JUNGLE TOUR – 3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS (Option 2)

A trip to South America would not be complete without seeing the jungle. The Serere Reserve is located in northern Bolivia, and here you will find many different ecosystems and incredible lakes. On this tour, you can experience the amazing Bolivian jungle region in 3 days. See caimans, turtles, macaws, and sloths. A once in a lifetime opportunity!

The Serere Reserve is a 4000 hectare private protected area within the Madidi Mosaic that it belongs to; surrounded by indigenous community lands and territories, Serere is in a strategic location Serere is located in the floodplain (versea) part of the tropical forest and contains a diversity of systems. Serere has four beautiful and varied lakes each with a great variety of flora and fauna. Visitors can observe wildlife such as monkeys, chichilos, whistlers, howler monkeys, nocturnal spider monkeys, tapirs, sloths, badgers, anteaters, bears, and peccaries; there are also a wide variety of insects, fish, and reptile amphibians including the black caiman and anaconda, animals that can be seen in the lakes and within the forest. And you can see hundreds of birds including turkeys, toucans, swallows, and herons. Finally, there are cats such as jaguars, ocelots, and cougars, etc.


DAY 1:

Meeting point in the office.
Depart Rurrenabaque by boat, where you can also see capybaras, caimans, turtles, sloths, and a variety of birds.
Lunch on the boat.
Arrive at the Serere reserve and walk 2 km to your cabin and the main lodge.
Register and settle in your cabins.
Meet your guide and the rest of the group at Casa Grande (main lodge).
Visit the Information Center and then hike the trails in search of animals.
Enjoy the sunset in the port of Lake San Fernando.
Dinner at Casa Grande.
Group meeting, followed by a short guided night walk to look for insects, amphibians, and other nightlife.

DAY 2:

Take a boat ride to cross Lake San Fernando. Once in the harbor across the lake, walk to Pinky Lake
Arrive at Pinky Lake for lunch. After lunch, you can explore the lake and fish for piranhas.
Walk back to the port of Lake San Fernando
Take a boat ride back to Casa Grande
Dinner (which could include the piranha you caught)
Sail around Lake San Fernando to look for caimans.

DAY 3:

Depending on the season, meet at Casa Grande to start birding and looking for howler monkeys
Learn how to make crafts such as rings, necklaces, or other things from the seeds you have collected during your walks.
Walk to the port
Return to Rurrenabaque by boat
Arrival in Rurrenabaque.

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DAY 1:

9:30am. Check in. We start at this time to give you the opportunity to arrive on the first flight of the day. Present your voucher, drop additional luggage in the storage area (we recommend that you travel light and leave your valuables in town), receive your water, make sure you have everything you need, and make last minute purchases.
10:00am. The boat departs. You will sail from the last foothills of the Andes to the varzea forest (floodplain) at the headwaters of the Amazon. We take advantage of the speed of the boat so that you can enjoy the hottest hours of the day, watching the transition in your environment. You may see the camps of Bolivia’s last nomads, and evidence of mining activities and the extraction of fine woods from these incredibly biodiverse forests. You can also see capybaras, caimans, turtles, sloths, and a variety of birds.
12:00pm. Lunch on the boat
1:00pm. Arrive at the Serere Reserva. Enjoy a walk of 2km to get to the cabins and the main lodge. There is so much to see that it is better to start focusing on one thing, like the vines.
2:00pm. Check in to your cabin and settle in, cool off, and begin to get used to being in the rainforest, while you observe from the sheltered cabins where you become an object of curiousity for the animals.
3:00pm. Walk 400 meters to the Casa Grande (main lodge), where you will meet your guide and the rest of your group. You will be shown around the main lodge to see the facilities, which you can enjoy. You will also be able to see some of the animals that have been rescued and that are in the process of reintegration (macaws, tapirs, capybaras, monkeys, and others).
4:30pm. Walk to the information center, where you can learn about the reserve and our work in the Madidi mosaic. Continue with a walk on our trails, looking for animals and learning about the uses of the forest.
6:30pm. Enjoy the sunset in the port of Lake San Fernando.
7:30pm. Dinner in Casa Grande.
8:30pm. Have a meeting with your group and guide to share your main interests, so that your guide can focus more on the things you would like to do. This is followed by a short night walk, looking for insects, amphibians, and other nightlife.

DAY 2:

8:00am. Breakfast (fruit salad, granola, yogurt, pancakes or similar local food, eggs, bread).
9:00am. Boat ride: Lake San Fernando / Lake Pinky. Sail across Lake San Fernando, observing bird life (there are approximately 300 varieties of birds in Serere) and the other animals that use the lake. Get off at the port at the other end of the lake and start your hike towards Pinky Lake. On this hike, you will pass near a mud lick, through a low flooded forest, and through a high forest. You can see a variety of monkeys, turtles, wild boars, coatis, and other creatures.
12:00pm. Arrival at Pinky Lake. You will prepare and have lunch, then relax a bit, waiting for the afternoon to cool down. Then you will explore the lake by canoe and fish for piranhas.
4:00pm. Return to Lake San Fernando (approximately 2 hours).
6:00pm. Sail back to Casa Grande. You will be able to observe the bats flying over the lake, among other animals.
7:30pm. Dinner, which could include the piranha you caught earlier!
8:30pm. Sail on San Fernando Lake to look for caimans.


5:30am. Depending on the season, meet at Casa Grande to start birdwatching and search for howler monkeys.
8:00am. Breakfast.
9:00am. Make Crafts: Learn how to make rings, necklaces, or other things from the seeds you have collected during your walks. If you want, you can hike the wide trails. This is a special experience that tends to be revitalizing.
11:30am. Lunch.
12:00pm. Walk to the port.
1:00pm. Board the boat to return to Rurrenabaque. See different animals along the way; the light of the afternoon should be good for taking photos.
4:00pm. Arrive at Rurrenabaque.



  • Roundtrip transport by boat from Rurrenabaque to Serere
  • Lodging in Serere Reserve (with sheets, towels, and mosquito nets)
  • Meals during the stay at the Serere Reserve
  • Water
  • Porter service
  • An English or Spanish speaking guide
  • Activities inside the Serere Reserve
  • Entrance fee to the Serere Reserve


  • Airline tickets La Paz Rurrenabaque La Paz
  • Transfer from the airport to Rurrenabaque and back
  • Lodging in Rurrenabaque
  • Meals in Rurrenabaque
  • Consumption at the bar or kiosk in Serere Reserve
  • Tips for the guide and staff



  • Long sleeved shirts and pants
  • Hiking shoes or boots
  • A hat (for sun protection)
  • An impermeable raincoat or poncho (during rainy season)
  • A sweater or polar fleece (in case of a cold breeze)
  • A daypack
  • A camera (with fully charged batteries)
  • Plastic bags (for your camera on the boat)
  • A flashlight
  • Personal medication
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Binoculars
  • Snacks
Payment Methods
Western Union