Madidi National Park

Madidi National Park, photo by Michael Kessler, Schweiz
Madidi National Park (photo by Michael Kessler, Schweiz)
 

The Madidi landscape includes an incredible range of ecosystems, from high altitude grasslands to clouds forests, lowland tropical forests to pristine lowland savannas.

Madidi is part of a vast wilderness that includes neighboring protected areas in Bolivia and southeastern Peru.

Base camp is the town of Rurrenabaque (or simply Rurre, population 15.000) on the banks of the Río Beni in the Bolivian Amazon Basin.

Tour Type #1: Jungle Tours.

Tour Type #2: Pampas Tours.

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Overall Atmosphere: Natural
A Natural Atmosphere includes a diverse range of destinations with outdoor-oriented features, including both water-based (beaches, rivers, lakes, etc) and land-based (mountains, forests, deserts, etc). It also includes specific outdoor activities, ranging from water adventuring (eg, kayaking, sailing) to land adventuring (eg, hiking, biking).

Natural Interests tend to be:
(a) outdoors-oriented, and therefore more dependent on weather conditions
(b) less easily accessible and more physically demanding than other destination categories.

In some cases (eg, rafting and climbing), this includes a significantly increased degree of adventure (or danger, depending on one's viewpoint).
Featuring mainly outdoors-oriented natural attractions.
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Monte Amazonico Lodge

Located in the heart of the Amazonas jungle, Monte Amazonico Lodge offers rural accommodation in Puerto Maldonado. A jungle tour and all meals are provided. The Monkey Island is 500 metres away. Average score from 25 guest reviews: 7.7/10.

$85 - $450

 
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Ecolucerna lodge

Offering a garden, Ecolucerna lodge is located near the Tambopata National Reserve, a 1-hour boat ride away from Puerto Maldonado. Average score from 58 guest reviews: 7.7/10.

$400

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Heath River WildLife Center

A 6-hour trip by boat and bus from Puerto Maldonado, Heath River WildLife Center offers full contact with nature, full board and visits to Pampas del Heath, near Bahuaja Sonene National Park. Average score from 7 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$504

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Amazon Planet

Amazon Planet is a lodge surrounded by nature and wild animals in their natural habitat. Free airport transfers, all meals, free park entrance tickets, and guided tours are included in the rate. Average score from 58 guest reviews: 9.0/10.

$269 - $440

 
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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Amazon Planet

Amazon Planet

Amazon Planet is a lodge surrounded by nature and wild animals in their natural habitat. Free airport transfers, all meals, free park entrance tickets, and guided tours are included in the rate. Average score from 58 guest reviews: 9.0/10.

$269 - $440

 
$2699.0
Monte Amazonico Lodge

Monte Amazonico Lodge

Located in the heart of the Amazonas jungle, Monte Amazonico Lodge offers rural accommodation in Puerto Maldonado. A jungle tour and all meals are provided. The Monkey Island is 500 metres away. Average score from 25 guest reviews: 7.7/10.

$85 - $450

 
$857.7
Ecolucerna lodge

Ecolucerna lodge

Offering a garden, Ecolucerna lodge is located near the Tambopata National Reserve, a 1-hour boat ride away from Puerto Maldonado. Average score from 58 guest reviews: 7.7/10.

$400

$4007.7
Heath River WildLife Center

Heath River WildLife Center

A 6-hour trip by boat and bus from Puerto Maldonado, Heath River WildLife Center offers full contact with nature, full board and visits to Pampas del Heath, near Bahuaja Sonene National Park. Average score from 7 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$504

$504-

Highlights:

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Natural
Scenic Waterways
Madidi is locatied on the Rio Beni. This is a major tributary of Amazon, with much of the same tropical big-river feel.
Tropical Forests
The rainforests are best seem from one of the community based Eco-Lodges: Berraco del Madidi (Quechua-Tacanas) Chalalán (Quechua-Tacanas) Mapajo (Tsiman-Mosetén) Mashaquipe San Miguel del Bala (Tacanas)
Wildlife and Plants
Madidi is one of the most biologically diverse protected areas on the planet. It contains large populations of Latin America’s most charismatic wildlife species: jaguar, spectacled bear, maned wolf, vicuña, giant otter, Andean condor and military macaw, among others.

The park is home to over 1,000 bird species, representing 11% of the world’s 9,000 bird species. Bird watchers are attracted equally to the Pampas and the Jungle, whereas entomologists tend to prefer the jungle tours, which offer a better selection of insect life, most notably butterflies.

Among animals you might see are six different species of Crocodilian (more species than any other region in the world is home to), including the giant black caiman. There are turtles, all three species of anaconda, pink dolphins, capybaras, monkeys, giant ant-eaters, porcupines, toucans, blue and yellow macaws, and even jaguars.

One of the unique experiences to be had in the Pampas region is swimming with pink river dolphins. The dolphins are very sociable, and will often approach the sound of a motorboat, eager to interact with the people.

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