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Rurrenabaque, Bolivia | Av. Comercio entre Vaca Diez,, Madidi National Park, Bolivia
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Linda G Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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44 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I were travelling around South America and this was definitely a 'must' visit. Arrival: 5 hour journey on a canoe, we were lucky enough to see a jaguar, with our guide who was knowledgeable and fun. We stopped for what we thought was lunch but in fact was only a snack. Walk to the lodges, which were... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We spent 3 nights at Chalalan and had a wonderful time. The cabins are spacious and comfortable, although a little cold in winter as the windows have fly screen but no glass. Also, there is no hot water making washing a little bracing. The food was great, our guide was committed and knowledgeable and the staff was incredibly friendly and... More

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Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I have been travelling in South America for a month, and this was definitely my favorite place, and favorite experience. This place is simply magical: cabins, hamacs, dining room and other facilities in a magical location, around serene Chalalan lake, alive with birds and two kinds of monkeys. Guided nature walks, surreal sounds, peaceful siestas in a hammoc, friendly staff,... More

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Newburyport, Massachusetts
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Fantastic stay at Chalalan Lodge. The location is wonderful, the staff terrific - our guide Giovanni was simply amazing - extremely knowledgeable, pleasant, and patient. I highly recommend it. The adventure to the jungle and staying at Chalalan Lodge were high points of my trip to Bolivia. My two daughter s and I had a fantastic time!

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

My stay at Chalalan Ecolodge in Madidi National Park 04,13-15 2014 was part of the trip put together by Ruta Verda tours. The stay started with a 5 hour trip upriver from Rurrenabaque to the lodge in a raging deluge that fortunately ended that morning. The boat drivers did a great job navigating the flood debris in the water. The... More

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Santiago, Chile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

We stayed in Chalalan for 4 nights and did not want to leave. From begining to end we had a magical time. Obi was an excellent guide and we felt in very safe hands. The lodge is comfortable, unpretencious and in a beautiful setting by a lagoon that you can swim in to cool off after a long morning trek... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Chalalan Lodge is a professional tour operator with great tour guides and accommodation. We were amazed by our jungle experiences. We saw so many animals and learned so many things. A big thanks to our guide Nelson who worked us hard with long walks, but showed us and taught us many things. Our matrimonial lodge was awesome, big, clean, and... More

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Yellowstone National Park
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8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

6 weeks in South America and the Chalalan Ecolodge was our favorite experience. The rooms were comfortable, very clean and our guide was great. All the staff was committed to our enjoyment of the few days we visited the lodge and we felt we were truly given a deluxe experience. I would recommend this trip to anyone with a sense... More

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed at Chalalan lodge in April 2013. We had a brilliant time, the trip on the boat to the lodge is fun, we saw amazing wildlife and our guide was very knowledgeable. the lodge itself was beautiful and comfortable and the food and staff were brilliant. All in all highly recommended and we felt happy that... More

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Acton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

I travelled to Chalalan Ecolodge in September 2013. From the moment I landed in Rurre all of the staff from Chalalan were truly eager to assist and make our experience a great one. I was travelling with a group of 13 in total and we were greeted at the airport by 3 workers who packed all our luggage on to... More

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Address: Rurrenabaque, Bolivia | Av. Comercio entre Vaca Diez,, Madidi National Park, Bolivia
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Location: Bolivia > Beni Department > Madidi National Park
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Chalalan Ecolodge Hotel Madidi National Park
Chalalan Ecolodge Bolivia/Madidi National Park

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The Chalalan Ecolodge is located in the heart of the Madidi National Park, deep in the Bolivian Amazon. The Ecolodge is made up of traditional indigenous Tacana – style cabins that have chonta palm walls (Iriartea Deltoidea), roofs woven from jatata leaves (Geonoma deversa), interiors with decorative art and protective mosquito nets for each bed. Up to 30 guests stay in simple, comfortable cabins from where our specially designed paths allow you to discover the Amazon: its countless species of birds and plants and its role in the rich culture of the communities for which it is their home. ... more   less 
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