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Chalalan Ecolodge

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Rurrenabaque, Bolivia | Av. Comercio entre Vaca Diez,, Madidi National Park, Bolivia
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$350 (USD)
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Short: The 5 hour boat ride is worth it!! You stay in a comfortable bungalow with a restaurant that provides tasty food. Most important, our guide Juan-Carlos was a well educated (he knows the names of the animals in spanish, english and latin), friendly and helpful person. Thanks to all the animals that did NOT hide.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had heard good things about Chalalan lodge and it did not disappoint! We'd been to another Amazon lodge in Ecuador, and although good, this was better. We stayed for four nights and saw a huge variety of birds and plantlife. We also saw snakes, caimans and some larger mammals although we just missed seeing a jaguar which had killed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Chalalan Ecolodge experience defied my expectations. The food, lodging, and guided tours all exceeded what I thought would be a "basic" excursion. The guide's knowledge of the area and his passion for the innate qualities that make Chalalan a very special place was quite evident. Thanks to everyone for their hospitality and their involvement in this special community––I will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoyed my time at Chalalán immensely. I stayed 3 nights. My guide, Yhovani Valdes Cuqui, is extremely knowledgable. I speak general Spanish which was great because the other couple was Bolivian from La Paz. My guide however has excellent English. He, also, knows the Latin names for the plants and animals. Without him I wouldn't have gotten 1/10th out... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had high expectations of this place after friends recommended it to us. It certainly met our expectations. For some of our time there, we were the only guests! Accomodation was basic, but beautiful. There were good mosquito nets which was one of our main requirements. Everyone went out of their way to accomodate us and our guide tailored our... More 

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Galten, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited Chalalan in april 2013 and had a wonderful stay with many great experiences. The Lodge is placed in the middle of Nature. Wildlife is surrounding you with monkeys, beautiful birds, wild pigs, frogs ... not to mention snakes, tarantellas and of course many exciting plants. On top of this I must mention the very friendly staff, the great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our time here. Our guide was great and really tailored our visit based on what we wanted to see and do. We loved the remote feeling the the lodge and the rustic, yet, very comfortable accommodations.

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited the Chalalan Lodge in 2007 and loved it so much that I came back in 2014. I plan to visit it at least one more time. Hopefully in couple of years. I love the untouched, remote rainforest, the rustic and comfortable lodge and the extremely friendly and professional staff. A truly 10 out of 10 experience. Must visit... More 

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Canton of Bern, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's really a stunning place with wonderful nature and the Chalalan Ecolodge makes your stay perfect. Very friendly staff, great and tasty food. What more you could expect!!! Would surley go again! It's a great palce to stay, would recommand it to everyone who like to enjoy nature.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A superb place to relax and get a good feel for the Bolivian jungle. It was hot and humid, but what did we expect? The cabin in which we stayed was very comfortable, nice shower, and very clean! The boat trip to Chalalan from Rurrenabaque was about 9 hours! Our motor decided not to function along the way, and after... More 

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