The nearest town to Freedom is Rurrenabaque (Department of Beni) with approx. 17000 inhabitants. From La Paz city (the nation’s capital) can be reached overland in 18-24 hours (60-70 Bs) or by air in 50 minutes (400 Bs). If you choose the overland trip do not use the La Paz bus terminal, you have to leave La Paz from the Villa Fatima informal stations.
Approximate exchange rates are 1 $ = 6,80 Bs or 1 € = 8,9 Bs.
Once in Rurrenabaque you have to hire the service of a “peque-peque” (small motorized boat) that in 15-20 minutes (5-10 Bs) traces the Beni River to Freedom, formerly known as “Prudencio Molina”, near Villa Alcira (request go to donde viven los gringos). Another option is letting us know in advance and we’ll pick you up at the Clarivel hostel (located in Rurrenabaque “calle Comercio”); in this case we’ll use our boat and transportation fees run on our own.
Living conditions in the Freedom camp are quite rustic. We have 3 cabins(indigenous style) enough for 2 people each one. All of them have mattresses and moskito nets.
The overnight price in Rurrenabaque ranges between 20 and 80 Bs/night.
The facility has spring water and shower. There is no electricity, but a small solar panel allows connection to the computer and radio 1.5 hours/day.
Feed costs are borne by each volunteer and
range around 450 Bs/week.
The food in Freedom is basically vegetarian including breakfast, simple lunch and a good dinner.
A full lunch or dinner in Rurrenabaque is between 20 and 50 Bs.
The fruit lovers are lucky; the camp has all kinds of fruit during almost the entire year (September-October not fruity season).