Tourist Attractions

PAMPAS THE YACUMA tourist attraction

The pampas are the lowlands, with sparse vegetation , which has been practiced traditionally ranching .

Yacuma River , located a few kilometers from the town of Santa Rosa del Yacuma and three -hour drive from Rurrenabaque , concentrated in the riparian forest that surrounds it, a large number of species of birds , mammals and boat ride reptiles.Un Yacuma can observe river pink dolphins , a species that only lives in the rivers of the Amazon basin , lizards , turtles and capybaras , howler monkeys and whistling .

In the sicurí nearby swamps or anaconda.

The scene complete with birds:
Jabirus or baths , herons , and roseate spoonbills , who come to the river to fish .

The lagoon Bravo offers the possibility of knowing brackets , a variety of piranhas, which inhabit these areas .

Communities and productive activities:
Native communities and colonias , located both along the road leading to La Paz as along rivers , have learned to use natural resources sustainably in the area and turn it into products of commercial interest , such as crafts , jams , wine , honey and furniture.

You can visit these communities on a day tour , part of his effort and buy their products.

From Rurrenabaque can make a bike ride of 45 minutes to reach the community of Soledad Carmen , where you can visit organic gardens and buy handicrafts .

Rurrenabaque Around invites you to tour the beauty of its landscape.

From the viewpoints of the hills you have a wonderful view of the Amazon basin , the river and the neighboring town of San Buenaventura.

The nearby waterfalls cool offering . The crossing by boat to San Buenaventura , of 5 minutes duration , provides a breathtaking view of the mountains of Suse .

Products organized by tour operators include transportation, accommodation in camps or shelters , meals , rides and local guide. (see list in section TOURIST SERVICES )
Attractive tourist Madidi National Park

General area: The National Park with an area of ​​1,895,740 ha ( 18957.40 km ² ) of which 1,291,819 ha correspond to the category of National Park and 603 921 ha to the category of Integrated Management Natural Area is one of the largest protected areas in Bolivia . Its boundaries are between 12 º 30 ‘and 14 º 44’ south latitude and between 67 º 30 ‘ and 69 ° 51’ west longitude.

Altitudinal range: From the mountains to the plains of Altuncama between Heath and Madidi River area covers a rando altitude ranging from 5,760 to 180 meters. Its geomorphology is essentially mountainous, with steep relief and deep canyons , is a great diversity of ecological zones .

Hydrography is characterized by large number of watersheds , especially headers, located in areas of high rainfall and high fragility of soils by the steep slopes . It is formed by the rivers Tuichi Quendeque Madidi and Beni basin and Heath River Basin Madre de Dios River , having identified six major watersheds : Heath , Beni , Madidi , Tuichi Enapurera and Tumupasa -Beni .

The busiest river in the plain is the Madidi , the sediment transport from mountain has an important supercicie constutuido extensive alluvial fan , which averages about 400 meters above sea level.

The climate is diverse , ranging from the cold in the Andes , intermediate temperate lands , until warm in the northern lowlands . In plain seasonal reaches intermediate values ​​of 1,800 mm annual rainfall in the sub-Andean mountains , as in the Alto Madidi , which are seen extraordinary levels of rainfall of over 5,000 mm per year .

The average temperature is 25 ° C , ranging between 33 º C between October and January and 10-20 ° C between March and June.

Characteristics of the area:
Madidi National Park is mainly characterized by being one of the most biodiverse parks in flora and fauna as well as ecological as it goes from the snow line to the Amazon basin and ethnic hosting community on its territory.

It was declared by National Geographic as one of the most biodiverse areas on the planet and one of the 20 most tourist places worldwide.
Because of its enormous environmental quality, generates significant economic benefits to the region for conservation and ecotourism ( Fleck et al. , 2006a ; Malki et al. , 2007 ) .

Heterogeneity of habitats LiquenLa determines the presence of a variety of plant species. So far there have been 4,838 vascular plant species , but the total flora of the area is estimated at about 5,000 species , such as :
Tessaria integrifolia , Salix humboldtiana , which grow in alluvial environments , mainly on the beaches of rivers, and sand deposits as pyramidale Ochroma species , Cecropia membranacea , in other places there and clear xeromorphic dense thickets in which species grow as Baccharis , Barnadesia .

In the cloud forests of mountain brow , where the trees are fully covered by mosses, liverworts and lichens dominate the genera Podocarpus , Brunellia , Weinmannia etc .

There are also units formed by herbaceous vegetation mixed with trees , which are a complex mosaic of islands.
Among the species that can be found are Schizachyrium condensatum , Trachypogon spicatus , Dilodendron bipinnatum and Vochysia haenkeana .

The park’s fauna responds with similar patterns of diversity to this extraordinary variety of habitats.
At 1,370 registered vertebrate species , an estimated future studies revealed the presence of 600 species .

Among the 156 species of mammals reported , include the spectacled bear , Andean cat , puma , jaguar, tigrecillo , Andean deer or Andean deer , hog soldiers, swamp deer , otter , and a variety of monkeys : spider monkey , manechi , capuchin monkey , yellow monkey . In addition to those , we have identified a species endemic to the country , the rodent Akodon dayi and a new species of primate Callicebus genus , whose name was recently established by an international auction for the protected area.

It has the presence of : red stop , tyranido , eagle crestuda , tunqui , harpy , and several species of endangered birds like erythrotis Grallaria endemic to the region .
Although at present there have been 914 bird species , it is considered that the area contains more than 1,150 different species , representing 83% of the country’s birdlife .

With 84 registered and 88 probable species with a total of 172 species , the Madidi is home to 85 % of the amphibians of the country. It is considered that there are more than 30 endemic species .

71 registered and 109 probable that a total of 180 , or 70 % of the country’s reptiles . Many of the larger species such as boas , anacondas , snakes , large lizards and aquatic and terrestrial turtles are threatened by hunting conducted for subsistence , obtaining hides or use as a pet.

It has 192 recorded species and 104 probable that a total of 296 , which corresponds to 51 % of the country’s ictiofauan .