Travel Blogs from Rurrenabaque, Bolivia

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Tell Letterman that Steve saw AND touched a monkey, Rurrenabaque, Bolivia travel blog

Tell Letterman that Steve saw AND touched a monkey

A travel blog entry by steve_sara

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... in Rurrenabaque, and 9 days on this trip to the Amazon.  Not to mention eating a whole lasagna.  Day 9 - Rurrenabaque Finally, success.  We fly back to La Paz in the early afternoon and celebrate only once we've landed ...

The gateway to the Amazon!, Rurrenabaque, Bolivia travel blog

The gateway to the Amazon!

A travel blog entry by markandjade

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... even exist here. Sure enough we landed onto a concrete landing strip complete with a small hut where we waited for our luggage. Rurrenabaque surprised us as its quite big and the infrastructure is good. Its located right next to the Madidi national park ...

From the Andes to the Amazon, Rurrenabaque, Bolivia travel blog

From the Andes to the Amazon

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... as we had promised to buy Rorie and Emer a magnet – they collected a magnet from every country they travelled to but forgot Bolivia.  We had a look in a few places and there was a very limited choice – I chose one of a Cholita in their ...

Our Amazon Adventure: Part Two, Rurrenabaque, Bolivia travel blog

Our Amazon Adventure: Part Two

A travel blog entry by markandjade

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Our pampas tour tired us out so we spent a day swinging in a hammock, washing clothes and eating £1.50 set dinners. Seriously we got fish, spaghetti, rice and salad for £1.50! It was good too, a rarity in these parts. After having a good few days we ...

Crazy animals, the Pampas, Rurrenabaque, Bolivia, Rurrenabaque, Bolivia travel blog

Crazy animals, the Pampas, Rurrenabaque, Bolivia

A travel blog entry by aussierach

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... , as it was a little propellar plane, and we flew very close to some mountains before landing on a grass runway. Landing in Rurrenabaque would have been about 20 degrees warmer than La Paz and it was pretty humid, so we spent the afternoon lounging in the ...

Waters of life, Las Pampas, Rio Yacuma, near Rurrenabaque, Bolivia travel blog

Waters of life

A travel blog entry by idarich

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... the course of our travels, we'd met several people who told us about the Pampas of Rio Yacumi, a lowland wetland area near Rurrenabaque in Bolivia“s northern Beni Department. 'Rurre', as it's mostly called, is also a base for exploring the rainforests of ...

Amazon Pampas Tour - Day 2, Rurrenabaque, Bolivia travel blog

Amazon Pampas Tour - Day 2

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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We got up at about 7am (Andrew had been awake for hours woken up by the screams of the Howler Monkeys 7km away) ready for our breakfast call at 7.30am and spent a while watching the monkeys swing about the trees and the Black Vultures swooping in looking ...

Amazon Pampas Tour - Day 3, Rurrenabaque, Bolivia travel blog

Amazon Pampas Tour - Day 3

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... guy felt humiliated. Still when that is my highlight of a 3 hours drive it isn’t particularly great. We landed back in Rurrenabaque at 4pm said our goodbyes and headed off to try and find a jungle trip for tomorrow that guarantees we will not miss ...

Amazon Pampas Tour - Day 1, Rurrenabaque, Bolivia travel blog

Amazon Pampas Tour - Day 1

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... had obviously been praying on Andrew's mind and he was paranoid that the flights would be cancelled (this isn’t unusual in Rurrenabaque) but we took the chance and booked the afternoon flight which would hopefully enable us to fit in a jungle tour ...

The big bike adventure begins... or tries to., Rurrenabaque, Bolivia travel blog

The big bike adventure begins... or tries to.

A travel blog entry by tomsontravels

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... someone was stealing the bikes and kept waking up. Of course they were fine and we packed up early on day 4 aiming for Rurrenabaque (Rurre) about 120km away. We first hit problems around lunchtime and they didnt stop! My bike began to splutter and cut ...

Our Amazon Adventure: Part One, Rurrenabaque, Bolivia travel blog

Our Amazon Adventure: Part One

A travel blog entry by markandjade

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... have been at least 30. They all stared inquisitively and then carried on about there business while I took some photos. One nearly pee'd on me they were so close. It was a great way to end the trip before we headed on the long journey back to ...

Swimming in the Worlds Highest Lake, Isla de Sol, Bolivia travel blog

Swimming in the Worlds Highest Lake

A travel blog entry by catters

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No rest for the wicked, after my mountain climbing effort it was off to Lake Titicaca, the Worlds highest navigatable lake and onto Isla de Sol the birth place of the Incas. Randomly ran into Sammy and Emily in Copacabana which was great with the ...

Rurrenabaque, Rurrenabaque, Bolivia travel blog

Rurrenabaque

A travel blog entry by kevandsian

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Hi Guys, You can read our update from Rurrenabaque in our entry from Copacabana, Bolivia entitled 'Mamacoca!'. Cheers, K & ...

Rurrenabaque, Rurrenabaque, Bolivia travel blog

Rurrenabaque

A travel blog entry by worldofbintang

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... me at Piranha fishing as they caught at least 2 each.. alas my line and hook were always empty!!! When we got back to Rurrenabaque we were glad of a shower and clean clothes then we went back to the Indigena tour office, as Gladys (our cook) promised to ...

Jungle and pampa“s, Rurrenabaque, Bolivia travel blog

Jungle and pampa“s

A travel blog entry by esbjorn

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I did the first part of my journey to Rurrenabaque with a MTB, a thrilling downhill ride where you can read about in the previous entry. For the next part I choose for a boat ride through the jungle, as the alternative is a grueling 20 hour bus drive over ...

La Naturaleza, Rurrenabaque, Bolivia travel blog

La Naturaleza

A travel blog entry by camille

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... the most perfunctory of checks and I wanted the bus to be on bitumen and not a bumpy road. Miraculously, we reached Rurrenabaque at 6.30am, like the woman promised when she sold us our tickets. Obviously they take into account breakdowns, the bus ...

The hunt for anacondas, alligators and piranhas!, Rurrenabaque, Bolivia travel blog

The hunt for anacondas, alligators and piranhas!

A travel blog entry by lynsey_and_john

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The pampas- day 1 This morning, we got up and had the best breakfast we'd had so far on this trip. We got given pancakes with some lovely dulce de leche, a plate full of fruit, teas and coffee. I've never been given so much fruit on a plate for ...

Rurrenabaque, Bolivia 17th Jan - 21st Jan, Rurrenabaque, Bolivia travel blog

Rurrenabaque, Bolivia 17th Jan - 21st Jan

A travel blog entry by fae-neilvsworld

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... to See A cow swimming in the deep water! Times are hard in the floods! Accommodation Tucan de rurre - Accommodation in Rurrenabaque $18 a night, private bathroom, wifi and luggage storage in giant lockers.  Expenses         ...

Welcome to the jungle, Rurrenabaque, Bolivia travel blog

Welcome to the jungle

A travel blog entry by lynsey_and_john

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... friendly. We are to check into their office at 9am tomorrow to start the tour. After we'd confirmed that, we had a wander around Rurrenabaque, which was larger than I expected. We went and sat by the river to relax and saw lots of tour boats going part, ...

Rurrenabaque, Rurrenabaque, Bolivia travel blog

Rurrenabaque

A travel blog entry by kandg

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Day 283 - 284 - Rurrenabaque We're supposed to have left Rurrenabaque by now but it's proved a lot more difficult than we had imagined. Roisin, trevor, Clare and Nick were booked to leave yesterday but TAM decided to cancel the flight because it was a ...

La Paz - Rurrenabaque, Rurrenabaque, Bolivia travel blog

La Paz - Rurrenabaque

A travel blog entry by kandg

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... to be ear plugs. In fairness, the flight was surprisingly calm and provided superb views of La Paz, the surrounding mountains and nearer Rurrenabaque, the Amazon jungle. The landing took place in a field and when we alighted we were hit with the heat and ...

Yacuba River - Rurrenabaque, Rurrenabaque, Bolivia travel blog

Yacuba River - Rurrenabaque

A travel blog entry by kandg

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Day 282 - Yacuba River - Rurrenabaque Mercifully the third and final day rescued the trip. While the weather and hungry insects (Kirsty has 98 insect bites of an unknown description on her arse) were the only serious complaints, if we hadn't been a ...

Rurrenabaque - Yacuba River, Rurrenabaque, Bolivia travel blog

Rurrenabaque - Yacuba River

A travel blog entry by kandg

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Day 280 - 281 - Rurrenabaque - Yacuba River No trip to Rurrenabaque would be complete without a trip to either the Pampas or the jungle. We opted for the Pampas because of the increased likelihood of wildlife spotting and chose a tour which waried ...

Amazon Adventure!, Rurrenabaque, Bolivia travel blog

Amazon Adventure!

A travel blog entry by dawn_smedley

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... jungle and you could see huge bendy rivers winding through the trees just like we'd imagined it to be! The landing strip in Rurrenabaque was literally a strip of grass and at this point, I think Paul was actually concerned about the future of his hand! ...

A bus to Amazonia and more, Rurrenabaque, Bolivia travel blog

A bus to Amazonia and more

A travel blog entry by tnicol

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... gator and paranah infested river, but not without making the guide go first! I returned from the Pampas for a single night in Rurrenabaque before jumping on a river boat up the Rio Beni for five days in the jungle. The standard tour is two to three ...

Alligators and cheeky monkeys!, The Pampas, Bolivia travel blog

Alligators and cheeky monkeys!

A travel blog entry by dawn_smedley

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... sad to leave but had the BEST time and saw more than we ever expected to!!!! It was then a mad dash back in the dustmobile to Rurrenabaque to try and make it to the airport for 2 American guys in the group! They missed it! Whoops but we were OK (hee! ...

The jungle, Rurrenabaque, Bolivia travel blog

The jungle

A travel blog entry by elliotandcarla

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Travel to the Amazon region of Bolivia isn't a straight forward exercise. With one local dangerous/uncomfortable 20hr bus ride or flying on a 15 seater propeller plane that is totally dependent of weather conditions (especially if the grass runway in ...

No jungle but lots of water, Copacbana, Bolivia travel blog

No jungle but lots of water

A travel blog entry by gemavey

Well after 12 hours at the stupid airport we sacked in the jungle experience and headed to Copacabana on Lake Titicaka the next day. It was very tranquil and it was just nice to relax and not do much for a day. This morning we caught the bus to ...

20/07/05 - 24/07/05, Rurrenabaque, Bolivia travel blog

20/07/05 - 24/07/05

A travel blog entry by lgonzi

... for a couple of days, I went to a travel agency to see about booking a trip to Rurre, which is in the Amazon Basin northish Bolivia. Within 2 hours of walking through the agency door I had packed my bags and was in a taxi on the way to the airport on a ...

Welcome to the Jungle, Madidi National Park, Bolivia travel blog

Welcome to the Jungle

A travel blog entry by claireandross

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Thursday 26th July 2007 - Sunday 29th July 2007 We began our jungle tour from Rurrenbaqe where we met our guide and canoes on the banks of the river Beni.  We travelled with the same Australian couple from the pampas, and a couple from ...

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