How lucky I was to find this ecotourist lodge---it captured the best of jungle life with spectacular walks in the jungle, food that was better than highly rated restaurants in La Paz and very wonderful staff. Although the rooms are not luxurious (nor should they be in the jungle) they are quite adequate and every need was taken care of. The theme of sustainability and being green is practiced throughout the lodge. I was very impressed how aware the people are of living in harmony with nature (better than most of the U.S.) Alex is exceptional as a manager and will go far in his endeavors having completed his master's degree in tourism. He could not have been more helpful and caring. It was a great pleasure working with him to make our trip fantastic. Our guide Norman was also amazing and really fun to be with. He seemed to really care about our experience in the jungle. He knows all the animal and plant species and never got tired of our endless questions. We hated to leave this wonderful place and people. Bolivia was truly a beautiful experience with Madidi the highlight--and my pictures just don't capture its beauty.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Madidi Jungle Ecolodge is a low-impact rainforest eco-venture created and sustained 100% by indigenous families from the heart of Bolivia's Madidi National Park. The Lodge is accessible by a 3.5 hour boat ride from Rurrenabaque, and is a prime location for wildlife viewing, and serves as the base for a variety of hikes of different lengths. The Ecolodge offers comfortable accommodation for a maximum of 18 visitors at one time, and a menu of delicious meals based on traditional rainforest ingredients. The staff are all local, bilingual (Spanish and English) guides, with passion and expert knowledge of the surrounding rainforest. Come and join us at the Madidi Jungle Ecolodge and participate in genuine, Community-based Ecotourism in Bolivia! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Madidi Jungle Ecolodge Bolivia/Madidi National Park