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Bala Tours & Ecolodges

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Rurrenabaque, Bolivia
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About Bala Tours & Ecolodges
Bala Tours is a company of Ecotourism certified sustainable by the municipality of Rurrenabaque, Beni, Bolivia.We are known for our punctuality, safety and responsibility when providing quality service; we work in two important areas that are Pampas of Yacuma that is Grassland with the Eco-Lodge CARACOLES and inside the Madidi National Park in the Jungle with the Eco-Lodge TACUARALES.
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Richard2291 wrote a review Mar 2020
Bristol, United Kingdom8 contributions3 helpful votes
We decided to do this trip on recommendation of other travellers. Booked the 5 day combination tour - half in the jungle and half in the wetlands. Not cheap but the reviews looked promising. Booked easily and tried to get cash for payment at La Paz airport and failed despite 15 or so machines. Arrived at Rurrenabaque and there was a taxi waiting for us from Bala Tours even though we hadn’t asked for it. Good job they came though! Was able to pay by card (with standard surcharge) so was pleased. The tour was fantastic. Every bit of it. Our guide Roberto was a real wildlife expert who loved his subject. Accommodation was wonderful after what we’d had in Bolivia so far and the food was great. We saw amazing sights and learnt so much. We swam with river dolphins and fished for piranhas. We went caiman spotting at night amongst the fireflies. I would recommend this tour to anyone - we agreed it was the highlight of our trip round South America.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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jennyren2016 wrote a review Jan 2020
Abbots Langley, United Kingdom20 contributions6 helpful votes
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This surpassed all our expectations - Our guide Roberto & his team were amazing. Enthusisiatic & so much knowledge! Nancy the cook made our meal times homely and beautiful. The lodges were better than many of the hotel rooms we stayed in whilst in Bolivia. Absolutely recommend this company to anyone wanting to do the Amazon experience. They even took care of one of our group who was ill - special teas and soups made just for her - wonderful
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Me Ha wrote a review Oct 2019
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We did the combination of Madidi/Pampas (two nights each) and had an absolut amazing time! Our guide Dave (or: David) was fantastic! He spotted so many animals (including two Anacondas) and looked very well after us. Our cook Ilda made wonderful food and we enjoyed every day. We can highly recommend Bala Tours!!
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Date of experience: October 2019
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dirk707 wrote a review Oct 2019
Amsterdam, The Netherlands5 contributions3 helpful votes
We got more from this place than we could imagine. We did a 3d2n Pampas tour with our guide and now friend Herman. He brought us close up and personal with the wildlife; our vacation's best photos are thanks to him! Hilda and her kitchen staff probably cook the best food in the entire Rurrenabaque region, three times a day! Stunning options for vegetarians too. Whilst on one of the trips with Herman we (believe it or not) found a baby porcupine of maximum 2 weeks old. Weakened and abandoned, we decided to take it with us to the lodge to feed and shelter it. Baby Simonita is gaining strength and getting more lively by the day at current, thanks to the wonderful care from Yobana, Herman and the rest of the staff. Visit this place if you want to see the cutest animal in the world! 😍
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Companion630076 wrote a review Oct 2019
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We took our three kids (ages 11,13,14) on the combined Jungle/Pampas tour. We all had a brilliant time!! We saw almost all the animals we were hoping to see (including an anaconda and a false cobra, even a porcupine in the trees at the Pampas accommodation). An unforgettable family adventure that we will be talking about for years to come! Our guide, David was fantastic, he found hidden animals with ease and knew the various calls. The food produced by chefs at both locations was fab! Tip - tuck in your insect net around the bed in the jungle! Turn out the hut lights and watch the fireflies.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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