Mapiri Trail. 8 days
Total length of the Tour from La Paz and back to La Paz is 8 or 9 days.
We will charge you only for 6 days. 1st and last days are only for transport
As this Trek finishes in Guanay, it could be combined with the 3 day Jungle Tour – Boat To Rurrenabaque” or the 5 day Jungle Tour – Jungle Rafting to Rurrenabaque”
Off the beaten track. Simply amazing!
Even when a misinformed foreign “Trekking writer” said that this trail was built in the 19th century by the quinine industry. We as Bolivians and with a lot of more knowledge (and can prove it at any time) have to say that on this trail you will see how far the Tiwanakotas and Aymaras (pre-Inca Cultures) explored the Jungle. You will see high Mountains on the first 2 days, the Upper and Lower Cloud Forest & Upper Rainforest for 4 days. River boat trip or jeep at the end in order to get Guanay as a good place to freshen up before taking the scenic Bus trip back to La Paz. Tough but beautiful.
1st day.- 06:00 pick up from the Hotel. 07:00 Bus to Sorata. From the bus you will see all the time the Andes to then get into the Valley where Sorata is.
11.00 Arrive in Sorata. Lunch. Our guide will do the shopping for the trek and arrange the transport to the starting point. Overnight in Sorata.
2nd day.- After breakfast we will take another transport to the starting point.
We will walk to a High Mountain Pass and start the descent (4hrs total walk)
3rd day.-High Altiplano for you to enjoy isolated areas and camp near the Cloud Forest.
4th,5th& 6th day.-These days are fascinating as we walk into the upper Cloud Forest
first and then into the Lower Cloud Forest. You will feel how isolated is the area as you will not see too many locals. Beautiful Rainforest at the end.
(5- 7 hrs walk daily)
7th day.- On this day you will get to Mapiri late in the afternoon.
8th day.- The guide will arrange tickets either on a Boat, jeep or bus to get to Guanay.
We always go to Guanay because is a place with more facilities than Mapiri. From here you can take the bus leaving at 19:00 to La Paz. Other option for those wanting to go to Rurrenabaque is the 3 day Jungle Tour-Boat To Rurrenabaque (every Wednesday) or the 5 day Jungle Tour –Jungle Rafting to Rurrenabaque (every Saturday). You have to make sure your Trek finishes on Tuesday or Friday so that you can join the group going to Rurrenabaque next day.
*Times for departures, meals and activities may vary as they depend on different factors. The guide will tell the group every morning about the day programme.
With 4 days notice.
12 people max. 01 min. per group.(1 guide every 6 people)
5 nights accommodation in tents, camping mattress, local guide, meals 6 B – 6 L – 5 D,
Porters only for equipment and food (you carry your clothes, sleeping bag & mattress)
*Walking sticks, purifying pills, *sleeping bag, water, *water bottle, transport La Paz – Sorata/ Mapiri – Guanay – La Paz, accommodation in Sorata/Mapiri/Guanay, porters for extra luggage, drinks, cigarettes, snacks, entrance fee-10 Bs, tips.
*Some items not included can be rented from our company.
AVAILABLE: English Speaking guide or translator (additional 80 usd to be paid by the whole group, not per person), when ever we have one request for English Speaking guide or translator, the rest of the group will pay for it.
PORTERS, MULES, DONKEYS?
Only porters available for this Trek
Our guide is the cook at the same time.
Big meals are breakfast and dinner. We provide massive sandwiches for lunch though.
Veggie food is a step better than basic.
If you have more luggage, you will have to hire another porter at an extra cost.
Weight limit is 10 kg per porter, Extra porter: 15 USD per day
For this trek we can send your big rucksack to Guanay at the end of the trek. Our company organises delivery of your staff to Guanay for 50Bs per rucksack.
WHAT TO BRING?
Check out the “Things you need to bring” section
Adequate trekking insurance is essential. If you don’t have one, you can purchase a “SHORT TERM INSURANCE FROM OUR COMPANY”