Jungle Adventures in Rurrenabaque
This small town of about 15,000 is located in the Department of Beni on the shores of the Beni River. The river, which serves as a border between Beni and the Department of La Paz, separates Rurrenabaque from the town of San Buenaventura across from it.
Rurrenabaque has beautiful jungle forests and flat grassy "pampas". It is near Madidi National Park (to which most tourists head) and the Pilon Lajas Natural Reserve. Both are protected areas. Tourists can also take river trips.
The Madidi National Park and the Pilon Lajas Bioreserve are in exceptionally pristine condition and are home to an amazing number of bird, insect, flora and fauna species. Rurrenabaque is located at a point where the Beni River, the tropical slopes of the Andes Mountains, and the Amazon plains unite.