Tourism in Bolivia
MADIDI
Incredible picturesque biological diversity
MINISTERIO DE CULTURAS
Calle Ayacucho y Potosí
(Palacio Chico)
Tel. 591.2.2200946 – 2200910
The Madidi National Park and Natural Management Area is a destination of incomparable natural beauty where 3,235 species live in perfect harmony with man.

Madidi, protected area with the greatest amount of biodiversity, is located at northeastern Bolivia, in the department of La Paz, at the base of the Andes Mountain Range. Its altitude ranges from 5,600 meters m.s.l. to 180 meters m.s.l. and has a total of 18,900 km2. This is the perfect place for nature and adventure lovers. Madidi has 867 bird species, 156 mammal species, 84 amphibious species, 71 reptile species, and 192 fish species. As for the flora, 1,865 species of superior plants and 2,873 of probable species have been registered. Some of the peculiar aquatic species that can be seen are “Pirañas”, “Rayas de agua dulce de la Picadura” (Rajiformes) and in some areas, the sweet water pink dolphin.

The prairie´s beauty is due mainly to the many reptiles and birds seen here. Madidi is located at 105 km to the north of Rurrenabaque.
  • PLACES OF INTEREST  
    • The main attractions are definitely related to the jungle, flora and fauna observation, river boating, and adventure tourism.

      Rurrenabaque, located in the department of Beni, is the entrance way to Madidi. This is a paradisiacal destination of exuberant natural richness, where important ethnic groups live.

      Beni River, an incredible river that begins at the base of the Andes Mountain Range, crosses forest areas and tropical savannahs to unite with the Mamoré River. A significant diversity of precious woods exists on its banks and offers a variety of fish species.

      San Buenaventura, the Chimanes and Tacanas ethnic groups live in this community. At 20 Km distance the “Estrecho del Bala” is located (Bullet Straight), an acquired name due to the speed that boats assume when passing through the straight.

      Tumupasa, this is a native amazonic community where the Tacana ethnic group conserves its traditions, cultural customs and way of life.

      San José de Uchupiamonas, in the middle of the humid and mountainous jungle, it has the most considerable richness of flora and fauna in the region where visitors may have contact with the Tacanas.

      Chalalan, this community is found on the Tuichi River in the department of La Paz. It is the tourist circuit base and includes a part of the Madidi National Park. Where the “San José de Uchupiamonas” indigenous community assures the sustainable management of the natural resources of the area, the preservation of the environment and promotion of its development.

      The Chalalan ecological cabins are located in the heart of the Madidi National Park. Rurrenabaque is the entrance door to the park, where the river boat trip begins to travel along Beni and Tuhichi Amazonic rivers.
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