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Pampa Estancia Tour

Country: Bolivia
City: Rurrenabaque
Duration: 6 Day(s) - 5 Night(s)
Tour Category: Classic Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

Package Itinerary

Tour Description

We would like to inform you that the following program description is an example. In accordance with your guide, you will decide on your itinerary, depending on the season, the climate, the work on the farm but above all your interests and wants. The activities are personalized and without limit; horseback riding, hiking tours, canoeing, fishing, lasso exercise, milking cows, or accompanying the workers on the farm in their daily work. The program is completely unconstrained and we are at your disposal for any advice or suggestion.

Day1. Rurrenabaque – Pampa Estancia

We leave Rurrenabaque around 08h30 by private car for the Estancia. After about 40 minutes we arrive in the village Reyes where we visit the archaeological and ethnographical museum. Here you can find archaeological, historical, and traditional objects as well as explanations on the customs, daily life, and the region’s history. We continue and along the way, we might be able to see a sloth, a caiman, or a capybara. Upon arrival, we are greeted by the guide and we have time to get installed before we meet in the “comedy” where we have lunch with the workers. After lunch, we can relax in the hammocks or saddle the horses for a first ride to discover the surrounding pampa.

On horseback, we follow the entrance path to the Estancia in order to get used to our horse and learn the basics of the way the “vaqueros” ride. We head towards “Los Macheros” which is an isolated patch of tropical forest in the middle of the Pampa. We stop in front of an enormous “Mapajo” (giant tree) and go for a short walk through this unusual area to discover the flora and fauna.

Maybe we are lucky enough to see a sloth or the “Lucachis” monkeys. We get back on our horses and continue through the Pampa and we will most certainly pass herds of cattle and horses. Back at the Estancia, we can practice our lasso skills before dinner. If you want we can go for an evening walk to the “laguna de los caimanes” (the caiman lake) and see their red eyes in the beam of our lamps.

Day2. Pampa Estancia

After breakfast, we leave either on horseback or on foot to the “Acrecito”, a humid area that borders the laguna by the same name. On our way, we pass the open spaces of the Pampa and tropical forest where we might by lucky to see the “chinchillos” (small monkeys with yellow coats). For lunch, we can either return to Estancia or enjoy a picnic. After lunch we can sail in canoes on the “Acrecito” lake and if you wish we can bring fishing canes to try and fish piranhas or “Tucunare” which are abundant in these Lagunas.

By mid-afternoon, we reach the opposite bank where we might be able to see capybaras (the biggest rodent in the world). We get back on our horses to reach another laguna where we can appreciate the sunset over the humid surface of the Pampa. We return to the Estancia for dinner and if our fishing trip has been successful we can enjoy the fish we caught.

Day3-5. Pampa Estancia

You will organize your time at the ranch in coordination with your guide and depending on the daily work and the wishes of the group. You can choose from a variety of activities like horseback riding, hiking, canoeing, fishing, helping at the farm, lasso throwing, milking, etc. The almost infinity of the Pampa and the Estancia as well as the many activities offer plenty different possibilities to explore this vast area.

Day6. Pampa Estancia – Rurrenabaque

After breakfast, we leave by horse to “Portugal” the area of the Copacabana Estancia where our guide lives. Before discovering this other part of the Pampa we make a short stop by an old cemetery that dates back to the time of the sugarcane exploitation. We arrive at “Portugal” where we have lunch with our guide and his family. He will show us his “Chaco” where we amongst others see yucca, banana, and corn plantations and we can also see some leatherwork. After this encounter and a busy day we return to the Estancia where we say goodbye to the workers at the Estancia and at 16h30 a car will bring us back to Rurrenabaque.

End of our services

General Information

Highlights: Rurrenabaque Pampas Tour, Pampa and traditional pampa ranch, Reyes

Support Team: Local Spanish speaking guide or local Spanish speaking guide and English speaking translator depending on chosen option and availability

Accommodation: 5 nights in a guesthouse with a shared bathroom and toilet

Attention: No option for a single room on this tour

Guaranteed Departure: from 2 people

Group Size: 2 to 6 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: You have to carry the belongings you need during the day

Included in the price:

- Transport as outlined in the program
- Group tour with local Spanish speaking guide or local Spanish speaking guide and English speaking translator depending on chosen option and availability
- Accommodation in a guesthouse with a shared room, bathroom, and toilet
- Horse and riding equipment
- Meals mentioned

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:

- Drinks, tips, and all other personal expenses
- Meals not mentioned
- Accommodation not mentioned
- Local airport taxes (allow for approx. 15 bolivianos

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