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QUIQUIBEY RIVER (Sport Fishing) AHE 04

Mapajo, this reserve was established on April 9, 1992 in order to preserve the flora and fauna of the mountain rainforests of Yungas and Madeira. It has a warm and very humid climate, whose height ranges from 200 to 2000 m. It has an area of 400,000 ha., and is located in the southwest of the Department of Beni and in the middle eastern part of the Department of La Paz. The biodiversity of this reserve is great because there is more than 700 species of birds, more than 800 species of mammals and more than 2000 species of plants. This reserve is also home to over 20 indigenous communities such as Tsimanes, Tacanas, and Mosetenes, who maintain their traditional ways of life. These communities are located along the Beni and Quiquibey Rivers.

The Ecotourism “Mapajo” Lodge located in the community Asunción de Quiquibey was built with the aim to exploit natural resources in an ecologically sustainable way to contribute to the socio-economic development of communities. The ecolodge was built in a traditional manner with palm bark and jatata leaves offering its visitors all the services necessary for a good stay.

Day 01:  La Paz – Rurrenabaque - Mapajo Ecolodge: Flight from La Paz city to Rurrenabaque, meet with our guide at the airport in Rurrenabaque (232 m.a.s.l.). Travel by boat to the Albergue Mapajo lodge, up river on the Beni river and the Quiquibey river.
Arrival at the Albergue Mapajo lodge, from shore where you land on the Quiquibey river, it is a short 5 minutes walk to the lodge. Welcome, fresh juice, orientation, and lodging. Trekking the Mapajo lodge trail, 2 hours and half, beautiful trek to giant Mapajo trees. Return to the lodge and relax in a traditional round house or shipa. Nocturnal trekking in search of wildlife.

Day 02:  Mapajo Ecolodge: River trip to the village of Gredal and hiking to a nearby lake.  On this beautiful trip you will travel up river on the Quiquibey river Back on the Quiquibey river and hiking the trail “Las Parabas”, where you will see lots of beautiful parrots.  Bring you binocular Return to the lodge down river on the Quiquibey slowly to observe wildlife on the river.  It is the time of the day when the wildlife starts showing on the river shore. Night in round house or “Shipa”.

Day 03: Trekking: Walking to the local fields of Asunción del Quiquibey.  A look at local harvesting in the Amazon, how each family has its own parcel of land which provides food for his or her family Trekking the “Dos Collares” trail, your guide will explain the different types of medicinal plants.

Day 04: Quiquibey – Rurrenabaque – La Paz: Cultural experience in the village of Asunción del Quiquibey.  In this activity you will see how life basically is in a local Amazon village Travel by boat from the Albergue Mapajo lodge back to Rurrenabaque, down river on the Quiquibey river and the Beni river to Rurrenabaque.   At 18:05 flight to  La Paz, after 45 minutes flight arrival to La Paz airport transfer to your hotel and end of our services.

The Organized Service Includes

  • Flights: La Paz – Rurrenabaque – La Paz.
  • Motor boat transportation.
  • Specialized Amazonian guide.
  • Cook, full board pension (Lunch , dinner, breakfast)
  • Comfortable Ecologde.
  • Entrance tickets to the national park.
  • Logistical material communication.
  • General Assistance.

Not included:

  • Personal equipment. (All the equipment we have for hire).
  • Extra expenses out mentioned.
  • Hotel and restaurant services in the cities.
  • Drinks and tips.
  • Personal insurance of any kind.
  • Tips.
If you wish to discuss any aspect of the expedition or your suitability for it, please contact us by telephone or mail.

Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights
Season: March – November
Contact: info@highexpeditionsbolivia.com
Phone: 591-2-2461902
Movil.: 591-79530949 / 73030569