The CHALALÁN Ecolodge stands on the shore of the magnificent Chalalán Lagoon in Madidi National Park and combines elegance and comfort while using local materials to respect the traditional building styles of our community, San José de Uchupiamonas. The luxurious accommodation in traditional Tacana-style cabins can, in total, lodge up to 30 people. The cabins are surrounded by virgin forest which resonates with birdsong and the cries of howler monkeys, especially at dawn and dusk, making Chalalán a place of incomparable beauty. There are 3 comfortable, safe boats to take you by river from Rurrenabaque to the Chalalán Ecolodge, navigating the majestic River Beni (Bala canyon) and River Tuíchi. Each of the boats is equipped with: a roof, comfortable seats, life jackets, raincoats and a first-aid kit, and each one seats up to ten people. During the trip you will be served a packed lunch. For daily excursions on the Lagoon there are five traditional dug-out canoes made by community’s artisans. Their solid structure can comfortably seat up to six people and provides you with the perfect vantage point to appreciate the abundant nature that will surround you.
Lodge excursions and activities include: themed walks, guided hikes, forest interpretations, birdwatching, wildlife spotting, canoe trips, night hikes, swimming.
Chalalan programs are all-inclusive (river transfers, cabin accommodations, meals and daily guided excursions) from 3 to 6 days.
When renting a car, inspect the vehicle with the sales rep and document with photos any dents, dings, or damages prior to leaving the rental company to avoid any back and forth on its return.