An encounter with nature
An encounter with culture
Amboró 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 northern part of the Amboró National Park sits on the lowlands near the foot of the Andes.
The Maratacú camp is 180 km north west of Santa Cruz de la Sierra. It is a region with great diversity of flora and fauna, besides an extraordinary biological wealth. Nowhere else you can see so many plants, animals, rivers, waterfalls and natural pools of crystalline water. Ecological Park Amboró ecosystem makes it unique and it’s a privilege to be near the city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra.
The tour, to reach the camp Mataracú, crosses the river Surutú or alternatively the Yapacaní river, these two broad rivers and mighty, already are an attraction for the adventure in nature. Companions provide security experienced in this adventure. Going through farmlands of locals, because before reaching the camp Mataracú Amboró National Park is crossed by the National Integrated Management Area (IMNA) Amboró National Park with the rural communities of Villa Imperial and properly Mataracú such that when rural communities have a sectional health center and primary school. The benign climate of the National Park Amboró ecosystem allows the IMNA have land with fruit trees and maize. Walker feels comforted when along the way any family prepares humintas or corn tamales with cheese and allows the walker taste this delicacy.
When it comes to camp Mataracú, you get hungry and craving to reach the falls, natural pools of Amboró National Park. Then after lunch the walk deserves the tour starts by a forest trails amid tall trees trunk size and thickness, of various species such as mahogany, tajibo, the pachiuva, mururé, there are vines, bamboo or tacuaras , diversity of bromeliads, orchids, palms japa hippie, plus palo santo trees and ferns habitat of red ant whose bite has medicinal properties to cure rheumatism.
This hike in the woods must be provided because of the rain found in subtropical and humid region, it is likely to drizzle while walking. The first found attractive is the waterfall in the footsteps of the dinosaurs left their footprints on the rocks petrified and is a slippery mirror during ascent. On a sunny day, there are many beautifully colored butterflies fluttering in the woods, there are also herds of monkeys with their whistles attract attention. Macaws can be seen with beautiful plumage colors, different species of parrots, woodpeckers, birds or tiluchis bakers, thrushes, cardinals and various species.
The forest floor is vegetable matter, which gives life to other animal species, such as insects or mammals that also circulate in place. 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 Colorado jochi at Mount servant. It is said that the Amboró Park is also home to the jaguar spectacled bear and other species of mammals native to the Amazon. Going up the mountain, you can reach the ravine. In this ravine other waters descend and form natural pools of crystalline waters where one can swim or go swimming. Forest and exhaust the energies hike, then back on the road must be restored eating something appropriate for the tour. The adventure trek continues to explore the forests of Amboro National Park, transforming the adventurous visit a relaxing and healthy experience.
To return to the camp Mataracú, paradise seen in Amboró National Park invites you to stay another day. 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 Amboró National Park from Mataracú Camp.
Finally, you take the path of return to again cross the river or Surutú Yapacani river and finally you get to the paved road, which will facilitate the return to the city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra.
The cost of the tour includes:
Private transport roundtrip
Float and barges to cross rivers round vuelta
Food (breakfast, lunch excursion, hiking snack in the morning, hiking snack in the afternoon and dinner)
Refreshments during the rides (water and fruit)
Visits to tourist attractions mentioned
Interaction with experienced local guide in Amboró National Park, interaction with the people of National Integrated Amboró Park.
Sticks, ropes, carabiners and harnesses to help the river crossings, ascents and descents in the forest, stream and rivers.
Depending on visitors, there is a guide in Spanish, French, English, German, Dutch, Italian, Portuguese.
The cost of the trip excludes:
Extra walking shoes in case you get wet or dirty the first walking shoes
Socks, towel, swimwear