Top things to do in Amazon Basin

Top Choice Nature Reserve in Trinidad

Santuario Chuchini

The Santuario Chuchini (Jaguar's Lair) is one of the few easily accessible Paitití sites – mounds belonging to an ancient civilization. This wildlife sanctuary and camp sits on an 8-hectare loma (artificial mound). …
Top Choice Bakery in Riberalta

El Secreto de Mama

This pretty-in-pink bakery offers delectable local treats like empanadas, cuñapes (cheese and yuca balls), bombitas (cream-filled pastries), and sonso (a cheesy yuca bread). Wash them down with hot chocolate made fr…
Top Choice Steak in Trinidad

Churrasquería La Estancia

Ask anybody in Trinidad where to get a good bit of beef and you will be sent here. With its palm roof and coal-fire barbecue hamming up the ranch-house setting, the succulent and juicy cuts will make you wonder how …
Top Choice Seafood in Trinidad

El Tábano

With cool beers and cocktails served in the courtyard, this grass-roofed resto-pub is a popular place with Trinidad’s young crowd on account of its great atmosphere (thanks to live bands) and excellent food. The men…
Top Choice Health Food in Rurrenabaque

Casa de Campo

Healthy food is the name of the game here, with all-day breakfasts, homemade pastries, vegetarian dishes, soups and salads on a breezy terrace across from El Lobo. Hospitable Adela is keen to make her guests happy (…
Top Choice Museum in Trinidad

Museo Etnoarqueológico Kenneth Lee

Named for the gringo querido del Beni, the beloved white man of the Beni, this small museum north of the center is considered the city's top cultural attraction. It exhibits artifacts from the Trinidad region, inclu…
Top Choice European in Rurrenabaque


Fusion in the jungle! This Tunisian emigre to Bolivia, via Paris, makes some awesome fish dishes (pescado Juliano is tasty) and has the only imported Peruvian shellfish in town. Save some room for the crème brûlée. …
Top Choice International in Rurrenabaque

El Nomádico

Set down a long brick alleyway in a candle-lit courtyard, this 'hidden' upscale eatery has a hearty menu of delicious steaks, veggie pastas, chicken wings and curries. The fish curry, in particular, is legendary!
National Park in Amazon Basin

Parque Nacional Noel Kempff Mercado

The wonderfully remote and globally important Noel Kempff Mercado National Park is home to a broad spectrum of Amazonian flora and fauna and has a wide range of dwindling habitats, from open cerrado (savanna) to den…
Religious in San Ignacio de Moxos

Fiesta de Moxos

Annually, 2pm on July 30 marks the first day of celebrations of the huge Fiesta del Santo Patrono de Moxos, held in honor of San Ignacio, the sacred protector of the Moxos. This is one of the best festivals in the A…