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San Miguel del Bala Ecolodge

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La Paz, Bolivia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2016

Best way to spend new year's eve. My girlfriend and I booked the 3 night 4 day tour on December 31st, 2015 with San Miguel de Bala. Felci, our guide was really knowledgable and most importantly he respected nature. We got to swim in rivers and do amazing day and night hikes in the forest. Marlene (Felci's wife) was in... More 

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Wuhan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015 via mobile

Amazing!!! We catch the tour in Rurrenabaque and we just fall inlove about all choices we got....All the tour worth to enjoy the magnificent and warm nature. The most wonderful activities and kind prople make San Miguel del Bala a must thing to do!!!

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We did the 5d4n tour with San Miguel del Bala. It is true that as mentioned in a recent review floods have destroyed the kitchen and meeting room of the lodge in San Miguel. However it has been entirely rebuilt close to the bungalows. I can imagine that the destroyed room had a nice view on the river. However, it... More 

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Lucon, France
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

That place use to be full of charm, but the heavy rain nearly destroys everything. What a pity The paths around the lodge,the meeting room are down..Just one thing remains the same:The price...I have to write 200 Words but i have nothing more to write...You can imagine hoy disapointed i was...About Rurrenabaque ....Today for différent reasons the tourists tend not... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

It was absolutely amazing! We stayed 4 days / 3 nights and was absolutely worth it. We saw from monkeys to macaws, jaguar`s and wild pig´s footprints and a 3 meter cayman. The nature is staggering. The food was delicious and everyone was so helpful and friendly. In one of our treks we even used a raft that we found... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

This jungle experience was everything we could have hoped for; beginning with our knowledgable guide Wilman, our wonderful cook Lydia and the captain of our boat who navigated the turbulent waters of Rio Beni and Rio Ruichi. The lodge was comfortable and although water was a scarce commodity, we were able to shower in the first lodge. The guided jungle... More 

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Milano
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

1-beautiful accomodation. Ok, no hot water at all, but you are in the amazon, if you want a jacuzzi just go to Forte dei Marmi. 2-our guide, Felsyn, was a funny and expert guy. He didn't speak a word in english, but we hadn't requested an english speaking guide 'cause we're italians and understanding the spanish is simple. 3-amazing walks... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I am a cautious, newbie adventurer and my husband is an experienced traveler/explorer - we BOTH got exactly what we wanted with San Miguel del Bala Ecolodge. We did a 3-night/4-day tour, starting with a Tacana community tour and then into the Madidi preserve for a never to be forgotten jungle exploration. Our guide spoke fluent English and was extraordinarily... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Short version: - community owned company (42 out of 46 families of the community San Miguel) - graet locations (whole infrastructure, cleanness etc) - outstanding food (fresh varied and more than enough) - great crew that respect the nature (guide Simon was excellent) - high service level - you got a high end product whilst supporting a community, for me... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We stayed with San Miguel for a few days in december 2013 and in total we had some excellent days in the Bolivian Amazon. Good guide, good food, good accommodation and very important good communication with the office in Rurre before arrival. We spotted quite a few animals even if it were rainy season and most important felt the humid... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The company San Miguel del Bala is an exemplary community ecotourism company that is owned by 35 families of the community of San Miguel, 45 minutes upstream the river Beni from Rurrenabaque. Thanks to this outstanding company organisation and the guests that consider a real ecologically and socially responsible tourism, the San Miguelenos are benefiting from steady employment and increased health and education. At San Miguel del Bala we want to make your stay as comfortable as possible, while enjoying all the wonders of the Bolivian Amazon. For that reason we offer our guests two lodges: San Miguel del Bala Ecolodge next to the community of San Miguel and the second ecolodge named Caquiahauara that is siutated another two and a half hours usptream the river Tuichi in the Madidi National Park. These two ecolodges give our guests the unique opportunity to stay alongside the Tacana community of San Miguel for a cultural experience as well as offering an amazing adventure inside the Madidi National Park. ... more   less 

Additional Information about San Miguel del Bala Ecolodge

Address: Madidi National Park | San Buenaventura District, Rurrenabaque, Bolivia
Location: Bolivia > Beni Department > Rurrenabaque
Number of rooms: 7
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