Deutsch 

Français

Spanish

Bella Vista Tucunare Lodge

Bella vista El Beni from Jmarcos Velasco S. on Vimeo.

The bolivian amazonian In  Bella Vista Tucunare Lodge

Bella Vista is located in the department of Beni, Iténez Province in the northwest of Bolivia, and covers 213,564 km.

The region of El  Beni shares its borders with Pando to the north, Brazil to the east, the Mosetenes and Marimonos mountains to the south, the department of Santa Cruz to the southeast and the department of La Paz to the west.  Read More...........

Eco-Tours Details

Itineraries:                 
                    5 Days 4 Nights                 
                    4 Days 3 Nights
Other Activities:
                      Beach -Relax
                      Sourroundings

                       Nocturnal
                               
-Photos
-Videos
-Maps
-What to Bring ......?

Bella Vista Tucunare Lodge 
4 Days 3 Nights

Four Days and Four Nights

From Santa  Cruz City  by  land in Public Transportation

1st Night

At 20:00 hours  we pick you up  from  your hotel to take you  the Bus Terminal  (Bi-Modal) in the City of Santa Cruz.

The bus is timed for 21:00 hours to start the trip  to the City of Trinidad

At approximately 06:00 next day  the bus  it is planned  to Arrive at the bus terminal of Trinidad city.

1st Day

Transfer from the bus terminal of Trinidad to main plaza for some breakfast and bathrooms.

After about 1 hour we head  towards  the place where the  public vehicles  start  the trip to San Ramon and Magdalena. Towns along the way to  Bella Vista.

The first part of this trip will take about  3 ½ hours until San Ramon.  All the trip of today is on  a off road  with the exception of a few kilometers after Trinidad city.

This road has been raised  above the level of the  flat low lands all around. 

On the sides  of the road  we can appreciate the immense private properties of people dedicated to the cattle grow business. In some parts near by the main road  there small or / and huge lakes with fish, yacares and other mammals as well as many birds very similar to the Pantanal

Also we will have real chances of wildlife  observation, like Capibaras ( Hydrochoerus hydrouchaeris )  Yacares  among others  animals.

Lunch is programed  in the village of  San Ramon  or Magdalena, typical little towns with very kind native inhabitants  of these hot and flat lands  in the north of Bolivia.

After lunch we  keep going  on the same road  in similar conditions  

During  rain season  almost all the  highway  that start in Trinidad is under water.  Nowadays    the  local government  of Trinidad is working  to  make it about 80 centimeters higher.

During the dry season this road is very dusty.

After Crossing two rivers;  Xiama River and  Rio Blanco, on a flat boat and  about  7 hours  of traveling  we get to Bella Vista Village. 

After a warm welcome  at  El Tucunare lodge we  set up in ours  rooms.

Dinner and overnight in El Tucunare. (second Night)

2nd Day

After breakfast, we  go  on small engine boat  towards Rio Blanco hoping to see some pink dolphins and many birds. 

If the visitors  want to do some  sport  fishing  it is possible  to  do it. In the area you can find; Surubis, General and many  others.

Please check out our list of fish for more about it

This  tour can take about 2 or 3 hours. It will depends  on how it is scheduled.

Lunch in Tucunare  lodge.

In the afternoon hours  we take  a short brake in the  rooms  of  El Tucunare  or in the hammocks  of its restaurant, while the day cool down a bit.

We wait the afternoon hours  to go out again  in the motorboat  to some different  places down or up the rivers always pay attencion to iguanas or some other animal

When you are back in the lodge a great dinner will be waiting for you.

Also the restaurant has a bar where you can choose some drinks from ( It is not included in the package price )

Dinner and overnight in El Tucunare (Third Night)

3er Day

After the breakfast  and early in the morning  we start our trip  on the motor boat to try to see some  Giant River otters ( Pteramura brasiliensis), big black  Caiman o Anacondas 

This day we will go on San Marin River or some of its many oxbow lakes.

Also today we can program a short walk to a hill to have the chance of  a view the landscape with  the river, lakes and its natural pampas.  Which is the typical landscape of El Beni.

Lunch in El Tucuanare 

In the afternoon hours some  walking  aroung the village is possible to know a few things more about the activities of its inhabitants and about this part of Bolivia.

Bella Vista is a Village located inside of a regional nature reserve called Itenez.

At about 17:00 we  take another tour in the boat. This time we will stay until night  for  a few hours in a small stream with flashlights  and on a paddle boat trying to see caimans or others animals.

Dinner and overnight At El Tucunare (4th Night)

4th Day

After breakfast we  say good bye to the people of El Tucunare and to Bella Vista.  Then we start our  trip back to the city of Trinidad. 

We will be arriving at Trinidad about 17:00 hours.

Once in Tinidad we take you to you hotel

End of our services

Bella Vista Tucunare Lodge
 5 Days 4 Nights

Five Days and Five Nights

From Santa  Cruz City  by  land in Public Transportation

1st Night

At 20:00 hours  we pick you up  from  your hotel to take you  the Bus Terminal  (Bi-Modal) in the City of Santa Cruz.

The bus is timed for 21:00 hours to start the trip  to the City of Trinidad

At approximately 06:00 next day  the bus  is planned  to Arrive at the bus terminal of the  Trinidad city.

1st Day

Transfer from the bus terminal of Trinidad to main plaza for some breakfast and bathrooms.

After about 1 hour we head  towards  the place where the  public vehicles  start  the trip to San Ramon and Magdalena. Towns along the way to  Bella Vista.

The first part of this trip will take about  3 ½ hours until San Ramon.  All the trip of today is on  a off road  with the exception of a few kilometers after Trinidad city.

This road has been raised  above the level of the  flat low lands all around. 

On the sides  of the road  we can appreciate the immense private properties of people dedicated to the cattle grow business. In some parts near by the main road  there small or / and huge lakes with fish, yacares and other mammals as well as many birds very similar to the Pantanal

On the road we will have real chances of wildlife  observation, like Capibara families Hydrochoerus hydrouchaeris )  Yacares  among others  animals.

Lunch is programed  in the village of  San Ramon  or Magdalena, typical little towns with very kind native inhabitants  of these hot and flat lands  in the north of Bolivia.

After lunch we  keep going  on the same road  in similar conditions  

During  rain season  almost all the  highway  that start in Trinidad is under water.  Nowadays    the  local government  of Trinidad is working  to  make it about 80 centimeters higher.

During the dry season this road is very dusty.

After Crossing two rivers;  Xiama River and  Rio Blanco, on a flat boat and  about  7 hours  of traveling  we get to Bella Vista Village. 

The streets of Bella Vista during the dry season look dry also

We are supposed to be  at Bella Vista about 17:00 hours.  After a warm welcome  at  El Tucunare lodge we  set up in ours  rooms.

Dinner and overnight in El Tucunare. (second Night)

2nd Day

After breakfast, we  go  on small engine boat  towards Rio Blanco. 

During this first ride on rio Blanco we will try to see some pink dolphins and birds. 

If the visitors  want to do some  sport  fishing  it is possible  to  do it. In the area you can find; Surubis, General and many  others.

Please check out our list of fish for more about it

This  tour can take about 2 or 3 hours. It will depends  on how it is scheduled 

Lunch in Tucunare  lodge.

In the afternoon hours  we take  a short brake in the  rooms  of  El Tucunare  or in the hammocks  of its restaurant, while the day cool down a bit.

We wait the afternoon hours  to go out again  in the motorboat  to some different  places down or up San Martin River or Blanco River. Always paying attention to see wildlife like iguanas, birds and  some other animal

When you are back in the lodge a great dinner will be waiting for you.

Also the restaurant has a bar where you can choose some drinks from ( It is not included in the package price )

Dinner and overnight in El Tucunare (Third Night)

3er Day

After the breakfast  and early in the morning  we start our trip  on the motor boat to try to see some  Giant River otters ( Pteramura brasiliensis ), big black Caiman o Anacondas 

This day we will go on San Marin River or some of its many oxbow lakes.

Also today we can program a short walk to a hill to have the chance of  a view the landscape with  the river, lakes and its natural pampas.  Which is the typical landscape of El Beni.

Lunch in El Tucuanare 

In the afternoon hours some  walking  aroung the village is possible to know a few things more about the activities of its inhabitants and about this part of Bolivia.

Bella Vista is a Village located inside of a regional nature reserve called Itenez.

At about 17:00 we  take another tour in the boat. This time we will stay until night  for  a few hours in a small stream with flashlights  and on a paddle boat trying to see caimans or others animals.

Dinner and overnight At El Tucunare (4th Night)

4th Day

After breakfast we  say good bye to the people of El Tucunare and to Bella Vista.  Then we start our  trip back to the city of Trinidad. 

We will be arriving at Trinidad about 17:00 hours.

5th Night

Once in the city we go to a restaurant to have dinner and about 20:00 hours  take a taxi  to go to the bus terminal.

At about 21:00 hours we board the bus with destination to the city of Santa  Cruz.

We  may be getting at the city of Santa Cruz  at 06:00 in the morning.

The service of public bus usually is with a cold  air conditioned , so please  take with you yur sleeping bag.

Once  in the city we take a taxi to  your hotel

End of  our services

Bella Vista Tucunare Lodge 

The bolivian amazonian In Bella Vista

Bella Vista is located in the department of Beni, Iténez Province in the northwest of Bolivia, and covers 213,564 km². 

The region of El  Beni shares its borders with Pando to the north, Brazil to the east, the Mosetenes and Marimonos mountains to the south, the department of Santa Cruz to the southeast and the department of La Paz to the west.  

This area has the purest air in the world according to many specialists in climatological and ecologic sciences. An example, the tajibo tree is responsible for most of the oxygen generation in the world. 

Claude and Marcela invite you to one week of adventure in the heart of the Amazon rainforest. 

Discover below the activities that we can propose you during your stay. 

Arrival

Upon your arrival at the Bella Vista airstrip you will be met by local people playing their traditional music. A taxi will be waiting to whisk you to our resort where you will be welcomed with a cocktail.

Tours to discover the flora and fauna in our garden and visit the village of Bella Vista 

Videos - Bella Vista Tucunare

Maps - Bella Vista Tucunare 

Bella Vista Tucunare Activities

River and rainforest of Bella Vista Sourroundings - Bella Vista Tucunare 

Wake up at 4:30am with a cup of coffee for breakfast. We take a boat that will lead us to San Martín river, where we will discover the rainforest and river dawn. Birds and animals welcome you with a wonderful dawn chorus. After one and a half hours navigating the river, we come to a small community in the heart of Amazon - “California ". There we will have breakfast, and continue our journey towards the golden hill “Orícore ". 

For about 20 minutes we will climb a higher hill, to take in the panoramic view. Then return to our facilities at lunch time. 

After dinner, a folkloric group will visit us, so we can enjoy the dances and the songs of the people from Bellavista.

Horses and Hills with Marcela

The guides, will take you by footpath to the hills, where we will discover a great variety of trees and vegetation. Here we can lasted plants with medicinal properties. But don't worry if we are thirsty, we can enjoy the water contained in "palo de agua" (a vine that contains potable water) that has the peculiar virtue of preventing or curing prostate cancer. We can also take a look at the "palmito ", whose hearts make a delicious salad.


Nocturnal Activities

We will visit the town and be able to enjoy the pretty riversides around Bellavista. 

Piranhas, Crocodiles and River Otters 

From june to december. We start sailing the Baure River. According to the level of the water, we will be able to enter a called stream “Trinidadcito ", where we can Lastd a lot of piranhas, crocodiles and londras. If the level of the water is very low, we head to the border of the river and thus we have the possibility to take good photos of various animals and fish.

By the evening, we have a trek that lasts three hours to the mount. There you will discover the wonders that the nature presents to us, listening to the sounds of the Amazon and taking photos.

The house of the freshwater dolphins (Inia geoffrensis) and a walk

In the Baure River, near the village we will take a walk to see the pink and blue river dolphins. Carrying on up the river we will go to the Salitral and into the forest to a small lagoon; home to many animals and giant trees.

Monkey and Parrot Island

After crossing the San Martín river on horseback we shall go for an hour and a half through the pampas to an island where there is a troupe of monkeys, flocks of parrots, wild turkeys, small deer, etc.

Sensation and emotion

After an hour by boat, at nightfall, we come to the rocks of Verdún to listen to the sounds of the large fish in search of food, the crocodiles and the river dolphins. In the jungle by the side of the river you can hear birds singing, and at night, the growling of a jaguar. Guaranteed to get your heartbeat going!

A night of typical music

A local group will come to entertain you with traditional music, dancing and song and the dancers from the village will show off their beautiful typical dress.


Beach and relax in Bella Vista

Here you can relax on the beach next to the River Baures and watch the local people swimming, fishing, playing and bartering their produce.

Laguna Gérard

20 minutes upriver we enter the forest to reach a lagoon 100 meters from the riverside. We will be able to see crocodiles, capybaras and different varieties of birds. The fishing is good but difficult here but we can catch tucunares, piranhas, bentones and surubies. In the lagoon outlet we can fish for curubinas, piranhas and palometas. And then have a feast for lunch!

Some activities are better at certain times of the year as much depends on the height of the river. From December to April the water can rise up to 7 metres and begin to recede in May.

The Amazon flora of the Forest fo Bella vista

The forests contain trees of all types, such as: Itahuba, Caricari, Tajibos, Cedar, rust-coloured Cuta, Almandrillo and others. 50% of the woods are exotic. 

Medicinal plants exist and are used to cure ailments such as: ulcers, asthma, blood disorders, appendicitis, cardiac diseases, respiratory problems, snake bites, digestive problems and others. 

On some lagoons we can appreciate a variety of the Queen Victoria lilies, which can measure up to 2 meters in diameter – the largest in the world

Wild flowers of incredible beauty and colors can be found throughout the zone, from the rivers to the forest. 

The animal kingdom 

The fauna makes up 80% of the diversity in the world according to some scientists. 

A total of 643 species has been identified each with a family of their own: 326 birds, 185 fish, 67 mammals, 37 amphibians and 28 reptiles.

(Panthera onca) jaguar (Felis yagouaroundi) jaguarundi (Felis pardalis) ocelot (Felis wiedii) margay (Felis species) panther (concolor Felis) cougar(Cyclopes didactylus) silky anteater (Mymecophaga tridáctyla) bear flag (Tamandua tetradáctila) anteater (mazama guasoubira) roe-deer (mazama American) guazo small roe-deer (blastocerus dichotomus) marsh deer Monkeys (Cebubus aplla)  (Ateles paniscus) black spider monkey (Aotus chance) owl monkey (Alouatta caraya) howler monkey (Saimiri sciureus) squirrel monkey


What To Bring ?

                                        (DO NOT BRINGS THINGS YOU MAY DO NOT NEED)

  1 Day 0 Nights  

- Sunscreen

- A Cap or a Hat  ( No to be used under the trees or branches)

- Sun Glasses

- A Warm Sweater

- Raincoat

- Swimsuit ( You may not have time to use it in one day tours)

- Insect Repellents

- Long-sleeved shirt- PantsLight colors 

(Mosquitoes are especially attracted by dark colors)

- Passport (Original) Or identifications documents valid in Bolivia

- Plastic bags  to protect whatever you do not want to get wet

- Trekking Shoes or others proper Shoes.

- Bring your own medication for your personal needs

- Personal items you may need

- Extra food, cookies or sweets of your choice

                      2 or more days – (Besides the items for 1 Day)

Overnight in Tents; Big Back pack, Tent/s, Sleeping Mat, Sleeping Bag, Purification Tablets (for water) 

- Mosquito Net for your head (It´s in case you don´t want repellent on your face)

- Toilet paper, Towel and others.  Chargers, batteries

- A pair of Sandals and/or light Shoes to walk in streams or rivers

- A hand torch Hand & head lamp with enough batteries

- Enough cloth. And a pair of trousers. It should become shorts and dry fast.

It may rain and cloth may get wet with water

Photos Bella Vista Tucunare Lodge

Home > Bella Vista Tucunare

New! Comments

Have your say about what you just read! Leave me a comment in the box below.

 Amboro Tours
Terms And Conditions