Rurrenabaque is located in Jose Ballivian Province in Beni department, Bolivia. Rurrenabaque is a small town in the north of Bolivia on the Beni river. Every year on February 2 the people remenbers the Rurrenabaque's holiday in honoring to the Virgen of Candelaria, the cultural activities that this holiday includes it is a representative of the región; Cockfight, bullfight, career of horses, etc. In recent year it has come popular with international tourism (ecotourism) as it is an aesy gateway for visits to Madidi National Park (Bolivian rainforest) as well as the surrounding Pampas.
At 09:00 am we will depart from Rurrenabaque by wagon to the town of Santa Rosa del Yacuma which is about 100 km away, during this journey of 2 and a half hours you can see herons, sloths and a variety of flora own of the area.
At noon we will be arriving at Santa Rosa where we will enjoy a delicious lunch. After lunch we will sail on board our motor boat on the Yacuma River to our lodge.
The boat trip lasts approximately 3 and a half hours and we will be able to appreciate a great variety of animals including a great variety of reptiles, amphibians and birds. We can also appreciate several species of monkeys such as whistling monkeys, spider monkeys and nocturnal monkeys.
We will arrive at the hostel around 6:00 p.m., they will have a welcome drink and they will be able to leave their things in their respective rooms and then we will go to a part of the hostel from where we will be able to appreciate the sunset.
At 20:00 dinner will be served and then we can sail in canoe in search of alligators and other nocturnal animals.
We will start this day appreciating the beauty of the whole Pampa, at 07:30 am in the morning breakfast will be served at the lodge and then start with a walk through the Pampas to reach small lakes and rivers where we can hopefully appreciate some Anaconda and other snakes. We can also see some eagles that hunt in the area to small vibes that inhabit the place.
We will return to the lodge for lunch and then rest for a moment.
At 14:30 hrs we will sail over the Yacuma River to appreciate some pink dolphins (optionally you can swim with them, this activity is safe since they are very friendly animals).
After a couple of hours we will return to the lodge to enjoy a small snack and to see once again the sunset from another viewpoint.
After a delicious breakfast, we will navigate the Yacuma River in search of eagles, toucans, sloths and local flora among which stands out the Queen Victoria, tapores, bibosis among others.Later we will enjoy fishing in the river, you can fish piranhas and other fish which will be returned to the river in order to preserve and to awaken the nature.
At 11:30 a.m. we will return to the lodge to enjoy a delicious lunch and then sail back to Santa Rosa by boat and then board the ground transportation that will take us to Rurrenabaque where we will arrive approximately at 5:00 p.m.
Rurrenabaque located 229msnm north of the department of La Paz and west of the department of Beni, average annual temperature 27°C. It has a population of 14 thousand inhabitants. Rurrenabaque is the gateway to the Madidi National Park, Pilón Lajas Reserve and the Bolivian Pampas.