Birdwatching Bolivia, Ramon and Suzanne Vargas, Buena Vista, Bolivia 


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Amboró National Park is a place like no other. Due to the confluence of four major ecosystems (Andes, Amazon, Chaco, and Cerrado), it is home to a greater diversity of flora and fauna than many other protected areas of the same extension. Buena Vista is the main entry point for the northern zone of the Park, where one can access the lowland areas.
Amboró hosts over 840 birds species, 7 of which are endemic to Bolivia. The endemics are: Horned currasow (Critically endangered and featured in the Park's logo), Red-fronted macaw (Endangered), Cliff parakeet,  Black-hooded sunbeam, Rufous-faced antpitta, Bolivian earthcreeper, and Bolivian brushfinch.


Mataracu provides several hiking options as well as waterfalls, fossils, and photo opportunities. For an easy day trip, several swimming holes are within a short distance of the ranger camp, and butterflies are a special attraction. The larger waterfall requires a four-hour hike round trip, and either requires an early start or an overnight stay. Rustic camping is the only housing option available. 

La Chonta

La Chonta provides multiple hiking options and plenty of swimming. The community runs a Lodge with all services necessary for overnight stays.  Day trips are possible but for the birding enthusiast, overnight stays are recommended in order to take advantage of prime wildlife viewing times.

Interpretation Center

No trip to Amboró is complete without a visit to the Interpretation Center, the Park's own Nature Center. Featuring a model of the entire National Park; information about the Park's ecosystems, flora, and fauna; and educational games; the Interpretation Center is a necessary stop before heading out on the trails.
We mainly provide guiding services in and around Buena Vista, in the Santa Cruz Department. There are many activities that are available in the local area; however accessibility to the National Park is extremely limited during the rainy season (sometime roughly December – March, but never like clockwork). Please note that we take the weather into account when planning excursions. Safety is our priority; we will NOT risk your safety or ours to maintain a planned activity.