Jungle Rafting – La Paz to Rurrenabaque
The “No noise experience” Madidi’s never been closer than now!
Inner tube Rafting 6 days/5 nights
NOW WE HAVE TWO DEPARTURE TIMES ON THE DAY OF DEPARTURE. 11:30 A.M. & 23:00 FOR THOSE WHO CAN’T MAKE IT IN THE MORNING.
This is the tour to feel the Jungle very close, no motor noise, just the Jungle and us floating downstream one of the major Amazon Rivers in Bolivia. Six days from La Paz or Coroico to finally end in Rurrenabaque. This first hand experience in the tropics is just overwhelming. Never the Rainforest seem more beautiful than on this tour, every minute from the raft will be a picture you will not forget. For instance: crossing a Jungle Canyon will be inserted in your brains for ever. Madidi National Park in your hands from an area nobody else sees it!
Complete Jungle Tour for you to see all the layers of the Rainforest + side walks in the Jungle.
Definitely the wildest way to see the Amazon Rainforest! Come with us, check it out!
Before you go further on the programme we want to tell you that on the first day we will go on a public bus to the River. That is part of the agreement Deep Rainforest has with the locals in order to share the business. But don’t be scared. It is part of the agreement that bus drivers will be flexible to stop if needed (to pee) and absolutely helpful.
1st day.- MORNING DEPARTURE 11:45 to 12:00. Pick up at your Hotel (Please be punctual)
Departure 13:30 . (2.5 hrs drive) to the next stop where we pick up people joining the group from Coroico.
COROICO DEPARTURE 14:45 to 15.00 pick up from Coroico’s main Plaza across from the Church. A transfer will be organised by us to take you from Coroico’s Plaza to the main road to join the group. This car will drop you off at the police check post wehere you will be picked up by the Bus coming from La Paz. We will give you all the Bus details and the Bus driver will know about you. We need you to be patient until bus comes (30 min to 1.5 hours later).
Once we pick up the people coming from Coroico we will have a 2 hrs ride to the next town called Caranavi. There we will have a stop for proper toilet. After that we will have the last 2.5 hours to the River Town where our guide will be waiting for us to take us to the Hostel.(Hostel is pretty basic)
NIGHT DEPARTURE: We will pick you up at 23.00 at your Hotel and take you to the Taxi Stop. There is where we arrange the car that is going to take you to the river. You will drive overnight and get to the River Town to join the group that left earlier for breakfast and a nice cold shower.
2nd day.-Once we have received the other members of the group from the night trip we will have breakfast and depart between 09:00 to 09:30 Start on the raft and after 2 hours get to a sided canyon to walk in the Jungle surrounded by rubber trees and swim in a natural pool(this activity depends on the River conditions, if the current is too fast then we will visit another Natural Pool on the following days).
Swimming in this Natural Pool is another ONCE IN A LIFE EXPERIENCE!
Lunch and then we will be rafting downstream for 3 or more hours to one of the beaches on the way. We can make campfire in the Dry season at the campsites (Total time on the Raft: approx. 5 hrs)
We will provide all traditional camping stuff: rolling foam mattress , personal boxed mosquito nets & sleeping bag.
3rd day.- We‘ll be during the whole morning on the raft. We may stop at the last point of civilization to buy some extra supplies and you can also have your last cold beers. Being on the raft is just a “ONCE IN A LIFE EXPERIENCE” The river gets wider and in the dry season we will be able to see lots of gold diggers working on the river banks.
While we are on the Jungle Raft calm is just impressive, suddenly silence is broken by
bird calls, incredibly, birds seem everywhere when, minutes ago, there were none to be found. Then we will spend some more hours on the raft even in the dark if needed in order to get as far as possible down river.
During the afternoon we will visit a farm to try some fruits straight from the tree.
Camp out by the beach. (Time on the Raft: approx 7 hrs)
4th day.- It is on this day when we will get to the point where Kaka River and La Paz River join to form Beni River From this point to the end of Beni River we have 1200km but if we include all the meanders it is about 1500 km. We will sail around 150 k of this great Beni River.
We will stop for lunch and for a walk in the Madidi Jungle for about 3 hours to then continue to the next camp site.
Night walk after dinner for you to feel the Jungle in the dark. (time on the raft 5-6 hrs)
5th day.-This day is mostly for navigating downstream and we will have many chances to jump in the water. On
both sides of the River there are protected areas and the Jungle you will see is pristine. Clay cliffs where Macaws are frequently seen will be there not disturbed by any noise. (time on the Raft: approx 8 hrs)
6th day.-Morning mostly for navigating downstream. However if we didn’t get too far on this day we might be
pulled by a motorised canoe in order to get to our destination. Around midday we get to the starting for our last walk in the Rainforest of Madidi National Park. Just overwhelming!
Arrive in Rurre 3 to 6 p.m. (Time on the raft: approx 4-5 hrs)
* Programme above is just a reference. 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.
- During Dry Season (april-december) participants might have to wake up every day very early in the morning if the river is slow.
Scheduled once a week as advertised on Set Departures. Other days with 3 days notice. Min 4 pax.
10 people max per raft. 1 min for set departures.
transport,1 night basic hostel,4 nights traditional camp-rolling foam mattress , personal boxed mosquito net & sleeping bag, ,jungle raft, Spanish speaking guide, cook, meals 5B–5L–4D.
Water (purifying pills) & drinks, cigarettes, snacks, entrance fee to Madidi National Park 200 Bs (28 usd), tips.
ENGLISH SPEAKING GUIDE?
No English Speaking Guide available. We strongly believe that only the men born in the jungle are those who will lead a tour properly in the Jungle. Never a City slicker jungle guide will know that well the jungle than the jungle men born in the Rainforest. We advise to learn some Spanish which will be good enough to get along on the trip. Our guides give extremely understandable explanations using gestures, hands and parts of the body. They speak perfect Spanish though.
You can bring all of your staff. We need you to bring your big rucksack because you will seat on it during the tour. We put your rucksack in plastic bags. Note that all your clothes must be in sealed plastic bags. Don’t worry about your breakable things and valuables, We have a dry barrel for that!
CAMERAS & POWER
You have no place with power access to recharge camera batteries once the tour has started, so please make sure your batteries are well charged or better yet bring an extra battery.
Stream can be dry during the dry season, we may have to purify the brown water of the main river. Purifying pills are needed for days 3,4,5 & 6 because there’s no place where to buy bottled water. It is recommended to drink 3 lts of water per day.
The Jungle raft has no roof so it is easy to get sunstroke. If you get sunstroke then the trip turns miserable. Bring a wide bring hat. If you bring a cap make sure you bring a bandana as well to cover your neck.
LONG PANTS & LONG SLEEVED SHIRTS
You need one set of pants and shirt to get wet on the Raft and for mosquitoes.
PRICE: 2290 Bs P/PERSON (334 usd)