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Amboro National Park

Flora and Fauna Amboro national park

Amboro National Park. Creation; year 1984

Localization; Elbow of the Andes, geographical point where the Western mountain ranges change course towards the south 17° 43’ and 17° 55’ south latitude and 60° 39’ and 64° 04’ west longitude.


  • Humid forests of the Amazon
  • Forests and grasslands of the Andes
  • Dry scrublands of the Chaco
  • Savannas and groves of the cerraExtension; 636,000 hectares Flora; There are approximately 3000 species of plants registered in Amboro National Park.

Fauna; 17 species of mammals, 912 species of birds, 135 species of reptiles, 173 species of amphibians.

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About Amboro National park

Legal estatus of Amboro protected Area.

The land adjacent to Cero Amboro  were officially declared a protected area on  the 23rd December  1973. But it was not until August 1984 that was legally given the status of Amboro National park (ANP)  and received some protection from immigrants  campesinos,  hunters and logging companies.

In October 1991 the park triangular area of 400.000 acres was enlarged to 1.500.000 acres by Supreme Decree.  In October 1995 Amboro National Park was reduced to  1.000.000 acres when  its peripheral third was downgraded to an integrated management  zone.

Geographical  Location

Today,  Amboro is an irregular rectangle lying between 17  Degrees 15´ and 18 Degrees 10´ South y 63 Degrees 29´ and  64 Degrees  46´ West.  It is bounded in the East  by the river Surutu and in the West  by the river Ichilo/San Mateo. The northern border runs through the lowlands close to the foothills of he Andean  mountains. The southern border crosses these mountains in an irregular line from the Quebrada Surutu in the east, to Siberia in the west. To the north,  east and south of the park shares a common  border with Carrasco National park (Department of Chochabamba)

In effect  the Amboro Protected Area and Carrasco National Park enclose most of the unoccupied uplands (3 million acres) lying between the southern and northern highways which connect the cities of Santa Cruz and Cochabamba.

Amboro National Park north side
Refugio Los Volcanes Air view
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Flora and Fauna Amboro national park

Short Comparisons;

Amboro National park; Northern & Southern Sides

 The Amazonian in  Amboro NP - Noel Kempf NP - Madidi NP

Eco-Tourism At
Amboro National Park

The Particularities Of The 

Northern & Southern 

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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


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