Amboro National Park
Amboro National Park
Northern & Southern
There are two main destinations in Amboro national park; Northern side and southern side.
Amboro National park North Side
The north side of the park is more Amazonian jungle and you can go deeper inside the park. The trekking is on the trails and without trails under the jungle or following some streams (always with a guide). At the north side of Amboro park there are more rivers, streams and with the standard price of a tour you get a private Spanish speaking guide, it is also possible to hire a private translator from us.
Overnight camping (Tent, sleeping bag and sleeping pad) camping gear is included in the standard price. If you take a tour of 2 Days 1 Night, 3 DD 2 NN or longer it would be possible to stay overnight more inside the jungle. You would need to carry the camping gear, your bottles of water (Also included in the standard tour price) so we recommend you to bring a big backpack to put everything inside and to have your hands free.
The landscape at the north side of Amboro is not flat and presents some hills and mountains and the trails where the roots of the plants are everywhere, sometimes you would have to cross streams stepping on slippery stones.
The main village to enter Amboro National park north side could be BuenaVista.
Amboro National park south side
The main entrance for the south side is at Refugio Volcanes. If your departure point is the city of Santa Cruj, it would be about 2 hours away and 1.5 hours before reaching the town of Samaipata, so there is no need to get or to go through Samaipata to reach Amboro National park.
Refugio Volcanes is a private property located in the first part of Amboro national park. At this place there is a nice lodge with clean rooms to stay overnight. The standard tour does not include a private guide but it does include a Spanish speaking companion that walks with you at the trails. At Refugio Volcanes you may need to talk to the manager to get yourself into a group and arrange the trekking, although they should be looking for your to get you in a group.
At Refugio Los Volcanes most of the trails are in the mountains so most of the time the trekking is very steep.
Nowadays there have been some complaints about the presence of the owner's dogs and horses at the trails in the forest.
The trekking with the COMPANIONS is on the trails of Refugiio Los Volcanes, you would need to hire (From Amboro Tours) a private guide to get more advantage of your time / explore new trails at this beautiful part of the park.
Amboro national Park North Side
Please Find Below Tours Details; North / South
Ecotourism in Amboro National Park - Bolivia
About Amboro park north side entrances. Usually no many tour operators go to Amboro park north side.
Before booking a tour to the north or south side, visitors should ask details of the tour. Example the name of the entrance and if the tour is going to get into the central part of the park, this because some tour offices organise tours to some places near or towards the park but these destinations could be not Amboro park north side or south side..
During the rain season sometimes is hard to get into the park specially to the area without human settlements.
For Visitors looking to organize a tour we recommend to coordinate in advance with the company of your preference or with Amboro Tours' office. Online booking is something with more tendency.
At La Chonta Entrance there are some Rustic Cabins and Bathrooms. Although there is no running water for the toilets or kitchen and .last year (2023) there have been a big forest fire around this entrance.
When Visitors visit the park through the others entrance in the north side of the park it is necessary to stay overnight in tents. Most of tours to Amboro National Park are to the first part of the park, where is possible to have private property. If you want to get to the second (central part) part of the park you would need to get a good tour company.
Amboro National Park South side
During a visit of 2 days 1 night is possible to combine the South Side ( Refugio Volcanes) with Samaipata, Museum and El Fuerte or the giant ferns ). This can be done leaving the south side of Amboro after breakfast.
Amboro National Park, Madidi National And Park Noel
Kempf Mercado National Park
Comparing the most representative parts of the vegetation and topography of the northern part of Amboro National Park with the jungles in Madidi N Park, there is great similarity.
Compering the Amazonian of Noel Kempff National Park to the Amazonian of Amboro Park's north side, Amboro NP is much has more rivers and streams
What catches the attention of visitors who appreciate these places is the quality of the forest and the diversity typical of this primary forest zone.
Regarding birds, Amboro National Park contains, according to studies, more bird species than the entire country of Costa Rica. Birds in the jungle are easy to hear but difficult to see due to the density of the forest.
In mammals, this part of Amboro is rich as it contains all the species typical of the Amazon, although is hard to see big mammas in Amboro NP or Noel Kempf NP