The lodge Refugio Los Volcane is located close to the southern part of Amboró National Park and is roughly a 2 hours drive from the city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra.
Tucked away in a deep valley surrounded by the Volcanes mountain range, this place has a privileged location with spectacular views of sandstone rock cliffs and the subtropical forests which surround the Sanctuary. As a blessing, the always spring climate of the region allows the green vegetation of the valleys and mountain ranges to mix with the colors of the flowers.
The crystal clear waters of the Elvira river near the lodge form 3 waterfalls, at the foot of one of them there is a natural pond where it is possible to swim.
There are also 15 km well maintained trails offering opportunities to appreciate the flora and fauna. World renowned ornithologists such as Ridgeley, Tudor and others have visited Refugio Los Volcanes on several opportunities - their bird list register more than 200 species - and the local botanist Roberto Vasquez has identified more than 100 species of orchids and bromeliads.
Accommodation Refugio Los Volcanes
. Infrastructure: colonial style lodge, spacious lawn and lounging areas with a spectacular view for enjoying your favorite book.
. Capacity: 12 guests. Six double rooms each with private bath surrounded by an exuberant landscape and the cry of the wild.
. Meals: Combination of international, national and vegetarian dishes.
. Modern bathrooms and hot showers.
. Potable water and solar/hydro-powered electricity system.
. Small library, bar, and shop of essential supplies for the jungle explorer.
. Integral, environmentally friendly waste management.
. Capacity for small workshops and conferences.
. 4WD Jeep for transport within the Refugio
Activities Refugio Los Volcanes
. A trail system of 15 km that covers all the different habitat types.
. Exploring the forest with local guides.
. Observing birds (over 200 species, see the Birdlist of Refugio Los Volcanes), monkeys, butterflies, frogs and many other fascinating critters.
. Enjoying beautiful orchids and bromeliads.
. Moon walks observing the jungle night life.
. Relaxing in hammocks.
. Refreshing baths in naturals pools formed by the waterfalls of the Elvira Creek.
- Excursions with experienced local guide
- Transport hotel - Refugio Volcanes - hotel
- Overnight stay in cabins
- Very tasty meals
What we recommend to take with you:
- Insect repellent
- comfortable hiking shoes
- Sun block
- Hat against the sun
- Trousers and shirt with long sleeves
- Warm sweater
- Bathing clothes
- Copy of your passport and visa
Please contact us for more information or for making a reservation.
Interested birders can also check the Birdlist of Refugio Los Volcanes.
We are members of Asociación Armonia, partner of Birdlife International in Bolivia, a global association that strives to conserve birds, their habitats and global biodiversity, working with people towards sustainability in the use of natural resources.
If you are are more interested in orchids, check the Orchid list. Every year there is an orchids festival in Concepción, Bolivia. Please contact us for more information.
Another options to visit Amboro National Park are:
. Mataracu Tent Camp (they have cabin like tents)
. Trekking in beautiful tropical rainforest Amboro Park
. Cloud Forest and giant fern tree forest