Madidi National Park

The Madidi National Park is located in the northeast of the country in the department of La Paz, and comprises an incomparably beautiful and diverse natural area bordered by the towering Andes in the south-west, cloud forests and impenetrable Amazon lowland jungle further to the north. The Madidi National Park extends over an area of ​​18,900 km2, with heights between 5,600 meters and 180 meters. The park is home of an enormous number of only partly documented animal and plant species that live here in harmony with indigenous tribes and communities. Madidi National Park is the world's most biodiverse sanctuary according to the WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society), with an overwhelming 1250 species of birds, 270 mammals, 213 amphibians, 204 reptiles, and 496 species of fish, and it is believed that dozens of species in the park are not yet discovered and are still unknown to science. The Madidi is home to various ethnic groups such as the Chimanes, Tacanas and Mosetenes, indigenous communities that have largely preserved their way of life, their culture and traditions. Some of these indigenous communities have started socially and ecologically compatible tourism projects to ensure the sustainable management of the natural resources of the park, and to share their knowledge of fauna and flora as well as ancient techniques of the survival in the jungle to its visitors. The Madidi is a fantastic place for nature and outdoor lovers, as well as adventurer and scientists.

There are different ways to visit Madidi National Park. The starting point for tours into the Park is Rurrenabaque, Bolivia's gateway to the Amazon with a flight connection several times a week to La Paz. From here several hours lasting boat tours along the Beni and Tuichi rivers take you to the eco-lodges in the heart of the park (Mashaquipe, Madidi Jungle, Chalalan, etc. .). Another option is to visit the northern part of the park by 4WD, which requires a 90 minute drive via the Rurrenabaque - San Buenaventura - Tumupasa jungle road. In Tumupasa an off-road track branches off to the south and leads to a park entrance where there are two jungle lodges located (the Atarisi Lodge and the Sadiri Lodge)

Places to stay

Rurrenabaque

- El Ambaibo Hotel, Rurrenabaque
- Isla de los Tucanes Hotel, Rurrenabaque
- Los Tucanes de Rurre Hotel, Rurrenabaque
- Maya de la Amazonia Hotel, Rurrenabaque
- Takana Hotel, Rurrenabaque
- Oriental Hotel, Rurrenabaque

Madidi National Park

- Berraco Eco Camp, Madidi National Park
- Chalalan Eco Lodge, Madidi National Park
- Madidi Jungle Eco Lodge, Madidi National Park
- Mashaquipe Eco Lodge, Madidi National Park
- Sadiri Lodge, Madidi National Park
- Atarisi Lodge, Madidi National Park
- San Miguel del Bala Eco Lodge, Madidi National Park
- Villa Alcira Eco Lodge & Canopy & Zipline, Madidi National Park

Tours

For information about tours to Rurrenabaque and the Madidi National Park, please visit our tours section.

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