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3d2n Amazonía Chalalan

3 Días| Lodging| Transport| Feeding

Madidi-Chalalan

Highlights:

  • Madidi’s vast wilderness encompasses unparalleled biological diversity.
  • Home of more than 1.000 species of birds, 44% of all new world species of mammals and estimated 38% of Neotropical amphibians.
  • Guided interpretation of tropical rainforest through 30km of trail crossing varied forest habitats.
  • English speaking guides.
  • Wildlife viewing and bird watching (340 species registered in the area around Chalalán)
  • Unforgettable canoe trips by day and night.
  • A traditional Quechua-Tacana evening with local music and dancing.
  • Refreshing dips in the Chalalán lagoon.
  • An afternoon of handicrafts and biodiversity games.

At Chalalán Ecological Lodge, we have a maze of theme trails spread over more than 30km, which have been carefully designed for the natural interpretation of the forest, ecological processes, natural history, medicinal plants, construction plants, bird watching , Mammals, amphibians, insects and a variety of plant fungi characteristic of the humid tropical forest.

In Chalalán our visitors have the possibility of scheduling with the local indigenous guide, the activities according to their interest. Each group is made up of a maximum of 6 people.

JOCHI PROGRAM

Day 1: La Paz – Rurrenabaque – Chalalán Ecolodge

Flight from La Paz to Rurrenabaque will take 50minutes aprox. During the flight and if the weather is good, you will enjoy great views of the Royal Andean Range and the Jungle. At your arrival our staff will assist you and transfer you to the office in Rurrenabaque village, then continue by car to the River Beni where you will get on the boat for Chalalán, 5.5 hours trip sailing the Beni and Tuichi rivers. Our boats are equipped with: a roof, comfy seats, life jackets, raincoats and a first-aid kit. The maximum seated capacity on the boats is 10 people.

Travel by motor boat to the Chalalán Ecolodge. The trip is a great way of seeing the Bala Canyon around the River Beni. The Madidi NP is accessed by going up the River Tuichi. On your way you’ll see different animals and get a feel for the spectacular landscape of the Bolivian Amazon.  We recommend you take binoculars. The trip takes around 5½ hours during the rainy season and 6 hours in the dry season, mainly in July, August and September.

Arrival at the port of Chalalán. 25 minute walk to the Ecolodge along a wide, easy, jaguar path. Welcome snack on the shores of Lake Chalalán. Our logistics staff will help you with your luggage. Time to settle in at your room.

Welcome lunch in the Ecolodge. After lunch relax in a hammock or swim in Lake Chalalán.

Short walk along one of the theme paths to learn about medicinal plants and more about personal interests.  Return to the Ecolodge and choose from the following optional activities:  Handicrafts, canoe trip, videos about the community and the Madidi National Park.

Dinner in the Ecolodge dining room.

Short night walk along the Paraba or Silbador path to see amphibians, reptiles, insects, tarantulas, rodents, birds. This is a great chance to hear the sounds of the jungle.

Day 2: Chalalan Ecolodge – Madidi National Park

Breakfast in Ecolodge dining room. You can talk to your guide about changing the time depending on your interests. (e.g. breakfast at 5:30 am for birdwatchers.)

Morning walk along the Tapacare path or another of similar length where you can see and learn about the forest and the wildlife surrounding you. Optional themes: natural interpretation of the forest, natural history, ecological processes, medicinal plants and hardwood trees, animal behavior and bird and mammal watching. Return to the lodge, have a snack.

Lunch in the Ecolodge dining room. After lunch, relax in a hammock or swim in Lake Chalalán. You will coordinate optional activities with your guide.
Short walk along the Paraba path to the viewing point where you can see the beautiful landscape across Lake Chalalán, the mountains and the Madidi rainforest. Your guide will explain about the plants used for building - both hardwoods and palms - and the traditional and sustainable use of natural resources. Here your guide will talk about the park, our Ecolodge and the community. You return to the lake to go on a canoe trip along the shores of Lake Chalalán where you will be able to enjoy the sunset and see monkeys, birds, insects, bats, etc. Return to the Ecolodge for a snack.

Traditional dinner of catfish wrapped in leaves or fish á la “tacuara” inside bamboo from the Bolivian Amazon. *This traditional dinner depends on the availability of the fish and may be offered any night during your stay.

Short night-time activity (1 to 2 hours). Night trip by canoe to see amphibians, nocturnal birds, fish-eating bats and caimans easily spotted because of their glowing eyes.

Upon your return to the Ecolodge you can take part in a traditional Quechua – Tacana night with music and dances from the San José de Uchupiamonas community. Your guide will explain the traditions of the Uchupiamonas people.

Day 3: Chalalán Ecolodge – Rurrenabaque

Breakfast at the ecolodge, early we will have a short walk along one of our trails, where you will have the last chance, before to return to Rurrenabaque,  to see some mammals and birds, lunch in the lodge.

In the afternoon, we will start our way back to the harbor in order to take the motor boat, enjoy from the landscape; 3 hours.

Arrive to Rurrenabaque and transfer to the airport for your flight back to La Paz.

Our package include:

  • Transfer in / out In Rurrenabaque: (Airport – Rurrenabaque- Airport).
  • Comfortable Transportation (motor boat) from Rurrenabaque to Ecolodge (In / Out).
  • Traditional lodges, safe and comfortable
  • All meals during your stay at the Ecolodge.
  • Bottled water during activities in the Ecolodge
  • Native bilingual guides (English - Spanish)
  • Visits according to the program description
  • Reconfirmation of your flight tickets at your request.

Packages do not include:

  • Flights (air / ground transport) La Paz - Rurrenabaque - La Paz
  • Hotel in Rurrenabaque.
  • Entrance fee to Madidi National Park. 22usd +/-
  • Soft drinks and alcoholic.
  • Food while in Rurrenabaque.
  • Other services that are not considered in the package
  • Transfer in /out (hotel Airport – Airport hotel in La Paz

Prices:

USD 399 per person

Cabin with shared bathroom

USD 429 per person

Cabins with private bathroom