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Buenavista Tours
The Best Village Near Santa Cruz City

Buenavista is a pleasant town less than 2 hours by car from the city of Santa Cruz. People who puts a bit of attention on the atmosphere of this place may realize that the air or oxygen over here most of the time is very healthy. And the spectacular view of the Amboro Park on clear days is an ideal complement. Read More.....

Buenavista Tours

buenavista tours in Bolivia

The standard tours  conducted  to this destinaton may have a duration of One full day or more

In the links below you can find details of these the standard  tours  

Buenavista

Standard Tours 

Tour Details

- Itinerary;  1 Day 0 Nights
- Price List; # 20 
- Buenavista & Surroundings; Photos 
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                                                             Maps 
                                   What To Bring..... ?

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Mammals - Forest - Birds 

From the City of Santa Cruz

One Day

At 08:00 am we pass by your hotel to pick you up and start traveling in a vehicle to Buena vista town. This trip is on a paved road with direction North-East from the city of Santa Cruz.

It is approximately 100 km away from Santa Cruz city. And the drive is likely to last about 1 hour and 45 minutes.

On the way we pass several others towns.

The first is Warnes just 23 kilometers from Santa Cruz. This town is known for the number of industries within its limits  including Viru Viru, the most important airport of Bolivia 

The next city  on our way is Montero. It is the biggest city close to Santa Cruz.

Montero has the largest Sugar cane Industry in Bolivia. Known as "El Ingenio Guabira".

In Montero we may stop for about 15 minutes to try to see some sloths on the trees at its main square 

Continuing our route we reach Portachuelo a small town. The twon of Portachuelo is known to be inhabited by mostly native people of the region and its good looking  women. Also this population is known to produced exquisite pork sausages and local made bread 

On the way the vehicle that is transporting us may needs to stop to refill Gas. In Bolivia the gas is a lot cheaper than the gasoline or diesel, but the tank has no much capacity. Everyone needs to get off the vehicle for this operation

From Portachuelo we still have to drive 30 kilometer to the green town of Buenavista.

On the way, far on the left side horizon,  we can we can appreciate de mountains of Amboro National park nature reserve of over half a million hectares,  Amazon jungle, which act as a magnet to attract rain.

Once in Buena vista, It is possible make a short stop for a cup of  coffee which come from local coffee plantations and its quality  is recognized in Europe, USA and Japan

The plaza of Buenavista has native trees like the high value Mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla) or Caoba.

Once in this small town visitors have more than one option.

In some cases it is possible to visit 2 or 3 places in 1 day. These will depend on the visitor´s interest and availability of time. 

Below some others  tours than a visitor can enjoy in one day and still have the time to return to the city of Santa Cruz

Buenavista  Surroundings - Option 1

Amboro National park  - Option 2

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We go directly to an area where you have a good chance to see some mammals. in its natural inhabited, such as monkeys and sloths (Bradypus tridactylus) (female) (Bradypus variegatus ) (male) Capybaras (Capybara) and other mammals.  Also is possible to see some rare birds for example one know as Hoatzin (Opisthocomus hoazin).

In this area you can walk on a secondary dirt road for vehicles or we can  walk through the woods. This will depend on ground conditions at the time of the visit.

Surutu River which is is the natural border of Amboro National park in only about 4 km from Buena Vista main plaza

After this place we go by car to another area where we also will have a good chance of seeing more monkeys like the Squirrel Monkeys (Saimiri sciureus sciureus) or the Capuchin monkey and other animals like the Ant Eater bear  know as Manto Negro (tetradactyla tamandua)

As for birds we do have chances of seeing the Toco Toucan (Ramphastos toco) and many other species

In this other area we walk on a path for vehicles with very little traffic, with secondary forest on both sides.

During the  walks in the rainy season we may have to cross  some puddles or parts of the road over flooded.  Some walks can be on a trail in the woods on the sides of roads in search of more animals or birds.

The trekking in this area can be a total of 5 km or a little more. This always depends on the conditions of the trails and fitness and preference of the guests.

Lunch is going to be  somewhere on the road, trail or when you return the vehicle.

At about  15:00 or 16:00 we  start the way back city of Santa Cruz

Once in Santa Cruz City we drive you to you hotel

End of our services. 

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Amboro Tours is the only original source of this Itinerary

Amboro Tours also offers tours of more days to this destination.

Adverse weather conditions or social upheaval can change the original itinerary.

"Just take your pictures and leave only your footprints"

Videos - Buenavista Tours 



Montero City

Buena Vista Amboro Tours from Jmarcos Velasco S. on Vimeo.



Buenavista Town

Milk Processing Plant

Queseria-Suiza-Santa-Cruz-Bolivia from Jmarcos Velasco S. on Vimeo.

Maps - Buenavista 

Photos Buenavista Tours

    What To Bring ?

(DO NOT BRINGS THINGS YOU MAY DO NOT NEED)

- 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- Pants 

- 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

Buenavista Tours

Buenavista is a pleasant town less than 2 hours by car from the city of Santa Cruz. People who puts a bit of attention on the atmosphere of this place may realize that the air or oxygen over here most of the time is very healthy. And the spectacular view of the Amboro Park on clear days is an ideal complement.

For these reasons and others These small town is known as the best town relatively near the city of Santa Cruz.

Among the activities that can be perform from this small town are trips of one, two or more  days to the Amazon of Amboro National park. This side of Amboro National park has more than one entrance and from this town you can choose from  five different entrances  to the park.

Private natural reserves also offer you the possibility  of trekking in secondary forest doing bird watching  and mammals observation. Also  you can visit  some  plantation such as Macadamia, Coffee, Cacao  and many others

Or perhaps the visitors prefer to know more about the process of a grain of coffee In the  Cafetal Plant or a visit to the Swiss Cheese Plant known as Queseria  Suiza. All these visits can be very  interesting.

This town is a municipality and capital city of the province Ichilo in the department of Santa Cruz in eastern Bolivia. It is situated on a hill of 400 meters above sea level which gives mild climate. It is about 100 kilometers northwest of the city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra. It was founded by the priest José Casas on February 26, 1723, after the Jesuit Father Juan de Montenegro established a community in those territories. 

It is 17 º 27 ' south latitude and 63 º 40' west longitude. Its average temperature is 24.3 ° C; the maximum is 27.8 º C and minimum of 14.4 ° C.

It has an annual rainfall of 2,563 mm, with a relative humidity of 80%. Its climate is tropical humid. July is the coldest part of the year and November the warmest month. It has a population of 14,362 inhabitants (2005). Its main attraction is the Amboro National Park, which is an ecological reserve protected by the Bolivian state has an area of 634,600 hectares.

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