Amboro National Park, Santa Cruz de la Sierra

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Amboro National Park, Bolivia
Amboro National Park, Bolivia © Ángel M. Felicísimo

Amboro National Park

Amboro National Park is a nature reserve in central Bolivia that is home to more than 800 species of birds, and many endangered animals such as the puma, jaguar and spectacled bear. The diverse terrain, made up of the northern Chaco, Andes foothills, and Amazon Basin, offers mind blowing vistas and spectacular scenery filled with rivers, waterfalls, forests, canyons and mountains. Visitors to Amboro National Park can pass the time birdwatching at La Chonta outlook, sunning themselves on the beaches of the Surutu River, or hiking the Yunga Mountains, and getting there is relatively easy: this beautiful national park is about 93 miles (150km) northwest of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, making it a popular excursion out of the city for tourists. A number of tour operators offer outings to Amboro and a range of activities in the park.
Tour operator G.A.P Adventures has for the past 14 years specialised in unique, small group, grassroots adventure travel experiences in the world's most wild places, going off the beaten track into the heart of the destination to meet the locals who call it home. G.A.P. Adventures offers several expeditions to the Bolivian Amazon and Andes.
Intrepid Travel, one of the world's leading suppliers of small group adventures, focuses on getting off the beaten track, interacting with the locals and having real life experiences throughout Bolivia.