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Madidi National Park Tour

Located in the Beni Department of Bolivia is the spectacular Madidi National Park. This National Park is known as one of the largest protected and most bio diverse areas found anywhere on the Planet.

DEEPEST LODGE IN THE AMAZON RAINFOREST

Madidi National Park

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Located in the Beni Department of Bolivia is the spectacular Madidi National Park. This National Park is known as one of the largest protected and most bio diverse areas found anywhere on the Planet.

Madidi is home to staggering 1000 bird species which represents 11 percent of the world’s 9,000 species. Critically endangered Giant otters, Jaguars, Tapirs, Pumas, Giant Anteaters and Giant Armadillos are just some of the 200 plus mammal species found in abundance here while over 300 fish and 12,000 plant species have been recorded.

Located six and a half hours up river is the beautifully presented Berraco del Madidi Lodge, This lodge is the deepest inside Madidi National Park which gives its guests unrivalled wildlife viewing along the river banks. The lodge itself is run by the local community (Tacana people) and is beautifully presented, the lodge is equipped with everything from clean showers, bathrooms, comfortable covered raised tent camps and a kitchen powered by a generator.

4 DAYS

Itinerary

DAY 1

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07:30 am departure and we commence our incredible 7 hour boat journey up the Beni and Tuichi River, along the way we have excellent chances to see a huge array of wildlife, Picnic lunch before arriving to the lodge. Once we arrive each tourists is assigned their own Tacana Hut which includes hammocks, comfortable beds and covered area. We partake for a hike into the pristine Amazon forests before coming back to the lodge for a delicious dinner. After dinner we have a night trek and we will be looking for nocturnal species such as Tapirs, Ocelots, frogs and much more.

DAY 2

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After an early Buffet breakfast we hike through the Amazon Forests looking for Howler and Spider Monkeys and we also learn about the vast array of medicinal plants which the Amazon is famous for, we reach a Famous Salt Lick Mirador and we wait for the huge troops of White Lipped Peccaries who come to the Salt lick daily, this is an amazing sight and Jaguars and Tapirs also frequent this area.

After lunch we set out for a boat trip down remote areas of the Tuichi River, as this is the deepest lodge we have excellent chances for big mammal viewing, using local fishing techniques we go fishing for giant 20kg plus Golden Dorado, Giant Pacu and Catfish, this is some of the most exciting fishing in the world, This is catch and release and only fish which cannot be returned will be kept for eating.
Keep your eyes open as fishing on the river often presents our guests the best opportunities to see key Amazonian species such as the Iconic Jaguar, Tapir and Critically Endangered Giant River Otter.

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Dinner will include a traditional fish steamed in Bamboo, or other options and we have some time for rest or more exploring after dark.

DAY 3

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Breakfast and we commence a morning of Rafting, after a briefing about the safety of Rafting we head up the Tuichi River and begin rafting the grade 1 to 3 rapids, there is plenty of calm periods during the rafting fun and wildlife viewing possibilities are excellent. After lunch there is more trekking opportunities and with luck will see more of the areas fantastic wildlife and pristine scenery.

DAY 4

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Buffet Breakfast followed by a final hike through the Amazon Rainforest, with luck we can have sightings of the newly discovered Madidi Titi Monkey amongst others, we gather special seeds and also have the option for making traditional jewellery and souvenirs’. Lunch and then we have a 4 hour boat trip back to the town of Rurrenrabaque.

Please note that these tour itineraries are just an example of the trips offered, these itineraries can be changed and catered to each tourists needs and this is one of the reasons why our tours are the standout in Madidi Amazon Adventure Tours. Our Tours can also start at from Santa Cruz, La Paz or Rurrenrabaque as well.

TOUR INFORMATION

  • Duration

    3 to 5 days, longer and customized tours can be arranged.

  • Availability

    Year round, however July- Nov are the best months to visit.

  • Suitable for

    Bird watchers, Wildlife enthusiasts, families, photographers and nature lovers.

  • Tour start end point

    Santa Cruz/La Paz or Rurrenrabaque, we can arrange all flights, airport pickups/drop off from these locations.

Activities that are available on these tours include

Activities

  • Specialized birding and wildlife tours
  • World class sports fishing
  • Nature treks
  • Visit to the Tacana Indigenous community (Additional Cost)
  • Macaw Clay lick
  • Rafting (pending weather)
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Learning about medicines and culture

Listen to our clients

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Big shout out to nicks adventures! From the minute we met nick we had nothing but the best advice that was only in the best interest of us and to help us out on our travels. Nick went through numerous ideas with us and narrowed it down to what he thought was in our best interest, which was madidi national park and he was spot on. We got to see a massive array of animals including a jaguar and a black yagouaroundi which was something pretty special but it wasn't just about the animals we learnt so much history of the jungle and the community which made the experience for us. The way the camp was run was perfect and just want we wanted.

A massive thank you for all your help, patience and recommendations. We will never forget this and both companies will come highly recommended.

DYLAN AND JESS
AUSTRALIA
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JUNGLE TRIP
Nick recently organised a trip in Madidi National Park for myself and a friend. The trip was absolutely fantastic, we saw a jaguar! The chef and guide were both great and Nick was really helpful in all communication, offering much more information about the area than he needed to (despite his wife having just had their first baby!) We really appreciated your help. Thank you
NICOLE A.
AUSTRALIA
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100 PERCENT RECOMMENDED
My partner and I recently returned from a holiday in Bolivia, which was curated and facilitated by Nick's Adventures. We requested an itinerary which would allow us to visit several different ecosystems and with the best opportunities to spot wildlife - we were not disappointed!

All our guides were knowledgeable and professional, and made their best efforts to ensure we had the best experience possible.

Over our two weeks in Bolivia we visited:
** 4 days Amazon rainforest at Berraco del Madidi
** 2 days Pampas wetlands at Caracoles Lodge
** 2 days Yungas cloud forest at Refugio Los Volcanes
** 4 days Gran Chaco forest at Kaa Iya

Some of the wildlife we spotted include:
** Jaguar, giant otter, short-eared bush dog, peccary, squirrel, capuchin, and howler monkeys
** Many species of macaw, parrot, and parakeets, + many other birds
** River dolphin, cayman, capybara, tortoise,

The team at Nick's Adventures answered all of our questions (there were a lot) and provided great advice and suggestions to help us prepare and plan for our time in Bolivia.

If you are considering visiting Bolivia, I 100% recommend you get in contact with Nick's Adventures!

Thanks Nick and Carolina!

MATTHEW WELLS
CANADA
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A RELIABLE LOCAL PARTNER
I used Nick and Carolina as my local travel agency. They came with suggestions and designed a fine trip for us including the Amazon and the pampas. Especially the Chalalan eco-lodge was a blast. But the reason that I give 5 stars here is, that they are really depending on people, that are living very far away, trusting them to organise their travel and they did a great job. I wired money and when we were in Bolivia everything worked out super fine - I have never tried this before - so you can do it as well!
NICO C.
SOUTH DENMARK
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