An encounter with nature
An encounter with culture
The ” Amboro ” National Park created in 1984 , covers an area of 636,000 hectares and is located west of the department of Santa Cruz in Bolivia . It includes nine municipalities in the department : Yapacaní , San Carlos , Buena Vista, Comarapa , Mairana , Samaipata , Pampa Grande, El Torno and Porongo .
The ” Amboro ” National Park is located in the ” elbow of the Andes” and geologically formed by sandstone mountains , is easily eroded by high rainfall.
The vegetation cover is all that protects from erosion. Heat and high humidity are constant elements in the area of the National Park ” Amboro ” where many insects and butterflies abound magic different colors distract attention from visitors .
The northern part of the Amboro National Park sits in the lowlands near the foot of the Andes.
Camp La Chonta is 140 km north west of Santa Cruz de la Sierra . It is a place that has natural pools, rivers and streams that form waterfalls. The forests of tall trees and lush vegetation bearing the ecosystem that provides the ecological balance of the climate in the region , so that the northern area integrated productive, in terms of agriculture and livestock. It is possible to visit the ” Amboro ” National Park through ?LA Chonta? Camp, due to the proximity of the city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra
Chonta name comes from the name of the spiny palm that exists in the department of Santa Cruz .
The route, to the La Chonta camp, allowes to cross the Surutú river and then the Chonta river , through other streams of the region. It is privileged to travel with experienced companions who know the vegetation, animals , landscapes, because at all times you have the explanation and ecological interpretation of what is observed and has security in this adventure.
The subropical climate of the ” Amboro ” National Park influences so that the rural communities of the National Integrated Management Area ” Amboro ” National Park grow fruit trees and crops with good yields.
When it comes to camp La Chonta, you get hungry and craving to reach the falls, natural pools of Amboró National Park. Then after a breakfast at Camp La Chonta walk along paths of the forest in the middle of trees of high bearing and thick trunk, of various species such as mahogany, tajibo, the pachiuva, mururé starts, there are vines, bamboo or tacuaras, great diversity of bromeliads, orchids, palms japa hippie, besides ferns and rosewood trees habitat of red ant whose bite has medicinal properties to cure rheumatism. Hopefully you can find the anteater, a bear that likes to find skin made by bees and wasps in the forest, you can also find the lazy, the peccary or wild boar, the painted agouti, the red agouti, the Mount servant. It is said that the “Amboro” Park is also home to the jaguar spectacled bear and other species of mammals native to the Amazon.
This trekking inside the forest has to provide for the possibility of rain because found in subtropical and humid region , it is likely to drizzle while walking .
By way of rest you can take advantage of picnic lunch prepared for the tour.
On a sunny day it is nice to bathe in the waters of the natural pools of the La Chonta river. Getting to the falls is an invitation to take pictures of the landscape.
The adventure trek continues to explore the forests of ” Amboro ” National Park, transforming the adventurous visit a relaxing and healthy experience .
To come back to La Chonta camp , they are the desire to stay and spend the night and enjoy the nature in the company of wild animals. But as the tour planned for this tour is one day have to return to the city after having enjoyed observing the flora, fauna and natural scenic beauty of this paradise called Amboro National Park from La Chonta Camp.
Finally retakes the way back again cross the Surutú river. After the vehicle is on the paved road to return to the city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra .
The cost of the tour includes :
Private transportation for the round trip
Food (breakfast, lunch excursion, hiking snack in the morning , hiking snack in the afternoon and dinner)
Refreshments during walks (water and fruit)
Visits to tourist attractions mentioned
Interaction with experienced local guide in Amboró National Park, inteacción with the people of Amboró National Park.
Depending on visitors , there is a guide in Spanish , French , English, German , Dutch, Italian , Portuguese.
The cost of the trip does not includes:
Sunscreen against sunburn
Extra shoes up in the event that the first walking shoes get wet or dirty with mud
Socks, towel , swimwear