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Madidi National Park & Serere Ecological Reserve


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Day 1

La Paz -Rurrenabaque

Flight from La Paz to Rurrenabaque for about 1 hour.
We depart at about 9am by boat onto the Beni river to reach Madidi National Park, an extensive protected area with high biodiversity in Southamerica. We will find a community devoted to the production of sugar cane honey and we will learn about their life. After 3 hours in the Beni and Tuichi rivers we will reach a rustic lodge for overnight. Lunch and relaxation and we take off for a hike in the jungle where we can spot Squirrel monkeys, white tailed deers, pecarees, capybaras and a few birds species, our guides will also show us how to recognize toxic, anesthesic, healing and allergic plants. After dinner we will enjoy a night tour to experience the sounds of the jungle.

Day 2

Caquiawara- Macaws Clay lick wall-Rurrenabaque

We wake up with the sounds of Red Howler Monkeys and birds. Early in the morning we will ride a boat to Caquiawara, a clay lick wall where Parrots and Macaws feed and nest, we will visit the interpretation trail and take out boat back to Rurrenabaque after lunch with very nice views of the sunset on Beni river.
Overnight at standard lodge in Rurrenabaque.

Day 3

Serere Ecological Reserve

After breakfast we will go from the Andes foothills to the Floodplain forest on the edge of the Amazon basin. Along this journey we will see the last Bolivian nomads and evidence of mining and extraction of fine woods from these incredible biodiverse forest. You may also see animals from the region, such as capybara, lizards, turtles, sloths and a big variety of birds. Then, you will hike for 2 hours until you get to the cabins learning about the forest and finding interesting insects, vegetation and wildlife. We will meet in Casa Grande (main lodge) to have a briefing of the lodge and the trip, where we will also see some of the rescued animals, now in re-insertion process like Squirrel Monkeys, Capybara, Tapir and others. Enjoy the sunset from San Fernando pier and observe the birds returning to their nests with the sounds of the jungle. After dinner, we will have a tour around the lodge to spot different insects, amphibians and more nocturnal animals.
Dinner in comfortable wooden cabins with private bathrooms at Casa Grande Lodge.

Day 4

Serere Ecological Reserve- San Fernando Lake

After breakfast we will take off to San Fernando Lake to observe some of the 300 different species that inhabit this area. We will hike to the Pink Lake and nearby a mud lick through low flooded and high forests, we may find coatis, monkeys, pekarees and others. Picnic lunch around Pink lake before we set off in a canoe for exploration and piranha fishing. We will walk back to San Fernando lake for about 2 hours and ride the boat back to Casa Grande Lodge observing the bats flying quite close to the water.
Dinner and night tour to spot for Black Caimans with torch lamps.

Day 5

Casa Grande – Back to Rurrenabaque

Early in the morning we will go out for birding with the sounds of the Red Howler Monkeys before breakfast.
Learn how to make necklaces, rings and more stuff with seeds we collect in the forest. You will also have time on your own to enjoy the surroundings of Casa Grande so after lunch we take back to Rurrenabaque where will arrive at around 530pm.
Overnight at standard lodge in town.

Day 6

Rurrenabaque-La Paz

Flight to La Paz early in the morning. End of services.

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Included

– Professional English-Speaking Tour Guide and Local guides
– All meals included except Breakfast, Lunch on Day 1/ Dinner on Day 5
– Overnight at rustic jungle lodges
– Daily Excursions
– All land transfers and boat transfers
– Soft drinks, mineral water and juices

NOT Included

 
– Flights, buses to La Paz (departing place)
– Gratuities to staff
– Entrance fee to the protected Areas: allow US$25 per person
– Alcohol and soda drinks

icon-itinerary Additional information

Starting Altitude – 3600m /
Highest Altitude- 3800m
Accommodation – Rustic Lodges
Overall Difficulty – Medium difficult

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