Madidi Jungle Ecolodge Itinerary

(P5) BIWA PROGRAM
5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS

Day 1: La Paz – Rurrenabaque – Madidi Jungle

08:30 Departure by boat from Rurrenabaque to Madidi Jungle. The trip by boat is on a comfortable 40HP boat and takes 3 hours. This trip is a great opportunity to observe the flora, fauna and landscape such as Bala Canyon. The boat is equipped with comfortable seats, life vests, rain ponchos and canvas roof.

10:30 Arrival in Caquiahuara, where, for fifteen minutes, you will have the possibility to observe the macaw natural nesting wall.

12:00 Arrival in the Ecolodge and accommodation in Typical housing with shared bathrooms. 

12:30 Lunch and break.

14:30 Walk down the Wabu Trail to a place called Cullpana, particular place where animals gather to obtain salt from the substrata. The trail offers the possibility to observe wild hogs, deer, monkeys, tapirs, birds, etc. Return to the Ecolodge through the Momoqui trail, stopping at the Tuichi Scenic viewpoint, ideal spot to enjoy the sunset.

19:30 Dinner at the Ecolodge.

20:30 Optional Activity: Group talk on the history of the San Jose of Uchupiamonas Indigenous Community and Madidi.

Day 2: Madidi National Park

07:30 Breakfast at the Ecolodge.

08:00 Walk down the Mapajo trail. Accompanied by a native guide, you will have the opportunity to explore different ecosystems and appreciate the tropical forest from a traditional and scientific background. Activity: learning of medicinal plants and observing fauna and flora. Return to the Ecolodge through the Matapalo Trail. This activity lasts mammal four hours. 

12:30 Lunch at the Ecolodge and break.

15:00 Walk down the Jatatal trail. This trail leads to the Aguapolo River, from where we will begin our walk  on the bank of the river observing mammal prints. Arrival at the macaw and parrot nesting wall (Ara Severa and Ara Tinga). Return to the Ecolodge through the Tareche trail. Activity: Birdwatching and humid tropical forest appreciation.

19:30 Dinner at the Ecolodge.

20:30 Nocturnal walk down the Cullpana Trail. This activity allows the appreciation of nocturnal wildlife. Wild fauna observation and appreciation.

Day 3: Madidi National Park

07:30 Breakfast at the Ecolodge.

08:00 Walk down the Yacamin trail. This trail offers the possibility to observe spider monkey species, one of the biggest primates of the Amazon jungle. Also, species of mammals such as the wild hog. It is possible to observe and appreciate the different habitats of the humid tropical forest. After a short break we will begin our walk back to the Ecolodge through the Jatatal Trail.

12:30 Lunch at the Ecolodge and break.

15:30 Short walk down the Cullpana Trail. This trail allows the visitor to know and learn of the larger mammals in the Amazon jungle. Ex: Tapir, deer, wild hog and other species. Return to the Ecolodge through the Matapalo Trail where we will be able to observe puddles of water where some mammal species take a refreshing bath.

19:30 Dinner at the Ecolodge and break.

20:30 Optional: Brief nocturnal walk down one of the thematic trails.

Day 4: Madidi National Park: Camping at the Aguapolo Creek

07:30 Breakfast at the Ecolodge.

08:30 Long walk down the Jatatal trail to the Aguapolo River. This walk takes approximately 6 hours and allows for the appreciation of the rainforest and to strengthen the knowledge of said rainforest.  After lunch we will begin a walk along the creek to observe the flora and fauna of the place. After a short break we will begin our walk back to the Ecolodge.

19:00 Dinner at the Ecolodge.

20:30 Nocturnal walk along the trail to observe nocturnal wildlife. Ex: Deer, tapir, agouti and other species.

Optional Activity Day 4: Full Day to the Santa Rosa Lake. If you are interested at ride on a canoe and fishing piraña and to see more about fauna we recommend you Santa Rosa Lake.  Additional U$50 per group.

Day 5: Madidi Jungle – Rurrenabaque – La Paz

07:30 Breakfast at the Ecolodge.

08:30 After breakfast we will walk through the Jatatal Trail. The walk takes three hours and is their last chance to observe the local flora and fauna. Birds and mammals like wild hogs are easy to observe.

12:30 Farewell Lunch at the Ecolodge.

13:30 Return to Rurrenabaque. When returning we recommend you pay close attention to the guide, many times the trip is by boat and is a great opportunity to observe exotic species such as the black alligator, capybara, jaguar or the giant river otter. The return trip by boat takes two hours

15:30 Arrival in Rurrenabaque. Transfer to the airport or hotel accommodation (at the customer’s expense). End of activities.

NB: All our program are flexible and open to suggestions and interests of each group, for example all our programs offers chance to go right to the Ecolodge without the night in Rurre. For all our programs, it is recommended to book an early flight from La Paz to Rurrenabaque or sleep in Rurrenabaque the night before. The La Paz - Rurrenabaque flight is only forty minutes and is a great opportunity to see the Real de los Andes Mountain Range and enjoy a panoramic and aerial view of the Beni and Tuichi Rivers.