Day 1: La Paz – Rurrenabaque – Mapajo. A 55-minute flight to Rurrenabaque over the Cordillera Real and the Amazon lowlands. Transfer to Rurrenabaque’s port to depart up the Beni and Quiquibey rivers in a dugout canoe to the Mapajo Ecolodge. This river trip takes around 3 hours, passing through the spectacular Cañón del Bala (Bala Gorge). Includes: (L), (D).
Day 2: Mapajo. Boat ride on the Quiquibey River, walk along the Macaw Trail, as we look for these beautiful birds. In the afternoon return to the lodge. Optional tour at night to see caimans, frogs, and nocturnal wildlife. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 3: Mapajo. After breakfast, an early morning trek through the forest. If you are alert, you may observe a variety of birds, as well squirrel monkeys traveling the rainforests. In the afternoon we will trek the Mapajo Trail to visit the giant Mapajo trees. After dinner, you will learn about the traditional music of T´simane and Mosetén people. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 4: Mapajo - Asunción del Quiquibey. Today we will visit the community of Asunción del Quiquibey, where locals will show us how to make arrows for fishing and hunting, also knit baskets and fans, process sugar cane and peel rice in a traditional way. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 5: Mapajo – La Paz. The return trip down-river takes about one and a half hours. Transfer to the airport and flight to La Paz. Includes: (B).
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