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Sand Dunes Tours
Regional Natural Park

Santa Cruz Tours Sand Dunes

Sand Dunes Tours

The sand dunes of Santa Cruz, Bolivia, located in the eastern lowlands of the country, offer a captivating and unique landscape that contrasts with the typical image of Bolivia's high-altitude Andean scenery. These expansive dunes, known as the "Lomas de Arena," are a natural wonder characterized by their golden sands and towering heights, creating a desert-like environment amidst lush tropical vegetation. Visitors can experience thrilling activities such as sandboarding down the steep slopes or simply marvel at the serene beauty of this unexpected desert oasis. The dunes are also home to diverse wildlife, including birds and small mammals, adding to the enchantment of this picturesque destination in Bolivia.

Sand Dunes Tours
Lomas De Arena

Sand Dunes Tours are at  Parque regional Lomas de Arena   in Santa Cruz city is regional park named  Lomas De Arena  was created on September 7, 1990 by Supreme Decree No. 2291,It  has a surface of 13,326 hectares or 133.26 Km2. Its local name in spanish is "Lomas de Arena"  is in the following 

The park has private properties dedicated to livestock and country houses of rest for the owners who live and work in the city of Santa Cruz It has an  interpretation centre with the necessary infrastructure to be the starting point of some activities like ecotourism or didactic. But unfortunately it does not work regularly.

The main  attraction for locals at the Lomas de Arena was  a lagoon which used to be at the centre of the main sand dunes. Now not even in the rain season there water where the small lake used to be.

Camping could be allowed  in the area. You should ask first. And you must bring all your own equipment. As it is a protected natural area, Hunting, fishing and fires are prohibited and you must respect nature and keep the area clean. What you unpack in you must pack out,including any trash you generate while you are there.

It is sad to see the  negligence on waste handling. Most of times on top of the sand dunes are plastic bottles and beer cans thrown on top of the dunes are common. Many city visitors do not have the education necessary to know how to handle the waste or are not enough trash cans. The park administration needs to give written recommendations  to visitors on this aspect. 

Las Lomas de arena  are about 17 km from the centre of the city of Santa Cruz .. But it is necessary to take into account that the last 6 or 7 kms are very sandy.

Next to the  dunes there was a hotel or lodge type. 

Sand Dunes Tours

The main activities carried out in these Sand Dunes tours is  hiking going up and down the  dunes. some trekking also en the forest near by or on the roads, some times is possible to see some animals like a sloths and many birds.

The tours that we offer have a duration of 3 hours in total. Most of the time the vehicle gets all the way to the bottom of the dunes and others occasions the visitor may have to walk about 30 m 

This natural reserve is located about 50 minutes or  from downtown Santa Cruz. Once. The total trekking time is about one hour. Some time ago in the middle of the biggest sand dunes used to be a lot of water. Nowadays it is dried. 

The Sand Dunes Tours Includes

Regional Park of Santa Cruz

Lomas De Arena

Tour of 3 Hours Duration - No Sand boarding

Group of 3 visitors USD 45.- Per person


  • Hotel Pick-Up / Drop off
  • Private transport - Guide - Agua - Tour of 2.5 Hours in Santa Cruz city
  • Private transport
  • Bottled Water
  • Entrance fee
  • Spanish speaking guide

Does not includes

  • No Cater Meals
  • Snacks
  • Translator
  • Accident Insurance
  • Any item not mention in the including list


  • Read the terms and conditions of this 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.

Sand Dunes Tours

 Lomas de Arena 


some people go sandbording

Lomas De Arena - Sand Dunes Tours


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