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City Tours Santa Cruz

The city tours Santa Cruz is in  the economic center of Bolivia; this department/region borders Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay. Santa Cruz de la Sierra is also the capital of the largest and most populous city  of Santa Cruz in Bolivia.

The Santa Cruz region is also the preferred destination within Bolivia for bolivians to work and live.

Santa Cruz city tours are the best option among other city tours in Bolivia because it provides a quick view of a synthesis of Bolivia in terms of its population and culture, although there is a very big  difference between the culture of the western and eastern regions.

The city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra is located in a strategic point, with the Chiquitana forest or region on one side, the mountainous region of valleys with temperate climate on the other, and also very close to the north the  Amazon forest.

Tour Details:

City Tours Santa Cruz

4 Hours Total Duration Time

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Itinerary / City Tours Santa Cruz


These city tours Santa Cruz have a duration of 4 hours. We will take you by a car  through some four or six of the main avenues of the city, passing through very important parts in terms of the value of nature.

On grenn area in the middle  of some avenues, you will be able to appreciate large trees planted many years ago by the initiative of Professor Noel Kempf Mercado, a great promoter for the creation of one of the largest and most important national parks in South America that bears his name. In addition we will visit a municipal nature reserve which is  very representative and important reserve of the flora and fauna of the region. Also a couple of important neighbourhood will be visited during these City tours Santa Cruz

The  city tours Santa Cruz  consists of tour in a car to some  parts of the "1st Ring" and part of the "2nd Ring" of the city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra. This tour is to appreciate in the city the some main species of trees in the region such as the Mara or Mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla) among others. Afterward, the tour heads to a couple of affluent neighborhoods and continues to another more exclusive area of the city passing over the Pirai River bridge. Then, we return to the "4th Ring" and head to a natural reserve where you can appreciate the flora of this place and there are also great chances of observing birds and mammals such as the Three-toed Sloth and several others, although the observation of any wild animal is not guaranteed. This narural reserve could be The botanical Garden   or the Curichi La Madre

Curichi La Madre 

City Tours Santa Cruz

Cuchi La Madre
Curichi La Madre city tour
Map of Cuchi La Madre
Curichi La Madre Monkeys

Curichi La Madre located very near of downtown could be include in the City Tours Santa Cruz, You would need about 1.5  more hours besides the 3 hours of the short city tour

The Curichi La Madre is a protected area located in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. Here are some key points about this ecological reserve:

  1. Location and Size:
    • Curichi La Madre is situated near the city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra.
    • The reserve covers approximately 57 hectares of land.
  2. Ecological Importance:
    • The area is a wetland ecosystem, known locally as a "curichi," which is a type of swamp or marshland.
    • It plays a crucial role in preserving local biodiversity, providing habitat for numerous species of plants, birds, and other wildlife.
    • The wetland helps in maintaining the ecological balance, particularly in water purification and flood control.
  3. Flora and Fauna:
    • The reserve is home to a variety of plant species, including native trees and aquatic plants.
    • It is a significant site for birdwatching, hosting both resident and migratory bird species. Bird enthusiasts can spot species like herons, egrets, and various types of waterfowl.
    • Other wildlife, such as amphibians, reptiles, and small mammals, can also be found in the reserve.
  4. Conservation Efforts:
    • Curichi La Madre is protected to safeguard its unique ecosystem and biodiversity.
    • Conservation activities include monitoring wildlife, maintaining natural habitats, and promoting environmental education.
  5. Tourism and Education:
    • The reserve is accessible to the public, making it a popular destination for eco-tourism and nature enthusiasts.
    • Educational programs and guided tours are often organized to raise awareness about the importance of wetland ecosystems and conservation.
    • It provides an opportunity for visitors to learn about the local environment and engage in activities like birdwatching and nature walks.
  6. Challenges:
    • Despite its protected status, Curichi La Madre faces challenges such as urban encroachment, pollution, and climate change, which can impact the wetland’s health and biodiversity.

Overall, Curichi La Madre is a vital ecological reserve in Santa Cruz, offering a glimpse into the rich biodiversity of Bolivian wetlands and serving as an important site for conservation, education, and eco-tourism.

This area of about 50 hectares contains five bodies of water or "curichis," where 225 species of wildlife and 147 species of flora find refuge.

This reserve is located just 15 minutes (by vehicle) from the heart of the capital of Santa Cruz, about 25 minutes from manin n  Plaza 24 de Septiembre.

It is a green haven where the noise and hustle of city life simply disappear, and visitors can embark on a tour that not only connects them with nature but also allows them to appreciate the richness of Santa Cruz's flora and fauna. All of this would be  included in a Santa Cruz City Tour with Curichi La Madre.

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The tour includes


  • Hotel Pick up & Drop off in down town Santa Cruz city
  • Private transportation according to the itinerary
  • Guide - Spanish Speaking ( Translator available with an extra cost)
  • Bottled Water
  • Entrance fee

Does not Includes:

  • No Cater Meals
  • Special Medicines
  • Bilingual guide
  • Any item not mentioned in Includes
  • Alcoholic drinks


  • Read the terms and conditions of the tour
  • Read the list of things to bring for the tour


  • It is forbidden to transport and / or use of drugs according to Bolivian laws.
  • Adverse weather conditions can change the original program.
  • Social Convulsions can affect the original itinerary.
Santa Cruz city  Uruguay Avenue
Urubo Bridge

What To Bring ?

-  Sunscreen

- A Cap or a Hat  ( No to be used under the trees or branches)

- Sun Glasses

- A Warm Sweater

- Raincoat

- Insect Repellents

- Long-sleeved shirt- Pants 

- Passport (Original) Or identifications documents valid in Bolivia

- Plastic bags  to protect whatever you do not want to get wet

- Trekking Shoes or others proper Shoes.

- Bring your own medication for your personal needs

- Personal items you may need


A Sonso and a Cunape Typical bolivian food

Cabañas del Rio Pirai as a place to eat  typical food like Cuñape, (a food made from manioc-flour, water, and cheese, mixed together and baked) Sonso (a food made from manioc, water, and cheese mixed together and baked)a

Botanical Garden Santa Cruz

If after visiting these places there is time left. We drive to the Botanical Garden of the city of Santa Cruz. This tourist attraction  is located 15/30 minutes from the city center. The driving time depends on the traffic.

Ave. Uruguay - Santa Cruz Bolivia
Main Plaza - Santa Cruz Bolivia

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