The great parks of the Amazon
Nicknamed the "green hell" by the first European explorers, the Amazon still evokes adventure today. We dream of its impenetrable jungle andits unusual animals, many of which have still not been counted. We imagine listening to the symphony of parrot and monkey calls, bathing with piranhas just for the thrill, breathing in the tropical scents. Mostly inhabiting Brazil, this sprawling "lung of the earth" is one of the main landscapes of several other Andean countries: Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and finally Bolivia, where the forest covers almost two thirds of the territory. According to many ethnologists (ethnographers?), the Amazonian forest was the first habitat of the pre-Inca people, before they settled on the Altiplano. The Bolivian Amazon offers a total change of scenery, in an almost untouched environment. It is one of our planet’s natural gems..
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Noël Kempff Park
Very remote and only accessible by airplane, the Noël Kempff Park is a lesser-known natural sanctuary whose isolation has allowed perfect preservation. The park includes a complete range of Amazonian ecosystems, which gives it an unparalleled ecological wealth and has earned it a place on the list of Unesco World Heritage sites It is without question one of the most beautiful parks in South America.
The Madidi Park
Founded in the northwest of Bolivia in 1995, this park extends from the peaks of the Andes to the Amazon rainforest and is home to a wide variety of animal species such as the puma, jaguar, parrots, monkeys, many birds, reptiles and fish. The entry point to the Madidi Park is the city of Rurrenabaque which can be reached by land, sea or air.
Rurrenabaque, the gateway to the Amazon
Kaa Iya National Park
Kaa Iya is a national park in Bolivia’s largest province Santa Cruz. With its area of 34,411.15 km2, it is the largest national park in Bolivia and one of the largest in South America. This park is internationally known for its large population of big cats such as jaguars and pumas, but is also home to giant armadillos, deer, Chaco peccaries, Chaco guanacos, eagles and falcons, howler monkeys, and a multitude of birds, insects and reptiles.
The Rio Mamore
The Mamore river constitutes the border between Bolivia and Brazil, and is home to the Amazon’s pink dolphins. The river can be crossed by boat.