Chalalán Jungle Lodge
Rurrenabaque (The North, Bolivia)
The Chalalán Ecolodge is in the Madidi National Park, an area of some 4.5 million acres ranging from snow-peaked Andean Mountains to the Western Amazon basin.
Guided nature hikes (30km of carefully designed trails), birdwatching, canoe trips, swimming, night hikes.
Reached by a short hopper flight from La Paz and then a 6-hour boat trip up river, the lodge is now 100% managed and owned by the indigenous community of San Jose de Uchupiamonas.
Mainly traditional Amazon-style cabins made from local materials with four shared bathrooms and shower facilities. Running water is supplied by a solar-power plumbing system and there is a dining room, bar, and library stocked with field guides and reference materials. There are three exclusive cabins with double beds and private bathrooms, and four family cabins with three rooms, 2-3 beds, private and/or shared bathrooms.
4 nights recommended.