How to Find Us
San Miguel del Bala Lodge is located just 45 minutes up the river Beni from Rurrenabaque, the famous gateway town to the Bolivian Amazon. The lodge has an office in town just in front of the Amaszonas Airlines offices. All tours leave from Rurrenabaque which is accessible from La Paz, the Bolivian capital, by two ways.
The Slow and Cheap way (La Paz to Rurrenabaque by land)
Taking the bus is always an experience, but this is the bus ride of a lifetime. You leave La Paz, the highest capital city in the world at over 12,000 feet (over 3,500 meters) and you take the twisting, turning road 18 hours through nearly as many ecosystems as you make your way slowly down toward Rurrenabaque. This trip may take 18 hours, but it will only cost you around 10 dollars US.
The Fast and a Bit More Expensive Way (La Paz to Rurrenabaque by air)
There are two airlines, TAM and Amaszonas, who have daily flights from La Paz El Alto airport to the newly paved runway in Rurrenabaque. This trip takes you over breathtaking mountainscapes and down over the rivers of the Amazon. The trip takes only 45 minutes, but will cost you around 150 dollars US round trip on Amaszonas and around 110 dollars US on TAM (please note that TAM has only one flight per day).
If you make a reservation with us, we will pick you up on your arrival. If you don’t make a reservation and want to explore your options, remember our offices are always open for walk ins and are located on the main street (Calle Commercio) across from the Amaszonas Airlines office.
Once your arrive in Rurrenabaque, leave the rest of the trip to us. Hop into one of our motorized river canoes and sit back, relax with your camera ready and enjoy the tranquil 45 minute journey upriver to the first lodge, San Miguel del Bala.