This is a lovely place to stay, clean, nice friendly staff keen to please and food is fresh. However, there are absolutely no animals left. All hunted all gone... it is such a sad reality that the only things to see are ants, some birds, lots of trees and enjoy the heat.
HIGHLY recommend. From Rurrenabaque, they take you on a three hour boat ride up to the lodge. The lodge is completely run by one indigenous community of 130 families who live in the park-the only Amazonian community in Bolivia who are descendants of the Incas. Our guide Ronny was WONDERFUL and so so knowledgeable (and also a member of the community). In three days we went on multiple jungle walks, saw tons of animals, caught piranhas, saw (and got to feed) a caiman, went on a night walk, made traditional crafts, and went tubing down the Beni river (a tributary of the Amazon). Really can’t say enough good things about this place.
We went on a 3 day/2 night trip with Madidi Jungle Eco Lodge and had an amazing time. We were looked after from start to finish. We were picked up from the airport the day before our trip started and dropped off at our hostel. We were picked up the next morning and taken to the office, to meet our guide and make our way to the boat. On arriving at the Eco Lodge, we were greeted and shown to our room, which were clean and protected from Mosquitos. The food throughout the whole trip was tasty and creative, especially for being pescatarian, the catfish was exceptional. Peter our guide was fun and informative throughout the whole trip, and made our experience even better. We enjoyed seeing monkeys, birds and many other animals/insects on our walks and enjoyed tubing down the river. We would definitely recommend this company, without question.…
We payed a bit extra for a non share bathroom...not that we ever got any hot water but it really didnt matter. Going to sleep in a cabin in the middle of the amazon jungle, with the noises of the animals and birds so close by, very good meals, knowing that the whole project is run by an indigenous community, a wonderful guide for the many walks in the jungle, spotting monkeys, prehistoric birds, caymen, made it all a memorable experience. Congrats to the management and thank you for a wonderful time. Rocking in the hammocks for an afternoon siesta, no electricity but soft candlelight at night, all very special. Highly recommended.
My partner and I booked a 2 night/3 day tour and we couldn’t be happier with our experience. Our guide for most of the trip was Choco, and what a legend he was. A true lover of all animals, his country and the conversation work at the reserve. The ecolodges are built with Mosquito net walls, allowing you to see and sleep almost in the jungle. The showers are cold but it’s expected. The volunteers and staff were amazing. The chef cooked delicious meals and kept us well fed with energy for all the big walks. I tried a night walk and it was intense to see the least (I’m a little scared of hand sized tarantulas..) We caught Piranhas and saw monkeys all around. I would highly recommend this Jungle tour.