This week’s featured UNESCO World Heritage Site is located in the Bolivian Amazon. Consisting of 5,880 square miles of protected land, the park encompasses several distinct and important ecosystems, including evergreen amazon rainforests, palm forests, cerrado, swamps, savannas, gallery forests, and semi-deciduous dry forests.
The UNESCO World Heritage Site notes that “The park boasts an evolutionary history dating back over a billion years to the Precambrian period. An estimated 4,000 species of flora as well as over 600 bird species and viable populations of many globally endangered or threatened vertebrate species live in the park.”
Innumerable different types of animals make their home in the park, including parrots, monkeys, giant armadillos and fearsome jaguars. The park even shelters a variety of jaguar that is solid black.
Noel Kempff Mercado National Park is accessible from Santa Cruz, although you will need to charter a small plane with one of the companies that offer tours in the park.
To visit Bolivia, you will need both a valid passport and a Bolivian visa. Here’s what it takes to get a Bolivian visa if you are traveling as a tourist:
- 1 completed application form.
- Your US passport, which must be valid for at least 6 more months from the day you will enter Bolivia.
- 1 passport photo
- Your hotel confirmation, if you are staying in a hotel.
- A letter of invitation
- A copy of a roundtrip airline ticket. However, if you are planning on touring South America by bus or by car instead of flying in, you can submit a statement saying when and where you plan to enter and exit the exit the country.
- A recent bank or credit card statement showing that you have enough cash or credit to cover the cost of your trip.
- An international yellow fever vaccination certificate.
RushMyTravelVisa can help you apply for a Bolivian visa, as well as any other visas you might need for your trip. We make the visa application process quick and easy by providing you with expert assistance and guidance. Then, we deliver your application to the appropriate visa or consulate for the fastest possible service.