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Noel Kempff Mercado National Park

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Nature in all his splendor

For the first time I can say that I saw the real face of the jungle, only nature unaltered by... read more

Reviewed 8 December 2016
Bucharest, Romania
El Refugio - An absolute privilege to visit.

El Refugio is at the edge of Noel Kempff and sited on the bank of the river Paragua. It has its own... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2016
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8 Dec 2016
“Nature in all his splendor”
12 Apr 2016
“El Refugio - An absolute privilege to visit.”
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Reviewed 8 December 2016

For the first time I can say that I saw the real face of the jungle, only nature unaltered by human actions. The road to Caparuch Plateau was hard but I think the landscape is one of the most beautiful in the word.

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Reviewed 13 April 2016

El Refugio is at the edge of Noel Kempff and sited on the bank of the river Paragua. It has its own airstrip and is just under 2 hours from Santa Cruz de la Sierra by light aircraft. The wildlife in the area is incredible,...More

5  Thank CocoaBerkshire
Reviewed 28 December 2015

This park is a real gem in Santa Cruz. you'll have the opportunity to stay in touch with the tropical jungle and see closely the local fauna such as crocodiles, monkeys and jaguars. i took the panoramic flight over the park and was a great...More

Thank Jade N
Reviewed 27 April 2015

Sir Conan Doyle was inspired by the majestic mesa Caparuch, which towers over the surrounding jungle, to pen his famous book. You too will be amazed by the diversity and magnificence of this enormous park -- crocodiles and dolphins, monkeys and jaguars, lush rainforest and...More

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 4 November 2014

Unprecedented access to bird, mammal and reptile life. Unfortunately, almost impossible to get to overland and no place to stay unless you arrange to visit the Biological Research Center "El Refugio", which also has the only usable landing srip within the park. And once there,...More

3  Thank ranpat2014
Reviewed 20 December 2013

I did a trip to Noel Kempff National park by air with nicks adventures bolivia and it was amazing. We visited EL Refugio a biologist station inside the park and loved every moment. The highlight was the giant otters that we saw every day by...More

4  Thank borochi
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