6 days/5 nights
Anta Program 5 Nights/6 Days
USD $729 per person
Double room shared bathroom
USD $774 per person
Double room private bathroom
See below for program
Day 0: La Paz - Rurrenabaque
Reception at the Airport of Rurrenabaque by one of our guides and transfer to the office of Chalalán, where we will inform you about your next day trip to the Lodge, the guide will take you to the Hotel established for the night.
Day 1: Rurrenabaque - Chalalán Ecolodge
Our guide will meet you at the Hotel to take you to the embarkation point, where you will board the boat heading to the Ecolodge. The trip by boat takes approximately 5 hours and ½ sailing on the Beni and Tuichi rivers, the trip is an opportunity to enjoy and appreciate beautiful landscapes such as the Bala Canyon (Bala George), rainforest landscapes, with the possibility of observing Different species of birds, reptiles and mammals until reaching the port of Chalalán. (In the middle of the trip we serve a box lunch or snack).
From the point of arrival we begin a 25-minute walk following the Jaguar trail until we reach our lodge on the shores of Lake Chalalan.
Reception and welcome, and accommodation in their respective rooms.
In the afternoon, we will have a short walk through one of our thematic trails, where the local guide will interpret the tropical rainforest and the traditional use of its resources. Return by canoe to observe some species of monkeys and birds.
After dinner we will start a short walk to observe the nightlife; Insects, spiders, amphibians, reptiles and nocturnal birds.
Day 2: Chalalán Ecolodge - Madidi National Park
Breakfast at the Ecolodge. Then we will have a guided walk of 3 to 4 hours along the Tapacare trail or another with a similar characteristic, during the walk we will deepen the interpretation of the tropical rainforest and ecological processes, with the possibility of observing species of birds, arboreal and terrestrial mammals.
Lunch at the hostel. In the afternoon, after a short break, you will visit the viewpoint from where you can see the beautiful landscape of Lake Chalalán and the extensive primary rainforest of Madidi National Park. Talk about the history of the community, the Chalalán project and the creation of the Madidi Park.
After dinner, overnight hike to observe: amphibians, insects
Day 3: Chalalán Ecolodge - Madidi National Park Breakfast
Long walk (5h) along the Silbador, Huaso and Penena trails until you reach the Salitral or Collpa, a special area of the tropical forest where the animals come to ingest the mineral salts. This site is a special place of the forest for the interpretation and observation of wildlife and talk about the behavior of mammals, as well as the interpretation of the ecological processes and habitats of the primary forest.
Box lunch and snack.
Return by boat along the Tuichi River and short walk along the Jaguar trail to the Ecolodge. This trek includes all the themes offered in Chalalán. The hike has a medium degree of difficulty and is suitable for all visitors. The total duration of the excursion is approximately 7 hours.
This route offers a greater possibility of observing species of fauna. Some of the most common species to observe in the area are the spider monkey, howler monkey, capuchin monkey, wild pigs, parrots, parrots and with less possibility to see the jaguar very quickly.
Optional Activity Day 3: The optional activity of day 4 consists of a walk to or from Lake Santa Rosa and a round trip by boat to / from the lake itself. The direction of the route will be subject to the available transport to or from Rurrenabaque for the day of the excursion. The hike lasts approximately 4 h and a half, through a pristine forest with high mammal presences. Where they can visit a salitral, Place of attraction for herbivores and frugivores.
Box lunch and rest on the shores of Lake Santa Rosa, one of the most wild and beautiful places in the region. Then, canoe ride and piranha sport fishing on the lake. The banks of the Lake are ideal for bird watching, mainly macaws, and monkeys. The boat transfer takes about 25 min.
Arrival to Ecolodge and refreshment. Swimming and relaxing on the Lake.
After dinner you can choose as an optional activity a short night's walk or a canoe ride along Lake Chalalán. The nocturnal activity offers the possibility of observing amphibians, nocturnal birds, fishermen bat and easily to see the impressive brightness of the eyes of the black alligators.
Day 4: Chalalán Ecolodge - Madidi National Park Breakfast
Walk along the trail Silvador, Mutun and Anta until you reach the river Rayamayu, where we can walk along the stream and fish piranhas. Short rest and return to the Ecolodge.
Lunch at the Ecolodge. Short break.
In the afternoon we will screen a documentary about the history of the indigenous people and TCO Uchupiamonas where we can learn about life and customs about the Amazonian Indians.
Depending on the schedule, we will be able to carry out artisan activity, an activity that will allow you, with the help of the local guide, to make your own handicrafts such as rings and necklaces made from seeds obtained from the forest.
Dinner at the Ecolodge.
Day 5: Chalalán Ecolodge - Pueblo Indígena San José de Uchupiamonas Breakfast
After breakfast, very early in the morning, we will walk towards the Chalalán port on the Tuíchi River where we will board the motor boat outboard to the community of San José de Uchupiamonas. The trip allows navigating upstream of the majestic and mighty Tuíchi River. Arrival to the port of San José de Uchupiamonas. 30 minute walk to the community.
This tour can also be done on horseback. Arrival to the community. Reception with native music. Presentation of the community by an authority. Visit to the artisan families where they can see the process of elaboration of different crafts (carved in wood, basketry, yarn, cardboard).
Lunch in the community.
After lunch, visit areas of traditional culture and later visit the educational unit.
Return to the port to take the boat back to the Ecolodge. Arrival to the port of Chalalán and a 25-minute walk to the Ecolodge.
Dinner, dinner will be typical food of the buffet area.
Traditional night (Quechua - Tacana) where our local guides will explain the customs, customs and rituals of the indigenous Uchupiamonas. You can also taste a traditional local drink, enjoy the music of our community San José de Uchupiamonas. Return to the port to take the boat back to the Ecolodge. Arrival to the port of Chalalán and a 25-minute walk to the Ecolodge.
Dinner, dinner will be typical food of the buffet area. Traditional night (Quechua - Tacana) where our local guides will explain the customs, customs and rituals of the indigenous Uchupiamonas. You can also taste a traditional local drink, enjoy the music of our community San José de Uchupiamonas. Return to the port to take the boat back to the Ecolodge. Arrival to the port of Chalalán and a 25-minute walk to the Ecolodge.
Dinner, dinner will be typical food of the buffet area. Traditional night (Quechua - Tacana) where our local guides will explain the customs, customs and rituals of the indigenous Uchupiamonas.
You can also taste a traditional local drink, enjoy the music of our community San José de Uchupiamonas.
Day 6: ChalalánEcolodge - Rurrenabaque Breakfast
Very early in the morning, short hike through one of our wildlife viewing theme trails. Lunch a Hrs. 11:00 AM.
After lunch, we will walk to the Tuichi river to board the boat to return to Rurrenabaque. During the trip it is recommended to always be attentive on the way to observe some animals. The return trip takes only 3 hours.
Arrival to Rurrenabaque and transfer to the airport for passengers who have flight back to La Paz
Note: Lunch on the last day will be served at 11:00 am so you can take the return flight to La Paz at 4:00 p.m. (recommended)
WHAT OUR GUESTS HAVE TO SAY
We spent 3 nights at Chalalan and have recommended it to everyone we have met since! We are budget travellers but decided to splash out on a stay here and did not regret it for a second. The location is idyllic - 5 hours by boat away from civilisation and right in the middle of stunning rainforest. The lake at the lodge is an added bonus - bathwater temperature and the most beautiful of locations. The sunset trip across the lake by canoe was a highlight of the stay - by far the best way to see the wildlife as it is completely untroubled by the silent canoe drifiting past.