Introduction

The only reason to visit isolated Guanay is to hop on a boat for the scenic ride up to Rurrenabaque. Chatting with the down-to-earth miners and barranquilleros (panners) while you're here can make for a particularly interesting experience, as can joining them for some karaoke. This area and other spots upriver are frontier territory reminiscent of the USA’s legendary Old West (albeit with a tropical twist).