After another very cold night ( -18c) another early start as we head off to the Piedra de Arbol a “forest” of stone carved into some impossible shapes by the desert wind and ice.
We wake early, partly because of the cold and the altitude but mainly because at 5.30am, some lunatic started playing Amazing Grace over the village public address system!
Bright and early we meet Alfredo and Liboria our guide and cook for the next four days to set out on the long rough road to Salar de Uyuni one of the most spectacular sights in all South America.
Our last day in the Amazon and saving the best for last, we decide to take a boat ride further upriver to Santa Rosa lake.
After a couple of days in the jungle town of Rurrenbaque we travel 4 hours by motorised canoe up the River Beni to Madidi Jungle Ecolodge deep in the Madidi National Park. We stop briefly to register our presence at the park HQ, presumably so they can account for us if any are swallowedContinue reading “Marvellous Madidi – Amazon at last”