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Chalalan Ecolodge

Amazon, Bolivia

4 days

Summary

Explore the Bolivian Amazon! Chalalan is an ecological lodge located in the heart of Madidi National Park, the most biodiverse on the planet, with more than 1000 species of birds and 1000 species of butterflies, in the heart of the Bolivian Amazon. The lodge is owned and run by the indigenous community of San Jose de Uchupiamonas.

Highlights

  • Visit Madidi National Park located in the upper Amazon river basin in Bolivia.
  • Madidi River is one of South America’s most intact ecosystems.
  • Walk through the dense Bolivian Amazon along Silbador and Anta trails to learn about medicinal and exotic plants.

ITINERARY

Day 1 La Paz/Madidi National Park

Flight to Rurrenabaque, on the shores of the Beni River. From here, take a long boat 5-6 hours upriver to Chalalan. A 30 minute walk through the forest brings you to the lodge. After lunch, head out along the Chichilo and Mirador Trails for your first chance to spot wildlife. After dinner take a night hike to see nocturnal creatures.

Day 2 Madidi National Park

Wake up this morning in the beautiful Bolivian Amazon. You will start a guided hike along Silbador and Anta trails to see medicinal and exotic plants. Lunch will be served at the lodge. Do not miss the opportunity to swim in the lagoon next to the lodge. This afternoon trek the Wichi and Jaguar trails and enjoy some bird watching. After dinner community members share local histories, myths, and legends.

Day 3 Madidi National Park

Good opportunities to spot wildlife this morning as you trek the Wabucuru and Marimono Trails. After lunch take short walk along the Paraba path for views across Lake Chalalan, the mountains and the Madidi rainforest.

Day 4 Madidi National Park/La Paz

Take the three hour boat ride back to Rurrenabaque for your flight to La Paz.

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