Archive for the ‘Yungas’ Category
This region is nearly three hours from La Paz. It is considered a transition zone since it appears after the fall of the Summit, specifically in the foothills of the Cordillera Real.
Initiation of lowland Bolivian Amazon, with the consequent rise in temperature as is low humidity characteristic dip in the tropical land.
The landscape is a mix of green hills, cliffs, rivers, waterfalls and an overwhelming vegetation.
Yungas is a term that characterizes a particular ecosystem, also known as cloud forests. This ecosystem develops as a narrow strip of about 5,500 km long, east of the Andes.
Extends from Venezuela to the northeast of Argentina, occupying wet slopes between 400 and 3,000 m.
The valley is divided in two: the northern (Nor Yungas) and the South (Sud Yungas). The North Yungas is a 3 hour trip from La Paz. It passes through Coroico and Caranavi and arrive at the lush landscapes of Rurrenabaque and Santa Rosa, on the banks of the river Ichilo, with an enormous wealth of wildlife resources.