Madidi National Park & Amazon Adventure



Madidi National Park & Amazon Adventure

The Madidi National Park, in northwest Bolivia, lies in Amazon upper river basin. Stretching from the high Andes Mountains to the tropical rainforests of the Tuichi River, Madidi and its neighbouring parks constitute one of the most biologically diverse place on earth. Rurrenabaque, on the banks of Beni river, is park’s main entry point for boat tours. Parque Nacional Madidi, is home to 11 percent of the world's bird species, endangered wildlife and Bolivian montane dry forests ecoregions.

This private Bolivia tour features the best of the Altiplano regions and the Bolivian Amazon. Beginning in La Paz, travel to Sucre, Bolivia’s second capital that enjoys a mild and comfortable climate. Then return to Lake Titicaca, a large lake on the plains of Altiplano. Visit, Madidi National Park, in the Bolivian Amazon, the most biologically diverse place on earth. Wildlife includes spider monkeys, tapirs, deer, and wild boar.  

And, maybe experience in the Madidi National Park, a glimpse of a jaguar.

What We Love
  • Visit Sucre, Bolivia's most beautiful city also known as the 'City of Eternal Spring'.      
  • Discover the history and underground world of Potosi's silver mines.      
  • Visit Lake Titicaca, one of South America's largest and highest lakes in the world. 
  • Madidi National Park, a jungle paradise in the upper Amazon river basin of Bolivia.
  • Exclusive tour, guided privately by a multilingual guide throughout the trip.
  • All touring is flexible and can be customised to incorporate special interests.
What to Know
  • La Paz is located at 3,650 m (11,975 ft) and you may feel heavy breathing on your first day.
  • This tour is designed to provide maximum outdoor experience and may require walking on rough surfaces. 
  • Bring proper walking gear and outdoor clothing for both summer and winter.
  • The UV radiation is very high. Ensure that you have a good quality strong sunscreen and sun glasses. 
  • We offer 24/7 support during your tour to give you complete peace of mind during your holiday.
  • We strongly recommend that you take travel insurance for this holiday.

Madidi National Park & Amazon Adventure La Paz, Sucre, Potosi, Lake Titicaca, Madidi National Park.
(12 Day – Travel Any Day)

Day 1 – Arrive
La Paz Meet and greet on arrival at La Paz airport, the highest airport in the world and take a private transfer to your hotel where you can relax and become accustomed to the altitude (over 12, 000 feet above sea level).  
Overnight at La Paz hotel.

Day 2 – Transfer
Sucre Private transfer to La Paz airport for your flight to Andes to Sucre. Meet and greet on arrival and transfer to your hotel. This afternoon, enjoy a tour of this beautiful city, known to Bolivians as the 'White City' and the 'City of Eternal Spring', due to its delightful climate. Sights include the impressive monastery of La Recoleta, along with the church of San Francisco and the Casa de la Libertad.
Overnight at Sucre Hotel (B)

Day 3 – Scenic Mountain Transfer
Potosi Take a scenic two and a half hour transfer through the mountains to Potosi, a UNESCO World Heritage site. It was once one of the wealthiest cities in the world with an estimated 40,000 tons of pure silver being mined in the 16th Century by the Spanish from Cerro Rico, the mountain overlooking in the city. All these riches came at an enormous human cost with an estimated 8 million slave labourers dying either in the mountain or from illnesses related to working conditions.   Rather a sobering thought as you tour the Casa de la Moneda (Royal Mint) and take a look inside one of the mines that still extracts silver.  Return to Sucre.
Overnight: Hotel Coloso

Day 04 – Transfer & Tour
La Paz Early transfer to Sucre`s airport for departure flight to La Paz.  Meet and greet on arrival and transfer to your hotel.

In the afternoon take a private tour to Valle de la Luna. Valley of the Moon is not actually a valley at all, but an eerie landscape of hills and rock eroded into fantastic shapes and deep gullies. Located in the posh Mallasa borough, you will find the highest golf club in the world.   
Overnight at La Paz hotel (B)

Day 5 – Transfer & Explore
Lake Titicaca Transfer by road to Copacaban. In Copacabana visit the Shrine and the Dark Virgin who brought peace among the tribes of Lake Titicaca. Also visit the local handicraft market. Then board a hydrofoil and cruise to the Moon Island. At the Moon Island you will visit “Inak Uyu”, Sun Virgins temple; the place where the most beautiful virgins of the Incas used to light a sacred fire dedicated to their god and now considered one of the most important ruins on the lake. Continue to Sun Island to visit Pilcocaina Sun Temple continue by soft trek with llamas to the lodge.
Overnight: Posada del Inca (B)

Day 6 – Explore Sacred Sites
Lake Titicaca Visit the Inca Stairways and the Sacred Fountain believed to give eternal youth and happiness.  Lunch at the archaeological and panoramic Uma Kollu; restaurant which interior wall is a Takana, an authentic Inca scenery of the breathtaking view of Sacred Lake Titicaca and the Royal Range of the Andes  Continue to Copacabana by motor boat or hydrofoil and transfer to Huatajata Harbour. Visit the Inter Cultural Integration program in the Andean Roots Eco- Village and the villagers who built the RA II and TIGRIS for Thor Heyerdhal epic expeditions. Night visit to Alajpacha native observatory, to understand the Andes Cosmo-vision  
Overnight: Inca Utama Hotel SPA (B, L)

Day 07 – Tiwanacu Tour
La Paz Land transportation to Tiwanacu. Talk a half day visit to Tiwanacu ruins.

Tiwanaku was, during its splendour period, the largest city in the world and is considered to be "the Cradle of the American Civilizations". Here you will see the Monoliths, the temples of Kalasasaya and Kontiki, the Akapana artificial Pyramid, their metal and ceramic art work and Bolivia’s national symbol, the astronomically aligned Sun Door, just some examples of the advanced development achieved by this culture.
Overnight: Hotel Presidente (B, D)

Day 08 – Transfer
Madidi National Park Transfer to the airport for your flight to Rurrenbaque and then transfer to River Beni from where you will travel by motor boat to the Chalalán Ecolodge. On your way you’ll see different animals and get a feel for the spectacular landscape of the Bolivian Amazon. The trip takes around 5½ hours during the rainy season and 6 hours in the dry season, mainly in July, August and September.
Overnight: Chalalán Ecolodge (B, L, D)

The Chalalán Ecolodge stands on the shore of the magnificent Chalalán Lagoon. The accommodation is designed, built and managed by the local community, the Uchupiamonas in traditional Tacana-style cabins that can take up to 30 people. The cabins are surrounded by virgin forest and you can hear the birdsong and the cries of howler monkeys, especially at dawn and dusk. It offers three types of accommodation; luxurious cabins with double beds and private bathrooms (3 in total), twin/triples rooms with private bathroom (7 in total), and twin rooms with shared bathroom facilities (4 of them).

Day 09 – Birdwatching Tour
Madidi National Park After early breakfast (for birdwatchers) you can talk to your personal guide about changing the time depending on your interests. The day’s routine includes walks in the Madidi National Park both in the morning and late afternoon. Lunch is at the lodge followed by relaxation in a hammock. We recommend taking a short night walk to experience the wildlife and noises in the dark.
Overnight: Chalalán Ecolodge (B, L, D)

Day 10 – Jungle Tour
Madidi National Park Today there is a full-day walk (6 hours) along to the River Eslabón. This walk includes something for everyone: animal watching, ecological processes, different habitats in primary forest and finally the chance to fish and swim in the natural river pools, mainly in the dry season. Pack lunch and snack at the Eslabón Camp. The walk is easy and is within the capability of all travellers. Wildlife includes spider monkeys, tapirs, deer, and wild boar and maybe catch a glimpse of a jaguar.

Traditional “dunucuabi” dinner of catfish wrapped in leaves or fish á la “tacuara” inside bamboo from the Bolivian Amazon (depends on the availability of the fish). After dinner there is an optional canoe trip on the Chalalán Lagoon to see amphibians, nocturnal birds and alligators, which can be easily seen because of their glowing eyes. On a clear night this is ideal opportunity for stargazing.
Overnight: Chalalán Ecolodge (B, L, D)

Day 11 – Transfer
La Paz Return by boat to Rurrenabaque (only 3 hours). We recommend you are alert during the boat trip to make the most of your last chance to see the animals. Arrive at Rurrenabaque and transfer to airport for your return flight to La Paz. Meet and greet on arrival and transfer to your hotel.
Overnight: Hotel Presidente or similar. Meals (B, L, D)

Day 12 – Depart
La Paz Transfer from your hotel to the airport for your continuing flight.

Madidi National Park & Amazon Adventure Bolivia

Make this your holiday

  • Exclusive Tour: your own private multilingual guide throughout the trip  
  • Price Guarantee: costing 25-30% less than similar tours of the same flexibility and quality
  • Tailor Made: customised itinerary to create your dream holiday
  • Duration: shorten or lengthen the tour to suit your wishes
  • Dates: depart and return whenever you choose
  • Hotels: change hotel grade to suit your budget
  • Group Discounts: call 020 8350 6199

Getting There There are no direct flights from Britain to Bolivia. The most direct routes go via Madrid, Miami, Buenos Aires or São Paulo, each of which is connected by daily flights from London; British Airways flies to each of these destinations, and there are numerous other options for both Miami and Madrid. Air Europa, has flights from London via Madrid to Buenos Aires and Lima, from where you can take a connecting flight.

When to go The most popular time of year to travel to Bolivia is between April and October. This is winter and the dry season, when days are usually sunny, and the skies crystal clear, making this the best time of year for trekking and climbing. It is also the best time for visiting the hot and humid lowlands, when temperatures are generally slightly more pleasant though rain remains a possibility all year round. November to March is summer and the rainy season though more pronounced in the lowlands.