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KAA IYA NATIONAL PARK / BOLIVIAN PANTANAL – JAGAUR AND ANACONDA TOUR

If your dream is to see rare and unique wildlife in some of the most pristine and unknown National Parks in Bolivia then this is the trip for you, after years of research we have developed this amazing new tour where you will visit 3 spectacular protected areas and National Parks in search of the Iconic Jaguar, Anaconda, Tapir, Puma and much more.

JAGUAR AND ANACONDA TOUR

KAA IYA NATIONAL PARK, CHIQUITANIA AND BOLIVIAN PANTANAL WILDLIFE TOUR

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If your dream is to see rare and unique wildlife in some of the most pristine and unknown National Parks in Bolivia then this is the trip for you, after years of research we have developed this amazing new tour where you will visit 3 spectacular protected areas and National Parks in search of the Iconic Jaguar, Anaconda, Tapir, Puma and much more.

TOUR OUTLINE

Our first destination on the tour is the rarely visited Kaa Iya National Park, internationally famous for its population of Jaguars this park remains one of the best places in the planet to observe these incredible animals often without another tourist in sight, while the main focus of this tour is to look for Jaguar’s, we also have excellent chances to see Tapirs, Pumas, Jaguarundis, Armadillos, Ocelots, Titi Monkeys and much more, as the park is very remote and infrequently visited it provides nature lovers some of the best wildlife viewing opportunity’s found anywhere in the world. This tour is more of a wildlife safari and our guides who are experts in this region will take you on night spotlighting drives, treks, staking out lagoons, setting up and checking camera traps and searching for these elusive species. Birding here is excellent and generally we record over 100 species per tour as well.

The 2nd Part of our trip we stop overnight in the town of Santiago de Chiquitos, this is one of the most beautiful regions in Bolivia and in the evening we have the chance to visit an incredible Mirador where giant rock formations overlook the incredible protected area of Reserva de Tucavaca, if we are lucky we will see the huge flocks of colourful Macaws which frequent the forests and rock outcrops.

 

Our last stop takes you to the impressive Bolivian Pantanal, which is part of the world’s largest Wetland system. This area is home to a huge variety of wildlife and includes stable populations of Maned Wolves, Jaguars, Giant Otters, Marsh Deer, Capybara, Pumas, Spectacled Caimans and the impressive Yellow Anaconda.

7 DAYS/6 NIGHTS

EXAMPLE ITINERARY

DAY 1: SANTA CRUZ-KAA IYA NATIONAL PARK

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Hotel pick up and depart Santa Cruz at 08:00 am, the drive is 260km or three and a half hours to the town of San Jose. Lunch at one of the local restaurants and have sometime for photographic opportunities of the famous Jesuit Church. We drive a further 90 km off road to enter the park, please note, Pumas, Peccaries, Toucans, Jaguars and more have been seen on this drive so have the cameras ready.

 

Once inside the park, we sign in with the Park rangers and Gas Company set up bedding and equipment then in the peak time of 4:30 pm we set out for a trek along the pipeline in search of Jaguars other cat species and more.

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Freshly made dinner, before night drive or walk looking for wildlife.

DAY 2: KAA IYA NATIONAL PARK –TUCAVACA STATION

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Early rise of 5 AM for a peak hour drive or walk around the Tucavaca area in search of wildlife and we will also set a camera trap in an ideal location and will check in the end of the tour. Breakfast at 08:00 am After Breakfast we head to one of the only water sources in the area, it’s an 1600 meter trek and one can expect to see a lot of tapirs tracks and scats, also Bolivian Titi monkeys can be seen here with some frequency.A fresh lunch will be provided around 1300

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We set out on an afternoon night drive covering most of the Tucavaca area with spotlights in the hope of big mammal sightings.Dinner/Rest (Night walk / Drive Option)

DAY 3: KAA IYA NATIONAL PARK TUCAVACA-IZOZO STATION

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At 05:00 am leave with all our belongings for a 120 km drive along the pipeline to the Izozog Pumping Station,home to the Famous Kaiyana Jaguar, along the way it’s an excellent chance to see Mammals, we have had excellent Jaguar and Tapir sightings at very close range The drive will take up to 6 hours due to driving slowly to maximize wildlife viewing. We can have breakfast along the way. Lunch around 1: 00 pm

Once signed in with the Izozo Park Rangers of this camp we take an afternoon trek to an excellent area where we have seen many Jaguars, we will check and set up camera traps.

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In the evening do an evening/night wildlife drive back to our camp for the night. This is one of our best opportunities for big cat and Tapir Sightings. Dinner and bed.

DAY 4: KAA IYA /SANTIAGO DE CHIQUITOS/PUERTO SUAREZ

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Early breakfast and peak hour departure from Kaa Iya, here we drive towards Santiago de Chiquitos and the protected área of the Valley of Tucavaca, lunch before we have a short trek to a spectacular look out which has some of the most incredible scenery in Boliva, keep an eye out for large flocks of Macaws too, we depart this incredible location and drive a few hours to the base town of our Pantanal Trip and retire for the night.

DAY 5: BOLIVIAN PANTANAL / UTUQUIS NATIONAL PARK

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Breakfast before we drive around 70 km to the entrance of the park, along the way we will be passing one of the largest mines in Bolivia (Muntun) We will meet the Park rangers and present previously arranged permits and paperwork before continuing to enter the park, along the way we will keep an eye out for a large abundance of wildlife which present excellent photographic opportunities. Around 1230 we will set up camp and have a freshly prepared lunch.

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In the evening we will start peak hour drive where we will be looking from everything from Giant Otters through to Anacondas and Jaguars, if we are really lucky we can even catch a glimpse of the endangered Maned Wolf which resides in this National Park. Dinner and rest.

DAY 6: UTUQUIS NATIONAL PARK- PUERTO SUAREZ

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Early start, here we will do a peak hour wildlife drive/walk with a focus on Anacondas, we will return to the camp for breakfast, we will partake in a bit of piranha fishing or exploring before packing up our camping equipment and departing the National Park after lunch, have the camera ready as the long drive out of the park often produces excellent wildlife sightings.

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We will return to your hotel in the evening.

DAY 7 PUERTO SUAREZ – SANTA CRUZ

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Breakfast and the long drive back to Santa Cruz, this is a full day’s travel however we will stop to explore some sights along the way, lunch in a scenic town before we arrive back to Santa Cruz in the evening.

TOUR INFORMATION

  • Wildlife Target Species

    Jaguar, Puma,Ocelot,Tapir,Silvery Marmoset, Crab Eating Fox,Jaguarundi, Titi Monkey, 3 Banded Armadillo, Yellow Anaconda, Capybara, Spectacled Caiman, Jabiru, Touca Toucan,Marsh Deer, Multiple Macaw Species and Giant Otter.

  • Tour Duration

    7-8 Days

  • Availability

    May-November

  • Suitable for

    Nature enthusiast’s, photographers, bird watchers, wildlife watchers.

  • Not suitable for

    Young children

  • Meeting Point

    Santa Cruz Bolivia

Enhance Your Experience With

Activities

  • Night 4WD Spotlighting Safaris
  • Nature Treks
  • Bird watching
  • Setting up and checking camera traps
  • Wildlife tracking
  • Boat trip (Optional)
  • Photography
  • Fishing

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Listen to our clients

testimonial author
I have done two different tours with Nick's Adventures Bolivia and both were excellent. One of them was going to Kaa-Iya National Park.It was absolutely amazing. We saw lots of birds, turtles, amphibians, armadillos, foxes, monkeys, deer, several tapirs and - wow - a jaguar! What an amazing experience, it was sitting right next to the road.

The second tour I did with some friends was a wildlife tour around Santa Cruz. We were surprised to see so much wildlife that close to the city. We were lucky enough to see different types of monkeys, birds, a turtle and a sloth. It was a great day.

Nick is a very passionate guide and full of information. It seems like there is nothing he doesn't know. He and Carolina do a great job and can also give you lots of information about other parts of Bolivia. What makes it all even better is that, using their service, you support them in their conservation work.

Thanks a lot for everything!

doedae
Berg
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I spent, at first, one afternoon in Lomas de arena, which was amazing trip, we saw some animals and we also had the chance to see the sunset over the dunes of the park! It was simply amazing.
Besides, i had the chance to go with Nick and Carolina to the national Park Kaa-iya! It was and amazing experience, we saw 3 jaguars in 3 days! But not only this, also monkeys, toucans, turtles, lot of different birds... and one of the jaguars we saw, we did it for several minutes!
As i have said, amazing experiences and really good people!!
Thanks for everything!
Adriuka86
Alicante, Spain
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