The Madidi National Park is one of the most relaxing places you can visit in Bolivia. There are several attractions in the park, including diverse wildlife.
The park can be found at the Amazon’s upper river basin. You can get to the park from Rurrenabaque via the Beni River. You can do this by taking the San Buenaventura passenger ferry.
What to See
The park has over 1,000 bird species. This is almost 11% of all the bird species on the planet. There are also different types of fish species in the waters of the park. The diverse landscape in the park also allows for numerous hiking and trekking opportunities.
This will give you the opportunity to see the beauty of the park. The Madidi National Park is also notable for its vast mountain ranges. The park is one of the most biologically diverse sites in Bolivia.
Historical evidence shows that the area making up Bolivia has been occupied continuously for the last 2000 years. The continuous occupation began with the arrival of the Aymara in what is now western Bolivia, northern Chile and southern Peru. The Aymara themselves believe they are linked to the Tiwanaku civilization in western Bolivia.
Tiwanaku dates as far back as 1200 BC. It began as a village based on agriculture. By AD 600 to AD 800, the site had reached urban proportions. It would go on to become a power in the Andes. At its height, the city spanned 6.5 sq km with 15,000 to 30,000 inhabitants.
But use of satellite imagery has indicated the site was capable of handling up to 1.4 million people. By AD 400, Tiwanaku would go on to conquer the other cities nearby. But rather than destroy the cultures, it would absorb them. In AD 1000, Tiwanaku suddenly collapsed as it became deserted.
The entrance fee is 125 Bs.
The climate varies greatly. The lowlands at the north are warm. At the mountain range it is cold. In other areas, the weather is somewhere in between. The south and north cold fronts are responsible for the winds.
However, they actually have very little impact overall in the region. The average rainfall in the Apollo region is 716 mm. This is from October to March. The dry season is from May to September.
The Madidi National Park has an average temperature of 26 C degrees. However, the temperature is also highly dependent on the altitude.