The Great Parks of Amazonia
The Amazonia, that famous green hell… Although mostly within Brazil, this area known as the “Lung of the Earth” also forms part of the landscape of several other Andean countries: Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia, where it covers an area the size of the United Kingdom, almost all of which is in the department of Beni.
Many ethnologists consider the Amazon jungle the first home of the Inca warriors, before they invaded the high plateau of Altiplano around the 12th or 13th century, to exert their authority there. The Bolivian Amazonia is now a prestine territory revealing an opulent vegetation and an abundant fauna – with many species still to be identified. With parrots and monkeys providing the ambient soundtrack, bathing with piranhas for the thrill, and the constant, unspoiled tropical fragrance, the Bolivian Amazon offers a complete change of scenery in a seemingly timeless environment.