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Madidi National Park
- Location: In Abel Iturralde province, in northwest Bolivia
- Attraction Type: A Nature Reserve
- Significance: Has undiscovered plant species, 1000 species of birds, and nearly 1000 mammal species.
- Best Time to Visit: May to October
- Visiting Hours: Daytime
- How to Reach: Fly to Rurrenabaque about 19 miles to the east and then by gravel road
- Nearest International Airport: La Paz
Bolivia Madidi National Park spread over an area of almost 19,000 square kilometers was set up in September 1995. Bordered by Peru in the west and Amazon basin in the east, Madidi National Park in Bolivia is inhabited by nearly 1000 species in addition to the bird varieties. Jaguar, giant otter, bespectacled bear, vicuna, and maned wolf are endemic mammals of this National Park. Among the birds the Andean condor and military macaw are the most remarkable varieties.
National Park of Madidi is a splendor for naturalists, researchers, rock climbers, trekkers and wildlife admirers. The Andean Cordilleras is a perfect destination for rock climbers and mountaineers. In a canoe sail along River Beni passing by the fabulous Bala Canyon. Continue sailing in Chalalan Lake and enjoy the sights of magnificent birds like toucans, guagmayos, humming birds and parabas. Turtles and monkeys on the lake shore would elate you. With the help of a guide hike through the national park to discover rare medicinal plants.
Accommodation and Dining
San Miguel del Bala Eco-lodge with seven cabins and a dormitory is a pleasant place to stay. Chalalan Ecolodge in Chalalan is another comfortable accommodation in Madidi. However, Rurrenabaque is the best place to stay while going on a visit to Madidi National Park. Hostal Santa Ana, Los Tucanes de Rurre, and Hotel El Balcero are some of the popular hotels in this town. Apart from these hotels you could satisfy your culinary needs in the hospitable restaurants of this place. Hotel Berlin, Sede Social, Camilla, and La Perla de Rurre are the notable eateries in Rurrenabaque.
Related Links :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nya_yLdj3s0&feature=related: For great aerial as well as close-up views of the Madidi National Park, click on this link!