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Rurrenabaque

Capybaras © Warren H
Capybaras © Warren H

Rurrenabaque is one of the main starting points for holidaymakers planning an eco-tour to the Amazonian pampas and jungle. This little frontier settlement, perched between the surrounding jungle and the River Beni, is the loveliest of the Bolivian lowland villages.

A trip on the river in a dugout canoe is an unforgettable experience, while the rainforest in Madidi National Park and surrounding Pampas is abundant in wildlife, with many holidaymakers coming to see anacondas, capybaras (the world's largest rodents), monkeys, turtles, macaws, caymans, piranhas, and even to swim with the pink dolphins. The rainforest is known for its immense biodiversity, ranging from mountain cloud forest to savannah.