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Heading to Bolivian jungle-what airlines go from La Paz? Are there flights from Peru or Lake Titicaca?

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    Flights to Rurrenabaque (= Rurre):
    Airline "Amaszonas" daily from La Paz, some days of the week from Trinidad (in north eastern Bolivia).
    Airline "Transporte Aéreo Militar" (The Bolivian Military Airline) - "TAM" - some days of the week from La Paz.
    (TAM should not be mixed up with the Brazilian owned TAM Group of airlines).

    Amaszonas: http://amaszonas.com
    TAM: http://www.tam.bo

    The risk of cancelled flights has been reduced by the new paved runway in Rurre used since July 2010. Bad weather and poor visibility can still give cancellations, so always allow 1 - 2 days for possible delays to/from Rurre, have a flexible itinerary, and a plan B.
    And remember that Rurre, the pampas and the jungle is worth the possible trouble.

    In general to find information about flying: Use the encyclopedia Wikipedia at http://en.wikipedia.org
    All airlines and many airports in Bolivia are described:

    A useful page about airlines and airports in Bolivia: http://www.boliviabella.com/airlines.html

    3 airlines co-operate: Amaszonas ("A más zonas" = "to more zones"), Aerocon (Línea Aérea Aerocon) and AeroSur ("La Aerolínea de los Bolivianos").

    About cash in Rurre: There is no ATM in Rurre. You can withdraw money from a credit card at the Prodem Bank, but it costs 5 % in commission.

    About Malaria: Rurrenabaque is not a malaria area.

    Market: Every Sunday morning from sunrise there is a great and spectacular market in Rurre on the river bank and the adjoining streets.

    In general about Rurrenabaque / Rurre:
    The encyclopedia http://en.wikipedia.org and the travel guide http://wikitravel.org/en may be of interest. But check the information elsewhere, especially for WikiTravel.
    http://www.boliviabella.com/rurrenabaque.html gives good information.

    To check testimonials about tour operators and tour agencies: Use Google Blog Search http://blogsearch.google.com
    Note that you can choose "Sort by date". over 10 years ago

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    • Fabulously detailed! Many many thanks Erik Tunnsey over 10 years ago
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    You are amazing! Thanks so much for the thoughtful reply. over 10 years ago

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