Chalalan Jungle Lodge

Amazon Bolivia

Features

  • Madidi National Park, Bolivian Amazon
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This lodge is notable for the fact that it is a truly community owned project, that is organised by and benefits the local community. Money raised from the lodge goes back to the Quechua - Tacana community of San José de Uchupiamonas 25km further up the Rio Tuichi, and has financed, amongst other things, a clinic there. All the staff come from the community and the English speaking guides learn English as part of their training. They have a wealth of local knowledge that not only helps them spot and identify wildlife but also to explain the relevance of local flora and fauna to their culture.

 

Accommodation is in comfortable, traditional style wooden cabins with en suite facilities, and local meals are provided in the restaurant. Jungle packages included guided walks in small groups, canoe excursions on the lake and night walks. Longer walks and specialist activities can be requested in advance.