Amboro Park tours - Itineraries - North Side
From The City of Santa Cruz
3 Days 2 Nights
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.
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