Beni River

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Beni River
Cruzando el río Beni, Bolivia.JPG
Countries Bolivia, Brazil
 - location La Paz Department, Bolivia
Mouth Madeira River
 - location near Riberalta, Bolivia–Brazil border
Length 1,100 km (684 mi) [1]
Map of the Amazon Basin with the Beni River highlighted

The Beni River (Spanish: Río Beni) is a river in the north of Bolivia.

It rises north of La Paz and flows northeast. The Madre de Dios River is its most important tributary. Two of Beni's tributaries are the Madidi River and the Tuichi River in the Madidi National Park and Madidi National Park respectively. Tuichi River joins the Beni River upstream from the town Rurrenabaque. South of Rurrenabaque, the Beni River runs through the Amazon rainforest. About 30 km (19 mi) before joining the Mamoré River at the Bolivia-Brazil border, the rapids of Cachuela Esperanza interrupt the upstream navigability of the river.


  1. ^ Ziesler, R.; Ardizzone, G.D. (1979). "Amazon River System". The Inland waters of Latin America. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. ISBN 92-5-000780-9. Archived from the original on 8 November 2014. 

Coordinates: 10°22′56″S 65°23′25″W / 10.3821°S 65.3903°W / -10.3821; -65.3903