Tourists sailing across Santa Rosa lagoon in Madidi with Yuruma Journeys

5 days combined tour

PAMPAS AND MADIDI

Quick details

Duration

5 days 4 nights

Minimum age

8+ years old

Availability

All year long

Start / End

Rurrenabaque Town

Tour type

Shared / Private

Activities

Customizable

Spend 5 days exploring the vast area of Madidi and Pampas combined. These are the most biodiverse places in Bolivia. This tour will take you to see, from jaguars in the jungle to dolphins, from ancient giant trees in Madidi to swamps in Pampas. Relaxing and active activities make this tour the most complete experience in the region.

Pricing

Mashi Refuge relaxing area in Madidi National Park

Daily departures

Price per adult

637 USD 

2 people group.

509 USD 

3 people group.

423 USD 

4 people group.

399 USD 

5 people group.

360 USD 

6 people group.

43 USD 

Single suppl.

Accommodation is based on a 2 people tent.

More travelers in your group? let us find you a greater discount.

Itinerary: Pampas and Madidi 5 days 4 nights

Day 1 - Rurrenabaque - Santa Rosa

The trip begins in the morning from Rurrenabaque, in comfortable mobility with air conditioning, for approximately 3 hours.

 

This tour is an opportunity to observe birds, toucans, capybaras, and the sloth bear. We will arrive at the main port of Santa Rosa for lunch.

 

After lunch, we will take a boat trip on the river, on the way we will be able to observe monkeys, turtles, alligators, capybaras, and a landscape full of mysteries, particularly of the Benian savannas.

 

Excellent photo opportunity! Arrival at the refuge, a welcome drink and accommodation in the rooms.

Meals

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Accommodation

Pampas lodge

Day 2 - Pampas del Yacuma

The day starts very early. We will take a short boat tour to see the sunrise on the Yacuma River.

After breakfast, we will hike through small forests and lagoons, a great opportunity to learn about the anaconda's habitat.

 

Afterward, we will return to the refuge for lunch. Rest.

In the afternoon we sail along the river “After the Dolphin Dives”. On this tour, you can enjoy the sighting of the famous pink dolphins or "bufeos", an opportunity to swim with them. Return to the refuge.

 

After dinner, we will take a night boat ride on the Yacuma River to observe the glow of the alligator's eye, nocturnal birds, and other animals that inhabit the area.

Meals

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Accommodation

Pampas lodge

Day 3 - Pampas del Yacuma - Rurrenabaque - Madidi

In the morning, we navigate the river to look for the yellow monkeys or chichilos (Saimiri boliviensis).

 

Later, we return by car to Rurrenabaque, where we will embark by boat and navigate the Beni River.

On the tour, you will be able to see the last mountain ranges of the Andes Mountains that divide the Altiplano and the Amazon, among which you can see the famous Bala Canyon.

You will pass through the Madidi National Park checkpoint and then enter the mystical Tuichi River. The trip lasts approximately 4-5 hours.

 

Arrive at the port, and we will take a walk along the Wabu Trail for approximately 30 minutes, until we reach the Mashi Refugee camp, on the shores of Lake Santa Rosa. Accommodation in hanging tents, instructions for use, and short rest.

Depending on the departure time from Rurrenabaque, lunch will be served either en route or at the Mashi Refuge, after arrival.

 

In the afternoon a guided walk will begin, along the Lucachi Trail, for 3 hours through a labyrinth of trees and exotic plants that lead to the nesting place of the red macaw (Ara chloropterus), blue macaw with yellow (Ara ararauna), and other smaller ones of the same family.

 

During the tour you will have the opportunity to observe a species of endemic Madidi monkey, the lucachi (Callicebus aureipalatii). Then you will walk back to the camp.

19:30 Dinner. After dinner, you will have the opportunity to do a night walk, where it is possible to observe some insects such as the praying mantis (Brunneria subaptera), sword-nosed bat (Lonchorhina aurita) and a variety of tarantulas.

Meals

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Accommodation

Tree-tents in Madidi

Day 4 - Madidi National Park

07:30 Breakfast. Then we will start a walk along the Badger Trail, for 3 hours on this tour we will be able to observe the immense tropical forest, in addition, we will have the opportunity to see peccaries (Tayassu pecari), capuchin monkeys (Sapajus apella), howler red monkeys (Alouatta sara). You can also learn about different species of trees within the primary forest with more than 300 years of life, some of these species have a market value higher than gold, such as the mara tree (Swietenia macrophylla king) and the cedar (Cedrela odorata L.); A variety of birds will also be observed, such as macaws, toucans and the millenary serere bird (Opisthocomus hoazín). Then you will walk back to the camp for lunch.

 

12.30 pm Lunch at the refuge and time to rest.

 

15:00 After lunch, we will enjoy Lake Santa Rosa, it will be an ideal time for the piranha fishing activity on a canoe and observe the impressive landscape of Madidi. If luck allows it, you can take the catch for dinner.

 

During fishing, you will be able to observe capuchin monkeys and some species of birds that are part of the ecosystem around the lagoon.

 

19:30 Dinner. Afterward, there will be a cultural talk, where our native guides from the Amazonian communities will share stories and local legends.

Meals

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Accommodation

Tree-tents in Madidi

Day 5 - Madidi National Park - Rurrenabaque

05:00 We start very early in the morning to appreciate the sunrise in the Tuichi River where you can appreciate the song of the Amazon rainforest, a set of sounds of different species of insects, birds, and mammals. Then you return to the camp for breakfast.

 

07:30 Breakfast. The loud song of the howler monkeys and the chirping of the birds will welcome us to a new day, and then start a walk along the Piwalora Trail, where we will learn about the local plants that communities have used since ancient times as food and medicine. Then, you will return to the campsite for lunch.

 

12:30 Lunch and rest space.

 

13:30 Return to Rurrenabaque. There will be a walk along the Wabu Trail, to the port to take the boat back to Rurrenabaque. On the way, we will make our last stop at the “parabal” of Caquiahuara, the perfect place to observe these beautiful birds. Approximate arrival in Rurrenabaque at 17:30.

 

Arrival and transfer to the hotel, airport, or bus terminal.

The arrival in Rurrenabaque and activities on day 5 may be modified according to the return flights to La Paz

Meals

Breakfast and lunch.

Accommodation

None

Private cabins in Pampas by Yuruma Journeys

Inclusions

ACCOMMODATION

Lodging in a shelter in Pampas (2 nights).

Double-sized Tree-Tents with shared bathroom in Madidi (2 nights).

One-person tree-tent available with single supplement rates.

MEALS

4 breakfast, 5 lunches, 4 dinners.
Vegetarian, vegan, and special diet options available.

TRANSPORTATION

Rurrenabaque - Santa Rosa - Rurrenabaque (by car)
Santa Rosa - Lodge - Santa Rosa (by boat)

Rurrenabaque - Madidi - Rurrenabaque (by boat)

TOUR GUIDE

English and Spanish-speaking professional guides available.

ACTIVITIES

Guided walks, wildlife spotting, traditional fishing, bird-watching, boat rides and more.

AIRPORT TRANSFER

In/out airport in Rurrenabaque.
Also available for bus terminal transfer.

HOTEL RESERVATION

Reservations only for Rurrenabaque, room rates are not included.

FLIGHT RESCHEDULING

Rescheduling fees or fines are not included. Amaszonas Airlines' fines may be subject to available rates which are paid during the check-in process.

Turtle found in Yacuma River Pampas

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