The subtropical area of Los Yungas is a region characterized by its exuberant vegetation, its many rivers and waterfalls leading to the Amazon basin, and its diverse flora and fauna. In Los Yungas, considered one of the country’s richest eco-regions, a huge variety of crops are grown such as coffee, corn, banana, citrus, and coca among many others. The 2-hour trip from La Paz to Yolosa has great views with lots of contrasts as it begins at 4.,650m.a.s.l. (La Cumbre), surrounded by snowcapped mountains with impressive glaciers, dropping to 1,150 m.a.s.l. until the town of Yolosa. You will be able to see the great change in landscape from highlands and mountains to the rich rainforest that is the entrance gate of the Amazon.
Once we arrive in Yolosa we will visit La Senda Verde, a unique Wildlife Refuge. This project started in 2003 as a typical ecotourism lodge, but in 2004 the founders took in their first rescued animals, a capuchin monkey and two parrots. After this incident, they realized the importance of fauna and flora conservation having rescued and taken care of more than 450 animals to this day! La Senda Verde has now become the safe home of monkeys, birds, two Andean Bears, turtles, snakes and many more animals.
After the “Senda Verde” and “Aruma Bear” Tour (Combo Tour) we continue the trip up to the Café Munaipata (near Coroico) where we will have lunch. Munaipata is a small coffee company that uses coffee from local producers whose production is organic therefore promoting local and sustainable practices. After lunch, short visit of the coffee plantations and return to La Paz.
Departure from La Paz: 08.00am
Arrival in La Paz: 06.00pm
Included in the price:
- Private transportation from/to Hotel in La Paz
- All the entrances fees and contributions (to la Senda Verde)
- Lunch at Café Munaipata + short visit of the coffee plantations
Not included in the price:
- Anything not listed in the program