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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
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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47 reviews 47 reviews
11 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Lahinch, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Ballarat, Australia
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256 reviews 256 reviews
33 hotel reviews
200 helpful votes 200 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Roelofarendsveen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 

Zurich, Switzerland
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Mario was our guide during our visit and did a great job! We learnt a lot about the jungle and the animals in it. He was really good at spotting animals and birds, and following them off-track to find them if necessary. Really exciting experience. We saw: various types of monkeys, macaws a tucan, a snake, tarantulas, caimans and many... More 

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

Thanks for your kind review. We have taken note of your constructive criticism for the respective improvements for the benefit of the next visitors, and yourself if you honor us again with a trip to Chalalan Eco Lodge. Best regards. More 

Soquel, California
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72 reviews 72 reviews
22 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I spent four days at the Ecolodge & left amazed at the skills & talents of the local community who put this all together. The accommodations were clean, well designed, functional mosquito tents. Mahogany decks around the buildings beautiful. Our guide took us on day & night hikes to see as much nature as possible. We even took day &... More 

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

Many visitors choose to 3 or more nights. Since it was so hard to get to the center of Madidi National Park and being difficult to have the opportunity to return if coming from far away, you should get the most. You can always stay a few extra days if you want, but it's best to plan to stay a... More 

Hobart, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was an incredible experience that will stay with me forever. Beautiful grounds, friendly staff, nice rooms and all in a beautiful, isolated spot. The boat trip took us 6 hours due to the current of the river, but every minute was full of incredible scenery. Spoke to others later on in our travel who had stayed at other lodges... More 

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

In Chalalan we are aware that many of our guests travel long distances to reach the lodge, so we do everything possible to provide a service that meets the expectations of visitors. We appreciate you for taking the time to comment and would be happy to receive you again if returned to Bolivia. More 

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