Nick's Adventures Bolivia
Nick's Adventures Bolivia
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We offer high quality tours specializing in nature and wildlife. We work in the majority of Bolivia's National Parks and protected areas as well as visits to cultural attractions. Nicks Adventures Bolivia also caters to custom made tour packages which include Uyuni Salt Flats, Lake Titicaca , Madidi National Park and much more.
Santa Cruz, Bolivia
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2023

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Billyk
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
I cannot recommend Nick and his guides highly enough. We've been lucky enough to go to some of the very best mammal watching sites in the world, with some of the best guides - there are very few places that can be compared to Kaa Iya, and only two people who come close to being as good as the combination of Cezar and Mauricio (the guides). In 3 days (4nights) we saw four species of cat (including multiple sightings of both jaguar and puma) and a species thought extinct until the 1970s (chacoan peccary), as well as several other more commonly seen species. I later organised a follow-up trip to amboro through Nick, and that was again brilliant - absolutely stunning scenery and a couple of nice bird and reptile sightings. Plus Nick (and those who guide for him) are central to ongoing Bolivian conservation efforts. If you're thinking of organising a wildlife watching trip out of Santa Cruz don't hesitate to use Nick!!
Written 13 May 2024
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Jeff G
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Bushmaster Conservation Center/Jaguarland exceeded our expectations of viewing native Bolivian wildlife. Nick and his staff worked hard to check off over 20 species of mammals and reptiles with too many species of birds to count.
Written 12 April 2024
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mwest15170
29 contributions
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I had always wanted to go to Bolivia and I had a very compressed time to do the visit with my dad. Nick and his team listened to what my "musts" were and made every single one of them happen. All of our guides spoke English and Nick and his team were really easy to work with--answering so many of my questions! Now that we know jaguars are in Bolivia we just may need to come back, but we definitely enjoyed our time while we were in Bolivia and it's thanks to Nick.
Written 6 April 2024
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Karin_a_wolls
35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Excellent organization to help you select one of all the tours they offer. They respond immediately and answer all your questions.
Written 2 April 2024
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Jrt95
Singapore, Singapore59 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
A very well organised trip that allowed us to spot many wildlife species in Bolivia across two different biospheres - the Gran Chiquitania and the Amazon Basin.

Hugo (guide), Cesar (driver) and Natalie (cook) was the team for our 3 days in the Gran Chiquitania. The food was delicious. And Hugo and Cesar really did go all out for the sighting of the jaguar. Am very impressed by Cesar's eyesight and how he could spot and identify wildlife from afar. Hugo also impressed with his knowledge of the animal species.

For our 3 days in Parc Nacional Madidi, Nelson was our guide. He also ensured that we had a fulfilling experience by bringing us to the areas where we are more likely to spot different wildlife species. The highlight for this part of the tripwould have been piranha fishing in the lake.

Overall, a well organised customised trip where we learnt a lot about the biodiversity of Bolivia
Written 26 December 2023
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schlegal1
Rural Virginian951 contributions
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Dec 2023 • Couples
With the right expectations, this is a terrific trip. We did two nights to Jaguarland to experience Bolivian wildlife. We experienced tons of it (no jaguars, unfortunately but Mother Nature is her own boss).

We were really happy with Nick's:
1. Quick replies to email inquiries and planning emails in advance of the trip.
2. Complete professionals. They were on time for our pick-up, they had a good quality vehicle with working A/C, the guide's English was completely fluent, the cook carefully followed our food protocols (accommodating some unusual allergies and a vegetarian), the driver was attentive to the road and drove safely.
3. The privacy of the property where you view wildlife is incredible--we had all the wildlife to ourselves.
4. Shared the amazing wildlife photos that the guide took with us since our camera was not nearly as nice as his.
5. The food was amazing and abundant. We felt so well cared for by our cook. She made amazing meals for us. I am a vegetarian who doesn't like eggs--about every time I take a trip and explain this, someone still tries to feed me eggs but never ONCE did that happen this trip. They were also very careful about my spouse's unusual allegies. All the food was cooked fresh and the cook cleaned up the kitchen and used hygienic practices to keep things sanitary.
6. Our guide was both passionate about wildlife and knowledgeable about it. He was attentive to our needs and comfort and kept us informed about the schedule and plans. His English was as good as if it were his primary language.

We saw all the species of monkeys in the area, a variety of macaws, capybaras, Jabiru storks, rheas, a jagarundi(!), foxes, coati, all three types of deer (swamp, red brocket, gray brocket), peccaries, sloth, agouti, cayman, burrowing owls, tons more kinds of birds, a snake of some sort (common--gray with a yellow belly) and some huge toads.

Manage your expectations:
1. You are camping. It's hot in the tents on a mattress and the facilities are basic (there is a flush toilet and a shower).
2. Nature doesn't have a schedule--you see what you see, there's no baiting to coax out the animals and no guarantees of any sightings.
3. Mosquitos. Plan to be completely covered and use a spray. Completely covered we still got bites on our hands and faces. There are times when it feels like there is a cloud of mosquitos in the vehicle with you (certain times each morning and evening).
4. No cell service or wifi (mostly--my spouse was able to go to the working encampment and get a enough signal to work a bit).
5. This is not like an African safari game drive--while you will see a lot, the animals don't lounge around and they don't let you get very close. If you want photos, your cell phone won't cut it.
6. You spend a lot of time driving and that is really the only activity. It's too hot to walk around at midday--if you can manage to take a nap in the heat, that's about all you can do. (The property would be greatly enhanced if they added some shaded outdoor areas for hammocks/chairs to relax during this hot time of day).

The main complaints I see people making is about the cost. If you read the above, you can decide if it's worth it to you. It is very expensive for Bolivia, yes. For us, it was worth it completely. A unique, private experience with a professional company.
Written 26 December 2023
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charles l
4 contributions
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Dec 2023 • Solo
I went with Nick's Adventures on a 3Days/2nights trip to KAA-IYA (the park is highly recommended, I've written a seperate review). Their communication is fast, friendly and clear, every member of their team was incredibly nice and professional and the level of comfort they were able to provide at such a remote place was far above my expectations but what makes travelling with them really special is their love and passion for what they do. I could feel that they were as excited about the trip as I was and combined with their experience and know-how turned this into the greatest wildlife experience I've ever had.
Written 22 December 2023
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Global23351444834
Solace Trekking and Tours, Bolivia3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Business
Nick and company are perhaps the best way to experience the Amazon and its amazing wildlife. I have lived in Bolivia for over 10 years and have sent many clients to Nick's Adventures Bolivia and have never heard a complaint. Nick's passion for wildlife goes beyond his business. Nick has passionately worked on conservation projects in Bolivia for many years and has raised awareness of the threats facing the Bolivian Amazon among his clients and locals alike. If you are in Santa Cruz, give Nick a call, and head out to the jungle for an adventure.
Written 18 December 2023
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Jun T
Brooklyn, NY25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
We were on a 12-day birding trip with Nick's Adventure Bolivia and it was absolutely amazing. Nick worked with us patiently to create a customized birding route to fit our needs and budget. Our guide, Saul Arias, was an outstanding expert bird guide. He was able to identify many hard-to-see/identify species by ear and sight. We saw nearly 300 species in 12 days, 140 of them being new birds to us. We cannot wait to be back in Bolivia with Nick!!! Thank you!

Jun & Noel
Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Written 10 December 2023
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LIR8
Detroit, MI99 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
Nick's Adventure planned a wonderful trip for my friend and myself. We chose Nick mainly for the jaguarland experience. They ended up planning our entire Bolivia trip. We toured Santa Cruz, La Paz, Trinidad, and Uyini. They organized different tour companies for us in each place we visited. They followed through on all of our flights and were very attentive to our needs. The only tour company we used that we did not really like was in Trinidad. We were only there for one day, and that was mainly to go on the Amazon River to see the pink dolphins. We did see the dolphins with our eyes, but very difficult to photograph as they only surfaced for a few seconds at a time. If going to Uyini, realize that it is at the top of the Andes mountains, (very high altitude.) I got really sick with a rapid heart beat for 36 hours, and that was with taking altitude pills. We wanted to go to a lower altitude, but the flights to Uyini are very limited. I did survive, but it was very scary.
Written 28 November 2023
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