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San Jose De Uchupiamonas, Madidi National Park Bolivia
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San Jose De Uchupiamonas, Madidi National Park Bolivia
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luciedk wrote a review Apr 2020
Glenview, Illinois8 contributions2 helpful votes
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We had an amazing stay! We were here to celebrate our Honeymoon, and the room was decorated romantically (including a bottle of Tarija wine!) It felt like we were transported to a lost world. Everything felt bigger here (the insects, the flowers, and the hospitality!). We enjoyed our cozy cabin as well as the food. We always looked forward to the three-course meals prepared by Magali. In addition to the welcoming and hospitable lodge staff, we had a wonderful guide, Raúl. Raúl went above and beyond to guide us and show us the deep secrets that the jungle has to offer. We will be back! ¡Gracias a todos por una linda experiencia!
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Stephen L wrote a review Dec 2019
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Sadiri is run by the same indigenopus community as Challalan (and there are concrete plans to offer the two as a package, as a circular itinerary, downriver after driving up from Rurre to Sadiri and thence by road to the river). The community has done a great job of building, maintaining and operating the lodge. It's in true forest (logged many years ago) and the cabins are quite a walk from the restaurant/ main building- along well maintained forest paths (which are true paths, not even, tarmac surfaces....). The lodge is a nice size, with maximum eight cabins. It's easily reached by 4WD in three hours from Rurrenabaque airport. Food is plentiful and nourishing. Meals are eaten in a room well protected from the insect life. There's a fine view from the veranda- so good that one could see plenty of wildlife without venturing further. Cabins are spacious, clean and comfortable, although it's fairly likely that the odd cockroach etc will be encountered inside the room. Mains electricity has reached this region (a mixed blessing) so all rooms have light and power. Sadiri is a great place to unwind, as cellular reception is poor/ nil and there is no Wi-fi. News junkies can take a short taxi ride down from the ridge to get back to civilisation, however. My wife and I travelled with her Bolivian relatives and we all had a great time during our four days there. Hernan doesn't have much English (unlike his brother Raul) but he was an excellent guide for my wife's family and they all enjoyed the wonderful forest, with its network of trails and a track which is a pleasure to walk. Raul guided myself, the serious birder among us. His English is pretty good and his knowledge of the birds of the Madidi is excellent. He recognizes more sounds than a visiting expert would. He also has a young hunter's eyes; and he has good binoculars and audio equipment. Highlight for us both was Raul's first Harpy Eagle in the park for almost a decade, which we came acroos as it was hunting intently from a roadside tree. July would be better for some birds (Pavonine and Pheasant Cuckoos) but even so the tanager flocks were brilliant: they include Yellow-crested and -bellied, Spotted and White-winged Shrike- Tanager. The main draw is Hairy-crested Antbird. Amazonian lowland avifauna is available on both sides of the ridge, within an hour's drive. There are also ocelot, puma tapir and spider monkeys.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Nannette J wrote a review Dec 2019
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Last July we were so lucky that we could stay for almost a week at the Sadiri lodge in Madidi national park. It was the best time during our trip in Bolivia! We totally agree with all the previous super positive reviews posted here: such a peaceful and quiet place, run by fantastic people! Raúl, Hernan, and Dani really made this trip special with all their knowledge and enthusiasm to share with us! Ruth and Alexandra were great organizers, super friendly and helpful in arranging our trip. Aleja was so sweet to prepare us the best local vegetarian food every day! These powerful people are all from the area and vastly dedicated to protect it from being destroyed. Hopefully visiting this wonderful place will contribute a little to the protection of the beautiful and important Amazon area! If we return to Bolivia some day, we will for sure come back and visit the Sadiri lodge again!
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Sharada wrote a review Oct 2019
Bangalore, Karnataka, India7 contributions2 helpful votes
When I first saw the rating of Sadiri Lodge on Trip Advisor, I almost dismissed it. Under 30 reviews with all 5 star is just too good to be true! But I took a chance and wrote to them almost deciding that this is what we would consider doing in the Madidi Rainforest, Bolivia. Alexandra (Gera) wrote back to us immediately and warmly, which made us even more confident about our choice. She is excellent as an organizer and always so responsive. At several occassions she went out of her way to ensure we were comfortable and always kept our interests her top priority, she can so perfectly tread the thin line between being professional and also warm and friendly! She was definitely one of the key factors that our trip turned out so well. She was with us all through our journey (on WhatsApp and emails) till we reached Bolivia and also helped us book air tickets and gave us enough flexibility and time to make the payment. It was a welcome gesture that she offered to even come with us on our entire trip (we are very fortunate for this) as she acted as an excellent translator and also a joyful companion on our trip. We can confidently say that she added a lot of value to our trip. Thanks Gera! The most important factor on a tour like this would be the quality of wildlife sightings, the guide, the overall experience of being in the wild. With a guide like Ricardo, all this is well taken care of and he is such a joy to have around. He always has his ears and eyes tuned for birds and is extremely skillful in spotting them in places we would never even think of! He is very experienced and is a walking-talking database about birds. We are convinced that we could see about 140 species of birds in good clarity only because of him. We learnt a lot about the bird species here, how to spot them, their characteristics etc. With him being an indigenous person from the San Jose De Uchupiamonas community, we could also learn a lot about the people living here and the work Sadiri Lodge is doing towards their community. In short, he is the best guy to have on your bird watching trip. He was not just a guide, he belongs here, it is his place and he is so proud to show us everything about it. I am sure Sadiri provides other excellent and professional guides and we can only talk about our experience here. The equipment they provide is also of good quality and the telescope made a huge difference to our overall experience. Of course, just gadgets without persons is not so effective, so it is a very nice combination. When it came to overall expectations and what they promised vs what they delivered, we can say that they almost always exceeded our expectation. We did a combination of 3 days camping tour along with a 3 days stay at the lodge, which we felt would be a good mix of roughing it out in the wild and getting a luxurious experience. Ours was primarily a bird watching experience, the seriousness of which dawned on us when Gera politely gave us a list of bird species that were generally found in this area to be updated by us (this was very helpful in making notes, it had 7 pages!). Everything on our camping was so well organized we didn't miss anything at all. Our itinerary was explained to us on the first day and it was executed exactly as planned, without any hiccups. The campsites chosen created the necessary variety and diversity in our experience. We also had a good two afternoons spent with the community enjoying their hospitality, a short boat ride in a canoe (an experience we really cherish), camping out in the wild but with comfort (we got airbeds with white sheets perfectly setup each day!) we couldn't even imagine. There would be a short walk sometimes before breakfast, then a longer walk till lunch to reach a campsite, then a post lunch-siesta and a walk till dusk to be back for dinner, then a night walk after dinner. It was a lot of activity, but we felt for our level of interest and energy, it was about right. We were happy that Ricardo made a lot of effort to show us whatever best he could and all his energy was focused on this. We especially cherish the moonlight walks we did along the creeks and streams looking for the elusive Tapir (which stayed elusive) and calling out to owls! Meanwhile, all our food and nutrition needs were taken care by Maria, who within the limited conditions in camping (on firewood stove) cooked us tasty meals and her cooking went up several notches once we moved to the Lodge, where she served us gourmet three course meals, which were so well designed for our diet restrictions. The food was one of the highlights of this entire tour. There was a lot of variety and we could experience several local dishes (customized to vegan options). And the food that was served to us at the community in Nelli's home were also so tasty, with all local ingredients and very healthy options with a lot of fresh vegetables, fruits, peanuts, corn, yucca and banana. The lodge itself is located in a very secluded, high spot in the cloud forest, giving an excellent chance to see some of the wildlife that move around here. The trails are of good quality (quite wild, which we liked) with a lot of hiking up and down, so it was quite challenging but very rewarding. The view points are very beautiful. The cabins are tastefully done to give maximum comfort within a natural setting. It was probably one of the most luxurious and comfortable cabins we have stayed! The cabins are totally private, large and airy but super cozy beds with all modern amneties to almost make you forget you are in a forest. The dining hall was excellent and was conveniently at a distance from the cabins to give us utmost privacy and peace. We were the only guests at the time, so we were so lucky to have it all to ourselves! Overall, this was totally worth it, there was nothing negative to talk about, the people behind these were the most hard working and honest, everyone working hard to ensure we were comfortable and got a good experience. Not just Ricardo, Maria and Gera, but our friendly driver Juan, our boatman Richard, the all-rounder Florentino (and there might be more we didn't personally meet but have contributed to our tour), everyone were so warm and helpful. Ours was a specialized private bird watching tour (we already had years of experience watching birds, so we knew what we had signed up for).cAlthough birds are quite hard to spot in these forests, with this tour, we successfully spotted quite a lot of species. The team even arranged an impromptu diversion on the last day to take us on a side-trip to spot some more wildlife. Till we left (till Gera dropped us to the airport), we were completely in their care and they always wanted us to have a good time and see as much wildlife as possible. We were touched by their warmth and affection.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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E.S. wrote a review Sep 2019
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Sadiri Lodge is the most peaceful place we have ever been to. The amazing location approx 600 Meters high allows much cooler temperatures, a little bit of wind and no mosquitos. Sadiri is located literally in the middle of the jungle, so are the huts, we slept in. From the terrace of the main house you have an amazing view over the jungle. You can spend hours just sitting there and looking out for animals. The huts where huge like houses, with nice beds, very clean, nice bathroom, hot water. The food was amazing, freshly cooked everyday! But what made our stay very special was Raúl, our guide. He had outstanding knowledge about the area, birds, animals, the nature because he grew up in the jungle being a member of the Community of the indigenous People living in madidi. We would definitely recommend a Trip to the community San José de Uchupiamonas. To see the peoples dedication of protecting the area is beyond amazing.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, free parking, and airport transportation.
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Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
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Yes, Sadiri Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.