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COMMUNITY ECO-TOURISM
San Miguel del Bala



The San Miguel del Bala Eco-lodge is an initiative of the Tacana community of San Miguel. It's an ideal destination for nature and culture lovers, just outside Madidi National Park.


ITINERARY

OPTION 1
SAN MIGUEL DEL BALA. 2 Days / 1 Night


Day 1
Reception at Rurrenabaque. An outboard motor canoe will then take you up the Beni River to San Miguel del Bala Eco-lodge. Arrival and welcome at the eco-lodge. Lunch. Afternoon visit to Tacana families to learn about agricultural practices including how to make sugar cane juice. You will also learn about traditional building techniques and handicrafts. Dinner and night walk to observe the wildlife.

Day 2
Walk to the Amazon rainforest guided by locals. There you will learn about natural history while walking the rainforest trails. Lunch and return to Rurrenabaque.(retourn to the top)



OPTION 2
SAN MIGUEL DEL BALA. 3 Days / 2 Nights


Day 1
Reception at Rurrenabaque. An outboard motor canoe will then take you up the Beni River to San Miguel del Bala Eco-lodge. Arrival and welcome at the eco-lodge. Lunch. Afternoon visit to Tacana families to learn about agricultural practices including how to make sugar cane juice. You will also learn about traditional building techniques and handicrafts. Dinner and night walk to observe the wildlife.

Day 2
Walk to the Amazon rainforest guided by locals. There, you will learn about natural history while walking the rainforest trails. The walk will finish at the Beni River from where a boat will take you back to the eco-lodge. Before dinner you will be invited to attend a special session where locals will tell you more about their traditions and the way of life in the community.

Day 3
Boat ride to Caquihuara, inside Madidi National Park . Observe parrots, large macaws, and wildlife. The forest on both sides of the Tuichi River is virgin Amazon rainforest with tall kapok trees, wild figs and other primary forests tree species. Lunch and return to San Miguel and transfer to Rurrenabaque in the late afternoon. (retourn to the top)



OPTION 3
SAN MIGUEL DEL BALA. 4 Days / 3 Nights


Day 1
Reception at Rurrenabaque. An outboard motor canoe will then take you up the Beni River to San Miguel del Bala Eco-lodge. Arrival and welcome at the eco-lodge. Lunch. Afternoon visit to Tacana families to learn about agricultural practices including how to make sugar cane juice. You will also learn about traditional building techniques and handicrafts. Dinner and night walk to observe the wildlife.

Day 2
Walk to the Amazon rainforest guided by locals. There, you will learn about natural history while walking the rainforest trails. The walk will finish at the Beni River from where a boat will take you back to the eco-lodge. Before dinner you will be invited to attend a special session where locals will tell you more about their traditions and the way of life in the community.

Day 3
Boat ride to Caquihuara, inside Madidi National Park . Observe parrots, large macaws, and wildlife. The forest on both sides of the Tuichi River is virgin Amazon rainforest with tall kapok trees, wild figs and other primary forests tree species. Lunch and return to San Miguel.

Day 4
Walk to “Senda el Cañon” to observe wild animal tracks and beautiful rock formations. Return to the eco-lodge by boat and lunch. Free time to rest and exchange experiences with the locals. Return to Rurrenabaque. (retourn to the top)

INCLUDED
NOT INCLUDED
- lodging
- transportation in Rurrenabaque
- all food during the trip
- guided tours in the mentioned places.
- guide in spanish
- transportation to and from Rurrenabaque
-lodging in Rurrenabaque
-food in Rurrenabaque
- tips


RECOMMENDATIONS
- Bring: sun block, hat, light clothes, swimwear. It is important that
you’ve been vaccinated against the yellow fever.
- We recommend that you arrive in Rurrenabaque 1 day before the tour
- It's possible to get to Rurrenabaque by plane – 45 minutes - or by
bus - 18 hrs – from La Paz.


 

 

 

 

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