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Descent of Rio Beni by pirogue in the Amazon

This totally new tour takes us from Coroico, the "Pearl of the Yungas" to Rurrenabaque, in the middle of the Bolivian Amazon.
On the first day, we slowly duck into the forest with our 4x4, to join Guanay, the village of gold diggers.
We embark then in our boat for 3 exceptional days: the descent of the river Beni, crossing right through the parks Madidi and Pilón Lajas, true sanctuaries of a Nature still virgin and intact.

4 Days





Early departure, on the track that follows the rio Coroico, towards the north of Bolivia.

We reach the village of Canavari, the coffee capital of Bolivia, where we will have lunch.

In the afternoon, we continue along Rio Coroico to arrive in the late afternoon to Guanay.


Board on a motorized pirogue for a fantastic three-day crossing of the primary forest. We will follow the course of one of the biggest Amazonian rivers of Bolivia, between the last « serranías », small mountain ranges up to a few hundred meters in height, the last trace of the Cordillera. We will everyday enjoy a short hike into the forest, to swim in one of the many crystal clear waterfalls and to meet some indigenous communities. We will discover the abundant flora and the exuberant fauna of the Amazon: Capybaras, monkeys, birds by thousands… a real contact with the nature. All included. Bivouac (possibility of shelter under thatched roofs in case of rain).


The river is now enlarged by the waters of the Río La Paz, which made its way around the Illmani mountain range before dropping into the Amazon Basin. On the right side, we will find the Biospheric reserve of Pilón Lajas, and the High Madidi National Park on the right side. We will be at the heart of a still virgin and preserved nature; one of the most precious treasures on our planet. Bivouac (in case it rains, we will spend the night under a thatched roof).



Continuing the river descent, we will pass the canyon of Beo (last gorge and last “serranía” of our trip) before entering in the Madidi National Park and arriving to Rurrenabaque at the end of the day. Further, the forest spread endlessly to well inside brazil. We will continue the descent with opportunities to taste the fishes we will catch on the way.
Dinner not included.
Night at the Maya hotel***.