San Ignacio de Moxos in detail

Flights & getting there

San Ignacio is located smack-bang in the middle of the notoriously poor (though increasingly asphalted) Trinidad–San Borja road. From April to October, it’s three to four hours from Trinidad to San Ignacio by van (B$60), including the balsa crossing of the Río Mamoré, but this route is sporadically closed during the rainy season. San Borja–bound bus services (B$40) pass through San Ignacio in the early afternoon but take considerably longer. During intense periods of rain and during the festival, flights to Trinidad may be offered.

The tiny Moxos airport is at the top end of Av Aeropuerto but you’ll have to ask around for information.

From San Borja, micros (small buses) to San Ignacio (B$60, three to four hours) leave daily when full. There are sporadic departures to Rurrenabaque (B$80, seven to eight hours), but it’s usually easier to catch a lift to San Borja and take one of the more frequent micros from there.