Bolivia is now recognized as a world class park for nature lovers. Its wide variety of spectacular
national parks make even the most experienced outdoor enthusiasts stand amazed
Madidi, in the upper Amazon basin of Bolivia, is the National Park with the highest biodiversity in the country. With 18,958 km2, it stretches from the Andean mountains covered with glaciers to the tropical rainforest of the Tuichi River: this paradise offers a complete and incredible jungle experience.
Located in the northern of the department of La Paz, Madidi is a world away from the chaos of the big city. This immense National Park extends from the snow-capped peaks of the Cordillera Real to the Amazon River basin, becoming one of the largest protected areas in the world.
Madidi is famous for its phenomenal life, which shelters 14% of the world’s known species, as well as a large number of mammals, reptiles, fish and insects. Visitors start the tours from Rurrenabaque city.
It is a National Reserve not far from the famous Salar de Uyuni, Eduardo Avaroa is the most visited and protected region in the whole country. This high-rise extension features a surreal collection of colorful lagoons, snow-capped volcanoes, hallucinogenic rock formations, bubbling hot springs, scorching hot geysers and windswept deserts. Given its extremely remote location, the reserve is best visited as part of a three-day jeep tour of the Uyuni Salt Flats.
Amboro is famous for its extremely varied climate. This park of 1,709 square miles (4,425 square kilometers) spans three distinct zones; the temperate foothills of the Andes, the dry north of the Chaco and the humid Amazon basin. Just 24 miles (40 km) from Bolivia’s largest city, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Amboro is a popular spot for Bolivians and international visitors looking to escape from the big city and reconnect with nature.
Sajama is the perfect destination for the traveler who wants to get away from it all. The main city in this isolated highland region has only 80 inhabitants, so it really is in the middle of nowhere. The park is popular for its variety of height lagoons, geysers, scalable volcanoes and an endless number of friendly alpacas.
Noel Kempff is a lush outdoor paradise hidden away from the ordinary. In fact, renting a private plane is sometimes the only way to get there. Those who make the trip will be greeted by some of the most virgin and intact natures on earth. This magical place has a variety of ecosystems that include the Amazon rainforest, flooded savannas and grasslands rich in wildlife. It is home to an impressive variety of animals such as river otters, dolphins, giant armadillos and howler monkeys, to name a few. Perhaps most spectacular of all are its
majestic waterfalls, some of which are up to 260 feet (80 meters) high.
Torotoro is one of the most popular national parks in Bolivia, both for its impressive variety of well-preserved dinosaur footprints and its many geological wonders. The other essential attraction of Torotoro is Ciudad de las Itas, a walk through a collection of animal rock formations that ends with a two-hour spelunking experience, definitely not for the claustrophobic.