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5-Day Madidi and Pampas Amazon from La Paz

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USD 987.00
2 travellers
    What to Expect
    Day 1: La Paz Airport Drop-off - Flight to Rurrenabaque

    Today you will be picked-up from your accommodation to be transferred to La Paz Airport to catch an early flight to Rurrenabaque, where there will be someone waiting for you to take you to your accommodation for check-in. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure settling in this new climate. Overnight in Rurrenabaque.

    Day 2: Boat Trip - Sugarcane Community - Eco-Lodge - Afternoon & Night Walk (B/L/D)

    The tour starts at around 09.00, when you will set off on a boat trip along the Beni and Tuichi Rivers for approximately 3 hours. After being shown to your room, have lunch. In the afternoon, take a nature walk along a jungle trail with a guide who will show you a variety of plants used by the local Tacana people. After returning to the lodge, enjoy your evening meal as the nighttime sounds of the jungle come alive and the darkness falls. After eating we can take a night walk to search for nocturnal animals and look for caimans near the river bank using spotlights to reflect off their eyes.

    Day 3: Farallon of the Macaws - Self Made Raft Sailing - Optional Activities (B/L/D) 

    After breakfast you will visit the Farallon of the Macaws, a place for nesting and feeding of guacamayos and parrots. Also you will have the opportunity to build a ‘’callapo’’, raft of the Amazonian tribes, and sail back in it to the lodge, where you’ll have lunch. In the afternoon you will be able to choose among different activities (some activities may depend on availability), like visiting an indigenous family to see their way of life in the middle of the forest, sport fishing of catfish, or sailing to watch the sunset.

    Day 4: Jungle to Pampas - Sailing the Yacuma River - Swim with Pink Dolphins  (B/L/D)

    Today you will wake up at 6am to have breakfast and return to Rurrenabaque. On arrival, meet with a comfortable jeep and travel for approximately 3 hours to Santa Rosa. Along the way you will have the opportunity to see sloths, ant eaters, birds, and other animals. Around midday you will go on a 15-minute boat ride to “The Turtles” eco-lodge, where you will get settled in and have lunch. In the afternoon go sailing on the Yacuma river, where you get to see and take pictures of lizards, caimans, birds, capibaras, turtles, and much more. Before going back to the lodge, you might be able to swim with the beautiful pink dolphins that live in this heavenly place (depending on season). 

    Day 5: Morning Yacuma River Sailing - Pampas to Rurrenabaque - Flight to La Paz (B/L)

    Wake up at 5 am this morning to watch the sunrise. After breakfast go sailing on the Yacuma river in search of the impressive anaconda, and have the chance to see birds, capibaras, caimans, turtles, and other animals. After the tour, gather your belongings for your return boat ride to Santa Rosa harbour and a jeep ride back to Rurrenabaque airport to catch your return flight to La Paz.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Hotels in La Paz
    Departure Time
    5 days
    Return Details
    La Paz Airport
    • Hotel pickup in La Paz
    • Drop-off at La Paz airport
    • Return Flight La Paz - Rurrenabaque - La Paz
    • Rurrenabaque airport pick-up and drop-off
    • Accommodation: 1N Rurrenabaque Hotel, 2N Mashaquipe Lodge, 1N Santa Rosa Eco-Lodge
    • Meals: 4 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 3 Dinners (Vegetarian Option)
    • Transportation in Boats & Jeep
    • English and Spanish-speaking Guide
    • Visits as per Itinerary
    • Entrance Fees: Madidi National Park (200bs), Santa Rosa Protected Park (150bs)
    • Other Meals & Drinks
    • Travel Insurance
    • Personal Expenses
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Since flights can be unreliable returning to La Paz, we recommend planning to leave La Paz at least two days after the trip ends in case flights from Rurrenabaque are delayed 24 hours.
    • Accommodation in private cabin lodges (double or triple) with private bathrooms in Pampas, shared bathroom in Madidi - mosquito nets, beds, sheet/cover.
    • Vegetarian meals available if pre-requested.
    • Suggested Packing List: Comfortable walking shoes, swimsuit, towel, sun hat, sunblock, sunglasses, personal items, personal medications, small day pack, water bottle, camera, charger.
    • This day to day itinerary is subject to change without prior notice according to climatic and river conditions.
    • Wildlife viewing is subject to climatic conditions and the wild nature of the animals. We cannot guarantee wildlife viewing while you are in the Amazon since it depends on the animals. During wet season chances of seeing animals greatly reduces as the river is high and animals tend to spread out among the pampas. Please also note that the chance of sighting snakes/anacondas is always about 50%.
    • Bring enough cash with you before leaving La Paz since ATMs in Rurrenabaque are not reliable.
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Please note this is an independent tour, which means you'll enjoy the flexibility of being on your own for most of the trip and will only have a guide for certain experiences along the way.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    Key Details
    • River Yacuma
    • Duration: 5 days
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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