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La Chonta Tours
Amboro National Park

La Chonta Tours is what we call the trips that we offer in this particular north side entrance to Amboro National Park . Chonta is also the name of a palm that grows in the tropical part of Amboro park."La Chonta" is also  the name of stream that runs just before the park ranger´s Camp Site.     Read More......

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Chonta is a Palm that grows in the tropical part of Amboro park."La Chonta" is also  the name of stream that runs just before the park ranger´s Camp Site. And it is the name of this zone in this part of Amboro National Park.  To get into the trails of La Chonta we have to cross the Red Line (it is trail that divides the communities of the central part of the park).

.This official entrance is located about 135 Kms. from the city of Santa Cruz. 100 of these 135 Kms. are paved and the rest is a dirt road.

Once past Surutu River we are in the ANMI (Integrally Managed Natural Area) of  Amboro National Park

The ANMI is almost entirely populated by inhabitants from the Bolivian highlands. Like all the communities round  Amboro park, these people appear to be very impoverished; however, in reality almost each family owns a minimum of 50 hectares of land within the ANMI, 50 or more head of cattle, a home or hut within the ANMI, and one or two brick homes in either a small town, in a larger city that is a few kilometers from the park, or in Santa Cruz.

Also this area in recent years a  tree called  Teca (Tectona grandis Linn F.) is cultivated

At about 400 mts. from the the main path and near by the park ranger´s camp, some wooden rustic cabins were built.

Inside the red line there is path in a circuit with a viewpoint with a nice view of inside the park. Also is possible, if the time is available, to get down to Saguayo river to get into the water.

In Chonta is hard to get a to waterfall or natural swiming pool if the visitor goes for 2 days or less. But the Saguayo River is close by

Tours to Amboro National Park through La Chonta Entrance.

It is possible to visit this part of Amboro North Side in one full day or more days. Please see the details below for trips to  the Amazon of Amboro park 

1 Days 0 Nights  North side
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1 Days 0 Night  North side Amboro Park 

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.

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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.

What To Bring...?
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(DO NOT BRINGS THINGS YOU MAY DO NOT NEED)

1 Day 0 Nights  

- Sunscreen

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

- Sun Glasses

- A Warm Sweater

- Raincoat

- Swimsuit ( You may not have time to use it in one day tours)

- Insect Repellents

- Long-sleeved shirt- PantsLight colors 

Mosquitoes are especially attracted by dark colours)

- 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

- Extra food, cookies or sweets of your choice

2 or more days – (Besides the items for 1 Day)

Overnight in Tents; Big Back pack, Tent/s, Sleeping Mat, Sleeping Bag, Purification Tablets (for water) 

- Mosquito Net for your head (It´s in case you don´t want repellent on your face)

- Toilet paper, Towel and others.  Chargers, batteries

- A pair of Sandals and/or light Shoes to walk in streams or rivers

- A hand torch Hand & head lamp with enough batteries

- Enough cloth. And a pair of trousers. It should become shorts and dry fast.

Recommendations

Recommendations

1. Follow the guide's instructions 

2. Do not explore on your own 

3. Do not touch any insect or reptile

4. Protect things you want to keep dry by putting them in plastic bags. 

5. Do not litter. Including cigarette butts

6. Be careful about SLIPPING and falling, when crossing the rivers and streams or by the natural swimming pools 

7. Do not jump from place to place 

8. Do not smoke or light Candles inside the tents. 

9. Do not lift any rocks or logs 

10. Do not litter

11. In the natural places where you take a bath do not use shampoo or soap

Tropical Diseases.- To minimize the risk of  malaria, or a  tropical disease we 

Strongly recommend the use of long sleeved shirts and pants. During both day and night, and the use of repellents.

Positive Thinking.- When travelling in Bolivia, particularly to remote areas, 

keep in mind that you are travelling in sparsely populated areas where few people go. 

We suggest you a positive mental approach to relax, keep an open mind

Deodorant.-  Try not to bring to  the forest strong odor substances Keep In Mind: The changing weather can affect your future plans

- It is prohibited to hunt or capture any animal species or extract plants

- You have to carry your camping gear and water. And you may have to help the guide With 1 or 3 kilos.  Unless you have paid for a porter.

- 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.

Recommendations
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Recommendations

1. Follow the guide's instructions 

2. Do not explore on your own 

3. Do not touch any insect or reptile

4. Protect things you want to keep dry by putting them in plastic bags. 

5. Do not litter. Including cigarette butts

6. Be careful about SLIPPING and falling, when crossing the rivers and streams 

or by the natural swimming pools 

7. Do not jump from place to place 

8. Do not smoke or light Candles inside the tents. 

9. Do not lift any rocks or logs 

10. Do not litter

11. In the natural places where you take a bath do not use shampoo or soap

Tropical Diseases.- To minimize the risk of  malaria, or a  tropical disease we 

Strongly recommend the use of long sleeved shirts and pants. During both day 

and night, and the use of repellents.

Positive Thinking.- When travelling in Bolivia, particularly to remote areas, 

keep in mind that you are travelling in sparsely populated areas where few people go. 

We suggest you a positive mental approach to relax, keep an open mind

Deodorant.-  Try not to bring to  the forest strong odor substances 

Keep In Mind: The changing weather can affect your future plans 

- It is prohibited to hunt or capture any animal species or extract plants

- You have to carry your camping gear and water. And you may have to help the

   guide With 1 or 3 kilos.  Unless you have paid for a porter.

- 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.

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