit the Pampas is in the dry season when many capybaras, turtles, black caiman and maybe an anaconda are warming up in the sun or are hunting. You will see the river dolphin, the black caiman, monkeys and many bird species. You will enjoy your dinner at the lodge and in the evening you can listen to the sounds of the pampas by night.
Directly after breakfast on the fourth day you will go hiking for three to four hours through wetlands to search for the giant anaconda. The guide can also point out the white and black caiman. Lunch will be at the lodge again and in the afternoon you will go for a boat ride on the River Yacuma to search for piranhas and to swim with river dolphins. In the evening you go out by boat again to spot the glistering eyes of the caiman. You might see some night birds as well.
On the last day after breakfast there is another boat ride waiting for you. This time you will see squirrel monkeys in big groups running through the trees. The pampas are also the habitat of the brown and the black howler monkeys.
After lunch you will go back to Santa Rosa by boat. There a 4x4 Jeep is waiting to take you to Rurrenabaque where you will arrive late afternoon.
 

  • Included:
    Transfer from and to the airport in Rurrenabaque (only on the private tour);
    Meals from lunch on the 1st day up to and including the lunch on the last day;
    2x stay overnight in Tacuaral Eco Lodge and 2x in Caracoles Eco Lodge;
    English speaking guide.
  • Not included:
    Entrance fee for N.P. Madidi, about US-$ 18 p.p.;
    All other costs that are not specifically mentioned.
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5 days

Chalalán Eco Lodge, group tour or private tour


On the first day you will depart from your hotel or the airport to the bank of the River Beni from where a comfortable boat brings you to the Chalalán Eco Lodge in the National Park Madidi. During the five and a half hours boat ride on the rivers Beni and Tuíchi you will get a pack lunch. From the harbour of Chalalán it is another 25 minutes' walk through the jungle to the lodge where you will be shown to your lodge or room.
A professional cook of the community prepares you a welcome lunch. Then you have time to relax or take a swim in the lake.
Next activity is a short walk along the Paraba (Macaw) trail to a viewpoint from where you can see the beautiful landscape across the lake, the mountains and the Madidi rainforest. You will return along the rivers in canoe to the Chalalán Lake to watch birds and monkeys. Your guide explains about the wildlife and tropical timber wood.
After dinner you go on a night walk to see insects, tarantulas, amphibians, mice, nocturnal birds and monkeys.
On the second day, after breakfast, you will go on an interpretation walk along the theme trails to learn about the forest and wildlife. The theme is medicinal and tropical plants, animal behaviour, bird watching, natural history, and ecological processes. You will have lunch at the Eco Lodge. Then you have some time to relax or take a swim in the lake.
Next activity is a short interpretation walk along one of the trails, the theme is; tropical and medicinal plants, hardwood trees, insect and bird watching. Later you will see a video about the local community and the N.P. Madidi.
After dinner you make a canoe trip on the Chalalán Lake to see amphibians, nocturnal birds and alligators with their glowing eyes. After breakfast on the third day you will hike along the theme paths where you can learn about the wildlife, medicinal and tropical plant, animal behaviour, bird watching, ecological processes etc. You will have lunch at the Eco Lodge. Then you have some time to relax or take a swim in the lake.
Next activity are a short interpretation walk along one of the trails, the theme is tropical and medicinal plants, hardwood trees, insect and bird watching, and later on learning about Tacana handicrafts.
After dinner you make a canoe trip on the Chalalán Lake to see amphibians, nocturnal birds and alligators with their glowing eyes.
On the fourth day after breakfast you will go on a full day hike to the rivers Rayamayo and Eslabon where you can fish and watch spider monkeys, tapirs, deer and wild boar and maybe catch a glimpse of a jaguar. You can eat your pack lunch at the bank of the river. Afterwards you walk along the riverbank to look for insects and birds. Then you return to the lodge.
Next activity is a canoe trip along the shore of the Chalalán Lake to watch birds, monkeys and see the tropical vanilla plant. You will have a traditional dinner and a folkloric evening with music and dance.
On the last day of the tour you will have an early breakfast before you walk to the harbour of Chalalán at the River Tuíchi. From here you return in the comfortable boat to Rurrenabaque. Then you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to La Paz.

 

  • Included:
    Transfer in Rurrenabaque from airport or hotel on the 1st day and transfer to hotel or airport on the last day of the tour;
    Meals from lunch on the 1st day up to and including the lunch on the last day;
    Stays overnight in Chalalán Eco Lodge;
    English speaking guide.
  • Not included:
    Entrance fee for N.P. Madidi, about US-$ 18 p.p.;
    All other costs that are not specifically mentioned.
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