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APOLO TREK TPHE 07

Madidi National Park´s mountains, forest and riverside habitat is home to more than 1.000 species of birds , 44% of new world species of mammals , and an estimated 38% of neotropical amphibians . The tropical Andes, where Madidi is located is also a globally critical hotspot of plantendemism.

The Madidi National Park of Northwest Bolivia was created in 1995 and protects a full array of tropical ecosystems. From the high Andes to the Amazon basin, Madidi´s vast wilderness of 4.500.000 acres encompasses unparalleled biological diversity ranging from mountain cloud forest to dry tropical forest, humid lowland rainforest to savannah, wild rivers and lakes.
PROGRAM

Day 01: La Paz – Apolo (3.650 m. – 1.500 m.): Departure from La Paz (3.650 m) in a 4WD early in the morning for 13 hours of driving. We take the way to the east cost of the sacred Titikaka Lake, and then we get a typical Andean landscape. We descent as far as Charazani town, where we will meet the Kallawayas or Andean doctors , we go down for wriggle ways and get to Los Yungas with great views, and then we reach Apolo town (1.500 m). Night in a Hotel.

Day 02: Apolo – Machua (1.500 m): In the morning free time.  After lunch we go by car 2 hours driving to Machua. Where we will set up the tents.

Day 03: Machua – Tome Alta (1.200 m): After breaksfast we start descending on an Inca trail also we can see the coca plantations, after a hard ways we arrive to Tome Alta (1.200 m) trek for 7 hours. Ngth camping.

Day 04: Tome Alta – Pinalito (1.020 m): Today we still are descending as far as to Piñalito, where we will find the rests of the Inca Culture. Trek 7 hours. Camping at 1.020 m.

Day 05: Piñalito – Mamacona ( 930 m): Trekking by  the small paths, the weather is hotter and we get the forest where we can see with a little bit of lucky different kinds of birds such us: parrots, papagayos, falcons, eagles ,etc, and some  typical animals of this area like: jochis, capiwaras, deers, monkeys, etc. arrive to Mamacona. Trek 6 hours. Camping at 930 m.

Day 06: Mamacona – Palo Grande (780 m.): Hard trek escending where the path is more difficult to walk for the vegetation and the humidity, finally we will find an easy way to Palo Grande (780 m). Trek 7 hours. Night camping.

Day 07: Palo Grande – Eslabon (600 m): After breakfast we are prepare to keep descending as far as mountainous area, where we can see in the distance of the tropical forest the area of the Tuichi valley . Arrival to Eslabon (600 m). Trek 7 hours. Night camping.

Day 08: Eslabon – Pico Plancha (550 m.): In the trek our local Tacana's tribe guide will show us the variety of the medicinal plants and the poison plants. Arrival to Pico Plancha (550 m). Trek 7 hours. Night camping.

Day 09: Pico Plancha –Tuichi River – Canoe to San Jose : Today finally we will reach the Tuhichi river, from here we will sail 1.30 hours. by motor canoe to San José de Uchupiamonas where is the hamlet of the Tacana tribe. Trek 5 hours. Night camping.

Day 10: Canoe to Tuichi River – Beni River: After breakfast we start to sail down to the entrance to the Beni river 6 hrs. Night camping at rivershores.

Day 11: Canoe to Rurrenabaque (232 m.): Today we still are sailing down to Rurrenabaque, the most famous Bolivia's jungle city, 4 hours. Tonight we spend the night in a hotel.

Day 12: Rurrenabaque – La Paz (3.650 m.): After visiting the Rurre city we return to La Paz by flight. Transfer In to your hotel and end of our services.

Note: Due to the extreme tour conditions are accepted maximum 5 people in each expedition. Treatment against malaria and yellow fever are required. Remember that for almost a week you will be out of everything's in the very deep Amazon jungle.

The Organized Service Includes

  • Exclusive private transport La Paz – Apolo – Machua.
  • Flight from Rurrenabaque – to La Paz
  • Professional English speaking guide during the whole trekking.  
  • Night hotel accommodation in Apolo and Rurrenabaque.
  •  Full board pension during the trek. (Lunch, dinner and breakfast).
  • Camping equipment (bi-personal tents).
  • Dining and kitchen tent, tables and chairs.
  • Cook/ cooking equipment.
  • Porters, Mules & Llamas to carry most of the equipment.
  • National Park entrance fees.
  • Comunications by handies and mobile phone during the trek.
  • General Assistance

Not included:

  • Personal camping equipment: sleeping bag, headlamps, mattres and clothing. (All the equipment we have for hire).
  • Insurance of any kind.
  • Any expense due to a rescue operation.
  • Tips.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
If you wish to discuss any aspect of the expedition or your suitability for it, please contact us by telephone or mail.

Duration: 12 Days / 11 Nights
Season: April – October
Contact: info@highexpeditionsbolivia.com
Phone: 591-2-2461902
Movil.: 591-79530949 / 73030569