Rurrenabaque – La Paz




  • Backpack
  • Sunscreen with a high SPF factor
  • Flashlight
  • Insect repellent
  • Replacement or rechargeable batteries
  • Water proof bag to protect the equipment during boat rides
  • Electrical adapters for plugs from 200 Volt, type Norte-europeo plugs from 2 holes (Type F) they are common,
  • three-prong plugs can also be found
  • Some people may find that contact lenses are uncomfortable because of the dust – It may be more comfortable using normal lenses on highways.
  • Antiseptic Sanitizer
  • Clothing

  • Shoes or lightweight walking - boots is usually to provide rubber boots over the pampas and Rainforest tours
  • Sandals or other lightweight footwear
  • Rain or rain poncho jacket
  • Shirt long sleeves and long trousers to protect from burns and insect bites by the Sun
  • Swimsuit
  • Wrap extra if you visit between the months of May and September
  • Cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Altitude 229 masl
    Temperature Min. 12 C – Max. 27 C



    Rurrenabaque was founded in 1844, the name comes from the native language Tacana Susse-enabaque which means "Brook of ducks"; Initially it was known as a strategic port for the commercial exchange of products, fueling and rest of travelers who raided sub-Andean Amazonian plain region.

    Rurrenabaque is a picturesque city, located on the banks of the Beni river where complete mountains and begin the Plains, considered the "door of the Amazon", entering a world of exotic nature and living cultures, its privileged location allows the entrance to three protected areas of captivating beauty; the biosphere reserve and communal lands of origin Pilón Lajas and national park and Natural Area of integrated management Madidi, but also to the Municipal protected Area "Yacuma Pampas"

    Rurrenabaque is located in the Amazon basin, and enjoy a hot and very humid climate throughout the year, with an average temperature of 27° C.

    The "summer" extends from November to March, and it is hot and wet - floods are common, and there are more interruptions in travel by road and flights.

    The "winter", It extends between the months of April and October, It is slightly cool and with less chance of rain. To shrink the rivers, animals tend to clump into smaller areas, making this a great time for wildlife watching in the pampas.

    If the visit is done during the winter season it is advisable to bring extra warm - cold fronts, known as surazos, they rise from the Patagonia and the temperature can drop to around 12 ° C without notice.

    Feast of Rurrenabaque – 2 February. This celebration of the Foundation of Rurrenabaque starts with a mass in the Catholic Church and a procession of the Virgin of Candelaria. The dances through the streets and the procession are accompanied by traditional music of drums and flutes. Other activities include horse racing, Cockfighting, raft races, powers of bare of rice, beauty and other traditional games competition.

    Feast of Beni – 18 November. Similar to the feast of Rurrenabaque, It is celebrated throughout the Department.

    Craft fair -This craft fair takes place on the first weekend of September. Dance, music and build environmental awareness events take place in the main square, In addition there are many handicraft produced in neighboring communities selling point, together with local products such as honey and traditional meals including homemade bread and masses.

    The Sunday fair -Sunday is the day of the fair in Rurrenabaque. Walk down the calle Santa Cruz, It runs along the river, to be part of the hustle and bustle.



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