Pampas and Amazon jungle
Trip Start Jul 20, 2005
30Trip End Nov 23, 2005
We caught a plane to a town called Rurrenabaque from Le Paz (on an airline strangely run by the Bolivian military!?), which made the whole thing significantly easier than the alternative 17 hour bus journey via uncovered roads...
The main attraction was a 5 day tour, during which we had three days in the Pampas and two in the jungle. Both parts of the tour were really good, but personally I preferred the pampas where there was an amazing amount of wildlife - absolutely hundreds of alligators, loads of birds (we saw a Tucan, kingfishers, herons plus loads of others), monkeys, pink river dolphins (which we were lucky enough to go swimming with in the river - avoiding the alligators)..
Our flight back was in a 12 seater plane which was amazing. To fly from jungle, through the Andes then over into Le Paz (its in a massive crater right next to the Andes) was stunning and without doubt the most spectacular flight IŽve been on. The only downside was the fact that Herdy and I were sat literally behind the pilots and being able to see alarm lights pinging on intermitantly wasnŽt great for my nerves !!