Among the variety of rescued animals, the undeniable superstars are the primates (spider, capuchin, howler, squirrel, owl, and tamarin monkeys) and exotic birds (macaws, parrots, parakeets and toucans). La Senda Verde Wildlife Sanctuary also offers guided excursions into the jungle with overnight ecolodge stays.xa0
Visit the sanctuary as part of a guided tour that includes a thrilling mountain bike adventure down Yungas Road (aka “world’s most dangerous road’), a slender serpentine route carved into the mountainside. The daring downward bike trek runs about 40 miles (64 kilometers), and as you make the 11,800-foot (3,600-meter) descent, the landscapes change from snow-covered mountains to tropical jungle. All levels of bikers are welcome.