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Chalalan Ecolodge

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Rurrenabaque, Bolivia | Av. Comercio entre Vaca Diez,, Madidi National Park, Bolivia
Chalalan Ecolodge
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent four days at the Chalalan Ecolodge and had an amazing experience. The boat ride up the river and into the jungle was exciting and full of birds and reptiles. Our boat crew was very competent and kind. At the lodge, we ate delicious and healthy meals, learned about local traditions, and swam in the excellent lake. Our guide,... More 

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Chalalan Ecolod... A, Gerente at Chalalan Ecolodge, responded to this review

We are very happy that you had a pleasant stay and that your adventure was rewarded with many sightings of the impressive local biodiversity. We'd love it if you visit us again, if you have the chance. Best regards. More 

Magden, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The boat trip was adventureous, but the captain drove the boat savely during the five hours trip. We saw sloats and capybaras. Unfortunatley it rained often during our stay in Chalan. Nevertheless our guide walked with us trough the jungle and helped us discover several birds. The landscape was unique. The food was tasty and the people friendly.

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Chalalan Ecolod... A, Gerente at Chalalan Ecolodge, responded to this review

We thank very much your taking the time to write your report about Chalalan. Sometimes the weather is not ideal and the journey and makes it harder, but on the other hand, is part of the adventure. We have carefully read your note and your score and noticed that there are several issues that must be improved to ensure that... More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Chalalan provides a wonderful experience of the Amazon rainforest centred on a comfortable and attractive lakeside camp deep in the forest Initially set up with the help of a US charitable trust who also provided staff training, but now run by the indigenous community, it is an eco-friendly project carefully designed to avoid any damage to its unique and strongly... More 

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Chalalan Ecolod... A, Gerente at Chalalan Ecolodge, responded to this review

We greatly appreciate your kind and full story, we're sure it will inspire others to enjoy the Bolivian Amazon with the amenities and service that Chalalan offers, thus contributing to the welfare of the indigenous community of San José de Uchupiamonas well as the effective conservation of the Madidi National Park. We hope you can return to Chalalan in the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We had a great experience at chalalan lodge. Our guide Allejandro Alvarez was very knowledgeable, friendly and full of stories. The boatrip to the lodge is already amazing, wear long pants though because of possible sandflies on the riverbank when you stop for lunch. The cabins are spacious as is the common dining area. There are many trails for long... More 

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Chalalan Ecolod... A, Gerente at Chalalan Ecolodge, responded to this review

We are very pleased that you had an enjoyable experience at Chalalan and we are very grateful that you shared. I hope you can soon return to Chalalan, we would be delighted to meet you again. Best regards. More 

Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The place takes your breath away, there are few cabins around a lake, if you wake up at 6am, the lake is covered with mist, it's absolutely beautiful. The people are lovely and passionate, the food is delicious. You can discover the surroundings with a guide, see a lot of exotic animals or simply enjoy the hammocks in every cabin.

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Chalalan Ecolod... A, Gerente at Chalalan Ecolodge, responded to this review

A sunrise in the Chalalan lagoon evokes the deepest emotions. I'm sure your generous comment will inspire others to enjoy the tranquility and biodiversity that our lodge offers. Thank you very much for your kind comment. More 

Lahinch, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Great jungle adventure, the locals have constructed this amazing place in the heart of the jungle for a truly amazing experience. Great service, incredible indepth knowledge on how the jungle and all its animals and creatures operate in their natural habitat. Highly recommended:)

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Chalalan Ecolod... A, Gerente at Chalalan Ecolodge, responded to this review

The effort and creativity of Indigenous People of San Jose have managed to make the dream of hosting visitors in the middle of the forest for the enjoyment of our guests and the community benefit and conservation of biodiversity. We appreciate your feedback and hope you can visit us again in the near future. Best regards. More 

Ballarat, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Enjoyed four fabulous days at Chalalan. The most bountiful birding and animal spotting I have experienced in the Amazon region, with expert guiding, comfortable jungle lodgings and local food. The staff are truly outstanding, obliging and know the rainforest intimately. That they are willing to share this knowledge with travellers is a rare privilege, but it's win, win, as the... More 

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Chalalan Ecolod... A, Gerente at Chalalan Ecolodge, responded to this review

We are grateful for having taken the time to write this review as comprehensive and positive. We share with you in all your appreciations, our hostel is simple but the attention is careful, and the location is stunning. Your visit effectively contributed to the conservation of biodiversity and improving the quality of life of the indigenous people of San José... More 

Roelofarendsveen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Despite it's remote location the service was excellent. Personnel does speak English. Boattrip to the lodge was good and meals were very good. I recommend this to all able bodied nature lovers, except young children. There was no heating (not really needed), warm water from the tap or air conditioning; not harming the environment and environmental awareness are a few... More 

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Chalalan Ecolod... A, Gerente at Chalalan Ecolodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind comment. Indeed, our Lodge has a rmota ubucación as it is located in the heart of one of the best preserved in the world's protected areas and have to travel a stretch from our port in the Tuichi river to the cabins. However, we have been honored with very young visitors as well... More 

Guadalajara, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

I went by myself, I'm a 37 year old woman. And had an amazing amazing time. Totally unforgettable. I saw lots of wild monkeys, a big white tarantula, mini crocodiles. Swam in the beautiful peaceful lake. It really was heavenly.

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Chalalan Ecolod... A, Gerente at Chalalan Ecolodge, responded to this review

Chalalan appreciates your kind review and your generous score. We are very pleased that your jungle experience has been enjoyable and we would love to serve you in the near future. Best regards. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

We had a terrific time at Chalalan. Our guide Mario was fantastic and beyond knowledgeable of the region and evey little thing in the forest. Meals were filling and yummy. The cabañas were very nice and comfortable. We went on some great walks and Mario pointed out very interesting facts everywhere we went. The wildlife we saw each day was... More 

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Chalalan Ecolod... A, Gerente at Chalalan Ecolodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the generous rating. We are very pleased to have met your expectations. We would be happy to receive you again in Chalalan at any time. Remember that your visit contributes to the welfare of the indigenous community of San José de Uchupiamonas and contributes to the effective protection of the Madidi National Park, one of... More 

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