Pampas - Bala Tours Ecolodge

Terra Autentica

Rurrenabaque and Trinidad. Rurrenabaque is a small town located a half hour flight from La Paz and is the gateway to both the Madidi National Park, usually referred to simply as "the jungle" and the Santa Rosa National Park, which is usually called "pampas". Along with the salt flats, a tour of Amazon will undoubtedly be the highlight of your trip to Bolivia, it is why we have decided to offer a variety of options with the best operators in the area. We offer tours for all budgets and durations, from one day to six.

Day 1

Rurrenabaque - Caracoles

After meeting up with your guide in Rurrenabaque and loading up your gear on a 4x4 jeep you will travel throughout the morning until we reach the Caracoles Lodge on the shores of the Yacuma river. Here you will have lunch before departing along the river in a motorized canoe to observe the abundant wildlife in the area. Caimans, alligators, different species of monkey, capybaras, turtles and many many types of birds can all be spotted during this excursion. The day is relaxing, mostly spent in the boat and you are sure to see lots of animals.

Day 2

Anacondas - Les Dauphins Roses

Aujourd'hui va pour une promenade matinale dans les zones humides à la recherche d'anacondas et nous espérons que votre guide est l'un de ces énormes serpents pour montrer le groupe. Le trajet est très bonne et intense, puis revenir à la loge pour le déjeuner et une sieste. Dans l'après-midi, il y aura le temps de pêcher des piranhas et prendre un bain avec les dauphins de rivière roses - une expérience mémorable. Après le dîner, aujourd'hui, il y a la possibilité d'aller sur un voyage d'une nuit à la recherche de caïmans et autres animaux nocturnes.

Day 3

Monos Ardilla - Pesca

This morning the group will travel by boat to an area where a lot of squirrel monkeys can be observed. Along the way your guide will also point out other wildlife from the boat. At lunch time we return to the lodge for a tasty meal at Caracoles lodge and have some time to relax in a hammock. After lunch the group decide if they go for another walk in the wetlands, goes searching for different species of monkeys or go fishing.

Day 4

Horseback - Rurrenabaque

Today the group will explore the pampas area on horseback, a relaxing and different way to get into the natural surroundings and get close with the wildlife. At lunch time we return to the lodge for our last meal at Caracoles and say goodbye to the staff of the lodge before heading back to Rurrenabaque arriving at around 17.00.

$ 270
Tour Cost

$ 270
Total Cost (USD)

Luxury hotel

$ 0


- Transportation in jeep and motor canoe

- Guide - English and Spanish-speaking

- Cook and meals, bottle of water for the pampas walk

- Accommodation in lodges - mosquito nets, beds, sheet/cover

- Rubber boots (wellies) for walk in pampas marsh land area


- Santa Rosa Municipal Park entrance fee - 150 Bs

- Travel insurance - recommended

- Water / extra beverages

- Breakfast on first day, dinner on last day

- Sunglasses and sun cream

- Insect repellent


This tour starts in Rurrenabaque and DOES NOT include the cost of transport for getting there. We can arrange flights for getting to Rurrenabaque. We cannot be responsible if you book a tour and then you cannot find a transport to Rurrenabaque on time - please make sure you know how to get to Rurrenabaque before booking this tour the tour and we will confirm the tour only if flights are available too). There is a minimum group size of 2 people for this tour to be confirmed (you can make a booking of one person and we can check to see if there are others booked for that date).


Malaria is extremely rare in the pampas and jungle near Rurrenabaque and there has not been any cases contracted locally for many years.That said, there are plenty of mosquitos in the area so it is considered a possibility. Other insect bourne diseases such as yellow fever and dengue are in the area so a good insect repellent and long sleeve shirt plus long trousers are essential.


Swetha R.

Exceptional walking tour of La Paz's murals, which weave a potent tale of Bolivia's political and historical intrigue and the impact thereof on contemporary society. Wonderful to "walk the talk" as it were and learn about the living history and memory of the country and refreshi

Raul B.

I loved my trips with La Paz , one through Apolobamba and one through El Alto and La Paz. EDU is a fabulous leader who attends to every detail and gives the hiker both a great hike and deep cultural experience. He is informal and care taking and clearly has strong

Manuel Segovia, Wendy Bardin

Tours muy bueno, todos incluido, duchas gratis.  Alan lo mejorrrr.


Antonella Giordano, Steffan zurrec

Valle Hermoso Tours, gracias, nunca cambien don Nico y la mejor cocinera Santu.


Camille Perat