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Beni

Department of Beni

Home to a record breaking number of animal and plant species, the department of Beni is highly recommended for those looking to experience our planet’s awe-inspiring animal kingdom. One of the wettest regions in Bolivia, Beni is almost completely covered in pampas and jungle, making it a prime destination for wildlife, bird-watching and fishing tours. Along with its stunning flora and fauna, Beni is also a great place to learn about the many indigenous cultures that inhabit the region.

Great For: Wildlife, Culture, Scenery, Adventure

Major Attractions: Trinidad, RurrenabaqueChuchini nature and wildlife reserve, Laguna SuárezChimané, Moseten and Tacana villages, Madidi National Park, San Ignacio de Moxos, Magdalena, Bella Vista

Popular Activities: Pink river dolphin tours, pampas and jungle tours, bird and wildlife watching, swimming, fishing

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Rurrenabaque

Rugged and teeming with wildlife, “Rurre” as the town is affectionately known, is a popular base for travelers looking to experience Bolivia’s jungles and pampas. With its natural beauty and tropical charm, Rurre is a great choice for those seeking an authentic Amazonian experience.

Madidi National Park

Madidi National Park is a jungle paradise situated in the in the upper Amazon river basin of Bolivia. Home to a record breaking number of species and plants, the park is not only one of the most diverse ecological hot spots on the planet but one of the largest protected areas in Bolivia.

Trinidad

Known for its tropical climate, distinct culture and laid back lifestyle, Trinidad is a nature lovers paradise surrounded by rivers, lakes and lagoons. Featuring tranquil plazas, archaeological museums, nearby mission towns and remote jungle reserves, the bustling city is unlike any other in Bolivia.

Photo Credits: Joe LazarusPhil Whitehouse