MADIDI EXPEDITIONS

PAMPAS TOUR 3 DAYS/2 NIGHTS

Experience the amazing Pampas region in 3 days. See monkeys, alligators and swim with the pink dolphins. A once in a life time opportunity.

Duration: 3Days/2Nights Start Location: Rurrenabaque Hotel and Hostel Pickup End Location: Rurrenabaque Hotel and Hostel Drop-off
Detailed Description

DAY 1
At 8:00 Hrs. Jeep trip to Santa Rosa (3 hours) through the Pampas, during the trip, we stop for bird and wildlife watching: caimans, capybaras and sloths. At approximately 9:00am we will reach the town of Reyes. At noon, arrive to Santa Rosa de Yacuma and have lunch at a local restaurant. At 13:00 Hrs. transfer to the river where we begin a relaxing boat tour along the river as we watch birds, monkeys, two species of caimans, turtles, capybaras and the beautiful landscapes. This is a perfect opportunity to take pictures. During the tour, the guide will explain the local ecosystem and wildlife. At 16:30pm we arrive to the Yacare camp site for the respective accommodation in comfortable rooms with private or shared bathrooms. After that we will have a refreshing snack. At 17:30pm, take a boat ride to see the sunset. At 19:30 dinner. At 20:20 night boat ride to watch caimans - see their eyes shining in the dark with flashlights and experience the pampas at night.

DAY 2
At 5:30 Hrs. boat ride to see the sunrise, bird watching and listen to when the howler monkeys begin to vocalize. At 7:30 breakfast at the camp, then walk through Pampas in search of the Anaconda for about three hours, during the tour, the guide will explain about medicinal plants, ecological processes, and animal behavior. At noon, lunch at Yacaré camp and a short rest, Between 14:30 and 15:00 boat ride in search of pink dolphins and if possible swim among these friendly mammals. At 19:00pm a typical traditional dinner.

DAY 3
At 7:30am breakfast, 8:30 am boat tour for piranha fishing until 11:00am. Then we return to the camp for the lunch and to pack the luggages. Then a boat back to the jeep to Rurrenabaque. At 16:30 end of the tour in Rurrenabaque.

Tour Tickets (May Vary By Date)
Ticket Price
ADULT 225.00 (USD)
CHILD (UP TO 5 YRS OLD) 57.00 (USD)
CHILD (UP TO 12 YRS OLD) 113.00 (USD)
Itinerary
DAY 1: 07:30 - 08:00 Pickup from hotels and hostels
DAY 1: 08:00 Depart Rurrenabaque by Jeep
DAY 1: 09:00 Arrive to Reyes to see the wildlife
DAY 1: 12:00 Arrive to Santa Rosa de Yacuma for lunch at a local restaurant
DAY 1: 13:00 Travel up Yacuma River by boat and see birds, monkey and turtles
DAY 1: 16:30 Arrive to Yacare Campsite where you will be spending the night
DAY 1: 17:30 Take a boat ride on the river to see the sunset
DAY 1: 19:30 Dinner
DAY 1: 20:30 Take a boat ride to see the nocturnal animals
DAY 2: 05:30 Take a boat ride on the river to see the sunrise
DAY 2: 07:30 Breakfast
DAY 2: 08:30 Take a guided walk through the Pampas in search for anacondas
DAY 2: 12:00 Lunch
DAY 2: 14:30 Take a boat ride to swim with the pink dolphins
DAY 2: 19:00 Dinner
DAY 3: 07:30 Breakfast
DAY 3: 08:30 Take a boat ride on the river to learn how to finsh for piranhas
DAY 3: 11:00 Lunch
DAY 3: 13:00 Return to Rurrenabaque
DAY 3: 16:30 Arrive to Rurrenabaque
Included

- Transfer in/out hotel and hostel - Rurrenabaque.
- Comfortable transportation by jeep or boat.
- Accommodation Pampas lodges.
- All meals (typical local food, vegetarian and international).
- Natural juices, mineral or purified water during the tour.
- Local guide (English-Spanish and Quechua) professional interpretation of the flora and fauna.

Not Included

- Airfare / Terrestrial La Paz - Rurrenabaque - La Paz
- Madidi National Park fee , foreign tourists $ 18 or Bs 125. - National 55 Bs.
- Entry to municipal protected area "Pampas Del Yacuma" foreign tourists Bs 150 ,national Bs 50.
- Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks.

Recommended

- Insect repellent.
- 30-45 UV Sunscreen Factor.
- Sunglasses.
- Flashlight and batteries.
- Camera, Binocular.
- Battery charger.
- Toiletries.
- Moisture insulating material.
- Hat.
- Cotton trousers.
- Long sleeve cotton shirts.
- Poncho, waterproof clothing and swimwear.
- Sandals or water shoes.
- Closed Slipper.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

CHILD (UP TO 5 YRS OLD)
In order to obtain this discount, the child must be up to 5 yrs of age on the date they are due to take the tour.

CHILD (UP TO 12 YRS OLD)
In order to obtain this discount, the child must be up to 12 yrs of age on the date they are due to take the tour.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation or changes of this tour - If you change tour date before 5:00 pm (Bolivia time) 4 days before the tour begins, there is no charge. If you cancel before 5:00 pm (Lima time) 4 days before the tour begins a 25% administration fee will apply. After this time there is a 100% cancellation fee. .

Please email info@findlocaltrips.com to cancel this tour or make any changes.

Frequently Asked Questions

I cannot find my accommodation listed in the operator pick up locations as I make my booking. What can I select?
This operator only offers pick-ups from the hotel and hostel accommodation listed, this covers over 90% of the accommodation providers in the area. They do not provide pick-ups or drop-offs at private residences, Airbnbs, bus terminals etc. Select an alternative close by and be ready there for pick-up at the time on your booking confirmation.

How does the wet season affect Rurrenabaque and tours?
These tours run year round and in general rain does not stop tours from going. The exception is when there has been very heavy sustained rainfall and the Rurrenabaque area becomes flooded (the pampas, the jungle floor, the local roads and even the town itself). This is not common but has happened in recent years and you just have to check local news prior to departure times or ask us for latest info. The main issues caused during wet season for Rurrenabaque are delays to the flights between La Paz - Rurre and Rurre - La Paz which can regularly be delayed due to weather. We advise flying the day before your tour and flying back early morning the day after you tour in order to give yourself some time for delays. Also if you have something you have to be back for, such as an international flight we recommended having one more buffer day before to make sure. Delays of a whole day are also possible. We recomend Amaszonas Airline to travel to Rurrenabaque. Most people fly to Rurrenabaque but there is also a bus service that takes about 18 hours during dry season. During wet season the journey can take as much as 40 hours as the road is washed away, blocked with landslides and becomes a river of mud. We strongly recommend against trying to take this bus during the wet season (we don't really recommend it during the dry season either!).

Which is the best season to visit the Bolivian Jungle and Pampas?
The climate is mostly tropical all year round and therefore it is possible to visit during any season. However, the best time is in the dry season between the beginning of April to the end of October.

Is there malaria in Rurrenabaque and in the areas where pampas and jungle tours take place?
Whilst it is feasible that malaria could exist in Rurrenabaque, the pampas and the jungle areas nearby because there are plenty of mosquitoes, there have not been any reported instances of malaria. We do not consider it necessary to take malaria tablets for our tours but if you wish to do so then you should bring them with you as you might not be able to get the brand you want in Bolivia. There is the possibility of Dengue fever and yellow fever also, so you must protect yourself from insect bites as much as possible. You should bring a good insect repellent with you as there are not many good options available to purchase in Bolivia.

What are the essentials to bring to the tour?
One backpack, sturdy duffel bag, or easily managed suitcase, Daypack, Sturdy shoes or hiking boots comfortable for walking, Sandals or shoes you don't mind getting wet, Money belt or pouch (leave your wallet at home - they make easy targets for pickpockets in the city), personal medications, camera, film, and waterproof case, Clothing - Generally, the Amazon is quite hot, but during the evenings if it rains, it can cool down quite a bit. Fast drying clothes that can be layered work best, Anti-bacterial soap, toilettes, or gel such as Purell, Sunblock of at least 15 SPF - the tropical sun is strong, Insect repellant with DEET (diethyl-metatoluamide), Anti-itch cream for insects bites, Flashlight or headlamp with extra batteries, Toothbrush, toothpaste, toiletries, etc, Sunglasses, Swiss army style knife, Sun/ rain hat, Plastic bags (zip lock bags and a larger trash bag), Water bottle, Small padlock to lock your bag shut, Travel alarm clock, first aid kit.

I want to be really safe. Which things should I put in my own first aid kid?
A First Aid Kit might include: Pepto-bismol for mild diarrhea, Throat lozenges, Motion sickness medication, Sunburn salve such as aloe vera gel, Aspirin or other pain killer, Antibiotics for travelers diarrhea (TD),Antacid tablets, Band-Aids, Ace Bandage, Mole skin for blister.

What clothes should I bring to the tour?
A good setup could be: Light, water-resistant jacket that will keep you warm on a cool evening or during a sudden downpour, yet can be stuffed away or worn loosely on a warm day, Cheap rain poncho - the lodges have ponchos, but it's best to be prepared!, fleece or wool sweater, Two pair of shorts and/or swimming trunks, Bathing suit, One to two pairs of pants - one that can be worn to a nice restaurant or club, and another rugged pair for hiking in the rainforest, One long sleeve shirt or blouse and 2-3 short sleeve shirts - a long sleeve cotton shirt is great for the jungle, cotton socks, underwear.

Contact Information

Address

  • MADIDI EXPEDITIONS
  • BOLIVIA

Phone & Email

  • OFFICE PHONE: (+51) 987 935 236 Office Hours: 9:30AM - 7:30PM Lima Time
  • EMERGENCY PHONE: (+591) 7 199 8372 (Emergencies Only)
  • EMAIL ADDRESS: bookings@findlocaltrips.com
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