Think hot, humid and sticky. So humid you’re dripping in sweat, you’ve never been so hot in your entire life. You’re wandering how you could possibly get cooler, you consider cutting the ass cheeks out of your underwear, just to be wearing less clothing.
Welcome to the Jungle…
Rurrenabaque is in the north east of Bolivia, about a 45 minute flight from La Paz (or a 24 hour bus ride down a dry river bed for the more adventurous). Rurrenabaque airport is a dirt runway with a shack on the side and a few cows on the runway. Because of this, planes can’t land when it’s rainy. So be ready to have cancellations and disruptions if flying in from La Paz. The actual flight is a bumpy ride in a small 18 seater plane, a reminder of my Nazca experience.
As a town Rurrenabaque is a cute little place, and because it’s so hot everything happens out on the street. Family’s watch TV and cook dinner out front of their homes, and every door and window is open. It has a peaceful community feel. From here you can do trips into the the Amazon Jungle (well an extension of it), cheaper than any where else, and a bucket load cheaper than from Brazil. So a lot of travellers venture to Rurrenabaque from La Paz, and off into the Amazon.