There are two standard 3 day tours offered around Rurrenabaque, Bolivia. The jungle tour, where they take you into the jungle and do everything I described in parts I, II and III. The other tour is the Pampas. Here you get taken to the Amazon basin and spend a lot of time going up and down the Pampas river. Because the river is exposed, you see a lot more animals. Luckily I had time for both.
After a two night rest (which I’ll describe later), I was back in the jungle. This time going down a river with a half-Brazilian half-Takana guide called Rosario, and two miserable Germans that had to leave early – they probably had the same delay as me. There was a Bolivian referendum on the day we were scheduled to start, and the tour company had assured us they would still start the tour that day. Lies.
The best part of the first day was swimming with pink dolphins. Sadly they are not pink, but still fun creatures. And because they keep their area safe by chasing away alligators, caiman and piranhas, it is the only safe place for us to swim. There were no more pink dolphins, and no more swimming on the trip.