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Madidi Jungle Tour

Explore Bolivia's Amazon Rainforest in Madidi National Park

(6 reviews)

Breakfast included and access to rest areas for Howlanders travelers during waiting periods between arrival and tour start. See frequently asked questions.

Rurrenabaque
3 days
Spanish / English
Starts: From Rurrenabaque at 8:30 a.m.
Ends: To Rurrenabaque at 4:00 p.m.
Free cancellation!

Briefing

During the 3 days of the Madidi Jungle Tour, we will enjoy a unique place in the Bolivian Amazon. We will stay in an Ecolodge that is part of a rural tourism project run by a native community. We will navigate through its rivers, walk through the jungle, have the opportunity to experience the sounds of nature, watch birds and even armadillos and tapirs. A unique experience in one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world.

Want to know more? Keep on reading!

Tour details

Included

  • Transfer to and from the airport
  • Meals
  • Mineral water
  • Experienced bilingual guide
  • Camping equipment (sleeping bag - mattress and mosquito net)
  • Transfers

Not included

  • First day breakfast
  • Access to the Madidi National Park (200 Bolivian pesos/person)

Important information

The exact itinerary may vary slightly depending on weather conditions and the decision of the guide.

Difficulty: Medium

Access to National Parks must be paid at the destination in cash.

Cancellation policy

Free date change or free cancellation! You can cancel this tour and you'll receive 100% refund of the amount paid if you cancel more than 48 hours in advance. After this time, or in case you do not show up, no refunds will be given.

Tour itinerary

DAY 1 Villa Alcira - Lodge - Walk

9 : 30 AM

Villa Alcira and boat trip

At 8:30 AM, we will set off to the community “Villa Alcira". There we will learn about the way of life in the jungle. We will continue our boat trip on the Beni and Tuichi rivers, enjoying their incredible landscapes.

Boat Tuichi River

Madidi Ecolodge and hike through the Amazon jungle.

Around midday, we will arrive at our Madidi Ecolodge, we will settle in our rooms and have lunch together. In the afternoon, we will have a hike through one of the trails specially designed for wildlife observation and where we will learn all about the nature that surrounds us.

Hike Through Amazon Jungle

DAY 2 Walk through the jungle - “Patujusal” refuge

7 : 30 AM

Madidi jungle tour

We will have breakfast at 7:30 AM and equipped with everything we need to spend the night outside the lodge (sleeping bag, sleeping mats and mosquito net) we will start a 5-hour hike into the deep jungle. During the hike we will see spider monkeys, wild boars, marmosets and howler monkeys, as well as learn about traditional medicine.

Monkey Watching Madidi

Night walk in Patujusal

Finally, we will arrive at the “Patujusal” lodge, where we will spend the night. After dinner, we will go out around the refuge to see the nocturnal fauna: armadillos, snakes, night monkeys, tapirs, nocturnal birds and even listen to the roar of the jaguar.

Nocturnal Monkey Madidi

DAY 3 Farallón de las Parabas - Lodge - Rurrenabaque

6:30 am

Hike to Farallón de las Parabas

At 6:30 AM, the howler monkeys and the great variety of birds of the jungle will welcome us to the new day. After breakfast, we will hang up our backpacks to continue our hike until we reach the "Farallon de las Parabas”, where we will observe the beautiful macaws and other species of parrots.

Birds in Madidi

Rustic raft trip and return to Rurrenabaque

Then we will build a rustic raft, transport used by the indigenous people of the Amazon, which we will use to navigate for a few hours while enjoying the breathtaking scenery. But don't worry, we also have a normal boat for the not so adventurous. 

Upon arrival at the lodge, we will have lunch together and pick up our luggage to finally finish our Madidi National Park Tours and return to Rurrenabaque, where we will arrive around 4:00 PM.

Raft Madidi River

What to bring to Madidi Jungle Tour

  • Insect repellent
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • T-shirt with long sleeves and short sleeves (to prevent insect bites)
  • Cotton pants and shorts
  • Trekking footwear
  • Flip flops
  • Swimwear
  • Personal hygiene products and medication
  • Cap
  • Photo camera
  • Flashlight
  • Refillable bottle
  • Towel

Where does the tour Madidi Jungle Tour start

⭐ The tour includes pick-up at the airport or the city of Rurrenabaque upon arrival and transfer to the lodge. As well as transfer back from the lodge to the same points at the end of the tour.

✈ The fastest and most comfortable way to get to Rurrenabaque is by plane from the city of La Paz. The flight takes 25 minutes and is operated by Ecojet Airlines on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays at 8:30 am. 

🚌 If the flight schedules do not fit into your travel itinerary, you can also reach Rurrenabaque from La Paz by bus. The overland trip takes approximately 12-15 hours (440 km). We recommend the Flota Yungueña bus company for comfort and safety, although you will need to go to their office to purchase a ticket. These buses leave daily from 03:00 PM.

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