Madidi National Park

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Madidi National Park is located in the northeastern part of Bolivia along the upper Amazon river basin. The national park encompasses an area of 7,319.7 square miles (18,958 sq km).

Although not contiguous, Madidi National Park combines with neighboring Apolobamba, Manurip-Heath, and the Peruvian Manu Biosphere Reserve to create one of the largest protected areas in the world.

The Bolivian montane dry forests, Bolivian Yungas, the Tuichi River and surrounding rainforest combined with the glacier-covered peaks of the Andes Mountains work together to create one of the most biologically diverse ecoregions in the world.

The diverse ecoregions mean that Madidi National Park is home to more than 20,000 species of plant life and an array of wildlife species.

Wildlife is comprised of 272 species of mammals, 213 species of amphibians, 204 species of reptiles, 496 species of fish, and 1,254 species of birds. Not to be outdone, the insects contribute over 120,000 species.

Madidi Highlights

The highlight of Madidi National Park is the diversified biodiverse ecoregions with the accompanied abundance and array of flora and fauna species. For the more adventurous traveler who wants to explore the Amazon region and experience a wide range of wildlife, Madidi is a targeted destination.

Trails in Madidi National Park

The Chalalan area features over 11.6 miles (30 km) of trails specifically for exploring the diversity with accompanied interpretation.

Madidi Highlights

  • One of the most ecologically diverse places in the world

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