Reina de Enin Amazon Cruiser

Reina de Enin Amazon Cruiser

Enjoy the Bolivian Amazon and it’s amazing flora and fauna on board Flotel Reina de Enin, a comfortable catamaran navigating the Mamore river.

Imagine waking up to the sound of parrots and monkeys. Look out of the window and see early morning pink river dolphins. Hundreds of animals and plants await you in the forest.

Higher up the river a horse is ready…
There is more to experience…

Imagine a cultural experience: Native peoples. Their traditions and way of life. Their compromise with nature. The magic of millenial civilizations.

Higher up the river, a local community…
There is a lot to share…

Imagine you are in a hammock on the terrace, cold drink in hand. A flock of royal storks crosses the blue sky. The air is hot.

Higher up the river, the beach…
This is real life !… Welcome to the Reina de Enin!

REFERENCE PROGRAM

Program Rainy Season

REFERENCE PROGRAM I Reina de Enin

Time of the year: November – April (rainy season)
Duration: 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 days

DAY 1: Arrival and rendezvous at Trinidad airport. Overland transfer to Puerto Varador ( 16 km west of Trinidad). We embark on the Reina de Enin and sart navigating downriver on the Mamore river – the largest Amazon tributary in Bolivia . As we start traveling north, you will be in one of the truly most remote areas left in our world. Wildlife sightings increase, primary forest remains, and the native people still harbor a curiosity about us. You may sense that you traveled back in time. Overnight on board.

DAY 2: From the terraces of the Reina de Enin and as we navigate this morning we enjoy the varied landscape of rivers and rainforest, and its wide array of sounds and wildlife – caimans, river dolphins, capybaras, monkeys, toucans, turtles, as well as dozen of bird species. We then arrive in the vicinities of Estancia El Carmen, a small cattle ranch bordering with the pampa grasslands. Meet with the local cowboys of the savanna or pampa mjojeña. This afternoon we will reach San Renato. This is an indigenous settlement of only six Yurakare families. We will have time to meet with the inhabitants for cross-cultural exchange before the sun goes down and we return to the Reina de Enin for dinner. Overnight on board.

DAY 3: Today we will reach the areas known as ¨Morenita¨. There we will leave our motorboat and embark on dugout canoes. As we row silently into a group of lagoons and streams we observe the vast amount of wildlife around us. This afternoon we will carry on with our exploration of another five lagoons and streams in the Mocovi area. Back to the main river in the late afternoon time may allow for a refreshing bath in the company of the river dolphins. After dinner we will take a night excursion to look for caimans and learn about their hunting habits.

DAY 4: Today we will reach Villa El Carmen, an indigenous community of Mojeño inhabitants who live on the shores of the Mamore river. There we will learn about the Mojeño culture, their crafts, and the development projects they have implemented on the basis of sustainable tourism. From Villa El Carmen a long hike into the rainforest will enable us to know about the various palm species used in the making of native handicrafts and tools. We may also see groups of howler – and squirrel monkeys on the way. Back to the Reina de Enin we will navigate until we reach the confluence of the Mamore and the Ibare rivers. This is where we will anchor for the night. After dinner we will watch a slide show on the amazing hydraulic achievements of the ancient Mojeño civilization, twenty centuries before our time.

DAY 5: We will wake up very early today in order to reach Chuchini protected area on time to observe the rise of hundreds of parrots and macaws. We will then visit the small museum where millennial archaeological remains and artifacts from past civilizations of the area are displayed. Navigation back towards Trinidad , with many chances to see wildlife on the way – caimans, river dolphins, capybaras, monkeys, toucans, turtles, as well as dozen bird species. Upon arrival at Puerto Loma Suarez we will transfer to a hotel in Trinidad , or to the bus station or the airport as you choose, for a bus or plane connection.

Program Dry Season

REFERENCE PROGRAM II Reina de Enin

Time of the year: May – October (dry season)
Duration: 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 days

DAY 1: Arrival and rendezvous at Trinidad airport. Overland transfer to Puerto Los Puentes ( 16 km west of Trinidad ). We embark on the Reina de Enín and Stara navigating downriver on the Mamore river – the largest Amazon tributary in Bolivia . As we start traveling north, you will be in one of the truly most remote areas left in our world. Wildlife sightings increase, primary forest remains, and the native people still harbor a curiosity about us. You may sense that you traveled back in time. Arrival near San Renato. This is an indigenous settlement of only six Yurakare families. We will then arrive at Estancia El Carmen, a small cattle ranch bordering with the pampa grasslands and meet with the local cowboys. As the sun goes down we will then return to the Reina de Enín for dinner. Overnight on board.

DAY 2: Wake up at the sound of the rainforest. We may take a pre-breakfast swim with the friendly ¨bufeos¨ or pink river dolphins. The name of this lagoon is Laguna Victoria and we will spend part of the day exploring the surroundings. Carry on with our expedition until we reach Soledad´s trail. This is a 3-hour trek in the forest in which we will have many opportunities to observe some of the enormous Amazon trees such as the mapajo, ochoo, coquino and bibosi tress. Surprisingly, amidst these woods live a lonely couple -don Felipe and his wife. If we are lucky they will be staying at their home. If so, they will gladly show us around and explain how they live out of their small cocoa plantation and other forest products. In the afternoon, as we return to the Reina de Enín and carry on with our navigation we may spot a number of animals on the riverbanks.

DAY 3: Today we will reach the areas known as ¨Morenita¨. There we will leave the Reina de Enín and embark on dugout canoes. As we row silently into a group of lagoons and streams we observe the vast amount of wildlife around us. Back to the main river in the afternoon and after we set up camp on a solitary beach, time will allow for a refreshing bath in the company of the river dolphins. After dinner we will take a night excursion to look for caimans and learn about their hunting habits.

DAY 4: Today we will reach Villa El Carmen, an indigenous community of Mojeño inhabitants who live on the shores of the Mamore river. There we will learn about the Mojeño culture, their crafts, and the development projects they have implemented on the basis of sustainable tourism. From Villa El Carmen a long hike into the rainforest will enable us to know about the various palm species used in the making of native handicrafts and tools. We may also see groups of howler – and squirrel monkeys on the way. Back to the Reina de Enín we will navigate until we reach the confluence of the Mamore and the Ibare rivers. This is where we will anchor for the night. After dinner we will watch a slide show on the amazing hydraulic achievements of the ancient Mojeño civilization, twenty centuries before our time.

DAY 5: A search for solitary river beaches to bath and say goodbye to the river dolphins. Navigation back towards Trinidad in the smaller boats with many chances to see wildlife on the way – caimans, river dolphins, capybaras, monkeys, toucans, turtles, as well as dozen bird species. Upon arrival at Puerto Loma Suarez we will transfer to a hotel in Trinidad , or to the bus station or the airport as you choose, for a bus or plane connection.

Tour includes:

  • Excursions
  • Transfer airport/bus terminal – Reina de Enin – airport/bus terminal
  • Overnight stay in cabins
  • Very tasty meals (water is served with the meals and is included during meals, soda´s and alcoholic drinks are not included)

What we recommend to take with you:

  • Insect repellent
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sun block
  • Hat against the sun
  • Binoculars
  • Trousers and shirt with long sleeves
  • Warm sweater
  • Bathing clothes
  • Your passport and visa

REVIEWS

  • ´Bolivia vonden we super! Het was heel afwisselend, van het koude zuidwesten naar de warme Rio Mamore. Uyuni was erg mooi. Ik hou er van om een beetje actief bezig te zijn, dus het was veel zitten en kijken. Maar dit wist ik natuurlijk van te voren en het prachtige uitzicht maakte alles goed.´
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    Diana Proost The Netherlands
  • ´Bolivia vonden we super! Het was heel afwisselend, van het koude zuidwesten naar de warme Rio Mamore. Uyuni was erg mooi. Ik hou er van om een beetje actief bezig te zijn, dus het was veel zitten en kijken. Maar dit wist ik natuurlijk van te voren en het prachtige uitzicht maakte alles goed.Het flotel Reina de Enin op de rivier was nog veel leuker dan we dachten. We twijfelden of het niet ...'
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    Diana Proost The Netherlands
  • ´Het was echt fantastisch. De crew was zo lief en hebben ons echt in de watten gelgd. Dit betekende: heerlijk eten en ik ben dikke maatjes geworden met manolo (de kapitein) waarmee ik samen op visjacht ben gegaan te grote piranha's en catfish´s gevangen. Hugo is een perfecte gids met veel geduld en is zeer vriendelijk. Hebben nog heerlijk gezwomen tussen de dolfijnen (zeker 30 gezien) en nog ...'
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    Roel and Sanne The Netherlands
  • ´Hi Gijs, Just a thank you for organising our trip. Everything was just dandy. Have a great new year. Warm regards, Laurence´
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    Laurence Australia
  • ´Estuvimos muy contentos con el viaje. Muchísimas gracias a usted. Ha ayudado mucho, tenido mucha paciencia con migo y las preguntas de mi familia. Ellos estaban muy contentos con el tour. Era un viaje increíble que nunca vamos a olvidar. Gracias.´
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    Sidsel Andersen y familia Denmark
  • ´Reina de Enin muestra al aventurero que decide navegar a lo largo de los maravillosos rios del Beni: Mamoré, Ibare y Matiquipiro....encontrarás a cada paso hermosos animales tales como grandes aves, capibaras, monos y caimanes....es maravilloso. Y los animales más maravillosos para Mariana (mi hija) y para mí fueron los delfines de río llamados "bufeos", ellos son tan amigales y parecen ...'
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    Gina & Mariana Bolivia
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