Sadiri Lodge

Sadiri Lodge

San Jose De Uchupiamonas, Madidi National Park Bolivia
Sadiri Lodge Office , Rurrenabaque.
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luciedk wrote a review Apr 2020
Glenview, Illinois6 contributions5 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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keith h wrote a review Nov 2023
Chesham, United Kingdom1,173 contribution475 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
A beautiful Lodge set in Madidi National Park. We spent 4 nights here & I could happily have stayed much longer. We were met at Rurrenabaque Airport & once we had " checked in " at the Head Office in town we took the mainly untarmac-ed road to the Lodge , stopping once or twice to view birds of interest. Our guide , Ricardo & driver , Rainer had a case of snacks on board which was very welcome after our early start that day from Cochabamba. The journey takes a couple of hours , more if stopping to look at birds. Just before reaching Tumupasa we turned off the road & entered Madidi , passing a forest check point. 5 kms along a dirt track we stopped & walked a few hundred yards through the forest whilst our vehicle went on a bit further to offload our gear. At no point can you get a vehicle right up to the Lodge so when one goes out in one you have a downhill walk of 5 or 6 minutes to reach the main track & an uphill walk back.
We were greeted with cold drinks ( most welcome ) & all our gear was carried to our cabins which are spread out in forest a fair distance from the Lodge.
The Lodge itself is wooden with a thatched roof & here is where you dine , relax on some comfy sofas or sit on the balcony from which many sightings of birds & animals are possible. A small bar sells drinks.
My sincere thanks to the ladies in the kitchen for consistently serving up fabulous food at every meal time. The food was imaginative & delicious - great soups every night & incredible plantain chips. Also , many thanks for providing vegan dishes for me.
Ricardo is a brilliant guide & exerted his talents to provide for our request to concentrate on Parrot species , particularly the elusive Rose Fronted Parakeets. We went out from the Lodge several times. One memorable afternoon we stood on the grassy plaza in Tumupasa waiting for Chestnut Fronted Macaws to arrive for roosting. Eventually , as dusk was turning to darkness , they arrived in numbers , squawking & flapping amongst trees near the plaza.
Another time , just off the Tumupasa to Ixiamas rd we were lucky to see a Great Potoo with its chick perched on a branch. The Cabins , like the Lodge , are wooden & thatch. Very comfortable twin beds with the best fitting mosquito nets I've seen , electric charging point & well appointed bathroom with unfailing hot water. Many thanks to all the staff for making our visit so pleasurable. There is Wi/ fi which is pretty sporadic & unreliable & you may get a power cut but nothing can detract from the beauty & serenity of staying at Sadiri Lodge.
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Date of stay: October 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: Stay as long as you can.
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valemariposa80 wrote a review Oct 2022
roma28 contributions9 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
A wonderful experience with a special guide that really knows in detail the forest and its animals. I couldn't ask more! The time spent in the forest with Ricardo was a great one, not only because I could see animals such as Spider Monkeys (twice), tens of birds, squirrels, etc. but because Ricardo is a person who knows in depth and loves the forest and he is really able to involve you in this world from deep inside. The whole staff was extremely professional and kind: the waiter Fatima, with her warm smile, as well the cook Nora, their job was perfect to make you feel at home in their home. I really suggest you to leave the forest with Sadiri staff, since it is a 5 stars experience.
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Date of stay: September 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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Trip type: Traveled solo
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Jen N wrote a review Nov 2022
La Paz, Bolivia56 contributions13 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had 4 AWESOME days at Sadiri Lodge!! We arrived Tues and left Friday. We had the place pretty much to ourselves and it was so quiet and peaceful! We went principally to see birds and we added at least 90 new species to our life list. We had a private guide Ricardo Cuqui. He was very knowledgeable. One example is when we were walking along the road (near Sadiri) he heard the fly pattern of the Red-necked woodpecker so we stopped in our tracks and saw a marvellous pair right next to us. We also saw some species we never expected like the Rufous-crested coquette. The meals and rooms were pleasant. The staff was great. Speaking Spanish, although not a necessity is a plus and enriches the experience. If you plans on going on walkabouts for birds or wildlife you should be in fairly good shape physically because it's 900 mtrs altitude or 3000 feet. It's cooler than Rurre, but is very humid. We wouldn't plan on visiting here in deep rainy season Jan - Mar because the road from Rurre to the Lodge could become a nightmare quickly from what we asked.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Bring bug repellant. If you want any drinks like beer etc bring your own they have a fridge.
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Philipp S wrote a review Oct 2023
Salzburg, Austria5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
One of the greatest expiriences i have had in my life. Quiet place, great food and outstandingly nice people. Great place for birdwatching and relaxing.

In the madidi national park.

Rooms in a league above everything i expected.

Great project!
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Date of stay: October 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: If you have a chance to, go there.
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Marta B wrote a review Aug 2016
Udine, Italy21 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
me and my husband have been there last july, for 4 days. We definitely loved the place. Sadiri has a magic atmosphere. Just the two of us with our guide, Ricardo, an amazing person with a big knowledge about their forest. We walked a lot around the forest, we made bird-watching with good instrument and we had the chance to see also many other animals: for example we saw a PERRO DE MONTE, so rare to see in that place and also in other parts of Amazon. the staff was lovely to us and the food always delicious. Rooms good comfortable and clean.
After 4 days we went to the community for 1 day, in san Jose de Uchupiamonas. The village is awesome. Peacefull, armony and good people. They really took care of us.
we have been in Bolivia for one months but those 5 days were...the bests. We traveled in Chalalan too but Sadiri was absolutely better. Authenticity. This is the word for them.
gracias Sadiri! gracias Ricardo! gracias San Josè de Uchupiamonas!
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Date of stay: July 2016
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Liz wrote a review Sep 2017
Woluwe-Saint-Lambert, Belgium20 contributions10 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent 2 nights 3 days un Sadiri lodge in order to discover the Madidi parc and the great forest they have there. This stay was amazing: we were only two, literally in the middle of this beautiful forest, totally cut from the rest of the world.

You have a guide staying with you the whole time, with a strong knowledge on birds, equipped with a super telescope to make sure you catch up all there is to see. As all the people working here, he was really kind and explained a lot on the communitarian project they have with this lodge and how things work in his community and village nowadays.

Food was also excellent, local dishes contributing to the discovery, and rooms totally separated from each other and clean. Had to fight a bit with the hot water but we finally get to manage it :-) They are also really helpful to help you in the organisation of your stay and even more.

No wifi, no mobile network. The purpose here is to connect with nature and I have to say: the more you stay, the more the forest gets you!

To summarise: it's a nice to way to contribute directly to local communities while enjoying this wild forest and nature in a simple and relaxing way, with nice people, good food and great room.

Thanks for this amazing experience!
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Date of stay: October 2017
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KathyMunthe wrote a review Nov 2013
Escalante, Utah1 contribution5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My 4-night stay at Sididri was part of a 5-week birding tour of Bolivia. I was accompanied by a friend and by Sandro Valdez, the Bird Bolivia guide who was with me for my entire trip. Others have already extolled the virtues of this wonderful new lodge, but I want to add my comments as well. We arrived very late in the day, after long flight delays and a rough and dusty ride from Rurre'. The entrance building at which we were deposited was not our final destination, and I must admit I grumbled abit about having to walk the not inconsiderable distance to the main lodge building, but very soon I was transported into another world. We were in the middle of a tropical forest where the only sounds were those of birds and insects. At the dining hall we were welcomed by the staff and given a cooling, welcome drink before being shown to our cabins. Mine was farthest from the hall, but all 6 cabins are isolated and quiet. The cabin itself was a pleasant surprise, certainly the best I've ever had at a jungle lodge: spacious, with plenty of places to store and organize belongings and a blissfully hot shower. Each cabin is on a spur path with its own set of lights which can be switched off; no light pollution there! The generator for these lights is located about 1/4 mile away, so no sound pollution either. After abit of a rest we returned to the dining hall for dinner, the first of many excellent meals. The food is plentiful and, although tailored abit to western palates, retains much local flavor and is meticulously prepared.

The main reason for my visit to Sadiri was to bird, and bird we did. Our success was thanks to the expert guidance of Sandro and of Ricardo, the lodge's resident bird guide. These two self-described "men of the forest" could see and hear things that we couldn't. Others have listed some of the species seen, so I will only mention a few highlights: on our first morning, we saw 20 species as a mixed flock fed in a single cecropia tree; that same day we heard and caught tantalizing glimpses of Sharpbill and thought we might have to be satisfied with that, but the next day Ricardo trained the scope on a preening bird which we gazed at for some time (this has to be the best place in South America to see Sharpbill); on our third day, we were driven to a slightly lower altitude and embarked on a 6-hour bird walk which culminated with a catered lunch on the forest floor. There were several interesting owls calling around the lodge at night; we discussed trying to lure them in several times but somehow never did. We were usually so tired at the end of the day that we didn't push this but, in retrospect, I wish we had. Birders and other visitors should be aware that there is no flat land walking around the lodge; out of necessity, we did quite abit of climbing.

One late afternoon, I took some R & R time, sitting on the deck of the dining hall and watching the forest. There were hummers at the feeders, small mixed flocks, and, as a beautiful sunset dimmed and the light faded, a small group of night monkeys traveling the arboreal highway. It was magical.

Sidiri Lodge is a true community project and is a win-win situation for everyone: community members, guests, and the creatures of the forest. The people of San Juan are justifiably proud of what they have done - they built the lodge and even the furniture in it - and are delighted to welcome visitors. The attention to design, detail and comfort, the wonderful care taken of guests, and the opportunity to spend time in a pristine forest should make this a prime Bolivian destination. I wish I could have stayed longer!
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Date of stay: September 2013
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Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: All cabins are isolated and quiet. They are varying distances from the main building/dining...
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paul s wrote a review Sep 2013
Warrenton, Virginia43 contributions5 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
An amazing new rainforest lodge is situated in one of the planet's most beautiful locations - nestled on a ridge straddling the Amazon and the Andes - this lodge hosts the highest end, exquisite accommodation, unbelievable food and first-class service. What's more it is owned and managed by the indigenous community of San Jose de Uchupiamonas. If you want to experience Bolivia and its natural wonders in luxury, at a very reasonable price - go NO FURTHER!! Just two hours from Rurrenbaque (a 40 minute flight from la Paz) verses a 6+ hours torrid boat ride to other lodges - the Sadiri lodge offers perhaps the finest eco-experience in Bolivia. What's more, this wonderful lodge came with a real conservation commitment from the community - they set aside in permanent conservation protection over 80,000 acres of rainforest for wildlife! Highly recommended!!
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Date of stay: September 2013
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5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: Take your camera and binoculars!
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Oliver R wrote a review Aug 2016
Switzerland15 contributions18 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
When we first looked at the TripAdvisor reviews it almost looked suspicious: there were 14 reviews and every single one rated the trip as "Excellent". Hardly possible, we thought. Well, after a very professional and informative email exchange with Ruth we went for it. And we were not only not disappointed but truly overwhelmed with the setting of the lodge, the incredible guiding by Ricardo, the fantastic food by the two cooks, and the numbers and varieties of the birds we saw. Mind you, Sadiri is dense rainforest vegetation and it is no easy thing to actually see the birds. But Ricardo, with the ears of a cat and the eyes of an eagle, tracked them down for us, guided us with a laser pointer and then aimed his Zeiss telescope for us to observe the birds. Just magnificent. And sometimes he "played one of his tricks" and actually called the birds for us. Incredible. Of the reported 410 bird species in the area we were able to observe 122 over five days.
Please note that Sadiri is a bird-watching area. It is possible to see other animals but take them as a bonus. Like we did when we saw three species of monkeys within 20 minutes. Can this be topped? Don't think so.
One bit of advice: being set amidst dense rainforest vegetation, it get's rather dark once the sun is down. There is electrical light in the lodge but do take a strong flashlight if you like to read way into the night.
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Date of stay: July 2016
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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DaisyandThyme asked a question Jun 2017
London, United Kingdom157 contributions58 helpful votes
Hi, How can I contact them? The website form doesn't work. thank you
Answer from Sadiri Lodge
Rurrenabaque, Bolivia
Hi, sorry for the delay in getting back to you! Please do write to us at our gmail sadirilodge and we will be happy to answer all your questions!
keith h wrote a tip Nov 2023
Chesham, United Kingdom1,173 contribution475 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Stay as long as you can."
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Philipp S wrote a tip Oct 2023
Salzburg, Austria5 contributions
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"If you have a chance to, go there."
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Jen N wrote a tip Nov 2022
La Paz, Bolivia56 contributions13 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Bring bug repellant. If you want any drinks like beer etc bring your own they have a fridge. "
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Nice_1_Mate wrote a tip Mar 2016
Tamarin, Mauritius11 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Set in the mountains, the place is as tranquil as you could ever desire and without many mosquitos!"
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marklyons2015 wrote a tip Aug 2015
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania1 contribution2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All of the cabins are situated in a beautiful place and have a sense of privacy."
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sadiri Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Sadiri Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, free parking, and airport transportation.
What food & drink options are available at Sadiri Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Sadiri Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Does Sadiri Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Sadiri Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.