Welcome to Gran Chiquitania

The flat landscapes of the Chiquitania are broken and divided by long, low ridges and odd monolithic mountains. Much of the territory lies soaking under vast marshes, part of the magnificent Pantanal region. It’s also the area of Jesuit mission towns with their wide-roofed churches and fascinating history.

The region takes its name from the indigenous Chiquitanos. The name Chiquitanos (meaning ‘little people’) was coined by the Spanish who were surprised by the low doorways to their dwellings.

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Gran Chiquitania in detail