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- Coroico
- Guanay
- Río Kaka
- Río Beni
- Rurrenabaque

Descent to the heart of the Bolivian Amazon by pirogue
    
Descent to the heart of the Bolivian Amazon by pirogue
    
Descent to the heart of the Bolivian Amazon by pirogue
    
Descent to the heart of the Bolivian Amazon by pirogue
    
    
    
    

 


NAVIGATING RIO BENI
Descent to the heart of the Bolivian Amazon by pirogue

Adventure 4 days from April to September Private Spanish or English speaking guide
 
Along the way…

This off-the-beatten-path circuit takes us from Coroico, the “Pearl of the Yungas” to Rurrenabaque, at the heart of the Bolivian Amazon.
During the first day, we penetrate in the forest with our 4WD vehicle, to eventually reach Guanay, the village of the gold diggers. We then embark for 3 exceptional days on our pirogue: the descent of río Beni, traversing from one end to the other Madidi and Pilón Lajas parks, sanctuary of a nature still untouched.

 
Descent to the heart of the Bolivian Amazon by pirogue


PROGRAM
 
Day 1 : COROICO - GUANAY

We leave early. Taking a dirt road following the Coroico River, in the direction of the North of Bolivia. The track enters a beautiful canyon that takes us to Caranavi, the coffee capital of Bolivia, where we have lunch. In the afternoon, we continue along the Coroico River, soon met by the Zongo River, to arrive at the end of the day in Guanay, village still living the gold rush (7-hour trip).
Lunch on the road (included). All included. Night at the Alojamiento Los Pinos (basic comfort).

 
Day 2 : GUANAY – RÍO KAKA

Embark on our motorized pirogue for our three-day crossing of the old growth forest. We follow the course of one of the biggest Amazonian rivers of Bolivia, which curves between the last « serranías », small mountain ranges that don’t exceed a few hundred meters in height, last trace of the Cordillera of the Andes.
Each day we enjoy a short hike into the forest, to swim in one of the innumerable crystal clear waterfalls that mark our way and meet some indigenous communities. We, also, get a chance to discover the abundant flora and the exuberant fauna of the Amazon: Capybaras, monkeys, birds in the thousand… a real communion with nature.
Everything included. Bivouac (if it rains, possibility of shelter under thatched roofs).

 
Day 3 : RÍO KAKA – RÍO BENI

The river, at this point, receives the waters of Río La Paz, after its tour of the Illmani mountain range, before dropping into the Amazon Basin. On the right bank, we find the Biospheric Preserve of Pilón Lajas, while on the left bank is located the High Madidi National Park. We are in the heart of a still virgin and preserved nature; It is one of the most precious jewels on our planet.
All included. Bivouac (in case it rains, we spend the night under a thatched roof).

 
Jour 4 : RÍO BENI – RURRENABAQUE

We keep on descending the river. We pass the canyon of Beo (last gorge and last “serranía” of our trip) before entering Madidi National Park and Rurrenabaque at the end of the day. We are now on the immense plain stretching all the way into Brazil.
Lunch included. Dinner open. Hotel ***.
From Rurrenabaque, numerous excursions are possible, to the pampa or to the jungle Ask for advice

 
 
Prices

- 1 person: US$ 1710
- 2 persons: US$ 880 per person
- 3 persons: US$ 625 per person
- 4/5 persons: US$ 490 per person
- 6/8 persons: US$ 375 per person

- We sell all available trips, tours, and services in Bolivia, this proposal is an example of what can be done. It can be modified in terms of length, contents, options, hotel categories, amount of services offered ...
- Please let us know where you would like to visit and what you would like to do. A professional travel advisor will contact you in order to build with you a taylor made program which suits your desires.
- We wish to offer you high-quality, individualized attention before and during your trip to guarantee a problem free vacation.

 
Hotels

Above mentionned prices include:
GUANAY: Los Pinos
RURRENABAQUE: Safari***
Single room additional cost: US$ 20 per person

4/5 star hotels additional cost US$ 35 per person (US$ 85 for single room):
RURRENABAQUE: Jatatal - Millenarian****

 
Included

- Spanish speaking guide
- Entrance to parks and cultural places mentioned in program
- Private transport in a 4Wd from Coroico to Guanay
- Private pirogue from Guanay to Rurrenabaque
- 2/3-star hotels in twin room including breakfast
- Meals mentioned
- Collective equipment for trekking (tents, cooking gear, etc…)

 
Not included

- Individual equipment
- Mandatory travel insurance
- Alcoholic drinks
- Tips
- Open meals mentioned, (from $ 3 to $ 8 US per person / meal).

 
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Important
As a safety measure, we ask that each traveler bring a copy of its passport and insurance policy (do give us upon arrival)
 
   

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