Bolivian Amazon - Rurrenabaque
The small town of Rurrenabaque, located on the shore of the Beni River, is the entrance point to the Amazonic Jungle and Savanah. It is a charming town where one can enjoy a relaxed environment and delicious local cuisine. The specialty is fresh fish. On the opposite shore of the Beni River is San Buenaventura.
PARQUE NACIONAL MADIDI
From snow-capped peaks in the Apolobamba range of the Andes to tropical lowland basins in the Amazon, the Madidi landscape encompasses an area larger than Vermont and New Hampshire combined. The landscape includes an incredible range of ecosystems, from high altitude grasslands to clouds forests, lowland tropical forests to pristine lowland savannas. Madidi is part of a vast wilderness that includes neighboring protected areas in Bolivia and southeastern Peru. Madidi is one of the most biologically diverse protected areas on the planet. The park is home to over 1,000 bird species, representing a whopping 11% of the world’s 9,000 bird species.
Madidi contains large populations of Latin America’s most charismatic wildlife species: jaguar, spectacled bear, manned wolf, vicuña, giant otter, Andean condor and military macaw, among others. The newly discovered monkey species lives in Madidi and nowhere else.
HOW TO GET THERE
Rurrenabaque cuenta con un A small airport allows the landing of small planes flying from La Paz daily. (1 Hour)
The average height of the area is 280 meters over sea level.
Warm and humid. Rain is common any time of the year.
WHAT TO EAT
Algunos restaurantes ofrecen comida internacional. La comida local está preparada con pescado fresco del rio, mandioca y otros productos regionalesThere are a few restaurants that feature some International dishes. Regional cuisine is based on local fish from the river, mandioca and other local products.
WHERE TO STAY
There are some Hostels and Hotels in the city of Rurrenabaque and San Buenaventura. The Eco lodges are really worth staying at both in the Pampas or in the.