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Sustainable tourism in the “Corazon del Madidi Ecolodge”

This local ecotourism venture with low environmental impact was created in 2011 by a eight local guides group from the San Jose de Uchupiamonas indigenous community, who work to preserve and protect the region’s wildlife, and promote their communities’ economic and social development.

As its name suggests, the ecolodge is located in the heart of the Madidi National Park, in the San Jose de Uchupiamonas Communal Land of Origin (TCO), a three-and-a-half-hour boat ride up the Beni and Tuichi rivers. from Rurrenabaque (Beni department). A privileged environment, surrounded by vegetation and unique fauna.

Here, the community members offer an authentic and unforgettable experience. All the staff are of indigenous origin, which guarantees a cultural experience and a fair and respectful treatment for the people who provide their services and are the ecolodge suppliers.

This Community-based ecotourism has become a powerful tool in the fight against extreme poverty and care for the biological diversity that Madidi National Park houses.

Activities available at the hostel:

  1. Visit the Caqui Huara walls, where at least 6 parrot species can be observed, such as macaws.
  2. Hike along the Ahuada trail for around two hours.
  3. Long hikes along the Tuichi trail (4 – 5 hours), where the native guide will show different forest ecosystems combining ancestral knowledge with scientific research.
  4. Night walk to listen to the symphony offered by countless insect, amphibian, and bird species.
  5. Fauna observation and medicinal plants explanation.
  6. Visit Cullpana, a clayey wall where some parrot species can be observed, and other frugivorous animals attracted by clay can be observed.
  7. Artisan activity or sport fishing.
  8. Talks about the Madidi history and the San Jose de Uchupiamonas indigenous community.
  9. Hike along the Ocelote trail, where mammals tracks and birds can be observed, and interpret the tropical humid forest.
  10. Walk along the Kacatara trail to interpret the forest and medicinal plants and observe the level of giant trees emerging on the Amazon jungle.
  11. Swimming in an Eslabon river natural pool.
  12. Night hikes along the Dati trail to observe reptiles and amphibians.
  13. Long hikes along the Maquisapa trail.
  14. Boat Excursion to the clay lick to observe different bird species such as parrots, guans, and pigeons.
  15. Full day hike on the Hauda trails.
  16. Short walk along the Alimano trail where it is common to observe different peccaries, tortoises, and large bird species.

Location: http://bit.ly/3ZGzCh8

Cost:

  • Cost per person and programs:

o      Cacatara: Two days, one night: $us 200
o      Londra: Three days, two nights: $us 280
o      Makisapa: Four days, three nights: $us 380
o      Iba: Five days, four nights: $us 430
o      Additional per day per person: $us 80
o      Additional boat Santa Rosa Lake: $us 50

Other:

  • Shared double / twin room with private bathroom cabins.
  • Additional program applicable according to the guests’ interests.
  • Sport fishing activity in the Santa Rosa lagoon, canoe ride subject to lodge transportation availability.
  • Rafting on the Eslabon river or on the Tuichi river, according to the guests’ interests.

Contact – Packages and prices:

Consider that the packages do not include:

  • Air / land tickets La Paz – Rurrenabaque – La Paz
  • Entrance to the Madidi National Park.

o      Foreign tourists: Bs. 200 ($29)
o      Nationals: Bs. 50 ($7.5)

  • Lodging and food in Rurrenabaque.
  • Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages.

This content is taken from the “Soy Bolivia” verified guide, prepared in April 2023 with information provided by organizations and communities involved. This guide is updated annually to ensure its validity. In order to suggest a community tourism venture, free of charge, you are welcome to send a WhatsApp message to the number (591) 70079347.

• Note: Prices are updated to May 2023.

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This content is taken from the “Soy Bolivia” verified guide, prepared in April 2023 with information
provided by organizations and communities involved. This guide is updated annually to ensure its
validity. In order to suggest a community tourism venture, free of charge, you are welcome to send a
WhatsApp message to the number (591) 70079347.

•   Note: Prices are updated to May 2023.

Warning. The images in this guide were provided by representatives of the involved communities, who assured that they use these photographs for the respective promotions of their ventures.

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