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Chalalan Ecolodge

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Remote and authentic jungle lodge in a little-visited area of staggering biodiversity, with proceeds benefitting conservation schemes and the indigenous community.

From Rurrenabaque it’s a 5-hour trip by motorised canoe to Chalalán Ecolodge, a small, friendly and authentic place nestled deep in the little-visited and remarkably biodiverse reserve of Madidi. It was developed by Conservation International in association with the indigenous community, which benefits from the proceeds.

The lodge is surrounded by virgin forest that reverberates with birdsong and the cries of howler monkeys, especially at dawn and dusk. Accommodation is in traditional Tacana-style cabins of differing layout, most with private bathroom. All are equipped with mosquito nets, comfortable armchairs, a veranda, balcony and hammock where you can relax and read.

Despite the dense shroud of jungle vegetation all around, there’s a relatively high chance of spotting wildlife in amongst the surrounding jungle. On the guided jungle walks, birdwatching expeditions and canoe trips offered from the lodge, you're likely to see howler monkeys, toucans, macaws, hoatzins and caiman, and with luck much more besides.

Bartolome, Galápagos

What our clients say

  • Highlights: The trek and Bolivia in general.

    GN, Kingsbridge
  • Bolivia - just stunning.

    PG, Northwood
  • Bolivia was outstanding and we are grateful to our JLA travel consultant for her description of this trip.

    BR, Hornsey
  • Most Memorable Moment: Difficult to pick out one thing as it was all great! For me probably being on Lake Titicaca, the achievement of a childhood ambition!

    JS
  • The flight with Amazonas felt v safe. The plane is brand new CRJ200 Bombardier, the staff is helpful and v efficient and the pilots seemed v highly skilled and trained. So of all companies that provides short haul national flight in Bolivia I would highly recommend using Amazonas.

    JO, Borough
  • A highlight was driving through Bolivia and salt flats. The lack of tourists during the long drive was something else. We saw hardly any other people at the attractions we stopped at. At some places we were the only people. Truly magical. More people at salt flats as expected but still a really memorable and spectacular experience.


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