Flor de Oro, parque nacional Noel Kempff (Norte)

Flor de Oro, parque nacional Noel Kempff (Zona Norte, vía aerea)

El Parque Nacional debe su nombre al distinguido biólogo boliviano Noel Kempff Mercado. Está localizado a 600 Km al Noreste de Santa Cruz. Es uno de los parques más grandes ( 1,523,000 ha ) y más intactos de la Amazonía. Este parque tan maravilloso, y de única belleza es uno de los lugares más protegidos y bio diversos del planeta. Es por ello que La UNESCO lo ha declarado ¨Patrimonio Natural de la Humanidad ¨ el 22 de noviembre del 2000.

Con un rango altitudinal de 200 m hasta cerca de los 1000 m, es el sitio de un rico mosaico de tipos de hatitats incluyendo bosques tropicales siempre verdes, bolsques de palmeras, cerrado, pantanas, sabanas y bosques secos semi-deciduales. Los habitats del cerrado encontrados en la Meseta Caparú han estado isolados por millones de años roveyendo un laboratorio viviente ideal para el estudio de la evolución de estos ecosistemas. Viven en el parque un estimado de 4000 especies de flora, más de 620 especies de aves y poblaciones viables de muchas especies mundialmente en peligro de extinción.

La meseta Caparú ( 980 m ), lugar descubierto por el aventurero inglés Percy Fawcet en 1910 y que posteriormente sirvió de inspiración al escocés Sir Arthur Conan Doyle para escribir su famosa novela ¨El mundo perdido¨, es una imponente e isolada meseta de origen precámbrico (hace más de un billón de años), formada por rocas areniscas y cuarcitas y surcada por numerosos arroyos y cascadas de aguas cristalinas sobre un paisaje caracterizado por pampas e islas boscosas.

Parque Nacional Noel kempff ha declarado ¨Patrimonio Natural de la Humanidad ¨ por la UNESCO.

4000 especies de flora, más de 620 especies de aves, 130 especies de mamíferos, 127 especies de reptiles y anfibios, y 246 especies de peces.

How to get to Flor de Oro

Early in the morning you will board a small airplane to fly to Flor de Oro, the lodge located on the Itenez river on the north side of Park Noel Kempff. The flight takes approx. 2 to 2,5 hours, depending on the weather conditions. During the flight we wil fly over the tropical lowlands of the Santa Cruz department. After half an hour of flying we will fly over one of the Jesuit Missions, Concepción. The vegetation below is getting thicker and thicker and after a while you will fly over hundreds of kilometers of pristine tropical rainforest. From the airplane you can see the amazing Caparu plateau rising on the horizon. We will fly over the Caparu plateau towards the waterfalls Arco Iris and Ahfeld. The plane will fly around the waterfalls so that you have the opportunity to take some great pictures.

We offer 4 different kind of programs for visiting the north side of Noel Kempff. All tours start from Santa Cruz and will take you by plane to Flor de Oro.

REFERENCE PROGRAM

Visiting waterfall Ahlfeld

FOUR DAYS PROGRAM

DAY 1
Morning: Santa Cruz – Flor de Oro by airplane.

The flight will take up to 2 hours. Flor de Oro is located right on the banks of the Iténiz river in the extreme north-central section of the park. Therefore, en route to the park, you will fly over hundreds of kilometers of pristine rainforest, as well as the magnificent Caparú Plateau with its red cliffs and two very impressive waterfalls named Ahfeld and Arco Iris. When we arrive in Flor de Oro where we will meet with the staff and check into our rooms. Lunch in Flor de Oro

Afternoon: North trail (Cerrado & riverside forest to first bay)

After settling in at the lodge and a relaxing lunch we dive straight in to our wilderness adventure – in the high forest of the North trail. On this three hour walk we may see any of a great number of birds, along with fruits and flowers. Forest mammal sightings of monkeys, capybara and peccaries are also common. We then pass by a large riverine lake before coming out and sampling the wildlife of the savannah for our round trip sunset return to Flor de Oro for supper.

DAY 2
Morning: River Transfer Flor de Oro – Ahlfeld Camp (Várzea forest, aquatic, and river-edge vegetation)

The adventure really begins on this day. Up early, we take the five hour boat ride down the Itenez and onto the Paucerna River, up to the Ahlfeld lodge. This cabin is really remote so we might see anything – to give an idea, previous visitors have quite often seen Jaguars basking out on the beaches of the Paucerna! Abundant Amazonian river and forest edge wildlife is assured throughout the journey.

Lunch in Alhfled Camp

Afternoon: After a hasty meal we take the lower trail (40 mins) to the base of the Ahlfeld Falls where anyone with a camera will be well rewarded and everyone will appreciate the great natural beauty of this unique formation, before enjoying a refreshing swim in the large plunge pool. The trail to the falls takes us through good upland forest, so don’t be surprised if we get sidetracked with a group of Spider Monkeys or a pair of curassows on the way.

DAY 3
Morning: Ahlfeld Camp – Ahlfeld Waterfalls – upper trail

If you didn’t get enough of the waterfalls yesterday, don’t worry. Today the other trail will take us to the most spectacular location; a 40 minute hike through more excellent forest, to the head of the falls themselves.

Lunch in Alhfeld Camp

Afternoon: Ahlfeld Camp – Flor de Oro

After another refreshing meal in the deep forest we make our leisurely way back to Flor de Oro, spotting wildlife on the way and arriving around dusk.

DAY 4
Morning: South trail (Cerrado & riverside forest to first bay)

A morning walk down to the first bay above Flor de Oro rounds off our trip. This is the time to look for anything we may have missed before on the river or, if you can’t get enough of those Pink River Dolphins, this is your last chance to wave goodbye. If we have time, we’ll go into the riverside forest at the end of the South trail so you can give your last regards to the howler monkeys as well.

Lunch in Flor de Oro

Afternoon: Transfer Flor de Oro – Santa Cruz

Visiting waterfall Ahlfeld and Arco Iris

Visiting Waterfall Alhfeld and Arco Iris – REFERENCE PROGRAM

SIX DAYS PROGRAM

DAY 1
Morning: Santa Cruz – Flor de Oro by airplane.

The flight will take up to 2 hours. Flor de Oro is located right on the banks of the Iténiz river in the extreme north-central section of the park. Therefore, en route to the park, you will fly over hundreds of kilometers of pristine rainforest, as well as the magnificent Caparú Plateau with its red cliffs and two very impressive waterfalls named Ahfeld and Arco Iris. When we arrive in Flor de Oro where we will meet with the staff and check into our rooms.
Lunch in Flor de Oro

North trail (Cerrado & riverside forest to first bay

After settling in at the lodge and a relaxing lunch we dive straight in to our wilderness adventure – in the high forest of the North trail. On this three hour walk we may see any of a great number of birds, along with fruits and flowers. Forest mammal sightings of monkeys, capybara and peccaries are also common. We then pass by a large riverine lake before coming out and sampling the wildlife of the savannah for our round trip sunset return to Flor de Oro for supper.

DAY 2
Morning: River Transfer Flor de Oro – Ahlfeld Camp (Várzea forest, aquatic, and river-edge vegetation)

The adventure really begins on this second day. Up early, we take the five hour boat ride down the Itenez and onto the Paucerna River, up to the Ahlfield lodge. This cabin is really remote so we might see anything – to give an idea, previous visitors have quite often seen Jaguars out on the beaches of the Paucerna! Abundant wildlife typical of Amazonian river and forest edge is assured.
Lunch in Alhfled Camp

Afternoon: After a hasty meal we take the lower trail (40 mins) to the base of the Ahlfeld Falls where anyone with a camera will be well rewarded and everyone will appreciate the great natural beauty of this unique formation, before enjoying a refreshing swim in the large plunge pool. The trail to the falls takes us through good upland forest, so don’t be surprised if we get sidetracked with a group of Spider Monkeys or a pair of curassows on the way.

DAY 3
Morning: Ahlfeld Camp – Ahlfeld Waterfalls – upper trail

If you didn’t get enough of the waterfalls yesterday, don’t worry. Today the other trail will take us to the most spectacular location; a 40 minute hike through more excellent forest, to the head of the falls themselves.

Lunch in Alhfeld Camp

DAY 4
Full Day: Ahlfeld Camp – Arco Iris Waterfalls

From the Ahlfeld camp we now go all the way. Past the breathtaking Ahlfeld Falls, yes, stop and look once more, but now we go on to perhaps the most extraordinary of all the natural features of Noel Kempff National Park: the Arco Iris Falls. On a three hour trail that takes us through forest, then up through Cerrado and Campo Rupestre, a rocky formation that boasts many orchids and cactuses, we arrive at the lookout above the famous rainbow waterfalls. Just try describing the view! A huge cascade of water tumbling off a vertical cliff, a towering rock standing like a sentinel in front that divides the water-carved canyon in two, all set in pristine tropical forest as far as the eye can see. And you are looking down on this from above. We’ll drag you away from it some time in the early afternoon.

DAY 5
Morning: Round Ahlfeld Camp

A do as you like morning in Ahlfeld Camp, which you may wish to spend over on the other side of the river swimming and feeling the pulse of crystalline water from one of the lesser falls massaging your whole body.

Lunch Alhfeld Camp

Afternoon: Ahlfeld Camp – Flor de Oro

After another refreshing meal in the deep forest we make our leisurely way back to Flor de Oro, spotting wildlife on the way and arriving around dusk. This time is great for nightjar-watching as these graceful, long-tailed birds come out at dusk and will be around us over the water as we get back to Flor de Oro.

DAY 6
Morning: South trail (Cerrado & riverside forest to first bay)

A morning walk down to the first bay above Flor de Oro rounds off our trip. This is the time to look for anything we may have missed before on the river or, if you can’t get enough of those Pink River Dolphins, this is your last chance to wave goodbye. If we have time, we’ll go into the riverside forest at the end of the South trail too so you can give your last regards to the howler monkeys as well.

Lunch in Flor de Oro

Afternoon: Transfer Flor de Oro – Santa Cruz

Visiting Flor de Oro and its surroundings

Visiting Flor de Oro and its surroundings – REFERENCE PROGRAM

FIVE DAYS PROGRAM

DAY 1
Morning: Santa Cruz – Flor de Oro by airplane.

The flight will take up to 2 hours. Flor de Oro is located right on the banks of the Iténiz river in the extreme north-central section of the park. Therefore, en route to the park, you will fly over hundreds of kilometers of pristine rainforest, as well as the magnificent Caparú Plateau with its red cliffs and two very impressive waterfalls named Ahfeld and Arco Iris. When we arrive in Flor de Oro where we will meet with the staff and check into our rooms.
Lunch in Flor de Oro

Afternoon: South trail (Cerrado & riverside forest to first bay)

The flight from Santa Cruz to Flor de Oro already gave a stunning introduction to the grandeur of Noel Kempff National Park as it took us over hundreds of kilometres of virgin forest. From the air we have already seen the great diversity of pristine habitats that makes the Park a world-class tourist destination and be in high gear to get out into the field.

Our first taste of the tropics will be the South trail which takes us from the lodge and along the river to the first bay. Apart from the many bird species, this trail will give us the chance to spot monkeys and, with luck, Giant Otters and Pink River Dolphins. In the bay we can count the caiman and see if there are any of the very large and endangered Black Caiman sunning themselves on the banks. We return at sunset, the time oropendolas pass in flocks and pairs of Scarlet and Blue-and-yellow Macaws fly over in pairs to their roosts.

DAY 2
Morning: North Trail (High and flooded forest, Cerrado on return)

We get well and truly into tropical forest on our first morning out. As the early mist swirls over the river we will hear tinamous and ant birds, guans and trogons calling as we go into the area of high forest north of Flor de Oro. Almost anything from a herd of peccaries to a Giant Anteater, a glimpse of an Ocelot or a meeting with a riotous family of Coatis may liven up our walk, and wild flowers, animal tracks, fruits and insects will abound as we make our way round the trail. We pass by a large riverine lake before coming out onto the savannah for our round trip return to Flor de Oro for lunch.
Lunch in flor de Oro

Afternoon: Woodland round Flor de Oro (Cerrado, parkland and palm savanna)

After lunch we go into a different world, the Cerrado round the Flor de Oro lodge. The grasslands, dotted with termite mounds and tiny wooded islands, are home to a great variety of birds, flowers and mammals.

DAY 3
Morning: Flor de Oro – Las Torres (Cerrado, Campo rupestre)

Full Day: (05.30 -13.00) Flor de Oro – Las Torres (Cerrado, Campo rupestre)

A full-day trip upriver to the guard camp of Las Torres gives us the chance to get into some unusual habitats of inundated Mauritiella savannah and Campo Rupestre, where our sightings may include spectacular hummingbirds, parrots and puffbirds. Later, hardy group members can see who can make it to the top of the unique rock formation which gives the camp its name, while others content themselves with finding the many flowering orchids that grow in hidden crevices along the path. For the really keen-eyed, we hope the Common Potoo still has her nest nice and low down for photographers at the start of the path.

Packed lunch Las Torres

Afternoon: (- 18.00) Itenez River – Várzea forest – return Flor de Oro

Várzea forest habitats along the edge of the river are very diverse and, if we are fortunate as we go back down, we will find ant wrens and the unforgettable Red-billed Scythebill in mixed flocks, while overhead we may see King Vulture, along with macaws and birds of prey. One recent group breathlessly reported a disdainful Harpy Eagle on a dead branch that refused to move no matter how close the driver moved the launch, exhausting binocular arms and camera films alike and making for a unique experience, just one of the many offered by the abundant wildlife of the Park.

DAY 4
Morning: River Trip Bajias (Várzea forest, aquatic, and river-edge vegetation)

An early morning start is in order to catch the forest at its most active and we will be looking out -and listening- from the boat for howler monkeys as they greet the day and move into their favorite fruiting trees, as well as getting really close to any dolphins that happen by. The river is also a great vantage point for seeing turtles and waterbirds and, turning into the entrance of the first bay, we will have wildlife all around us as we slowly make our way up to the large tree at the end of the bay in which a host of birds nest and roost.
Lunch in Flor de Oro

Afternoon: Free time – visitor centre, North or Sout trail if requested.

With all the time we spend outside, we should not forget the facilities offered in Flor de Oro. One afternoon we will make time to look round the Visitor Centre, which has displays on the history and geology of the area as well as outstanding photos of the area’s flora and fauna. And we may well be tempted back towards the forest on the North trail if the weather clears up before dusk, giving us a great chance to see nightjars over the river and hear the night’s first owls calling from the trees.

DAY 5
Morning: Explore Cerrado round Flor de Oro to Isla de Las Orquídeas

On our last morning we will do the round of the wooded patches in the Cerrado of Flor de Oro out to the so-called Island of Orchids. Along the way we will take in Toco Toucan, woodcreepers, and seedeaters, before making our way back to camp for a last meal and the impressive transfer flight back to Santa Cruz.
Lunch in Flor de Oro

Afternoon: Flor de Oro – Santa Cruz

A birding tour

BIRDING TOUR – REFERENCE PROGRAM

FIVE DAYS BIRD-WATCHING PROGRAM

A short but intensive “birder’s delight” tour that makes the most of the varied and incredibly species-rich forest and savannah areas round the park’s five-star Flor de Oro lodge on the Itenez River.

DAY 1
Morning: Santa Cruz – Flor de Oro by airplane.

The flight will take up to 2 hours. Flor de Oro is located right on the banks of the Iténiz river in the extreme north-central section of the park. Therefore, en route to the park, you will fly over hundreds of kilometers of pristine rainforest, as well as the magnificent Caparú Plateau with its red cliffs and two very impressive waterfalls named Ahfeld and Arco Iris. When we arrive in Flor de Oro where we will meet with the staff and check into our rooms. Lunch in Flor de Oro

Afternoon: South trail (Cerrado & riverside forest to first bay)

The flight from Santa Cruz to Flor de Oro already gave a stunning introduction to the grandeur of Noel Kempff National Park as it took us over hundreds of kilometres of virgin forest. From the air we have already seen the great diversity of pristine habitats that makes the Park a world-class birding destination and be in high gear to get out into the field.

Even from the grounds of the lodge we may well spot Crested Caracara, Black Skimmer and White-banded Swallows as well as Large-billed and Yellow-billed Terns over the river. So, without further ado, we set off on the South Trail which takes us down the airstrip bordering parkland savannah to the edge of the first bay of the Itenez River. We can be sure of various parrot species here, which may well include Yellow-chevroned Parakeet, Orange-winged Parrot, the scarce Red-bellied Macaw and, if we’re really lucky, a pair of majesticScarlet Macaws overhead. These sightings interspersed with birds such as Rufous-tailed Jacamar, Red-necked Aracari and Black-fronted Nunbird in vegetation along the riverside. We will also get good first looks at Southern Screamer, Muscovy Duck and the evasive little Sungrebe, just some of the waterbirds typical of this Amazonian blackwater river.

DAY 2
Morning: (05.30 – 11.30) North Trail (High and flooded forest, Cerrado)

The first morning in good high forest is always a thrill and, as more than six hundred species have been recorded in Noel Kempff so far, the first-light birding on the Flor de Oro North Trail is bound to be memorable. As the mist swirls over the slow waters of the river we will hear Blue-throated Piping-Guans rattling their wings and groups of Black Howler Monkeys greeting the day. Inside the forest, Cinereous Tinamou, Elegant Woodcreeper and Amazonian Antshrike will make their presence known as we busy ourselves with mixed-species flocks of Flame-crested Tanager, Green Honeycreeper, Rufous-browed Peppershrike, Plain-brown Woodcreeper.
Forest interior birds such as Violaceous Trogon, Thrush-like Manakin and Yellow-crowned Tyrannulet will add to our lists while always hoping for sightings of the many more unusual species to be found here, which include Ringed Woodpecker, Brown Jacamar, Silvered Antbird and Green-and-rufous Kingfisher.

Our round-trip route takes us back, past a large riverine lake, into grassland savannah where we will be hoping for open-country birds like Striped Cuckoo, Savannah Hawk and Aplomado Falcon, as well as seedeater flocks and the occasional overhead Picazuro Pigeon.

Lunch in Flor de Oro

Afternoon: (15.30 – 18.00) Woodland round Flor de Oro (Cerrado, parkland and palm savanna)

After lunch we take a breather from the dense luxuriance of tropical forest and stalk some of Flor de Oro’s Cerrado specialities which may include White-naped Xenopsaris, Tawny-bellied Seedeater, Plain-breasted Ground Dove, Long-billed Starthroat and Ashy and Black-billed Cuckoos.

DAY 3
Morning: (05.30 – 11.30) River Trip Bajias (Várzea forest, aquatic, and river-edge vegetation)

This morning we get on the river good and early and work our way up to the first bay of the Itenez above the lodge. This stretch is great habitat for Giant River Otter and Pink River Dolphins and we should also see troupes of monkeys at fruiting trees as we ascend. We will be looking out for male Yellow-knobbed Curassow calling from overhanging branches while, over the water, White-winged Swallow and all five Amazonian species of kingfisher are good possibilities. Water birds, including Rufescent Tiger Heron, Capped Heron, American Wood Stork, Snowy Egret, Orinoco Goose and Anhinga, are common spots and we should have plenty of Hoatzin antics to watch as we keep an eye out for Bare-necked Fruitcrow, Amazonian Umbrellabird, Great Black Hawk and Black-collared Hawk. Haunting calls may lure us in to see the strange and beautiful Lyra, orSunbittern, displaying its peacock-patterned wings for us on the river’s edge.

Lunch in Flor de Oro

Afternoon: (15.30 – 18.00) Free time – visitor centre, N or S trail if requested.

With all the time we spend outside, we should not forget the facilities offered in Flor de Oro. We will make time to look round the Visitor Centre, which has displays on the history and geology of the area as well as outstanding photos of the area’s flora and fauna. And we may well be tempted back towards the forest on the North trail if the weather clears up before dusk, giving us a great chance to see Scissor-tailed Nightjars over the river and hear the night’s first Tawny-bellied Screech Owls calling from the trees.

DAY 4
Full day: (05.30 -13.00) Flor de Oro – Las Torres (Cerrado, Campo rupestre)

A full-day trip upriver to the guard camp of Las Torres gives us the chance to get into some unusual habitats of inundated Mauritiella savannah and Campo Rupestre, where our sightings could include White-eared Puffbird,Horned Sungem, Peach-fronted Parakeet, Swallow-tailed Hummingbird, Golden-collared Macaw andWhite Woodpecker among many others. Later, hardy group members can see who can make it to the top of the unique rock formation which gives the camp its name, while others content themselves with finding the many flowering orchids that grow in hidden crevices along the path. For the really keen-eyed, we hope the Common Potoo still has her nest nice and low down for photographers at the start of the path.

Packed lunch Las Torres

Afternoon: (- 18.00) Itenez River – Várzea forest – return to Flor de Oro

Várzea forest mixed flocks are very diverse and, if we are fortunate as we go back down the river, we will findPygmy Antwren, Amazonian Streaked Antwren, White-winged Becard and Red-billed Scythebill in the mix, while overhead we may see Swallow-wing, King Vulture, Blue-and-yellow Macaw and Tawny-headed Swallow. One recent group breathlessly reported a disdainful Harpy Eagle on a dead branch that refused to move no matter how close the driver moved the launch, exhausting binocular arms and camera films alike and making for a unique experience, just one of the many offered by the abundant wildlife of the Park.

DAY 5
Morning: (05.30 – 11.30) Explore Cerrado round Flor de Oro to Isla de Las Orquídeas.

On our last morning we will do the round of the wooded patches in the termite savannah and Cerrado of Flor de Oro out to the so-called Island of Orchids. Along the way we will take in Toco Toucan, Narrow-billed andOlivaceous Woodcreeper, Rusty-backed Antwren, Wedge-tailed Grass-Finch and, with luck, Collared Crescentchest and Lined Seedeater, before making our way back to camp for a last meal and the transfer back to Santa Cruz.

Tour includes:

  • Transfer hotel – airport
  • Flight in small private airplane to Flor de Oro
  • Spanish speaking local guide in Flor de Oro
  • Excursions
  • Transport in small motor boat in Flor de Oro
  • Overnight stay in rustic cabins or in tents
  • Meals

What we recommend to take with you:

  • Backpack
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Insect repellent
  • Sun block
  • Hat against the sun
  • Binoculars
  • Trousers and shirt with long sleeves
  • Warm sweater
  • Bathing clothes

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Otra opción para visitar el parque nacional Noel Kempff es:
. Noel Kempff National Park zona sur Los Fierros

COMENTARIOS

  • ´In May 2007, Ruta Verde organized a wonderful trip for us to visit the missions and Flor de Oro, the lodge in the north of Noel Kempff Mercado national park.The original plan was to visit the missions, Los Fierros and Flor de Oro, but after flooding knocked out a key bridge and various roads near Los Fierros, Gijs efficiently re-organized everything, arranging a week in the north after our ...'
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    Ronda Klevansky South Africa
  • 'Independent travel on our own schedule has always been our preference. Earlier this year we made the wise decision of allowing Gijs and Maria Eugenia of Ruta Verde to make all our travel arrangements for us to Noel Kempff Mercado. Even though we had four weeks in May to explore Eastern Bolivia it was immediately apparent that a trip to the park would require much planning and coordination of ...'
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    Nina Lara and Jerry Clark USA
  • ´In May 2007, Ruta Verde organized a wonderful trip for us to visit the missions and Flor de Oro, the lodge in the north of Noel Kempff Mercado national park.The original plan was to visit the missions, Los Fierros and Flor de Oro, but after flooding knocked out a key bridge and various roads near Los Fierros, Gijs efficiently re-organized everything, arranging a week in the north after our ...'
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    Ronda Klevansky South Africa
  • ´Gijs, we had an awesome time up in Flor de Oro! We already want to go back in the wet season! The staff did a great job showing us around, and, as you said, the food was excellent.´
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    John Byers USA
  • ´Cette année, nous avons décidé d'effectuer un grand voyage en famille pour faire découvrir à nos enfants la Bolivie, pays où nous avions vécu plusieurs années auparavant. Vu son caractère unique et fascinant, nous avons décidé d'inscrire au programme le Parc Noel Kempff Mercado malgré son éloignement, avec les coûts et les complications qui en découlent.Six mois à l'avance, ...'
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    Laurent, Christine, Aixala et Océan Gaillard (Suisse)
  • ´Hola Gijs; El Parque nos ha parecido una maravilla, todo es precioso, hemos visto varios muchos animales, y nunca habíamos visto tanta variedad de vegetación. Las cascadas son excepcionales, tal y como habíamos previsto.Me queda por resaltar la dureza de la caminata por la selva hacia la cascada Arco Iris. No todas las personas pueden hacerla. Tiene partes de subida muy difíciles, y mi ...'
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    Noelia Iglesias y familia España
  • ´Hola Gijs, te escribo para felicitarte por la organizaciòn del viaje que hicimos en agosto a Noel Kempf.Todo fuè perfecto y el lugar es maravilloso. Si me lo permites te irè enviando algunas fotos. La comida, la atención, las excursiones...todo bièn. Tendremos que repetir para ir a las cascadas.Un abrazo´
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    José Manuel Lahuerta y familia España
  • 'Independent travel on our own schedule has always been our preference. Earlier this year we made the wise decision of allowing Gijs and Maria Eugenia of Ruta Verde to make all our travel arrangements for us to Noel Kempff Mercado. Even though we had four weeks in May to explore Eastern Bolivia it was immediately apparent that a trip to the park would require much planning and coordination of ...'
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    Nina Lara and Jerry Clark USA
  • ´In October 2006, we visited Bolivia, Santa Cruz, and met Gijs, a friendly, cheerful Dutchman, and his wife Maria Eugenia. They enthusiastically told us about Noel Kempff and the tour they could arrange for us. We were quickly convinced as we saw pictures of previous tours and we understood the program and the conveniences with which we would be fitted.The first day of our tour we met our ...'
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    Jan en Arjan Udding The Netherlands
  • ´Hi Gijs, got back from Noel Kempff today and wanted to let you know we had a great time. The accomodation and meals were great but most importantly our daily tours were fantastic. Fernando was a briallant guide and great bushman. Pepe the pilot was very friendly and always had a smile on his face. We saw many interesting birds, mammals, snakes, frogs and insects and took many great pictures. ...'
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    Carlie Bronk Australia
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