Amboro National Park

Now a bit of jungle, I thought, in the Amboro National Park situated in the Sub-Andes, a fold-and-thrust belt pushed ahead by the Central Andes. So I took a night bus from La Paz towards Santa Cruz, but it didn’t stop in Bellavista, although I had told pretty much everyone on the bus company that I wanted to get off there. Luckily, the bus stops a little later for breakfast and I hitchhike the few kilometres back. In Bellavista, however, all tour providers are closed, they are only open after 2 hours of breakfast. A tour for today? But it is already late! It takes another 2 hours until a guide is organised, then we finally start. 2 days, a few waterfalls, frogs and snakes, many trees and at night the glowing eyes of some relatively large animal. Late afternoon I drive to Santa Cruz to catch a night bus to Sucre, but there is none, only during the day. Instead I take a night bus to Cochabamba and think that I can then take an early morning bus to Sucre. Nope, from here there are only night buses to Sucre. In the end I go to Oruro and from there by night bus to Uyuni and I skip Sucre.

Wasserfall im Amboro-Nationalpark
Waterfall in Amboro National Park

Near Santa Cruz there is the barracks of the Bataillon Ecologico. Whatever that is.

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Travelogue Andes 2010
The Formation of Mountains
Arequipa and Isla del Sol
Cycling into the Yungas
La Paz
Sajama and Lauca
Ascent of the Illimani
From Uyuni to San Pedro and ascent of Licancabur