La Paz again

May 19 - May 22, 2017 We stayed at Hostal Copacabana again, even in the exact same room we had over a month ago. That room was on the 3rd floor, and we really noticed the altitude. Rurrenabaque is at 676 feet, while La Paz is at 12,087 feet. For the first 2 days I had to sit down and catch my breath after climbing the stairs to our room.

Pampas

May 15 - May 18, 2017 After our trip to Madidi, we took another rest day in Rurrenabaque. I don’t remember doing anything besides catch up on the Internet and read. This is one of very few days where I didn’t take any pictures. The following morning we made our way to the office of Bala tours, where we were picked up by a car that took us to Santa Rosa.

Madidi National Park

May 8 - May 14, 2017 We arrived back in Santa Cruz in the evening after our visit to San Miguelito. The next day we decided to visit the zoo. It was closed, but we enjoyed it anyway, because of all the sloths we saw. The zoo has sloths free roaming through its trees, and they escape quite often. Walking around the outside fence, we spotted 6 or 7 sloths, 3 of which had left the zoo itself.