Chalalan lodge

The Yungas

The Chalalan Lodge is an eco-lodge independently run by the indigenous Quechua-Tacana community of San Jose de Uchupiamonas and is located deep inside the Madidi National Park. Chalalan Eco-Lodge is committed to promoting responsible ecotourism in the Madidi National Park and demonstrating how rainforest conservation can provide sustainable livelihoods for the local people.

Why we recommend it:

  • Superb eco lodge deep inside the national park
  • Access is by a 4 hour motorised canoe
  • Excellent walking trails
  • Located on the edge of a lake
  • Run by the local community



The lodge sits on the Tuichi river, and can be accessed from Rurrenabaque by a 4-5 hour boat up the Beni River and then to the Tuichi River. The lodge overlooks Lake Chalalan, which is teeming with caiman, fish, and birds. The lodge has a great network of trails with excellent guides that can take you on hikes or boat trips and help you spot numerous wildlife, insects and plants.

Accommodation at Chalalan is in thatched wooden cabins, with mosquito netting, comfortable beds and private bathrooms. Chalalan has been constructed with respect for the natural surroundings, using forest materials, solar energy, and intensive protection of the lake.

The cabins are surrounded by primary forest inhabited by an astonishing variety of birds and mammals.
They have twenty-five kilometres of trails which traverse the different forest habitats that surround the lodge. Canoes are available to allow you to navigate around the lake.

Chalalan lodge LOCATION

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Come to our Henley office by the river which is perfect for a private presentation on your holiday.

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