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Bolivia Travel - Santa Cruz 

Bolivia Travel - El Beni

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Bolivia Travel / Amboro Tours. It is a private company, in the field of receptive tourism in Bolivia. We are a travel agency, Tour Operator. We have been working since 1999. Our destinations focus on the green part of Bolivia, more specifically in the regions of Beni and Santa Cruz.

We offer a wide variety of tourist packages from standard tours to, unique and special experiences of real adventure.

We operate the national parks of Bolivia. We arrive where no other wants / can reach.

We set up excursions to new and inaccessible places deep in the Amazon jungle.

Kaa Iya Del Gran Chaco National Park

Bolivia Travel

If you love wildlife, you can't miss This unique natural reserve called Kaa Iya National Park. Kaa Iya National Park contains more than three million hectares of a very special pristine forest. This dry jungle is share among Argentina, Paraguay and Bolivia. But in Bolivia is still kept in a very high-grade of conservation. This N. Park in Bolivia, South America is larger than Belgium. Some studies can certificate a population of more than 1,000 jaguars. It is one of the best preserved natural sanctuaries, for this mammal, in the world.

Amboro Tours is  proud to be pioneers in organise Eco-trips to this park.

Amboro National Park - North Side

Bolivia Travel

The lung of the Earth is the Amazonian, and the Homo sapiens is destroying it. But  at Amboro National Park,  you have the chance of enjoy its aromatic oxygen completely in touch with all its biodiversity.      The North Side and the South side of Amboro N. park.is sharply divided into two parts by the abrupt emergence of the Andean mountains from the relatively flat lowlands to the North and the East.   At Amboro  vast Amazon jungle you can find many different types of vegetation, from the humid tropical forest to the low lands to the  cactus desert of the  valleys, within  each zone there is an almost infinite  number  of habitats both for plants and animals. 

Refugio Los Volcanes in Amboro National Park

Refugio Los Volcanes is a touristic destination in Amboro National park South side. It is in the region of  Santa Cruz, Bolivia. This touristic attraction offers a comfortable lodge in the middle of a great landscape. It is  located at about at about 3 hours from the city of Santa Cruz and at about 900 meters on sea level. A two days one night tour to  Refugio Los Volcanes  can be combined with the town called Samaipata

Samaipata

In one full day tour from the city of Santa Cruz is possible to visit "Cuevas"  "El Fuerte" and the museum in the town of Samaipata. Usually the tours commence at 8H00 and the group is back in Santa Cruz at about 19H.  We do not have schedule tours to this destination or to any destination, because  almost all the touristic attractions in Santa Cruz or El Beni are off the beaten tracks.The prices depend on the number of visitors in a group. 

Noel kempf National park

A very remote, hard to access national park is Noel Kempf Mercado. We are about the only tour operator that manage to organise tours to this great reserve of 1.5 millions hectares in danger of disappear in a short term, due to the ignorance of many people.

In the south side its main attraction is Caparu plateau and in the north side are its waterfall Ahlfeld and Arcoiris. The entrance to visit these touristic attractions used to be   Flor De Oro, but now the cabins and all the infrastructure is in bad shape. Any bolivia Traveller with enough time and budget should visit this natural reserve.

El Pantanal

The bolivian Pantanal is  considered  the  primary source of the Paraguay River and also the  most rich in biodiversity. Compared with the brasilian part It is much less visited by tourists and within the Pantanal there are two natural reserves, One is ANMI San Matias in the North side  and Otuquis National park in the South part of it. All this helps it to be  least altered The biggest wet land of the world is also our destination. In El Pantanal we go to Rio Negro including  Tres Gigantes lodge. And Otuquis National park 

Full Day Tours in Santa Cruz

 BuenaVista Samaipata  -  Jesuit M.Chiquitos - Amboro National Park - Private Natural park - And More

Short Excursions

Mennonites Colonies 

- Sand Dunes / Lomas De Arena

- City Tours

- Botanical Garden

- Jungle Trekking Private Park

Tours En El Beni 

El Beni is a huge flat  landscape furrowed  by many rivers and with thousands of lakes. El Beni has many undiscovered touristic destination with a great future for Bolivia conservation. These is a short list of tours in El Beni  Bella Vista Tucunare - Los Lagos Lodge - Chuchini

More about Conservation

Hostels & Hostels In Santa Cruz- Ciudad

Hotels & Hostels In La Chiquitania

1 Days 0 Nights  North side
La Chonta Tours

1 Days 0 Night  North side Amboro Park - La Chonta tours

At  8H00 A.M. we pass by your hotel to pick you up and commence the tour travelling in a vehicle to a small town near to Amboro National Park. At this place we usually we meet the guide and switch to a 4WD car.

 This trip is on a paved road with direction northwest  from the city of Santa Cruz.The first part of  driving is of approximately 100 or 120 km. It depends on which part in the north side of the park we are driving to. Once on the highway although  we drive through  several small towns we do not stop until we get to  the small town near Amboro N park.

During the about 100 km of driving we go through Warnes just 23 kilometres 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 population on our way is Montero. It is the biggest city near to Santa Cruz.On the sides of the highway we can see sugar plantation. Montero has the largest Sugar Industry in Bolivia.

Sometimes, on the way the vehicle that is transporting us 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. In that case everyone needs to get off the vehicle for this operation. It is good opportunity to use the toilets

Once back on the highway Far on the left side horizon,  we can we can appreciate the mountains of Amboro National park a nature reserve of over half a million hectares,  Amazon jungle, which act as a magnet to attract rain.

When we arrive to the village near Amboro National park the guide.will be waiting for us the rest of the team that will make this trip possible.

The Amboro  tours on the North side can go to  five main entry points. These are; Mataracu, La Chonta, Macuñucu,Saguayo and Ichilo.

Some official entry points are more complicated than others. But all are located at about the same distance from the city of Santa Cruz. The closer would be Saguayo and La Chonta the farther is Ichilo.

When the trips o tours are only for one day the entrance to Amboro park usually has to be  La Chonta, Because it is a bit closer than the others.

From the meeting point with the rest of the team, we will begin the another part of this trip in a 4WD vehicle on a dirt or asphalt road. This second part of the trip  last about 40 minutes or 1 1/2 hours depending on how far is possible to get in the car and which entry point we are driving to.

In dry season starting in March or April through November the 4x4 vehicle gets all the way to the Red Line. During the raining season it could change.

Usually the first river to cross is Surutu. Which is the border of the park.

During the raining season, we may have to cross the river walking and continue on a cart o riding a horse. 

The Red Line is a  path opened with  machetes, in parts it is visible to the naked eye. The red line or "Linea Roja", separates the communities from the central part of the park. After this line  is prohibited human settlements and / or any activity or means that harm the nature.

After crossing the river we start going through the communities of Amboro park to reach the "Red Line" (Second border).

This park is where hundreds of streams and rivers start. 

During this tour we will be assisted by a guide who will explain about the lush vegetation and wildlife of the park. Visitor questions about this environment are welcome

The tours  to Amboro National park sometimes does  not include visits to waterfalls, but during the trekking is possible to live a great experience in the Amazon with a real rain forest  that contains a immense variety of living beings.

To experience this very special environment we need to be with the utmost silence and peace of mind possible so we can have our main´s senses alerts such as the Sound, Smell and Sight.

Despite the one-day trip to the Amboro park is short, taking into account the time needed to arrive and leave the park. In a one day you can get a good overview of what this natural reserve

After this wonderful and unforgettable visit to Amboro National Park, we walk back to where we left the vehicle. and then continue to the city of Santa Cruz.

End of our services. Thanks.

La Chonta  Tours

Please Read The Terms and Conditions of our Services.

We have created this Amboro park tours and we are  the only original source of this Itinerary. Amboró Tours also offers longer tours to this destination.

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.

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

2 Days 1 Night  North side

Amboro Park tours -  Itineraries - North Side 

From The City of Santa Cruz                                                       

2 Days 1 Night                                                                         

1st Day                                                                                   

At  8H00 A.M. we pass by your hotel to pick you up and commence this two days one night Tour, travelling in a vehicle to a small town near to Amboro National Park. This trip is on a paved road with direction northwest  from the city of Santa Cruz.

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The first part of  driving is of approximately 100 or 120 km. It depends on which part in the north side of the park we are driving to. Once on the highway although  we drive through  several small towns we do not stop until we get to  the small town near Amboro N park.

During the about 100 km of driving we go through Warnes just 23 kilometres 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 population on our way is Montero. It is the biggest city near to Santa Cruz.On the sides of the highway we can see sugar plantation. Montero has the largest Sugar Industry in Bolivia. 

Continuing our route we reach Portachuelo a small town  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 bread 

Sometimes, on the way the vehicle that is transporting us 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. In that case everyone needs to get off the vehicle for this operation. It is good opportunity to use the toilets

Once back on the highway far on the left side horizon,  we can  can appreciate the mountains of our destination, Amboro National park, a nature reserve of Amazon-jungle with  over half a million hectares,  which act as a magnet to attract rains.

After about 2 hours in the car we should  arrive to  the village near Amboro National park. In this town we usually switch vehicles and  meet the rest of the team, the local guide and the driver. Amboro park on the North side has five main entry points. These are; Mataracu, La Chonta, Macuñucu,Saguayo and Ichilo.

According to the previous arrangements, the weather conditions and the time available we will continue. What the visitor are looking to see and experience is always the most important and we will try to please them.

At this point is also possible to use the toilet, before we continue  in a 4WD vehicle on a dirt / asphalt road. The driving on this second part of the trip may last about 40 or 20 minutes to the main river which is the border of the communities of Amboro N park.             

The part of the park where the communities are is called ANMI Area Natural de Manejo Integrado)

During the raining season, we may have to cross the river walking and continue on a cart o riding a horse.                                  

In dry season starting in March or April through November the 4WD vehicle crosses the rivers and we can drive through the communities for about 11 or 18 km (It depends on the entry point), to reach the second border of Amboro N park.

After crossing the river we start going through the communities of Amboro park to reach the "Red Line" (Second border).

The Red Line is a  path opened with  machetes, in parts it is visible to the naked eye. The red line or "Linea Roja", separates the communities from the central part of the park. After this line  is prohibited human settlements and / or any activity or means that harm the nature.

The exact point where the vehicle/cart/horses arrives will depend on road conditions at the time of the trip, which may vary due the season or to weather and other last minute factors. The 4WD or the  cart  sometimes  does not cross all the rivers on the way to the cabins or to the camping site. In this case we have to cross the others rivers walking or in a canoe

When this happens  we also may have to walk about 2 or 6 km to get to the camping site or to the cabins in the jungle 

Once in the cabins or camping site, we may have our first lunch.

The cabins have two options one is with the  bathroom inside, and the other with the bathroom outside.

These cabins are very rustic  with the showers and toilets outside

From the cabins or camping site , there are usually, paths (without signs), in the forest where it is  possible to trek  a long the trails in a great circuit that includes, more than one wonder, for people that  can appreciate this environment.

Some  trails generally go to view points, rivers, natural pools  or streams and other beautiful spots  in this Bolivian Amazon. It is usually possible to swim in these places.

On the first day the trekking in the trails into the jungle, may last 3 or 4 hours. This will depend on your physical conditions, the weather and the time available.

During all the tour we will be assisted by a guide who will explain about the lush vegetation and wildlife of the park. Visitor´s  questions about this environment are welcome.

Despite the two-days  trip to Amboro park is still short, taking into account the time needed to arrive and leave, it is possible to get an overview of what this natural reserve is. 

Although it is clear that Amboro Tours do not guarantee at any time, the observation of any trace or the sighting of any animal, the possibilities exist. If we are "lucky" we may see more than one specie of monkey or even a jaguar.

To experience this very special environment we need to be with the utmost silence and peace of mind possible so we can have our main´s senses alerts such as the Sound, Smell and Sight.

At night before or after dinner we will also have the opportunity (optional) for a short expedition to try observe  some wildlife activity. Please remind this to the guide.

In case of absence of sanitary facilities, ask the guide to dig a hole for you.                                                                          Overnight in the park

2nd Day 

If you used any tent you must undo it. Making sure to pick up all the tent´s sticks.

The idea is to start the day early and enjoy the sounds of the jungle and the fresh air of the Amazonian .In the early hours of the morning is when there is more activity of birds and animals

Amboro Park Tours Macaws

Breakfast time is to be accorded the night before with the guide.  After or before breakfast there is the option of a 4 or 5 hour long hike, having lunch on the way.

Where there are no hiking trails sometimes we use the streams. The type of hikes are usually within the red line. And almost always vary depending on the entry point we have chosen to enter . As this is a standard itinerary we do not specify with precision the trails.The view points of Amboro National park are also a plus in these tours

As mentioned before. In two-day trips is not guaranteed the observation of any animal, because they usually have no interest in been seen by humans.

Except for occasions when some animals are in heat, or in a bad mood as it is shown sometimes by the spider monkeys. And also in the November is easy to tarantulas walking on the open path

Two days is not a long time in this place for a visitor that appreciate it or do not have trouble getting so close in contact with nature, which may also involve, ticks, mosquitoes and other insects. This depends on the place you go and the time of the year.

The encounter with the vehicle to take us back is usually the scheduled for 14H or15:00 hours. The guide will let you know the time.

We walk out to where we left the vehicle to return  on same way we came and then continue to the city of Santa Cruz. 

End of our services. Thanks.

Please Read The Terms and Conditions of our Services

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.

we have created this Amboro park tours and we are  the only original source of this Itinerary

Amboró Tours also offers longer tours to this destination.

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

3 Days 2 Nights - North Side

Amboro Park tours -  Itineraries - North Side 

From The City of Santa Cruz                                                       

3 Days 2 Nights                                                                        

1st Day                                                                                   

At  8H00 A.M. we pass by your hotel to pick you up and commence this version of our Amboro Park Tours, travelling in a vehicle to a small town near to Amboro National Park. This trip is on a paved road with direction northwest  from the city of Santa Cruz.

The first part of  driving is of approximately 100 or 120 km. It depends on which part in the north side of the park we are driving to. Once on the highway although  we drive through  several small towns we do not stop until we get to  the small town near Amboro N park.

During the about 100 km of driving we go through Warnes just 23 kilometres 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 population on our way is Montero. It is the biggest city near to Santa Cruz.On the sides of the highway we can see sugar plantation. Montero has the largest Sugar Industry in Bolivia. 

Continuing our route we reach Portachuelo a small town  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 bread 

Sometimes, on the way the vehicle that is transporting us 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. In that case everyone needs to get off the vehicle for this operation. It is good opportunity to use the toilets

Once back on the highway far on the left side horizon,  we can  can appreciate the mountains of our destination, Amboro National park, a nature reserve of Amazon-jungle with  over half a million hectares,  which act as a magnet to attract rains.

After about 2 hours in the car we should  arrive to  the village near Amboro National park. In this town we usually switch vehicles and  meet the rest of the team, the local guide and the driver. Amboro park on the North side has five main entry points. These are; Mataracu, La Chonta, Macuñucu,Saguayo and Ichilo.

According to the previous arrangements, the weather conditions and the time available we will continue. What the visitor are looking to see and experience is always the most important and we will try to please them.

At this point is also possible to use the toilet, before we continue  in a 4WD vehicle on a dirt / asphalt road. The driving on this second part of the trip may last about 40 or 20 minutes to the main river which is the border of the communities of Amboro N park.             

The part of the park where the communities are is called ANMI Area Natural de Manejo Integrado)

During the raining season, we may have to cross the river walking and continue on a cart o riding a horse.

In dry season starting in March or April through November the 4WD vehicle crosses the rivers and we can drive through the communities for about 11 or 18 km (It depends on the entry point), to reach the second border of Amboro N park.

After crossing the river we start going through the communities of Amboro park to reach the "Red Line" (Second border).

The Red Line is a  path opened with  machetes, in parts it is visible to the naked eye. The red line or "Linea Roja", separates the communities from the central part of the park. After this line  is prohibited human settlements and / or any activity or means that harm the nature.

The exact point where the vehicle/cart/horses arrives will depend on road conditions at the time of the trip, which may vary due the season or to weather and other last minute factors. The 4WD or the  cart  sometimes  does not cross all the rivers on the way to the cabins or to the camping site. In this case we have to cross the others rivers walking or in a canoe

When this happens  we also may have to walk about 2 or 6 km to get to the camping site or to the cabins in the jungle 

Once in the cabins or camping site, we may have our first lunch.

The cabins have two options one is with the  bathroom inside, and the other with the bathroom outside.

These cabins are very rustic  with the showers and toilets outside

From the cabins or camping site , there are usually, paths (without signs), in the forest where it is  possible to trek  a long the trails in a great circuit that includes, more than one wonder, for people that  can appreciate this environment.

Some  trails generally go to view points, rivers, natural pools  or streams and other beautiful spots  in this Bolivian Amazon. It is usually possible to swim in these places.

To experience this very special environment we need to be with the utmost silence and peace of mind possible so we can have our main´s senses alerts such as the Sound, Smell and Sight.

On the first day the trekking in the trails into the jungle, may last 3 or 4 hours. This will depend on your physical conditions, the weather and the time available.                                            During all the tour we will be assisted by a guide who will explain about the lush vegetation and wildlife of the park. Visitor´s  questions about this environment are welcome.

Despite the three-days  trip to Amboro park is still short, taking into account the time needed to arrive and leave, it is possible to get an overview of what this natural reserve is. 

Although it is clear that Amboro Tours do not guarantee at any time, the observation of any trace or the sighting of any animal, the possibilities exist. If we are "lucky" we may see more than one specie of monkey or even a jaguar.

At night before or after dinner we will also have the opportunity (optional) for a short expedition to try observe  some wildlife activity. Please remind this to the guide.                                     In case of absence of sanitary facilities, ask the guide to dig a hole for you.                                                                          Overnight in the park

2nd Day                                                                                 During these Amboro Park Tours, the idea is to start the day early and enjoy the sounds of the jungle and the fresh air of the Amazonian .In the very early hours of the morning is when there is more activity of birds and animals

All the trekking should be talk the night before at dinner time. But usually during the tours of 3 days,  the guide plans a long trek after the breakfast on the 2nd day, and lunch is some where deep in the jungle. Please make  sure you take with you enough water  a  flashlight/torch, raincoat and a sweater, because the return time  to the camping site or to the cabins can be late. When ever you do not feel well please tell the guide about it 

3rd Day                                                                                   If you used any tent we must undo it. Making sure to pick up all the tent´s sticks.                                                            Breakfast time  should be also  accorded with the guide the night before.                                                                                  This day before breakfast a 2 hours trekking  is a good idea. And then After breakfast another walk in the jungle. Where there are no hiking trails sometimes we use the streams. The hikes are usually within the red line. And almost always vary depending on the entry point we have chosen to enter. As this is a standard itinerary we do not specify with precision the trails

As mentioned before. We  not guaranteed the observation of any animal, because they usually have no interest in been seen by humans. Except for occasions when some animals are in heat, or in a bad mood as it is shown sometimes by the spider monkeys. And also in the November is easy to see tarantulas walking on the open paths

Three days is a good numbers of days to visit the park. That is if you do not mind the uncomfortable of the jungle. And it should not be a problem for a visitor that appreciate the Amazonian or do not have trouble getting so close in contact with nature, which may also involve, ticks, mosquitoes and other insects. The presence of these insects depends on the place you go and the time of the year

Depending upon the entrance, there are circuits to waterfalls , natural pools in the jungle. The only way to get to these places is trekking. This impenetrable greenery seems never to end.

Where there are no hiking trails we use the streams. The type of hikes are usually within the red line. And almost always vary depending on the entry point we have chosen to enter . As this is a standard itinerary we do not specify with precision the trails.

In order to visit this place you need to be in a good physical conditions.

After this wonderful and unforgettable experience, we will walk back to the place where we left our vehicle in order to return to the city of Santa Cruz at about 19 Hours.

End of our Amboro park tours. Thanks.

Please Read The Terms and Conditions of our Services

we have created this Amboro park tours itinerary and we are  the only original source of it.

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

Adverse climatology 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 thes Amboro park tours can become an adventure where mishaps can happen, which is why it is necessary to have an exploring and adventurous spirit.

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

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