2 Days Community Tour San Miguel del Bala

In this two day tour from Rurrenabaque you will get to visit the Tacana community of San Miguel del Bala and learn about their culture & traditions. You will see first hand the community lifestyle and visit the surrounding rainforest with a knowledgeble local guide. You will learn about traditional hunting techiques, forest medicines, visit a jungle waterfall and can take a jungle hike to a canyon. There will be  a delicious lunch cooked by the skilled local cooks.
You will also see how this community owned lodge benefits from the tourism project buy funding various project with the village.


 Meet up at the offices of San Miguel del Bala and you will be escorted to a waiting motorised boat that will take you on the 45 min river trip to get to the village.You will be welcomed and offered a tropical fruit juice, then shown to your private cabin. Once  you have settled in your guide will take you on a walk in the jungle to show you ancient trapping techiniques used by the native Tacana people. After the walk you return to the lodge for a delicious lunch prepared by the local cooks.
In the afternoon you will visit the village of San Miguel and learn how the tourism project has helped improve the lives of the villagers. You will visit the local school, your guides home and learn how to weave, make thatched roofing and squeeze sugar cane to make a refreshing juice drink


You will awaken to the sound of tropical bird songs and take breakfast by the river. We will then set off  by boat up the River Beni to the mouth of a stream and start a 20 min hike to a waterfall. Here you can relax and swim in the refreshing pool before we hike back and return for lunch at the lodge.

In the afternoon you have a choice of two activities

ACTIVITY 1: San Miguel's Pharmacy

Explore the forest and discover the incredible variety of medicinal plants and their uses, Your guide , who has used these plants all his life, will explain the many remedies that can be found and what they can be used to treat - stomach ache, colds, anemia, natural antibiotics and as insect repellents.

ACTIVITY 2: The Canyon

Explore a stunning 150m long canyon in the jungle with a choice of a short walk or a 3 hours trek that passes through the canyon near the end.

After your chosen activity you will return to Rurrenabaque by motorboat arriving approximately 5/6pm.


  • Transportation in motor boat
  • Guide - Spanish speaking
  • Cook and meals (veggie options available if pre requested), drinking water
  • Accommodation in lodges - mosquito nets, beds,, sheet/cover


  • Travel Insurance - recommended 
  • Extra beverages
  • Breakfast on first day, dinner on last day
  • Sunglasses & Sun cream 
  • Insect Repellent 
  • Others not mentioned

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