The Bolivian Amazonia

The Amazonian region is shared among Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guayana, Peru, Surinam and Venezuela. It shelters more than 33 million people, from which 5 % are native, about 350 different ethnic groups, 60 aren’t well known yet. Indigenous towns whose culture, identity and development depend on the natural resources that surround them.

The Bolivian Amazonia extends throughout the cities of Pando, Beni, Northern La Paz, Cochabamba and Santa Cruz –without including the Chiquitano Dry Forest. The Amazonian basin takes up 65% of the national territory, and belongs to 95% of the high part of the Madera river basin, main tributary of the Amazon. A region that is among the richest ones of the planet, from a biodiversity point of view. In Beni’s plains the water forms the landscape and keeps its fertility. The naturists Haenke (s. XVIII) and D'Orbigny (s. XIX) describe this space as:

"The country of the three rivers, Beni, Guaporé and Mamoré, that go through a collection of Plains on which, here and there, isolated forests can be observed, occupying the highest parts, where the annual flooding waters don’t arrive".

Here we find the historic Mojos Plains, a physically, culturally and biogeographically differentiated region. An almost-perfect plain of 120.000 km2 that takes up the central and southern part of Beni and whose center is located between the rivers Beni and Mamoré.

The scarce highway network and low population of this plain have made easier to keep great part of its natural features. These savannahs, along with those of the Pantanal, form the non-floodable savannahs of Bolivia.

To enjoy this unique environment, the Flotel Reina de Enín has entered into its waters and for years it has exchanged living experiences with the inhabitants of the river, offering the visitor activities oriented to the jungle, the water and the riverside communities, among the ones that stand out, depending on the season of the year.

  • Walk through the jungle
  • Visit and exchange with indigenous communities
  • Fishing of big and smaller pieces, such as the piranha
  • Caimanear or night tour to have contact with the caimans and alligators
  • Canoe rowing in the way of the riverside people
  • Horseback riding through the jungle and the savannah
  • Powerboat tours through streams and lagoons
  • Swimming in lagoons and rivers, accompanied by the bufeos or river dolphins if we are lucky
  • Abubuya
  • Swimming in the net pool of the Flotel, day and night
  • Day and night navigation on the Flotel