Travel Rurrenabaque, Bolivia

Tours and wildlife around Rurrenabaque

March 31st, 2010

Rurrenabaque is a small town in the North of Bolivia and a great place to stay if you want to visit the Bolivian rainforest and the surrouding pampas or bush and swamp area.

You can explore the pampas on a guided tour which includes a boat ride through the canals.

Piranha fishing in Bolivia, pampas tour. Piranha fishing in Bolivia,..

From La Paz you can reach Rurrenabaque by bus or airplane but you shouldn't expect too much of the local airport which is really basis.

In bad weather the field, there is no runway, can get slippery and airplanes won't take off.

When we left Rurrenabaque it was raining so we couldn't board the plane. After a three hour delay we finally did and had quite a unique flight experience!

But before we left Rurrenabaque by plane we did spend some amazing moments in the grass fields of the pampas.

The wildlife here is amazing and we came across all kinds of monkeys, alligators, snakes, capybaras, turtles, anacondas, cobras, caimans, macows, birds and even dolphins. O and the most scary part, the small but fearless piranha's!

We actually went piranha fishing and got to fish or own meal! I never knew people ate piranha's..

We camped for three days in the Bolovian pampas and did all kinds of adeventurous trekkings, an unforgettable journey with a lot of great memories!

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Travel Tips for Rurrenabaque Bolivia:

Where to stay in Rurrenabaque: We camped in the pampas.

What to do in Rurrenabaque: Book the Flecha Tours Pampas Tour! We did an excursion in canoe , went swimming with pink dolphins, fished for piranhas and went on a night time alligator trip.

Where to eat in Rurrenabaque: Well, they make you catch your own piranha's for dinner!

Travel Pictures of Rurrenabaque, Bolivia

  • Photos of the piranha's we catched in the pampas. Photos of the piranha's we catched in the pampas.
  • Piranha fishing in Bolivia, pampas tour. Piranha fishing in Bolivia, pampas tour.
  • Nocturnal wildlife spotting tour in Bolivia. Nocturnal wildlife spotting tour in Bolivia.
  • Dolphin watching canoe tour in Bolivia. Dolphin watching canoe tour in Bolivia.
  • Photos of the Bolivian rainforest. Photos of the Bolivian rainforest.
  • A taxi ride from Rurrenabaque. A taxi ride from Rurrenabaque.
  • Monkeys in the Bolivian rainforest. Monkeys in the Bolivian rainforest.
  • Sunset over the pampas, Rurrenabaque, Bolivia. Sunset over the pampas, Rurrenabaque, Bolivia.
  • Two little monkeys in the pampas, Bolivia. Two little monkeys in the pampas, Bolivia.
  • Pampas tour, through the swamps of Bolivia. Pampas tour, through the swamps of Bolivia.
  • Monkey picture in the rainforest, Bolivia. Monkey picture in the rainforest, Bolivia.
  • Wildlife tour, photos of Bolivia. Wildlife tour, photos of Bolivia.
  • Sunset photos of Bolivia. Sunset photos of Bolivia.
  • Photos of the caimans in Bolivia. Photos of the caimans in Bolivia.
  • Photos from our canoe trip in Bolivia. Photos from our canoe trip in Bolivia.
  • Flecha pampas tour, close up photo of a baby caiman. Flecha pampas tour, close up photo of a baby caiman.
  • Photos of the pampas near Rurrenabaque, Bolovia. Photos of the pampas near Rurrenabaque, Bolovia.
  • Photos of Bolivian traffic hazards. Photos of Bolivian traffic hazards.
  • Canoe excursion through the Bolivan pampas. Canoe excursion through the Bolivan pampas.
  • Bolivian horses on the road. Bolivian horses on the road.
  • Dolphin spotting in Bolivia, near Rurrenabaque. Dolphin spotting in Bolivia, near Rurrenabaque.

Weather

Rurrenabaque Weather

Mostly Cloudy
27 °C | 80.6 °F

Traveller

Diana photo
Name: Diana
Age: 26-33
Travel type: Friends getaway

Travel Blog

Tours and wildlife around Rurrenabaque
Continent: South America
Country: Bolivia
City: Rurrenabaque
Period: Apr 2008
Lenght of stay: 3 days
Views: 2113

Travel Review

Liked: The animals, the great tours and the mystery and beauty of the Bolivian pampas.
Disliked: The rain and the mosquitos.
Trip Rating: Excellent

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