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CHACO

It is attractive for its lush vegetation, small towns and natural wealth of fauna and wildlife. In the Chaco there are several Guarani ethnic groups with intact traditions and their people are extremely knowledgeable of the language of the river, fishermen, artisans and skilled creators of exquisite folklore.

The Bolivian Chaco is part of the only dry forest biome of the world, located in the lowlands of the southeast, which includes part of the Departments of Santa Cruz, Chuquisaca and Tarija, in its western end El Chaco, being part of the eastern slopes of the Andes, has humid ecosystems, creating a whole great biodiversity of flora and fauna of the deserts and semi-humid mountain forest. The living cultures of the Guaraní nation: the Ava, the Simba, the Isoseños and Tapiete, together with the indigenous people 'Weenayek', make this destination a site of enrichment for the mind and spirit.

The sensory enjoyment of nature in protected areas as the Kaa Iya Park, the Tariquía Reserve and the Palmar, is complemented with an understanding of the history of the liberation struggles of the guerrillas for the independence of Alto Peru: the Doña Juana Azurduy routes, Padilla and others. Just as the battles of the heroic Ernesto Che Guevara that occurred in the humid and dry Chaco. This territory was also the scenario of the Chaco war or war for oil, in which the Paraguayan and Bolivian peoples fought, instigated by the power and the interests of transnational oil companies.

The Bolivian Chaco located to the south of the country, it encompasses the departments of Santa Cruz, Chuquisaca and Tarija and reaches a height of between 100 and 400 meters, is a region rich in natural resources and cultural landscape, large extensions of the Chaco territory are considered protected areas, such as National Park Area.

ACTIVITIES

EL PALMAR

A small town that is characterized by the palms that are born of the sands

SANANDITA

Is a military infrastructure that offers touristic activities of training in an area designed for this purpose.

VILLAMONTES

Among its main attractions there is the Pilcomayo River and beautiful landscapes.

THE PILCOMAYO RIVER

Belongs to the Rio de la Plata, and it is ideal for water sports.

BOYUIBE

La Muela del Diablo, strategic viewpoint from where the Paraguayan troops were forced to go back.

CUEVO

You can find the Museum of the Chaco War and the Church of Santa Rosa de Cuevo built in 1887.

CAMIRI

It is a town in the department of Santa Cruz. Located in Cordillera Province with a population of approximately 35,000 inhabitants. It is almost united with the town of Choreti. Touristic and historically Interesting for being related to the Chaco War and being located in the center of the Guarani culture.

A population of Guarani origin, followed by immigrants from all parts of Bolivia as well as the world.

You will find the War Museum, the Ethnographic Museum, several historic monuments in the former camp of YPFB, the Mirador where you get a panoramic view of the town, by its rugged topography run seven rivers with hot springs, moreover it is one of the richest municipalities in dry forest species, forest resources, medicinal plants and wildlife.

LAGUNILLAS

Capital of the Cordillera Province declared Cultural Heritage of the History of Santa Cruz. Among its attractions there is the famous Casa de Calamina, where Che Guevara planned, trained and lived before the guerrilla actions in 1967, The Museum of the Guerrilla settled where once ran the military prison at Lagunillas, the museum exhibits photographs taken by the Bolivian Army's Fourth Division, whose troops, in the decade of the 60 fought against the rebels, led by Che Guevara.

The Lagunillas tourism is mainly historical, as the Che Guevara Trail through the community of Ñancahuazú, the Pela lake and others.

CHARAGUA

Declared Distinguished City of the Nation in recognition of its contribution and loyal effort in defending the homeland in the conflict with Paraguay. On April 7, 1935 Charagua fell into the hands of the Paraguayan army, being recovered by the Bolivian army four days after, so now every April 21 is celebrated.

ABAPÓ

Established on both banks of the Rio Grande offers wonderful natural attractions. Following upstream of the river visitors can fish at ease or also the visitor can go canoeing and mountaineering

HACIENDAS DEL CHACO

La Cercada, Paraiso del Tordo, Itaguazurenda, Yatguigua, Caraparicito, Pirirenda. These are estates that have readjusted part of their infrastructure to receive tourists, living close to everyday experiences and activities of the Chaco.

KAA IYA NATIONAL PARK

The largest national park in South America (3,445,858 ha) is the best preserved tropical dry forest of Chaco, keeps 1500 species of higher plants and 350 species of wild animals. There is hardly any human presence, the sites to develop ecotourism activities are Izozog Marshes and the River Parapet.

The name Kaa Iya comes from the Guarani word, "Guardian of the Forest".

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