I have just returned from Madidi National Park and spent 3 nights at the Chalalan Eco Lodge. I agree with the other reviewers in terms of the amazing location and the once in a life time experience you will have here and would like to pass on some tips to make your stay more enjoyable:
Take your rain gear, it is after all the jungle
Do not bother to take any personal electrical appliances, eg hair dryer, shaver. There are no electrical outlets in the rooms
The generator starts up at about 1830 for several hours. There are electrical outlets in the dining room. You can recharge iPads, cameras etc over dinner.
If you have a sweet tooth, then bring some chocolate bars and lollies to sustain you. Dessert is served with dinner and lunch but consists of fruit - not great for the sweet tooths amongst us.
Take more socks than you think you need. After rain the paths become very wet and there are plenty of puddles for the stray foot to land in.
If you have a telephoto lens for your camera just keep it on. The monkeys, birds, etc are usually way up high in the trees. Your best chance of getting that perfect picture is with a telephoto lens.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Chalalan Ecolodge Hotel Madidi National Park
- Chalalan Ecolodge Bolivia/Madidi National Park