Chalalán eco lodge, group tour or private tour
You will be picked up from your hotel or the airport in Rurrenabaque and be brought to the bank of the River Beni from where a comfortable boat brings you to the Chalalán eco lodge in the National Park Madidi.
During the 5½ hours boat ride on the rivers Beni and Tuíchi you will get a pack lunch.
From the harbour of Chalalán it is another 25 minutes' walk through the jungle to the lodge where you will be shown to your lodge or room.
A professional cook of the community prepares you a welcome lunch. Then you have time to relax or take a swim in the lake.
Next activity is a short walk along the Paraba (Macaw) trail to a viewpoint from where you can see the beautiful landscape across the lake, the mountains and the Madidi rainforest. You will return along the rivers in canoe to the Chalalán Lake to watch birds and monkeys. Your guide explains about the wildlife and tropical timber wood.
After dinner you go on a night walk to see insects, tarantulas, amphibians, mice, nocturnal birds and monkeys or if you prefer you can go on a canoe trip to see amphibians, nocturnal birds and alligators with their glowing eyes.
On the second day, after breakfast, you will go on an interpretation walk through the jungle along the theme trails to learn about the forest and wildlife. The theme is medicinal plants, animal behaviour, bird watching, natural history and ecological processes.
You will have lunch at the Eco Lodge. Then you have some time to relax or take a swim in the lake.
Next activity is a short interpretation walk along one of the trails, the theme is: tropical and medicinal plants, hardwood trees, insect and bird watching. Optional activities are: an afternoon of handicrafts, a boat trip on the lake by canoe or watching a video about the local community and the N.P. Madidi.
You will have a traditional dinner and a folkloric evening with music and dance.
On the last day you will have an early breakfast before you walk to the harbour of Chalalán at the River Tuíchi. From here you return in a comfortable boat to Rurrenabaque. Then you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to La Paz.
With your visit to Chalalán eco lodge you do not only support the community of San Jose de Uchupiamonas in an economical way, but you also help protecting, conserving and saving this cultural and natural heritage.
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