Madidi National Park-Full Day

10 Hours

Madidi National Park stands out as an unparalleled biodiversity hotspot, spanning a vast expanse of 1,895,750 hectares (18,957 km2). It is globally recognized by scientists for its remarkable ecological richness. Situated within the Tropical Andes Hotspot, the park boasts an exceptional concentration of endemic species, contributing to the unparalleled biodiversity found here. Home to an astounding array of life, Madidi hosts approximately 6,000 species of vascular plants and an impressive 1,000 species of neotropical birds. This park not only serves as a haven for scientific exploration but also plays a crucial role in global conservation efforts, showcasing the extraordinary diversity of life within its diverse ecosystems.


  • Three meals per day (regular/vegetarian/other) accompanied by local seasonal fruit juices.
  • English/Spanish
  • Rurrenabaque
  • Boat
  • 229 m.a.s.l.


Commencing at 8:00 a.m., our boat journey from Rurrenabaque to Madidi National Park unfolds a rich wildlife experience. By 10:30 a.m., Caquiahuara provides an opportunity for bird-watching, featuring nesting walls of macaws. The tour proceeds to Madidi Jungle Ecolodge, with a 13:00 p.m. hike showcasing diverse bird species. Explore Cullpana for wildlife encounters before returning to the Ecolodge via the Wabu trail by 15:30 p.m. The two-hour boat trip back to Rurrenabaque offers glimpses of exotic species, concluding at 17:30 p.m.

Full day Itinerary

The tour starts at 8:00 a.m. with a boat trip from Rurrenabaque to the Madidi National Park. Our boats are equipped with comfortable seats, life vests, rain ponchos and roofs. The trip up the rivers Beni and Tuichi takes 3.5 hours and is a great opportunity to see the flora, fauna and impressive landscape that Madidi has to offer, such as the Bala Canyon.

At 10:30 a.m. we arrive at Caquiahuara. Here you have the chance to observe nesting walls of red and green macaws and other species of parrots. Bird sighting can be done anytime; however, the best time is from July to October. The trip then continues to the Madidi Jungle Ecolodge.

At 12:30 p.m. we eat lunch at the Madidi Jungle Ecolodge.

At 13:00 p.m. we continue our trip with a hike down the Tareche trail along the Aguapolo river to the macaw nesting wall where you will see chestnut-fronted macaws and white eyed parakeets. After observing the birds, we go to a place called Cullpana (Salt Lick), where mammals and birds gather to lick mineral salt off of the substrata. We return to the Ecolodge along the Wabu trail.

At 15:30 p.m. we return to Rurrenabaque by boat. The trip is a great opportunity to see exotic species such as the black caiman, capybara, tapir or the giant river otter. It takes two hours.

At 17:30 p.m. we arrive in Rurrenabaque. We drop you off at the airport or your hotel (not included in the price of the program)

Included/ Not Included

Cost Includes

  • Transfer to and from Rurrenabaque airport.
  • Boat transportation between Rurrenabaque, Madidi Jungle, and back (3 hours to reach and 2 hours to return).
  • Three daily meals, with options for regular, vegetarian, or other dietary preferences, accompanied by local seasonal fruit juices.
  • Provision of mineral water throughout your stay.
  • Accompanying highly experienced, bilingual local guide proficient in English and Spanish.
  • Guided activities covering the extensive 40 km trail system within the Madidi National Park jungle.
  • Complimentary rain poncho for the duration of your stay.
  • Assistance in securing hotel reservations in Rurrenabaque and managing local flight connections.

Cost does not include

  • Cost of air or overland tickets for the La Paz-Rurrenabaque-La Paz route.
  • Entrance fee to Madidi National Park: BOB200/USD30 per person for foreign visitors, BOB50 per person for Bolivian citizens.
  • Accommodation and meals provided in Rurrenabaque.
  • Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages.
  • Any additional services not specified in the program.

Madidi National Park