08:30 Departure from Mashaquipe office in Rurrenabaque – 3 hour boat trip with spectacular view of Beni and Tuichi rivers to enter Madidi National Park – view of impressive landscape of Bala Canyon – visit to Villa Alcira: originarian comunity, to learn about their way of life and experience sugarcane pressing
11:30 Arrival at “Mashaquipe” Ecolodge– welcome drink of natural local fruit juice – accommodation in lodges
12:30 Lunch – local foods and traditional dishes – short rest
14:30 Walk along “Dry Creek” Trail – view of a variety of plants to learn about their many uses for traditional medicine, crafts and construction materials – view of some species of monkeys, peccaries, birds and many insects (all subject to season availability)
19:30 Dinner at Lodge
20:30 Night walk with great possibilities of sighting nocturnal animals like armadillos, snakes, tapir, monkeys and birds. Great chance to hear the roar of the jaguar.
22:00 Return to refuge for night rest
07:30 Preparation of camping equipment for campout in the jungle – All camping equipment will be provided at lodge.
08:00 4 hour trek into deep jungle – arrival at Idiria River – enjoy a dip in its cool refreshing clear waters
12:30 Lunch on the shores of river – cooked on wood-fire
14:00 Continue trek on the river shore for aprox. 2 hours to find a camping place and set up camp for the night
Sport-fishing for piranhas and other local fish
19:00 Dinner at camp
20:00 Optional Night walk with great possibilities of sighting nocturnal animals like armadillos, snakes, tapir, monkeys and birds. Great chance to hear the roar of the jaguar.
22:00 Rest for the night
08:00 Trek along surrounding area, along smaller river – sport-fishing – view of rivershore animals – aprox. 5 hours of walking
07:30 Trek on “Spider Monkey” Mountain – view of Spider and Capuccino monkeys as well as many native birds. View of a variety of plants to learn about their many uses for traditional medicine, crafts and construction materials
18:00 Arrival at “Patujusal” Refuge for night camp
08:00 Departure on Trail to “Arenalito” Refuge – View of peccaries, macaws and other native birds
11:00 Arrival at “Arenalito” refuge
12:30 Lunch – cooked on wood-fire
14:30 Walk to “Caquiahuara macaw Cliff” – view of parabas in natural nesting habitat from a high lookout, as well as large native trees, plants and insects
On return to refuge, walk to high lookout to see impressive sunset landscape of Amazon jungle and rivers
19:30 Dinner at refuge
20:30 Optional Night walk with great possibilities of viewing nocturnal animals like armadillos, snakes, tapir, monkeys and birds. Great chance to hear the roar of the jaguar.
22:00 Rest for the night
06:00 Early rise to appreciate impressive sunrise and the sound of howler monkeys and birds greeting the new day
08:30 Walk to Tuichi River to experience building a log raft “Callapo”: rustic transportation of the indigenous people of the Amazon, and travel downriver on raft back to “Mashaquipe” Lodge,
Camping equipment will be transported on motorboat which will be avalable for tourists that may not wish to travel on log-raft
12:30 Lunch at Lodge
13:30 Return to Rurrenabaque – 4 hour car drive