More than 1,000 species of birds and almost half of all neo-tropical mammals and amphibians call Madidi home.
Native guides show you around different habitats, from forested Andean foothills to wide rivers, marshes and savannahs.
Visit Quetchua-Tacana, who have lived in San José for more than 200 years, the only settlement within the park.
Huge swathes of pristine rainforest untouched by loggers.
The canoe trip from Rurrenabaque to Chalalan was fantastic. Seeing the wild boar and monkey tribes. The remoteness of Chalalan.
S. Young, Chalalan
Fly La Paz-Rurrenabaque, transfer to Chalalan Eco-Lodge, night walk (L,D)
Tapara trail, Mirador (look out) and night walk/canoe (B,L,D)
Full day forest hike (B,L,D)
Half day hike, afternoon swim and relax (B,L,D)
Return by boat to Rurrenabaque, fly La Paz, tour ends (B)
All land transfers, river transfers by boat, all meals while in Madidi from lunch day 1 to breakfast on departure day, lodge shared accommodation, local English-speaking guide in Madidi.
Return flights from La Paz (we can book for these for you, approx USD 210), National Park entry fee (120 Bolivianos), insurance, personal items, alcoholic and soft drinks.
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Duration: 5 days
Capacity: 32 people
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Duration: 4 days
Capacity: 16 people
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Dates: From January 2019 to December 2020
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Capacity: 20 people
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The Uyuni tour - even though we weren't able to visit the National Park due to snow, it surpassed our expectations with its amazing, spectacular landscapes. We had a great guide (having an English-speaking guide was well worth the extra cost - thanks for the steer).
Everywhere was friendly, welcoming and well-located, and in fairness did have hot water which was very welcome! We loved the lodge at Chalalan. Other than the cold rooms, the Tayka Salt Flats tour lodges were spectacular.
The guides were top notch. Informative, personable, organised and punctual, and clearly put in the effort to give us an outstanding experience, including the revised itinerary in Uyuni where we felt that our guide, Alvaro, really stepped up to minimise the impact of the National Park closure and give us a great time.
Chalalan explained how they are benefitting the local community and it was gratifying to see the contribution it makes.
The arrangement by which Tayka hotels transfer into community hands also seemed like a good model.
Generally, we were told often that Bolivia feels a bit off the tourist map and that the country would benefit by visitors spreading the word.
Bolivia is a lovely, diverse and, in places, spectacular country. It's also one of the rougher countries we've visited, given the altitude, extremes of temperatures, road conditions, limitations of accommodation and general level of development, and this reflects in some of our comments above. Our trip itself was really enjoyable and fascinating and we'd like to thank you for your help in putting in together.
N Buckley, UK, 2017
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V. Carter, UK, 2011
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