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Lomas de Arena Tour

The main attractions are the never ending Sand Dunes (which cover over 3000 hectares) which present adventurous travellers Bolivia’s best Sand boarding opportunities, as well as first class Sand boarding Lomas de Arena offers nature lovers great opportunities for wildlife and bird watching. The forests that surround the desert are home to Sloths, Caimans, Capybara’s and many species of Monkeys, Pumas or Mountain Lions have also occasionally been recorded in this reserve as well. Birding is excellent and over 286 different species have been recorded, iconic species such as the Red Legged Sierma, Touca Toucan and Pink Flamingo have been registered

Sand boarding and Wildlife Tour

Las Lomas de Arena (Natural Sand Dunes)

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Situated just 25 km from the City of Santa Cruz is the beautiful yet rarely visited protected area Lomas de Arena.

The main attractions are the never ending Sand Dunes (which cover over 3000 hectares) which present adventurous travellers Bolivia’s best Sand boarding opportunities, as well as first class Sand boarding Lomas de Arena offers nature lovers great opportunities for wildlife and bird watching. The forests that surround the desert are home to Sloths, Caimans, Capybara’s and many species of Monkeys, Pumas or Mountain Lions have also occasionally been recorded in this reserve as well. Birding is excellent and over 286 different species have been recorded, iconic species such as the Red Legged Sierma, Touca Toucan and Pink Flamingo have been registered

Basic Itinerary

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Hotel pick up and we commence our journey to Lomas de Arena, We stop briefly at the infamous Palmasola Prison to learn about its dark history before we enter the park, as we enter the park we commence a 4WD drive and we scan the forests for Sloths and Monkey which we frequently but never promise to see, we arrive at the main sand dunes, and commence our guided trek of the area visiting the lakes, learning about the park and exploring the surrounding forests looking for some of the areas unique wildlife. After the trek this is where the real adventure begins as we bring out our specially designed sand boards and we have numerous attempts trying both stand up and sit down sand boards.

After the sand boarding fun and trekking activities we say goodbye to Lomas de Arena and we depart back to your original pick up point.

Tour Information

  • Tour Duration

    4 hours

  • Availability

    Year around but pending climatic conditions.

  • Meeting/ drop off point

    Santa Cruz

  • Tour Type

    Basic or Birding Tour

  • Tour Times

    08:00-12:00 or 14:30-18:30

Tour Includes

  • Hotel/Hostel Pick up/ Drop off
  • 1 Bottled Water
  • Entry into Park
  • Guide in either English/Spanish
  • Use of Sand board- Tour only comes with 2 Sand boards, optional boards can be rented
  • 4WD Transport to and from the Reserve
  • Treks into the Park

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