Gravity’s Andean Amazon Mountain Summits to the Amazon Basin Bike & Boat through Bolivia's Amazon to Rurrenabaque.
*Weekly departures every Monday from 31st March to mid December*
• 6 days 5 nights
• 3 days of bike riding
• 3 days jungle riverboat
• 2 nights camping in the jungles with 4 guided jungle tours
Two Prices Option:
6 days, 5 nights, 3 days of bike riding, 3 days jungle river boat, two nights camping in the jungles with 3 day guided jungle tours plus 1 night guided jungle tour.
Included - 5 nights accommodation, transport from La Paz to Sorata, all meals, bottled water, snacks, rain jackets, protective biking clothing - jackets and trousers, gloves, full face helmets, or half shell helmets, goggles, mountain bikes, transport, tents, sleeping bags, sleeping matts, photos on drop box.
Park and entrance fees, return flights, alcoholic beverages, 1st days break fast,
You will need to bring:
Sun protection, hat, hiking boots or similar, towel, swimmers, insect repellant and camera, flash light, cash as you will not have access to ATMs along the way, not until Rurrenabaque.
5 days 4 nights with 2 days of bike riding, 3 days jungle riverboat, two nights camping in the jungles with 4 guided jungle tours.
Includes – 4 nights accommodation, all meals, bottled water, snacks, rain jackets, protective biking clothing - jackets and trousers, gloves, helmets, goggles, buffs, mountain bikes, transport, tents, sleeping bags, sleeping matts, head lamps, photos/videos on drop box.
Park and entrance fees, return flights, alcoholic beverages, 1st days breakfast.
You will need to bring:
Sun protection, hat, hiking boots or similar, towel, swimmers, insect repellant, camera.
Day 1: Monday
7.30am. Meet you at the Gravity Workshop (map on next page) here we will introduce you to your bike, make sure it set up for your requirements, height and brakes are on the correct side for you. Also here we will kit you out with helmets, gloves, goggles, jackets, trousers, waterproof jacket, and knee and elbow pads. Once we are all checked we will load vehicles and set off for Sorata some three hours from La Paz.
Sorata is the gateway for hikers and mountaineers. Sorata is located at the base of the mountains Illampu, 6,368 m and Janq'u Uma, 6,427m.
On our way through Achacachi we will stop some locally made Tucumanas, similar to Empanadas they are deep-fried, really delicious.
After this snack we make our way to our ride starting point. Once we break over the ridge the valley disappears into the vast abyss, it stretches way beyond where the eye can see. Couple of Kms past the Sorata 38km sign, we will hit our starting point. Depending on the experience of the group we may try a slightly challenging ride or ride the sealed road, either way are lots fun.
On arrival in Sorata we will make our way to Altai Oasis, a family run lodge/home/retreat, in a beautiful lush valley. It has a pool and glorious gardens, plus great food.
Here you are shown to your cabins, where you will have some “me time”.
This night we will all meet in the restaurant at 7.30pm on the dot for dinner and our informal debrief, share some time together and get to know each other. Gravity provides 50bs towards your meal.
Day 2: Tuesday
We meet in the café early at 6.00am on the dot for a fresh healthy hearty breakfast, if you want it hot and fresh you need to be punctual. It is a good idea to eat up as we have a big day of riding ahead of us.
Our driver will meet us at 6.30am ready to go for a 2 hour drive to our starting point in the high Andes.
Today´s ride we will drop over 4,000m over 65 Kms on a 4x4 "two track" road. It is a huge downhill, one of the biggest in the world. There are some climbs and flat sections. Much of the road is pretty smooth, but there are some rough rocky sections, these do not cause us any real grief. The jeep follows behind the group for support, if anything is too tough you can take a ride in our 4x4.
We will stop at a petite picturesque village for lunch; local women have been busy preparing us lunch again a quinoa and vegetable soup. Your guides will make an amazing avocado salad sandwiches for us to share, to finish this well deserved nourishment some chocolate and local brewed coffee from the town’s folk
On our way again the road condition is better than the past and is far quicker to ride. Lower altitude, more oxygen making it far easier to breath, plus it is getting much warmer the closer we draw to the basin.
This night we will stay in humble, accommodation. Lodgings here in Consata are humble, straw beds, cold showers, this is authentic Bolivia; so there will be no hot showers or WIFI J. We are on the edge of the Amazon basin so some basic services we may have to do without.
Your guides will prepare dinner, fettuccini pasta with a delicious vegetarian pasta sauce. It certainly hits the spot, a splash of red wine or two or more to quench the thirst but also brings on a good sleep.
Day 3: Wednesday
7.30AM - Your spirited guides prepare our sustenance for the day, French Toast, homemade chocolate sauce and a variety of fruits, once again local coffee and tea.
We board the 4x4s for a short hours drive along the rivers edge we climb slightly above the river. The surrounding vegetation is thicker; vines begin to hang lower as we head into regions with thick over hanging canopies.
Today´s ride is somewhat different to the last, from this point on we are in the belly of the jungle, no impressive majestic views just long stretches of green broken by the occasional impressive waterfalls creek plus glimpses of the river we are following. We climb some we ride down some we climb some more and ride down some more. It’s hot humid and challenging. There is no rush, take your time it is enjoyable.
We will stop for a local made soup at one of the jungle gold mining villages. There after the ride is a little dirtier than the past as the mines tend to mess up the roads. Not far down the road we will stop alongside a clear jungle river; it is a great place for a swim we will also wash the bikes. Here we can have a few more snacks of chocolate, fruit and beverages.
From here we take the vehicles for another climb before mounting our bikes and riding to our nights accommodation in Mapiri, a gold mining center and trading hub for the region. After a well needed shower we head into town for dinner. Rice, river fish, and vegetables, the food is unexpectedly extraordinarily good!
Tonight we will have a few beers and sing Karaoke, it is a lot of fun. Once we make our way back to our place of stay that has an open roof-top where we sit, lap up some beers, and star gaze.
Day 4: Thursday
It begins at 8am where we have your gear ready for collection; we will make our way to a local restaurant for breakfast, juice coffee or tea. After breakfast we make a short walk down to the Rio Mapiri to find our longboat is waiting, packed with all our gear, we board and head off down the river.
We have 3 days of this, 4 hours per day on the boat, a total of twelve hours over 3 days. We break up the river ride with side hikes and two nights camping in the jungles.
All camping gear, other than flashlights are supplied. Plus we have a cook who creates wonderful food.
This day we have a 3.5hr boat ride winding down the lush canyons to the gold boomÃ¢â‚¬Â¨town of Guanay for lunch at local restaurant overlooking theÃ¢â‚¬Â¨river. Here we have some time to explore while we load upÃ¢â‚¬Â¨supplies for the river trip. From here we continue downriver for 1.5 hours toÃ¢â‚¬Â¨the first river camp, where a crystal clear creek meets the mainÃ¢â‚¬Â¨river. We can do a hike to a lookout that afternoon while the cook is cooking dinner. We return to the camp for food, campfire, and sleeping in tents. (We provide tents, sleeping bags and pads).
Day 5. Friday
After breakfast (7:00am), we will pull down our camp pack our gear into the boat then we will hike about 1 hour up the sideÃ¢â‚¬Â¨canyon of the creek to a nice waterfall and pool. After a refreshing swim weÃ¢â‚¬Â¨return to the camp, load the boat and head down stream. Lunch is prepared and served on the boat. We pass several active gold mines, beforeÃ¢â‚¬Â¨entering the protected area of Madidi national park.
While we are setting up camp our cook will prepare dinner.
This night we will do a night hike through the jungle, we will also toast marsh-mellows and tell stories or play cards.
Day 6. Saturday and Saturday nights accommodation
After an early breakfast (7am) we do a 3.5 hour hike through the lush rainforest. Then it´s about 3Ã¢â‚¬Â¨hours down the river (we eat lunch again in the boat) and head off to Rurrenabaque, where we arrive around 2-3pm, where the trip ends.
For an additional 33 usd we can offer you: Accomodation in Rurrenabaque at the Oriental hotel, where you can freshen up and afterwards make your way to Moskito Bar for some fun, or just spend some alone time.
This night we all come together for a great meal and wine. Here after those interested in a party, Moskito Bar is a great place to have some final fun with the crew. Gravity provide 50bs towards your meal plus you get a free cocktail on arrival.
At the Oriental Hotel you also have a late check out room, great WIFI and breakfast is included.
Price Option 2
This option does not include Monday’s activities meals and accommodation. We will meet you in Sorata at Altai Oasis 6.15 am Tuesday morning. This option does not include the last night’s stay and meals in Rurrenabaque. Once we arrive in Rurrenabaque at 3pm your tour is complete, from this point you are free to make your own adventures.
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