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Amazon Rivers 

Amazon rivers, streams under or on the surface are the arteries of the planet Earth. These arteries located  especially in the  basin, are subject to radical  changes throughout the year. Amazon rivers provide a range of habitats, including swamps, marshes, streams among others.

The Amazon River

The Nile river can be  the world’s longest, the Amazon River sets the record in terms of the sheer volume of water that it carries – a mind-boggling average discharge of 219,000 m3 /sec of water

Roles of the Amazon Rivers

These rivers drainage system of the Amazon Basin. And play major roles in the ecology of the Amazon basin.

Amazon Rivers 
Ecotourism Destination - Bella Vista - El Tucunare Lodge

In the Bolivian amazonian almost all the ecotourism destinations are off the beaten tracks. One of these is the village of  Bella Vista located on the banks of two Amazon rivers. This area has the purest air in the world according to many specialists in climatologist and ecologic sciences. An example, the Tajibo tree is responsible for most of the oxygen generation in the world.

In Bella Vista visitors can find a very nice touristic lodge called El Tucunare. It is owned by a french guy named  Claude  he  invites us to discover  this  destination where you can be in touch with the wildlife, in the amazon rivers San Martin and Rio Blanco, and at the same time be in touch with the local culture.

To travel to El Tucanare lodge or to Bella Vista is possible to do it by a private plane " Aero taxi" or by land  from the city of Trinidad in el Beni Bolivia. 

Bella Vista is part of a natural reserve called Itinez.

El Tucunare Lodge - Amazon Rivers Destinations

Itineraries:   
             

                    5 Days 4 Nights     
           

                    4 Days 3 Nights
What to Do:


                      Beach - Relax


        Animal Kingdom


          Nocturnal Activities 

 -Photos


Videos

-Maps

Bellavista Beni Bolivia

Itinerary 4 Days 3 Nights

Bellavista Beni Bolivia

Bella Vista Tucanare Lodge

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 the tour at Bellavista Beni Bolivia

Bellavista Beni Bolivia

 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 Bellavista Beni Bolivia at El Tucunare lodge (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 or a blanket.

Once  in the city we take a taxi to  your hotel

End of the tour at Bellavista Beni Bolivia

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Maps - Bellavista Beni Bolivia


Nocturnal Activities in Bella Vista Community

Nocturnal Activities - Amazon Rivers Communities 

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

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 amazon rivers otters. 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.

Bellavista Beni Bolivia

Amazon Rivers- Bella Vista El Beni Bolivia

Like in many communities of the bolivian amazon rivers, 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 good 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 of 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 colours can be found throughout the zone, from the rivers to the forest. 

The animal kingdom of Bella Vista Amazon Rivers

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


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