This destination is a paradise of lush natural wealth where major ethnic groups inhabit. There is the Beni River which originates in the foothills of the Andes. On its banks there is an incredible variety of woods.
Rurrenabaque is the gateway to Madidi, it is a paradisiacal setting of lush natural wealth where major ethnic groups inhabit. In the San Aventura town there are settled ethnic groups of Tacanas and Chimanes. 20 km from San Buenaventura there is the "Estrecho de Bala", named for the speed acquired by the vessels passing the site.
The Madidi National Park and Natural Area of Integrated Management has an exceptional scenic beauty, presence of snow-capped mountains, glaciers, high Andean lagoons, deep valleys and canyons, cliffs, torrential rivers and waterfalls. According to the wide altitudinal range, it presents an extraordinary diversity of eco-regions, emphasizing the zones and per glacial environments, Páramo yungueño desert, cloudy forest of Ceja, humid to per humid forest of Yungas, pluvial sub-Andean forest, the dry deciduous forest of San Juan del Asariamas (Probably the unique one in the world and in an excellent state of preservation). The very humid Pedemontano forest (one of the last well-preserved samples in Bolivia), seasonal basal humid forest, flood savannahs and palmares swamps (Mauritia flexuous and Mauritiella Aculeate) and its rich wildlife. There are numerous sites of archaeological importance both of Inca origin and of Mollo culture, including several pre-Columbian roads such as Mojos, Puina, Pata. Likewise, several traditional Quechua populations of colonial origin stand out in the highlands (Mojos, Puina, Pata). In the lowlands, the Area is the basis of the development of the Tacana Indigenous Culture and is part of the traditional area of the indigenous groups that are itinerant Esse Ejja in addition to being Moseten communities.
The Area protects the region of greater biological wealth of Bolivia, reaches a relevance not only continental but also worldwide. In this sense, it constitutes one of the most extraordinary natural reservoirs of genetic resources of the planet. Due to its dual category National Park and the Natural Area of Integrated Management Madidi presents an enormous potential to develop programs of management and conservation of wildlife of regional applicability.
The altitudinal range of the Area is very wide, ranging between 200 and 6,000 meters above sea level. The area comprises a great diversity of physiographic environments, from the high mountain ranges in the area of Apolobamba to the Amazon plain of the Heath River, including in the gradient a diversity of mountainous regions and the sub-Andean system.
Geomorphology, except for the alluvial valley of the Tuichi and the plains of the Heath, is essentially mountainous with abrupt reliefs and deep canyons.
The trip begins in Apolo, is an experience that combines trekking with sailing along Tuichi River and Beni River.
Since Rurrenabaque is possible to sail for Beni River and enter Tuichi River to camp and take some walks through the jungle.
Moreover, it is possible to visit Tacana community of San José de Uchupiamonas from Tumupasa, take a trekking route that reaches Tuichi River, and then sails the same river to Rurrenabaque.
Regardless of the travel that realizes, the landscape is always diverse and extraordinary and there are many possibilities of wildlife observation. Stream of Beni River that is born in the area of Apolobamba. It crosses an alluvial valley that runs among the moist mountainous forest of Yungas. It is possible to take river tours in boats, walk through the forest and you go camping in its margins.
SAN MIGUEL DEL BALA ECOLODGE
Managed by the Tacana community of San Miguel del Bala, located in the department of La Paz in the province Franz Tamayo, in the municipality of San Buena Ventura Located in the tourist destination "Madidi National Park."
Services: shelter, transportation, local guides, meals, visits to sites of cultural and natural interest.
Managed by the Quechua - Tacana community of San José de Uchupiamonas, located in the department of La Paz in the province of Iturralde in the Municipality of Ixiamas. Located in the tourist destination "Madidi National Park".
SERVICES: shelter, transportation, local guides, meals, visits to cultural and natural sites.