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Lomas de Arena Sandboarding and Nature Tour (Half Day)

Join us for a fantastic half-day tour sandboarding the huge dunes of Lomas de Arena Park. Also, spot wildlife and enjoy the scenery as you hike and 4WD.

USD $184.00

Per Person
Number of TravelersPrice Per Person
1USD $184.00
2USD $102.00
3USD $80.00
4USD $75.00
5USD $65.00

Go Sandboarding and Hiking in the Lomas de Arena Park

On this Lomas de Arena Half Day Tour, discover a nature lover’s paradise less than 12 miles away from Santa Cruz. This small protected area is perfect for both birding and sandboarding, as the park includes lush forest habitat and towering sand dunes. On your tour, you’ll also learn about the infamous Palmasola prison. Marvel at the unique landscapes as you traverse the park by 4WD and on foot. Then, have a blast sandboarding with our specially-designed boards!


  • Go sand boarding on gigantic dunes on sit-down and stand-up boards
  • Spot a variety of wildlife such as toucans, sloths, and monkeys
  • Enjoy a 4WD journey through the gorgeous landscape of the park
  • Hike through the lush Bolivian forest

Tour Information

Duration: 4 hours (8:30 am-12:30 am or 14:30 pm-18:30 pm)
Start and end location: Santa Cruz
Availability: Year-round


First, you will be picked up at your hotel in Santa Cruz. You can choose between the morning tour, with 8:30 am pickup, or the afternoon tour, with 14:30 pm pickup. Then, you will be driven towards the protected area of Lomas de Arena. Along the way, your guide will tell you all about the most infamous prisons of Santa Cruz and their dark history. The Pope and Hollywood actor Sean Penn have visited these prisons.

Next, you will enjoy a 4WD journey through the park. Keep you camera at the ready, as sloths are common there. Then, you will hike for about 2.5 hours to the sand dunes, some of which reach heights of 40 feet (12 meters)! You will get to go sand boarding down the dunes. After a fun time sand boarding, you will be dropped off back at your hotel.

What to Bring

  • Passport
  • Hat and sunglasses
  • Insect repellent and sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes and shoes
  • Camera and binoculars
  • Small day pack
  • Swimsuit, towel, and flip flops

Important Notes

  • This tour has a maximum of 5 travelers. If you have more than 5, contact us at and we will try to find a group for you.
  • If there are high winds or heavy rains, this tour is not suitable. In the case of heavy rain, the guide can change the tour program.
  • This tour can be customized (with advance notice) for birders and travelers with other interests.
  • We never promise that you will see sloths or other animals in the wild.
  • To go sand boarding, travelers must sign a waiver stating they are aware of the risks.
  • Cancellation Policy:
    • With 30 days or more before the tour start date: 75% refund
    • 22-29 days before: 50% refund
    • 21 or fewer days before: no refund


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After you book your experience, you will receive a confirmation email from us confirming that your payment went through. You will then be connected directly to the tour operator, in case you have any further questions. We are also happy to answer any questions about the tour, or travel in general in your country of destination.

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