Ruta Verde is a Dutch/Bolivian Travel Agency established in 2006. We offer a great variety of tours in Bolivia! Did you know that Bolivia is one of the most diverse countries in the world? For more than a decade we have been organizing tours in Bolivia, such as tours to the world’s largest salt flats, pristine national parks, beautiful colonial cities, Jesuit Missions, tailor made trips throughout Bolivia and more.
Bolivia has long been overshadowed by its neighbours, but there are plenty of reasons to visit this spectacular country. Its geography is extreme: from the snow capped Andes mountain peaks to the Amazon jungle and from the highest navigable lake in the world (Titicaca) to the dry deserts on the Altiplano. Let us show you why many travelers count Bolivia amongst their favourite destination!
We are recommended in travel guides such as Lonely Planet, Rough Guide, Footprint, Routard and The Amazon. In 2019 we received Tripadvisor’s certificate of excellence for the 9th year in a row.
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'Hello Gijs! I have wanted to write for well over a week now and let you know that I had a wonderful experience on my tour. Paulo was an excellent driver and guide. The hotel in Concepcion was amazing! (Much better than what I am used to. Loved it!) The restaurants were all great. And the missions, of course, were amazing. Thank you for organizing things so that we could experience the celebration in San Javier. I´ve told numerous other travelers about my experience. There is a Canadian couple that I think will be coming your way soon- Didier and Giselle. I do not remember the name of our guide at the mission in Concepcion, but he was amazing and very knowledgable. He had worked from the start with Hans Roth. If you do organize a tour for Didier and Giselle, please try to set them up with him. Again, thank you. BEDANKT! Go Holanda!'
´I've done a Bolivia trip (with my lonely planet) for two months. I've been, in 2 months, with A LOT of different tour agencies. Ruta Verde Tour Agency was definitely my favorite. Everything was perfectly organized (which is not that common in Bolivia !) and very sympatic. I took the Amboro park tour for couple of days and I can assure you that it was the best days of my travel. One of the things that I did like the most with this agency is that they hire local guides for most of their trips (which helps a lot of people). So, from my personal experience, you should expect an well organized tour agency with the best prices and enjoy a wonderful trip in the Amboro park with a local guide, from who you will learn unforgettable things...The agency also speak Spanish, English and Dutch. I'm not working for anyone, I'm just leaving this comment because I think that this agency should be known by every traveler in Bolivia. Have a nice trip!´
´Any mention of Ruta Verde brings a smile to my face. Let me say first that I am a university Spanish instructor (Indiana University Southeast) accustomed to roam the world, particularly, although not at all limited to, where Spanish is spoken. So we can say that at 60 yrs, of age, with some 50 countries under my belt, I've been around the block a few times. Gijs and his lovely wife Maria Eugenia are definitely keepers. From where I sit I can not overstate their value. Knowing something of the obstacles of functioning in South America, I can honestly say that the 2 of them have all the right stuff to deliver a wonderful experience. Maria Eugenia is a university educated crucena native to Santa Cruz who has lived in Europe and Gijs is a delightful, big, quality orientated Dutchman. You can't beat his prices. My own time to visit the missions was limited to only 1 day due to my work commitments in Paraguay so we made the longest trip to only one destination. I would definitely recommend at least 3 days and arrange them according to Gijs' suggestion. He knows the route and details very, very well´.
'Dear Gijs, I just wanted to thank you for arranging an excellent tour of the Missions. Jose was delightful company and a very good driver. The visits to the Missions churches were fascinating. I particularly enjoyed looking around the museum and mission complex with Milton, who was a close colleague of Hans Roth. We had a very good guide for San Miguel, San Rafael and Santa Ana. The hotels were all comfortable and the food good. I just hope that these sites receive more visitors in the years to come - they definitely deserve to be at the top of any tourist´s agenda for Bolivia. Many thanks and kind regards, Simon'
'Dear Gijs, the tour to the Missions was great! The guide Iver and the driver Franc were great company and we had a good time together. Iver did a terrific job of explaining not only the missions and their history but also, the social history and culture of the indigenous people, the geology of the region, economics and much more. We would have missed so much without having him along to explain everything. The restaurants we visited were great and the hotel in Conception was wonderful. Franc did a great job of safely navigating those treacherous roads. I would recommend the tour to anyone! Thank you for treating us so kindly. When we get to Bolivia again, we hope to do another Ruta Verde tour.'