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Bolivia: Missions and Forests

explore Santa Cruz and the Jesuit Missions on a journey through Bolivia's lowlands

A 9 day itinerary exploring the diverse forests of the Amboró National Park and visiting some of the most iconic Jesuit Missions in Chiquitos province, several of which are still in use today.

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Itinerary summary

Santa Cruz and the Lowlands

Days 1-4: The first night is spent in Santa Cruz, visiting this pleasant and leafy city founded by Jesuit priests. Travel to the Amboró National Park, one of the most botanically diverse in the world, to spend two nights. Hike the park's trails and explore its giant fern forests in search of local wildlife. You will also have the opportunity to explore the UNESCO World heritage site of Samaipata, a pre-Columbian religious settlement built by the pre-Inca Chané people, on your way back to Santa Cruz to stay a night before your journey to the Jesuit missions of Chiquitos.

The Missions

Days 5-8: The next two nights will be spent on a guided circuit, staying in Concepción and San Ignacio de Velazco while visiting several of the Jesuit missions in this area. Seven of the original missions, which date back to 1691, are still in use today. Spend a night in San José de Chiquitos, capital of Bolivia's Chiquitos Province, to experience local life with visits to handcraft workshops and a typical bakery before returning to Santa Cruz to stay the final night.

Day 9: Return to the airport in Santa Cruz for your return flight or onward travel.

Accommodation options

In the following section you will see our suggested options for possible accommodation.

The estimated flight cost included in this itinerary (assuming international flights from the UK plus any internal flights that are necessary) is £1,175 per person.

Standard - £4,175

  • Gran Hotel Concepción image
    Gran Hotel Concepción - this charming hotel is tucked away on one side of Concepción's main square, opposite the town's attractive mission.
  • Los Tajibos image
    Los Tajibos - a lovely hotel in a residential district of Santa Cruz with large gardens, and outdoor pool and very good Asian restaurant.

Price and validity notes

We have tried to give you as accurate an idea of prices as possible, including meals where appropriate (but not when there are good local options so you don't pay for a meal that you might not want), accommodation, transfers, and any tours we have included.

All prices are per person based on two people sharing a room and are intended as a guide (local high or low seasons can cause some variation). All prices were correct when published but may vary with exchange rate fluctuations, fuel surcharges, or changes in the general economic situation.

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