Travel Blogs from Rurrenbaque, Bolivia

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Operation Pink Dolphin, Rurrenbaque, Bolivia travel blog

Operation Pink Dolphin

A travel blog entry by dospollos

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After spending a week in the jungle and we are fully Tarzaned up although without the loin cloth!!! We went on a 3 day/ 2 night tour with a fab group of people (2 Ozzies, 3 Kiwis, 1 English, 1 Dutch, and 3 French) to the Pampas (marsh and river ...

Mountain peaks to Jungle in one day (on a bike), Sorata to Rurrenbaque, Bolivia travel blog

Mountain peaks to Jungle in one day (on a bike)

A travel blog entry by billyandtrav

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... was hard, cruising up the river with nothing to do but look at the scenery, chat, read books and eat. We arrived at Rurrenbaque and booked into a beautiful hostel. The rooms were massive with a bed in the middle and all open, ie no windows, one whole ...

Jungle Fever, Rurrenbaque, Bolivia travel blog

Jungle Fever

A travel blog entry by sarahcolvin

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Welcome to the Jungle!, Rurrenbaque, Bolivia travel blog

Welcome to the Jungle!

A travel blog entry by deni367

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... normal life out of the jungle. We took the 2 hour boat ride to the port again, and then the 2 hour bumpy ride back to Rurrenbaque. Seeing as we had survived so much in the jungle, we had dinner together that evening and said our goodbyes. Coming back to ...

Overnight bus of terror to Rurrenbaque, Rurrenbaque, Bolivia travel blog

Overnight bus of terror to Rurrenbaque

A travel blog entry by claireandross

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Saturday 21st July 2007 - Sunday 22nd July 2007 Due to catch the 1:00pm bus to Rurrenbaque, a 15 hour journey, but it was 3 hours late arriving in Coroico due to a puncture going down the World´s Most Dangerous Road. We spent an exciting 3 hours ...

Janet loves the jungle!!, Rurrenbaque, Bolivia travel blog

Janet loves the jungle!!

A travel blog entry by janetmorgan

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The Amazon Jungle in South America is a must. One bottle of mosquito repellent is vital. I Finished a bottle in one week. You have flocks/herds/swarms/packs/pods of mozzies swarming towards you. If you manage to cover up really well, they still find a ...

2 cm from an alligator, Rurrenbaque, Bolivia travel blog

2 cm from an alligator

A travel blog entry by beccamike

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We had be warned that the bus journey to Rurrenbaque was almost not worth enduring in order to reach the pampas that awaits on the edge of the Amazonian jungle... 18-22 hours on a ramshackle bus, and along the world´s most dangerous road, was nothing to ...

Buzzing around Bolivia, La Paz, Rurrenbaque, Potosi and Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Buzzing around Bolivia

A travel blog entry by alanhalsall

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... weren't the public but riot police. Though I am not sure if that is better or worse...regardless I did feel pretty safe. Bolivia is definitely cheaper than Peru and by far the cheapest place I have been to since leaving Asia. Presumably that's why we ...

Chalalan - Embracing our inner Bruce Parry, Rurrenabaque, Bolivia travel blog

Chalalan - Embracing our inner Bruce Parry

A travel blog entry by ellie.willitts

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... plane ride that the last time we went to the IOM - the plane was newer and comfier (who would have thought it in Bolivia!) Nevertheless it still had propellers and terrified the life out of me. This wasn't made any better about 10 minutes from the end ...

Watching the River Flow: Rurrenabaque & the Pampas, Rurrenabaque, Bolivia travel blog

Watching the River Flow: Rurrenabaque & the Pampas

A travel blog entry by annetdragavon

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... age of the average tourist here, went for the most expensive option, not a big splurge given that we are in dirt cheap Bolivia. We booked a world-renown jungle lodge, Chalalan, which turned out to be well worth every bolivar.  We connected with the ...

Welcome to the Jungle, Rurrenbaque, Bolivia travel blog

Welcome to the Jungle

A travel blog entry by markcreery

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... times. A helper from Mapajo Lodge, where we were staying in the jungle, gathered us up and helped us on to the bus. Rurrenbaque, or Rurre as it´s known, is a sleepy little town along the River Beni where it joins with another large river. ´Sleepy´ ...

Amazon dreams, Rurrenbaque, Bolivia travel blog

Amazon dreams

A travel blog entry by charaluta

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... on a dusty winding road then a quick lunch before catching the overnight bus to La Paz where we jumped straight on the bus to Rurrenbaque, this part was nineteen hours and this time on ¨the most dangerous road in the world¨. Didn´t take the claim too ...

La Paz,

La Paz, "The Devil City"

A travel blog entry by jackwyse

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... I almost missed the boat across all of which made for a fucking mad half hour. Eventually we arrived in La Paz, the capital of Bolivia, to the fourth and final Loki, the craziest yet. We´d planned to stay in the city for two nights, but the alcohol was ...

Welcome to the jungle!, Rurrenbaque, Bolivia travel blog

Welcome to the jungle!

A travel blog entry by roseyd

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Why is it hard to play cards in the jungle? There are too many cheetahs! There are so many companies that do trips out to the jungle and an area called the pampas from La Paz, it’s really difficult to choose. So we decided to whittle them down ...

The jungle is massive, Rurrenbaque, Bolivia travel blog

The jungle is massive

A travel blog entry by sarandphil

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Jungle tour Still not completely satisfied with the jungle experiences we had had, Phil still wanted to go trekking into the Amazon jungle and literally be in the thick of things. So straight from our Pamaps trip, along with Kate and Tess we had met, we ...

The Pampas Rurrenbaque, Rurrenbaque, Bolivia travel blog

The Pampas Rurrenbaque

A travel blog entry by veronicadaniel

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... from Belgium, Netherlands, Finland and Ireland. We all got on famously well and had many beers upon our return to Rurrenbaque. Bert and Jurgen were 2 lads from Belgium who reminded us of models with their tall slender bodies and long curly locks. Then ...

Amazon, here I come, Rurrenbaque, Bolivia travel blog

Amazon, here I come

A travel blog entry by sionedworldwide

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In the Amazon with our Pajamas on, Rurrenbaque, Bolivia travel blog

In the Amazon with our Pajamas on

A travel blog entry by kieron_lindsay

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... some…… We headed back to town and went out for a few drinks that evening before getting our flight the following day. Rurrenbaque doesn’t have any banks but we had worked out our money pretty well (or so we had thought) to ensure we had ...

Days 81 - 84: Rurrenbaque, Bolivia, Rurrenbaque, Bolivia travel blog

Days 81 - 84: Rurrenbaque, Bolivia

A travel blog entry by tksa

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... I hauled in a biggun (well it was big for a piranha) and got a close up look at its sharp white gnashers!  Back in Rurrenbaque we thanked Choco and checked into a hostel for the night.  Tuesday 17th December - Day 84 It didn't look like our 1525 ...

La Paz to Rurrenabque, Rurrenbaque, Bolivia travel blog

La Paz to Rurrenabque

A travel blog entry by kathshier

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We got to the airport only to find they had changed our flight to 1pm instead of 11am. Amazonas airline have a reputation of just cancelling flights or moving passengers on to other flights so a 2hr delay wasn't too bad. The airport café also had wifi ...

Bolivian Jungle Fever, Rurrenbaque, Bolivia travel blog

Bolivian Jungle Fever

A travel blog entry by rj_hildebrand

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... After trying to get out of La Paz by boat and by bus to the jungle, we finally decided to fly to Rurrenbaque. Bolivians are world class at disrupting transportation through road blocks. We heard various stories about this particular protest and still ...

The jungle and death road, Rurrenbaque, Bolivia travel blog

The jungle and death road

A travel blog entry by gdayhell

... with our guide who caught a few. Got a good close up of thier teeth which were quite impressivly sharp. Headed back to Rurrenbaque after lunch to conclude the tour. Found out that the only plane company´s planes were out of commission which was really ...

Amazon Expedition - Day 6,7,8,9,10, Rurrenabaque, Bolivia travel blog

Amazon Expedition - Day 6,7,8,9,10

A travel blog entry by lostproperly

... and I as we like to be without lots of Gringos. I recommend this town if you want to get off the beaten track in Bolivia! Day 10 We woke up, had a delicious breakfast within four walls, with dulce de leche, some amazing paste on top of pancakes made in ...

Welcome to the jungle, Rurrenbaque, Bolivia travel blog

Welcome to the jungle

A travel blog entry by emandmidge

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... , here is a link to another blog that pretty much describes what the tour was like: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/travelblogs/1374/86126/Bolivia%E2%80%99s+Salt+Flats%3A+One+Wild+Ride+The+Wrong+Way+Round+%28Part+1%29?destId=363148 Read part II also! The only ...

Rurrenbaque - Pampas time, Rurrenbaque, Bolivia travel blog

Rurrenbaque - Pampas time

A travel blog entry by solskjaer20

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... steve irwin, getting close enough to touch them on the nose. Allan was too scared. SOFT. We headed back and spent one night in rurrenbaque before the hell bus ride home. Good decision to, a great little town, we all got pretty drunk and had a good time. ...

Plans have changed, Rurrenbaque, Bolivia travel blog

Plans have changed

A travel blog entry by goreckm

... did not stop at red lights, at all... and we actually had to swerve twice to not get into a collision. Somehow, it looked like Rurrenbaque just didn't want me.  After getting to the airport, I found the first flight was sold out (of course it ...

In the jungle, the mighty jungle!, Rurrenbaque, Bolivia travel blog

In the jungle, the mighty jungle!

A travel blog entry by kdeak

We survived the Amazon!!  We got back from Rurrenbaque yesterday which is the starting point for the jungle tours. When we got off the plane in "Rurre" we took mototaxis to our hostel, which was so much fun. We also had an amazing dinner at a little ...

Wk19 Pig hunting in the Amazon rainforest, Rurrenbaque, Bolivia travel blog

Wk19 Pig hunting in the Amazon rainforest

A travel blog entry by delyths

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Amazon Basin, Rurrenbaque, Bolivia travel blog

Amazon Basin

A travel blog entry by sarahjames

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After Sucre we headed to La Paz on an overnight bus to then get onto a plane the same day to Rurrenbaque. The plane was a Fairchild 227 (for those Plane geeks out there) and it was tiny, we couldn´t even stand up in it! Of course we travelled in seats 1A ...

Bolivia: Rurrenbaque (Jungle), Rurrenbaque, Bolivia travel blog

Bolivia: Rurrenbaque (Jungle)

A travel blog entry by louiseharris

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As there were no flights (due to the rain in Rurrenbaque - the planes couldn´t land as the runway is a field!).  We opted for what was sold as a 10 hour jeep ride - much better than the 17 hour bus ride.  The road is really scenic but very ...

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