Madidi National park in the upper Amazon river basin in Bolivia. Established in 1995, it has an area of 18,958 square kilometres.
Flight from La Paz to Rurrenabaque and overnight at Chalalan Lodge for 2 nights.
Reception at the airport by one of our guide and transfer to Chalalan office in Rurrenabaque, after that we have to go to the port, to take the motor boat to the lodge, the trip will take 5 ½ hours sailing the Beni and Tuichi rivers, passing through the Bala cañón (Bala George) by the Beni River, after, we will enter to Madidi National Park, by tuichi river, where you can appreciate and enjoy the spectacular scenery of the Amazon, and also you can observe some animals near the river during the trip until Chalalan port. From where, we have to walk 25 minutes to the lake, where the cabins are located. Reception and welcome to Chalalan lodge, then the guide will show you your rooms. Welcome lunch.
In the afternoon, after lunch we will have a short walk, by one of our thematic trails where the guide will give you a rainforest interpretation and traditional using. Return to the lodge by canoe to observe some species of monkey and birds. Dinner.
In the night, after dinner we start a short walk to observe the nocturnal wildlife, especially seeing variety of insect.
The ecolodge is located in a natural sanctuary beautifully preserved thanks to the traditional philosophy of respecting the nature, prohibiting hunting and commercial deforestation. During your stay you’ll be accompanied with persons that share your love for adventure, nature and cultural diversity.
In the morning after breakfast, we have a guided walk for (3 to 4 hours) by Tapare trail or similar, where you can see animals such as squirrel monkeys, howler monkeys, spider monkeys, capuchin monkey and many other species of birds such as toucans, macaws, parrots, eagles and guans. Where the guide will give you more information about the rainforest interpretation. Return to the lodge. Lunch.
In the afternoon, after a few rests, we will take another trail to walk and have more opportunity to observe more wildlife and learn more about plants and animal behaviors. To return to the lodge, we will have others activities such as: handicraft activities, canoe ride on the lake, video presentation about our community and the Madidi National Park. Dinner.
The dinner will be typical food of the area, as the “Dunucuabi” traditional, fish wrapped in leaves of heliconia. After dinner there will be stories: of the community, music, local dance and an explanation about the usage and customs traditional and indigenous rituals.
Early After breakfast to take short walk by one of our trail in this last time to have opportunity to see more wildlife. Back to the lodge to have Lunch.
After lunch we walk to the port, to take the motor boat back to Rurrenabaque and then take the flight back to La Paz if you have. During your trip we recommend to be always attentive, because there is more chance to see animal. The trip takes only 3 hours. Arrival and transfer to the airport. Arrive to the town and transfer to the airport to take the flight back to La Paz.
What Includes and Excludes
- Transfer from Hotel to La Paz Airport
- Transfer from Rurrenabaque airport to the Lodge
- Meals listed on the program
- Guide during the tour
- International flights
- Flights from La Paz to Rurrenabaque and back
What to Pack