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Reviewed June 7, 2017

I spent a night in the treehouse at the senda verde, and it's a pretty cool experience if you're into this jungly stuff. this includes breakfast and a guided tour of the premise. the monkeys will often come by the treehouse, so it's pretty cool to be there in the morning, walk out and see monkeys lining the path from your door.

Date of stay: May 2017
  • Trip type: Traveled solo
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1  Thank LuizaKulchetscki
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Reviewed April 1, 2017

We stayed at La Senda Verde for a few nights and we very much enjoyed our stay! The mission of the organization – educate visitors about illegal wildlife trafficking and rescue animals that are victims of this traffic to give them a second chance in life – is remarkable. They currently have more than 600 animals including spider monkeys, howler monkeys, capuchins, bears, parrots, reptiles, turtles and many more. They offer 4 daily regular tours and an extra tour on request to see the bears, which is well worth it. What is unique about La Senda Verde is that humans are in enclosed pathways and monkeys roam free. The owners are dedicated to their mission and host volunteers to help them in their daily tasks. Access is possible by local buses from La Paz, at the end of the death road (it is literally on the Death Road and Gravity tours stop at La Senda Verde for lunch) or by requesting the service of their driver. I highly recommend visiting La Senda Verde, taking a tour if you go there for the day or staying a couple of nights in their cute tree-house or in one of the comfortable cabanas.

Date of stay: March 2017
  • Trip type: Traveled with friends
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1  Thank Marine L
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Reviewed February 24, 2017

We really enjoyed staying at Senda Verde. Vicky, the rest of the team and the volunteers are doing a great job. The cabins are very nice and comfortable (in the middle of the rainforest), food was great, beers even better and the staff very friendly. Visitors should take into account that this place is mainly an animal refuge. Does not make sense to demand high lodging services or "a la carte" food. Have an open mind and you will have a great time, in direct contact with nature and surrounded by rescued animals where each one of them has a different and dramatic story.

Date of stay: February 2017
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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3  Thank McClausky
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Reviewed February 19, 2017

We were very excited about visiting Sende Verde, although unfortunately we were quite let down.
We arrived at the time we said we would, but were left waiting outside for half an hour. This would have been fine, but when Eric came to answer the gate he was not apologetic and appeared quite rude and disinterested. He asked us if we wanted dinner, we said we did. My boyfriend said he was not a vegetarian but I was. At this point he walked off.
Not having been told a time for dinner, we assumed it was open like a normal restaurant (until 9, as another member of staff had stated). At 7.45pm we got a knock on our door, Eric, asking us where we were for dinner. I explained we thought it was open until 9 and no one had told us dinner was at a specific time. He abruptly told us 'everyone was asleep in the jungle after 8', and walked off. This was when I reminded him that we were customers - at this point he got apologetic.
We both had a veggie omelette (50 BOB) for dinner, despite my boyfriend saying he was a meat eater. It was quite awkward.
What this review should be about is the animals. They do look happy, but I have seen much bigger areas for rescued animals around Latin America. Ecspecially the macaws, I find it sad to see so many, in what would be a massive aviary. Although the monkeys are in good health, it seems like a petting zoo for young volunteers. Lots of selfies and stroking going on, which surely humanises the monkeys - something they claim not to encourage.
Upon leaving it was unfortunate that our bill at the end was 100BOB more than it should have been. Luckily we had already worked it out and after triple checking our figures the guy at reception accepted we were right. It could have been a mistake, but after our stay we had our suspicions.
Perhaps Sende Verde should consider getting separate staff for the hotel and animal aspects of this place.
All this aside, the Eco cabaña was clean and the water was warm. The volunteers that showed us around, Sarah (from England) and - we feel bad for not remembering his name (French with Spanish/German parents) were really professional and friendly. This was a breath of fresh air in what had been a disappointing stay.

Date of stay: February 2017
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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1  Thank luciecat
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Reviewed February 11, 2017

After a long and bumpy journey from Peru, we arrived at La Senda Verde. We were extremely tired but received a warm welcome from everyone there. The staff and volunteers are very accommodating and are always ready to help with your requests. The accommodation is clean and comfortable. Although the food is a little expensive, it's for a good cause. This place is doing great work to help the plight of Bolivian wildlife and I highly recommend you visit if you can. It's very easy and cheap to get there from La Paz - just follow the instructions on La Senda Verde's website.

Date of stay: January 2017
  • Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Thank Roe77
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