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Classic Jungle – Eco Lodge In Indigenous Community Tour

Country: Bolivia
City: Rurrenabaque
Duration: 3 Day(s) - 2 Night(s)
Tour Category: Eco Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

Package Itinerary

Day1. Rurrenabaque – Selva (Jungle)

At 08h30 our Tacana guide picks us up and a short walk brings us to the port where a boat will be waiting to take us to the Eco Lodge where we get installed in our typical cabañas. We then leave for a trek where our guide will teach us about the Tacanas’ traditional hunting techniques. He will explain the different types of traps and how the indigenous people hunt the jaguar, monkey, deer, tapir, and wild boar for their meat and their fur. After this introduction to hunting, we return to the lodge for lunch which will of course consist of local dishes.

After a short “siesta” we continue our visit and we walk to the indigenous Tacana community where our guide will explain the daily life in the community and about agriculture, construction techniques, local traditions and customs, religion, and handicrafts. We have the possibility to discover how to extract juice from sugar cane with a manual sugar cane press. We can return to the lodge on foot or by boat and after a delicious dinner, the evening is free.

Day2. Madidi Nationalpark

The day starts with tropical bird songs and a nice breakfast by the river and your guide will join you after to explain the day’s activities. You can stay the morning near the community and enjoy some of the many offered activities; walk to the canyon, go swimming in the natural swimming pool or go for an exploratory walks learning about the medicinal plants. If you prefer to spend more time inside the Madidi National Park you can choose to leave early after breakfast to head to the cabins inside the national park.

The cabins are located 1 ½ hour’s boat ride up the Rio Beni by way of the Tuichi River, a smaller, more intimate body of water that allows for more animal and bird sightings. Once arrived at the cabins we head out to explore the area and. From here 8 trails lead deeper into the forest, each trail varying in length and difficulty, and in coordination with your guide and the wishes of the group you can explore one of them. In the evening you have the possibility to go for a night trek.

Day3. Madidi Nationalpark - Rurrenabaque

After a delicious breakfast, you have the possibility to explore the national park the entire morning. On our way back to Rurrenabaque we will stop to have a look at the magnificent macaws that nest in the cliffs along the Tuichi River. We arrive back in Rurrenabaque in the afternoon. End of our services

Important: The itinerary can change as a result of weather conditions and some sights are not accessible at all times – Lipiko Tours cannot be held responsible for any changes in itinerary and sights not visited as a result.

General Information

Highlights: Rurrenabaque jungle tours, Bolivian Amazon, indigenous Tacana community, Madidi Nationalpark

Support Team: Specialised local bilingual Spanish/English speaking guide

Accommodation: 2 nights in a comfortable lodge in the jungle (private Cabaña)

Guaranteed departure: From 2 people

Group size: 2 to 8 people

Flights optional: Prices are only valid in certain economy class categories with the companies that serve Rurrenabaque. Therefore are the prices subject to changes depending on availability at the time of reservation.

Porterage: Personal equipment which you need for the day

Included in the Price:

- Transport and transfers as outlined in the program
- Private tour with local bilingual Spanish/English speaking guide
- Accommodation in Ecolodge; private Cabaña and bathroom
- Meals as indicated the program

Not Included in the Price:

- Obligatory personal travel insurance
- Entrance fees to parks, sites, and museums
- Meals not mentioned, drinks and tips
- Personal equipment
- National flights
- Local airport taxes

Expenses during the tour:

- Entrance fees to the Madidi National Park
- Drinks, tips, and all other personal expenses
- Meals not mentioned
- Accommodation not mentioned
- Local airport taxes

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