Jungle & Pampas, 4 days
group tour or private tour, Tacuaral & Caracoles eco lodge
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 8.30 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.
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