Chalalan Ecolodge , Bolivia

Experience nature and culture at Chalalan Ecolodge in the Madidi National Park, Bolivia.

The Chalalan Ecolodge stands on the shore of the magnificent Chalalán Lagoon in Madidi National Park. The lodge uses local materials to respect the traditional building styles of the community, San José de Uchupiamonas.

The traditional Tacana-style 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.

Break the routine and join us in the comfort of our cabins and the warmth of our people in a reconnection with nature. Immerse yourself in a natural spectacle full of joy and colors that will help you recover those special elements that make you unique.

Chalalan Ecolodge Activities

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.

Chalalán has: 8 cabins, 15 rooms, 40 beds. Most are double, triple or matrimonial with private bathroom, 5 rooms have hot water with a solar thermal system.

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Chalalan Ecolodge Cabins
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  • Chalalan Ecolodge Activities:
  • Chalalán has more than 30 km of environmental interpretation trails that allow visitors to have the unique experience of living in the Amazon rainforest and discover the most biodiverse site on the planet by the most qualified indigenous guides in the region, who interpret the Nature in both English and Spanish. Short and long tours are made according to the interests and physical condition of the visitors, with a personalized attention.

    Another exclusive activity of Chalalán is the canoe trip on Lake Chalalán, in which it is possible to swim by day safely. We have hoists (circular lifeguards) for those who wish to use them, as well as for safety reasons. Students always have their local guide in the activities.

    The guides organize itineraries to ensure that each visitor has an integral, enriching, pleasant and safe experience, learn about biodiversity and learn about the Uchupiamona indigenous culture. The walks have a duration of 3 hours on average, although there are short and very long options.

    We also have an elevated viewpoint from which you can appreciate the impressive scenery of Madidi National Park.

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