The Chalalán Ecolodge is set in Madidi National Park, on the shore of Chalalán Lagoon. The lodge is constructed of local materials in the traditional building style of the local community, San José de Uchupiamonas. The project was designed and is run by the Uchupiamonas community, and evinces a strong commitment to community development and wildlife preservation. The 14 traditional Tacana-style cabins are surrounded by virgin forest; each cabin is equipped with mosquito nets, a veranda or balcony, and hammocks. The property includes a dining room and bar.
Staying at Chalalán Ecolodge is a true adventure: A 50-minute flight from La Paz takes you to Rurrenabaque, and from there the lodge is accessed via 5-6 hours of navigating the Beni and Tuichi Rivers. The lodge is remote and rustic, but beautiful and extremely well-run, with excellent service and guides. A very unique and memorable way to experience the jungle.