GreenTracks' Expedition into The Amazon Rainforest Of Madidi National Park
GreenTracks’ expedition to Madidi National Park of Bolivia is the Amazon as it used to be: dense rain-forest, vast savannas, winding rivers, large numbers of birds and mammals, and indigenous people of the tropical rainforest. Madidi has all this and more.
So few people have heard of Madidi in the upper Amazon Basin of Bolivia that it's often not even considered as a destination by those looking for an eco-tour to the Amazon. But, for those adventurous individuals looking for a genuine Amazon experience, Madidi offers everything available in the more well-known areas...and much more.
This region has been described as the archetype of what the Amazon used to be like; dense rainforest, winding jungle rivers, large numbers of birds and mammals and the seldom seen indigenous people of the tropical rainforest. This is an unparalleled opportunity to experience a slice of wilderness seldom seen by outsiders.
The journey to this remote rainforest reserve begins with a one-hour flight from La Paz over the frozen Andes to the frontier town of Rurrenabaque. From there travel upriver via motorized canoes for approximately five hours on the Beni and Tuichi Rivers, into the heart of Madidi National Park. A short half-hour hike from the Tuichi River leads to a small lodge adjacent to a beautiful jungle lake, which will be used as Greentracks' base-camp while exploring the rainforest.
This small 20-person lodge is owned and operated by the natives of a nearby village. These Quechua-Tacana people have the experience and knowledge of the region to lead the group safely along jungle trails viewing birds, mammals and reptiles. Even jaguars are occasionally seen. Hiking by both day and night, discover the diversity of animals and plants that make this park one of the most exciting in the world.
This tour is lead by an expert naturalist from the States with years of experience in the region.
The cost is $2045, exclusive of airfare. For a detailed itinerary call 1-970-884-6107 or visit the web site.