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Customised Bolivia Wildlife Tours

Customised Bolivia Wildlife Tours
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Do you like to take your time experiencing the natural wonders on offer? Enjoy the serenity or sense of adventure of doing it on your own?  If so, Bolivia Naturally provides expert local advice and guiding where required. Let them help you design your Bolivia itinerary to ensure you get to see everything you want at your own pace. Discover your Bolivia wildlife tours.

Day 1
Customised Bolivia Tour

Itinerary content upon request

What is included?

  • Local transfers and all ground transport throughout the tour
  • Internal flights where applicable
  • All accommodation or lodgings based on double occupancy
  • Single occupancy available for an additional charge/cost
  • Professional English-speaking guide(s) and support staff
  • Specialist guide fees
  • Entrance fees to all National Parks, Nature Reserves and/or use of Hides where applicable
  • All meals
  • Snacks throughout the tour
  • Water throughout the tour
  • All activities as specified within the tour itinerary
  • Personalised checklists
  • All Applicable Taxes

What is not included?

  • All international or domestic airfares
  • Visa Fees (if applicable)
  • Travel & medical insurance (incl. personal equipment and repatriation)
  • Airport departure taxes or visa fees
  • Bank transfer charges
  • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks
  • If providing binoculars and telescopes then add within above
  • Laundry & telephone Charges
  • Gratuities and extras (phone calls, laundry, etc.)
  • Optional tour extensions where applicable
  • Any other drinks not mentioned above
  • Anything else not mentioned in “What is included”

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Why book with Bolivia Naturally?

Bolivia Naturally is one of the leading local birding companies based in Bolivia offering birding with a lot of fun, lead by a team of naturalist guides and ornithologists. Bolivia Birding offers specialised birding tours and a number of other wildlife experiences including nature and bird photography adventures directly to the independent traveller while also working as a specialised ground operator for a number of international birding companies.

What sort of accommodation and vehicles do you supply?

We stay in hotels with en suite bathrooms in cities and very simple rural lodging in the backcountry. Expect simple but comfortable ecolodges with relatively good comfort and hot showers. We also provide great local food and a nice variety of snacks and unlimited bottled drinking water throughout the trip. Most of the tour will be done in either a 7-seat or 17-seat vans depending on number of people on tour. Some sites require use of 4x4 vehicles, in which case we use Toyota Land Cruisers. In some cases Jeep Willys are used.

What forms of travel are involved in this tour?

This tour involves ground transportation, be it in a van or smaller 4x4 vehicle. Internal flights are also included in the price of the tour. International flights to/from Bolivia are not included.

What are your group sizes?

We have the lowest group size in the industry with a maximum of 8 birders per group!

Do you arrange airport pick up/drop off?

Yes, all airport transfers are included.

Do you include meals?

Yes, all meals from lunch on the first day to lunch on the last day are included. We also include snacks and bottled water throughout the trip.

When is the best time to travel and why?

This tour is great year-round. Rain can (and does) occur at any time in the Bolivian rainforest (rains are much heavier during the rainy season from Dec to Feb), but participants should expect some rain, regardless of the time of the trip, as the Andes foothills, generally, receive fairly high rainfall. However, this does not impact the quality of the birding.

Do you need a minimum fitness level to join this tour?

We hope our travelers are able to walk 1 – 3 miles daily. This tour birds lightly travelled roads with support vehicles nearby.

What will be the level of connectivity or WiFi access during this tour?

There is wi-fi in all hotels and lodges. PLease keep in mind that wi-fi is only available in common areas in some places and that in more rural areas the connection is not always 100% reliable.

How do you support local communities during this tour?

Bolivia Naturally supports the local communities we visit in many ways. First, it is our policy to always hire local guides when available and make use of the services provided by the locals (meals, transportation, feeder sites, etc). Secondly, we support various programs and work closely with partners such as Bolivian NGO Fundacion Armonia in the areas we visit to promote conservation and bird tourism and to provide outreach and training in the local communities we visit.

Do you provide travel and/or medical insurance (incl. repatriation)?

No. We suggest you purchase trip cancellation insurance and your own travel insurance or make sure your insurance covers you while travelling.

How do I pay, and what are the terms, for this tour?

A deposit of $1,000 USD (non-refundable) per person is due to confirm the trip and full payment is due 60 days prior to the start date of the tour. You can pay by wire transfer or by Credit Card.

What happens if I need to change my tour?

The tour can be rescheduled within 1 year (no additional fees)

What happens if I have to cancel my tour?

If you cancel before final payment is due a cancellation fee of your deposit will be charged. If you cancel after final payment is due there is no refund but you can reschedule the tour within a year at no extra charge.

What should I pack for this tour?

General Packing List: Documents and Money: • Passport • Cash and credit cards • Airline tickets or E-ticket confirmation Clothing: • Waterproof rain jacket • Sweater or medium weight jacket • Two pairs of pants, at least one lightweight, plus cool long pants and shorts • Two or three long-sleeved shirts • Two or three T-shirts • Four or five pairs of underwear • Four or five pairs of socks • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes • 1 pair of waterproof boots • Shade hat and 1 bandanna • Pyjamas • Bathing suit Toiletries: • Toiletries and washcloth • Personal first aid kit • Prescription drugs • Sunscreen • Lip balm with sunscreen • Soap for hand washing and universal sink stopper • Insect repellent (chiggers, no-see-ums and mosquitoes) and anti-itch ointment Gear: • Binoculars • Spotting scope • Camera • Daypack - for rain gear and water on walks • Plastic bags to put wet gear in case of rain • Sunglasses and extra prescription glasses • Reusable water bottle – to refill throughout the trip • Alarm clock • Flashlight and extra batteries Optional: • Sandals • Field guides • Map • Spanish dictionary • Writing materials, paper, and pens • Laundry bag and a few clothespins

Can you recommend any articles and/or books to read before this tour?

Field Guide to the Birds of Bolivia by Sebastian K Herzog, Asociacion Armonía Editors, 2016. Serious birders will definitely also want Volume 1 and Volume 2 of The Birds of South America by Robert S. Ridgely and Guy Tudor. If you have an interest in bird songs, the Bird Sounds of Bolivia CD-ROM by Sjoerd Mayer is a very useful tool.

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Price & Availability

From
USD1,995 / per person
Based on twin/double room
This tour is operated by: Bolivia Naturally

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