After an early breakfast in your hotel you will be collected by your guide at around 7.15am who will escort you to the waiting boat on the River Beni. The boat is motor powered with comfy seats, roof , life jackets, rain coats and a first aid kit. Maximum seating is for 10 people. The journey to Chalalan eco lodge takes around 5.5 – 6 hours in total and passes through some wonderful jungle scenery including the Bala Gorge. You should see some animals along the way and if you have binoculars it is advisable to bring them with you.You will receive a packed lunch midday through this river trip. Upon arrival to the port of Chalalan you will walk 25 minutes to reach the eco lodge where you will be greeted by the staff and a welcome snack.The staff will then help you with your luggage and show you to your accommodation.
Breakfast is served at 7am in the ecolodge although some guests choose to go out before breakfast for specialist activities such as birding – you can prearrange this with your guide if you wish. After breakfast there is another walk along a trail called “Tapacare” (or another similar length trail) to learn about the rainforest and its wildlife. You will arrange with your guide what areas you would like to cover such as natural history, ecological processes, medicinal plants,animal behaviour and bird or mammal watching. This walk will take most of the morning and you will return to the ecolodge in time for lunch and some time to rest in the hammocks.
This morning after breakfast at 7am there will be a short walk to spot wildlife before returning to the lodge for lunch at around 11am after which we will say goodbye to the staff and wasl to the river Tuchi to meet with the boat once again for your return journey to Rurrenabaque. As we are going with the flow of the river this return trip only takes around 3 -3.5 hours. You will be able to take some final photos of the beautiful jungle scenery along the way and you should arrive in Rurrenabaque around midday. If you have a flight that afternoon then you will be transferred to the airport in time.
INCLUDED IN TOUR
- Airport Pickup and pre tour briefing
- Over night in tourist class hotel in Rurrenabaque
- Transportation in motor boat
- Guide – English and Spanish speaking
- Cook and meals, drinking water
- Accommodation in private rooms according to package chosen. Showers.
- Program of activities arranged during your stay.
- Transfer to Airport for return to La Paz
NOT INCLUDED IN TOUR
- Entrance Fees to Madidi Natrional Park – 125bs
- Travel Insurance – recommended
- Meals during stay in Rurrenabaque
- Extra beverages
- Breakfast on first day, dinner on last day
- Sunglasses & Sun cream
- Insect Repellent
- Others not mentioned
This tour starts in Rurrenabaque and DOES NOT include the cost of transport for getting there. We can arrange flight or buses for getting to Rurrenabaque.