The Chalalan is located on the shores of the magnificent Chalalan Lake, in the Tuichi valley at the heart of the Madidi National Park in the Bolivian Amazon.
The main entry point to the Chalalan Ecolodge is via the town of Rurrenabaque, which can be accessed by air or land from the city of La Paz. By air (from the International El Alto Airport) the trip takes approximately 50 minutes, and by land it takes around 18 hours.
From Rurrenabaque, Chalalan is accessed by the rivers Beni and Tuichi. In our comfortable motorboats this trip takes about 5 to 6 hours.
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.