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Flor De Oro Tours
Noel Kempf National Park
North Side

Noel Kempff National Park is a spectacular biological reserve of 1.5 million hectares located in the northeastern corner of Bolivia, in the Department of Santa Cruz. Due to its unique bio-geographical location and the rich and extraordinary diversity of species and habitats found in the park, Noel Kempff attained status as a World Heritage Site in 2000. Please take a look to our flor de oro tours

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The North Side

In this part of Noel Kempf park are Arcoiris and Ahlfeld Waterfalls...The access to these attractions is usually by air and then by  motorboats...Only on raining season..  Some years ego a Lodge called Flor De Oro used to be opened. Nowadays it is not.

Nevertheless standard tours or trips to this park are conducted. But these have to be planned with some time ahead..And of course all these destinations are off the beaten track of travellers.

The only  lodge currently  working inside Noel Kempf park is Refugio Huanchaca in the south side of the park

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The landscape on the north side of this park is different to the south side. On the tours the time is more spent   on the Itenez River and Pauserna River and as well as in the oxbow lakes of these rivers.

One of the biggest attractions that visitors attending this side of the park can find during raining season are the fabulous.............Read More

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The tours or trips to visit  main attractions in Noel Kempf National Park are  divided in two zones..North and South.

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 Four Days - Three Nights
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4 Days 3 Nights - Flor De Oro Tours

North Side    -    “Flor De Oro”  Transport By  Air

From the city of Santa Cruz

1st Day 

At 7:30 a.m. you will be picked up from your hotel or home by our personnel to be taken to the air field. There we will board a small single-engine airplane which will take us to Noel Kempff National Park north side. We will arrive to Flor de Oro in about 3 hours of flight. (We recommend you to use the toilette before boarding) 

Starting to fly we will have the opportunity to appreciate from up-high the city of Santa Cruz. And after flying for the first 30 minutes towards the north-east we will be able to appreciate the devastation inflicted to the forest by the agriculture fields, meanly of Soy Beans and Sunflower. Later  we will be flying on the town of Concepcion which is part of the Jesuit Missions of the Chiquitania 

Flying for some more time  we start seeing how the  exuberant green carpet get thicker, And soon we are flying on the virgin jungle of park

Some more time on the way and will start watching  the awesome Caparu plateau.

On our way to Flor De Oro and flying on the plateau we appreciate from the plane the  impressing waved landscape and the different vegetations of this flat mountain while we get close to the  waterfalls  “Arcoiris” y “Ahlfeld”.

Once on of the Arcoiris waterfall we will fly  on a flank to have better view of the waterfall, so pictures are easier to be taken. And in about two minutes we will be on the Anlfeld waterfall here the pilot will do the same kind of fight that is if you are not nerves  

Soon we will be landing in Flor De Oro airfield. 

After a short walk around  we set out to Ahlfeld Camp.

We begin a beautiful trip navigating the Itenez river waters for the first two hours approximately, sometimes depending on season is possible to find the awesome floating plant Victoria Regia.

Later we need to go on  Pauserna River. Pauserna is a smaller river coming out of the park.

On this ride we will have the opportunity of seeing and watching a great variety of birds like Kingfishers and different mammals such as the Capybaras and if are lucky enough..It is even possible to spot some jaguar on the beaches of the river But we do not   guarantee finding and watching wild mammals

This will certainly turn our journey into an unforgettable experience. An experience which permits us to enjoy the infinite wonders of nature.

Arrival to Ahlfeld camp. Settle in cabins or in camping. The place will be our sub-base camp for all our excursions today and tomorow

At night it possible to have a short walk to try to see more wildlife.

Dinner and overnight in Ahlfeld Camp in beds or in Tents

2nd Day

After breakfast, we will set out on a  path  parallel to the Pauserna River towards the top part of the Ahlfeld Fall. And  to ArcoIris Waterfall. Total time hiking is about 6 hours

Here is where the waterfall begins. The view from here is more impressive.  

Even though the view is not as extensive as the one from batton it is some how creepy.  CAUTION: do not get too close to the edges since the rocks are very SLIPPERY.

This first part of the walk is 40 minutes, and we will stop to enjoy the place and surroundings for about 30 minutes.

After this point, we will keep on our way up to have a close look at Arcoiris Waterfall.

We keep getting further away from the camp-site on a path  through different types of forests. The path will go slightly uphill towards the Arcoiris  fall view point.

There are parts where the path turns narrow with a rocky wall on one side and an edge that falls several meters down to the Pauserna River... We must walk very carefully. We will keep going upward on the path through the jungle whose vegetation keeps changing.

At the top we reach the Caparú Plateau where the forest’s vegetation becomes low. We walk for approximately 30 more minutes on the plateau until we get to the point where we get a magnificent view of Arcoiris Falls. It is here where we stop for refreshments and lunch sandwiches. 

Meanwhile we watch in this immense place, the action of the water that falling down creates a notable evaporation of liquids, part of the natural cycle which must be watched, appreciated and meditated upon.

Depending on the rain season,some streams become rivers which turn into others impressive waterfalls; smaller but yet closer and more accessible to the visitor who may swim and  get massaged by the fall of its water.

Sometimes Arcoiris Fall may be visited from below.  Though. this is not very frequent. The visits to the bottom of Arcoiris depends largely on the CONDITIONS of the Pauserna River and availability of  time.

The Pauserna River must be crossed swimming with much caution with the animals of the place as well as caution with the “tenant” residing on the bottom part of the Arcoiris Falls who is the Anaconda “Iris”!!!!!!! She has been spotted on several occasions from the top of the plateau (with binoculars) basking in the sun on the rocks

After we are done appreciating the watefall and its surroundings. We should return to the Ahlfeld Camp-site to rest and have dinner.

3rd Day

After breakfast we cross Pauserna river to  start a short  walk through a path parallel to the Pauserna River. The path is covered by a very relaxing canopy forest. This walk is approximately 30 minutes and goes towards a natural pool formed by the Ahlfeld Falls. Here we will have a special and spectacular view from the botton of these famous waterfalls. We will also be able to take pictures from different angles. We will be able to enjoy these falls and take a swim but NOT to close to the falls.

We must take notice and respect all existing signs and indications of caution. We must be aware of the presence of Sting Rays in the water as well as the presence of other animals which are not very probable but surely possible.

Some times also is possible to enjoy another small waterfall from which you can get some wonderful massages for the whole body. Something exhilarating before beginning the return to Flor de Oro.

The return trip is somewhat shorter than the original trip.

Once back in Flor De Oro Camp.  We may get ready for some short nocturnal trekking on the paths around Flor De Oro

Dinner and Over night in Flor de Oro 

4th Day

Before breakfast, to be more in tune with the wildlife’s movements and have more possibilities of observing some mammals or birds that we have not yet seen. We would have an early walk on one of the trails.

This trekking will go through some paths near the runway or paths bordering the Itenez River.

If the conditions allow it, We could have an early boat ride to visit the first bay close to Flor de Oro. Or we could have a combination of both, a boat ride and some trekking

Return to Flor de Oro for breakfast and we get ready to return to Santa Cruz.

Lunch and short rest, return to Santa Cruz where someone from the company will met you to be taken to your hotel or home.

End of our flor de oro tours. Thank you

Please Read The Terms and Conditions of our Services

Amboró Tours is the only original source of this Itinerary

Amboró Tours also offers longer or shorter tours to this destination.

Adverse climatologic conditions or social unrest can change the original itinerary.

Remember that this itinerary can vary or not be fulfilled in its entirety by climate factors and/or the conditions of the ways and rivers or water streams.

Likewise, remember that this tour can become an adventure where mishaps can happen, which is why it is necessary to have an exploring and adventurous spirit.

Be prepared to protect yourself against the sun (sun lotion, sunglasses, hat or cap, long-sleeved shirt, long trousers and others) and rain (impermeable clothes)

Remember that nothing should be removed from the park (plants or seeds)

“Take only photographs and leave only footprints”

 Five Days - Four Nights
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5 Days 4 Nights -  Flor de Oro Tours

“Flor De Oro” By Air

From the city of Santa Cruz

1st Day

At 8:00 a.m. you will be picked up from your hotel or home by our personnel to be taken to the air field or airport.

There we will board a small single-engine airplane which will take us to Noel Kempff National Park -Northern side.

Later  we will be flying on the town of Concepcion which is part of the Jesuit Missions of the Chiquitania 

Flying for some more time  we start seeing how the  exuberant green carpet get thicker, to soon enter the on the virgin jungle of park.

Some more time on the way and will start watching  the awesome Caparu plateau.

On our way to Flor De Oro and flying on the plateau we appreciate from the plane the  impressing waved landscape and the different vegetations of this flat mountain while we get close to the  waterfalls  “Arcoiris” y “Ahlfeld”.

Once on of the Arcoiris waterfall we will fly  on a flank to have better view of the waterfall, so pictures are easier to be taken. And in about two minutes we will be on the Anlfeld waterfall here the pilot will do the same kind of fight that is if you are not nerves. Arrival L at Flor De Oro airfield

After a short rest we will take a  approximately 1 ½ hour walk on one of the camp’s paths.

During the day and at night we will have the opportunity of taking a night excursion on motor boat with a spotlight for about an hour in the Itenez River and some of its oxbow lakes . During this boat ride we will have the opportunity to see up close different kinds of fauna like giant river otters, dolphins,  and birds in the river banks. During this ride we will also have the opportunity to see caimans and nocturnal snakes on tree branches.

The lodge of Flor de Oro is not working

Over night at Flor de Oro in tents

2nd Day

After breakfast we leave Flor de Oro and set out to Ahlfeld Camp. We begin a beautiful day navigating the Itenez River waters.

For the first two hours approximately, then on the Pauserna River.

 The total time of this boat ride is approximately 5 hours. On this ride we will have the opportunity of seeing and watching a great variety of birds like Kingfishers and different mammals such as the Capybaras and if we are lucky enough..It is even possible to spot some jaguar on the beaches of the river

 This will certainly turn our journey into an unforgettable experience. An experience which permits us to enjoy the infinite wonders of nature...

Arrival to Ahlfeld camp. Settle in cabins or in campinng. This will be our sub base camp for all our excursions.

After lunch we cross the Pauserna river to start a  walk through a path parallel to the  River. The path is covered by a very relaxing canopy forest. This walk is approximately 30 minutes and goes towards a natural pool formed by the Ahlfeld Falls.

Here we will have a special and spectacular view of this famous waterfalls.

From the botton we are have have a spectacular view of the waterfall from different angles. 

We will be able to enjoy this place and take a swim but NOT to close to the falls. We must take notice and pay attention to all existing signs and indications of caution. We must be aware of the presence of Sting Rays.

After this, we return to Ahfled camp for dinner and rest to be ready for the next day. 

Tonight a ahort nocturnal walk is possible if the guests desire to do so.

Over night in Ahlfeld Camp.

3ird Day

After breakfast, we will set out on a  path  parallel to the Pauserna River towards the top part of the Ahlfeld Fall. 

Here is where the waterfall begins. The view from here is more impressive.  

Even though the view is not as extensive as the one from batton it is some how creepy. CAUTION: do not get too close to the edges since the rocks are very SLIPPERY

This first part of the walk is 40 minutes, and we will stop to enjoy the place and surroundings for about 30 minutes. 

After this point, we will keep on our way up to have a close look at Arcoiris Waterfall. 

We keep getting further away from the camp-site on a path  through different types of forests. The path will go slightly uphill towards the Arcoiris  fall view point.

There are parts where the path turns narrow with a rocky wall on one side and an edge that falls several meters down to the Pauserna River... We must walk very carefully.

We will keep going upward on the path through the jungle whose vegetation keeps changing until at the top we reach the Caparú Plateau where the forest’s vegetation becomes low. We walk for approximately 30 more minutes on the plateau until we get to the point where we get a magnificent view of Arcoiris Falls.

It is here where we stop for refreshments and lunch sandwiches, meanwhile we watch the immense place. The action of the water falling down creates a notable evaporation of liquids, part of the natural cycle which must be watched, appreciated and meditated upon.

Depending on the rain season, some streams become rivers which turn into other impressive waterfalls; smaller but yet closer and accessible to the visitor who may swim and get massaged by the fall of the water.

Total trekking time (one way) from the Ahlfeld camp-site to the Arco iris Falls observation point is approximately 3 hours.

Sometimes Arcoiris Fall may be visited from below. Though. this is not very frequent. The visits to the bottom of Arcoiris depends largely on the CONDITIONS of the Pauserna River and availability of  time.

The Pauserna River must be crossed swimming with much caution with the animals of the place as well as caution with the “tenant” residing on the bottom part of the Arcoiris Falls who is the Anaconda “Iris”!!!!!!! She has been spotted on several occasions from the top of the plateau (with binoculars) basking in the sun on the rocks

After we are done appreciating the waterfall and its surroundings. We should return to the Ahlfeld Camp-site to rest and have dinner.

4th Day

Breakfast and if the guests prefer we can cross the Pauserna River on boat to enjoy a smaller falls and from which you can get some wonderful massages for the whole body. Something exhilarating before beginning the return to Flor de Oro.

The return trip to Flor de Oro is somewhat shorter than the original trip.

Once in Flor de Oro we have lunch and rest. In the after noon is possible to have some more trekking along Itenez river

Over night in Flor de Oro in camping

5th Day

Before breakfast, to be more in tune with the wildlife’s movements and have more possibilities of observing some mammals or birds that we have not yet seen. We would have an early walk on one of the trails close to Flor de Oro. This walk will last approximately 1 ½ hours and will go through some paths near the runway. Or if the conditions allow it, We could have an early boat ride to visit he first oxbow lakes close to Flor de Oro. Or we could have a combination of both, a boat ride and a short walk.

Return to Flor de Oro for breakfast and we get ready to return to Santa Cruz.

Lunch and short rest, return to Santa Cruz where someone from the company will met you to be taken to your hotel or home.

End of our services. Flor De Oro Itineraries 

Thank you

Please Read The Terms and Conditions of our Services

Amboró Tours is the only original source of this Itinerary

Amboró Tours also offers longer or shorter tours to this destination.

Adverse climatologic conditions or social unrest can change the original itinerary.

Remember that this itinerary can vary or not be fulfilled in its entirety by climate factors and/or the conditions of the ways and rivers or water streams.

Likewise, remember that this tour can become an adventure where mishaps can happen, which is why it is necessary to have an exploring and adventurous spirit.

Be prepared to protect yourself against the sun (sun lotion, sunglasses, hat or cap, long-sleeved shirt, long trousers and others) and rain (impermeable clothes)

Remember that nothing should be removed from the park (plants or seeds)

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“Take only photographs and leave only footprints”

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The landscape on the north side of this park is different to the south side. On the tours the time is more spent   on the Itenez River and Pauserna River and as well as in the bays of these rivers.

One of the biggest attractions that visitors attending this side of the park can find are the fabulous

Arcoiris and Ahlfeld waterfalls. Although you can find   others waterfalls that appear near or on trails towards the main ones.

Other major attractions are the chances of observing the freshwater dolphins and Giant River Otters among many other mammals Giants of the Amazon.

The number of birds that can be appreciated, according to the experiences and knowledge, are more on this North Side more, but the species are much more varied in the south side of the park.

In vegetation is also possible to note a big difference from the other side of the park Tours

The tours  conducted  to the North Sie of Noel Kempf National park have as main attractions the waterfalls Ahlfeld and Arco Iris

In the links below you can find details of the tours to the North  Side of Noel Kempf 

Videos Noel Kempf North Side

Maps - Noel Kempf Tours - North Side


What to Bring.?

What To Bring ?

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                                        (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

Recommendations

Recommendations

1. Follow the guide's instructions 

2. Do not explore on your own 

3. Do not touch any insect or reptile

4. Protect things you want to keep dry by putting them in plastic bags. 

5. Do not litter. Including cigarette butts

6. Be careful about SLIPPING and falling, when crossing the rivers and streams or by the natural swimming pools 

7. Do not jump from place to place 

8. Do not smoke or light Candles inside the tents. 

9. Do not lift any rocks or logs 

10. Do not litter

11. In the natural places where you take a bath do not use shampoo or soap

Tropical Diseases.- To minimize the risk of  malaria, or a  tropical disease we 

Strongly recommend the use of long sleeved shirts and pants. During both day and night, and the use of repellents.

Positive Thinking.- When travelling in Bolivia, particularly to remote areas, 

keep in mind that you are travelling in sparsely populated areas where few people go. 

We suggest you a positive mental approach to relax, keep an open mind

Deodorant.-  Try not to bring to  the forest strong odor substances Keep In Mind: The changing weather can affect your future plans

- It is prohibited to hunt or capture any animal species or extract plants

- You have to carry your camping gear and water. And you may have to help the guide With 1 or 3 kilos.  Unless you have paid for a porter.

- Likewise, remember that this tour can become an adventure where mishaps can happen, which is why it is necessary to have an exploring and adventurous spirit.

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