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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was one of the best places I've ever been. It is the only choice if someone wants to enjoy Madidi National Park. The food is just incredible and the lodge is very very confy! There is a lake that is always warm and perfect for a swim or canoe ride! 100% recommendable!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I spent five days at Chalalan Ecolodge in November 2016. It was a truly unique experience! We flew from La Paz to Rurrenabaque (40 min), went by boat along the river for five hours, walked for 30 minutes and there, in the middle of the jungle by the beautiful Chalalan Lake was the lodge. It is not...

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rmariaca, Gerente at Chalalan Ecolodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your recommendation. It is true that Chalalan offers the possibility of relaxing in the hammocks or in its comfortable living room, walk or rowing boat, enjoying the most spectacular site of the most biodiverse natural park on the planet. His visit effectively contributes to the well-being of the indigenous people of San José de Uchupiamonas,...

Reviewed November 23, 2016 via mobile

Chalalan Lodge proved to be an exceptional way to see the Bolivian Amazon (Madidi National Park). I was nervous about the cost per day at first but soon realised that it truly was value for money, as our guide Ivan was absolutely top rate, the surroundings were secluded and alive with the noises of the jungle, and the accommodation was...

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rmariaca, Gerente at Chalalan Ecolodge, responded to this review

We are very pleased that you find that the service offered is worth the cost. We understand and appreciate the extra effort of our guests when choosing Chalalan. We thank you very much for your note, I hope it helps others to consider that in addition to striving to provide careful attention, we effectively contribute to the conservation of biodiversity...

La Paz, Bolivia
Reviewed November 21, 2016

We just stayed 4 days in Chalalan. From the welcome at the airport, the professionalism of the guide (Andrès), the food and the service in the lodge, hygiene and cleanliness, and not to forget the location at the lagoon and the ice-cold beer: everything was excellent.

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rmariaca, Gerente at Chalalan Ecolodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write your generous note. We love that our guests enjoy the beauty of the Chalalan lagoon, and what better than with a cold beer in hand? We highly recommend your choice to visit us for 4 days, which is very popular since this way you can better take advantage of the...

Ramat Hasharon, Israel
Reviewed October 27, 2016

חוייה מהממת!!! האגם בתוך מקום מקסים, כיף להנות מהנוף, לשחות במי האגם הצלולים, החדרים נפלאים, הצוות מקסים, האוכל מצויין. An excellent resort with marvellous rooms in an echolodge in the middle of the Bolivian jungle few steps up of the Tuichee river, the management is very good, This is a highly recommended place for adventures and tranquility.

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rmariaca, Gerente at Chalalan Ecolodge, responded to this review

תודה על דעתך. אנחנו מאוד שמחים עמדו בציפיות שלהם. אנחנו עובדים כדי לשפר את השירות שלנו הדרכה, לינה וארוחות בשביל החוויה של הג'ונגל Chalalan משתפר. אנו מקווים לראות אותך בחזרה בקרוב. Thank you for your feedback. We are very happy to have met your expectations. We are working to improve our guiding, accommodation and food service so that the experience...

Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

Excellent 4 days in the Madidi National Park with Chalalan Ecolodges. Our guide Juan Carlos was fantastic! The accommodation and food was 5 star and the staff were magnificent. Highly recommend Chalalan Ecolodges.

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We really appreciate your recommendation, it is very important for us. We are very happy to have met your expectations. We hope you can come back in the near future. Best regards.

Enschede, The Netherlands
Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

Been there for 3 days, had a perfect experience in the rainforest. Had a great guide (Nelson), super staff and a lot of knowledge-sharing about the flora and fauna of the area. Saw some beautiful animals like eagles, kaimans, spiders and birds. And the top off was a quality accomodation. Higly recommended!

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rmariaca, Gerente at Chalalan Ecolodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your recommendation. We are glad that you had the chance to see interesting wildlife and that you have enjoyed your accommodation. We are very proud of the team of guides who, like Nelson, are passionate about their work and share their ample knowledge as natives born in the jungle with our guests.

Reviewed September 8, 2016

Let me start to say that we had 24 hours of rain - while normally in the dry season it does not rain more than a couple of hours. So we were not super lucky with the weather - nevertheless this experience is worth all the stars. The surroundings of Chalalan are magnificent - a wonderful lake and a lot...

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We are very happy that your experience has been satisfactory, what a shame that the weather did not help, but the jungle is capricious. Thank you very much for taking the time to write your generous comment. We hope you can come back and we are sure that your valuation will excite other travelers to know Madidi National Park with...

Reviewed July 13, 2016

We just came back from a 3 day tour with Chalalan and we loved it. The place is amazing, the ecolodge is located in the middle of the jungle, close to a stunning lagoon. You just feel in another world, an amazing one! First, it took us a bit over 5 hours to get to Chalalan (it takes half of...

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La Paz, Bolivia
Reviewed June 14, 2016

we were picked up at the airport on time . we changed part of the trip and it was no problem for them. the boat ride is 5 hours and very nice . but on our trip it was cold .they provided ponchos which help . stopped for lunch on the river which was good. our guide was english and...

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We are very pleased to have met your expectations. We make every effort to be accurate in presenting such the hostel which is, we understand that it is very annoying that the pictures give an exaggerated picture of what is offered. We'd love to visit again, this occasion more time so they can get to know the community and the...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Chalalan is an ecological lodge located in the heart of Madidi National Park, the most biodiverse on the planet, with more than 1000 species of birds and 1000 species of butterflies, in the heart of the Bolivian Amazon. The cabins are built in the traditional style of the Tacana indigenous people, with roofs of jatata (Geonoma deversa) and walls of chonta (Iriartea deltoidea), equipped with mosquito nets, private bathrooms, with a solar energy system that feeds the whole hostel and water Hot solar thermal for 30% of the accommodations. We accommodate up to 30 guests with all the comfort in the jungle. Our specialty is the environmental interpretation walks by the beautiful trails that leave from the shelter and the routes in rowing canoe by the lagoon Chalalan. This venture effectively contributes to the conservation of biodiversity and to the economy of the indigenous people of San José de Uchupiamonas, owner of the lodge. Our hostel is on the shore of the Chalalán lagoon, has double, triple and triple cabins, a dining room equipped with a bar and a rest room. It is possible to hold workshops, events and scientific expeditions, birdwatching, fungi, amphibians or just relax in the hammocks and contemplate the lagoon from our pier and our elevated viewpoint. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Chalalan Ecolodge

Address: Rurrenabaque, Bolivia | Comercio Street, half block from the main square, Madidi National Park, Bolivia
Location: Bolivia > Beni Department > Madidi National Park
Price Range: $312 - $797 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
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Chalalan Ecolodge Hotel Madidi National Park
Chalalan Ecolodge Bolivia/Madidi National Park
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“We payed a bit extra to stay in our own bungalow with a double bed and our own bathroom. It is worth the extra money.”
 of 5 bubbles petrap371, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“הכל טוב , כיף גדול!!!! זה לא יוקרתי אבל זה מקום נפלא לאנשים שאוהבים טבע אקולוגיה ואת החיים!!!!ממליצה בחום Ihighly recommend this place RIKI”
 of 5 bubbles 10RIKI, Oct 27, 2016 | Read review
“Take a cabin with own bathroom/toilet, as it can be far”
 of 5 bubbles nicoc863, Sep 8, 2016 | Read review
“just go and you will like this lodge.”
 of 5 bubbles timothyq79, Jun 14, 2016 | Read review
“Preferentially far a way from the kitchen and with privete bathroom.”
 of 5 bubbles jionick, Feb 12, 2016 | Read review
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