At Corazón del Madidi Ecolodge all of our guests are given the opportunity to plan activities according to their interest, all with the help of a local guide. Each group consists of a maximum of six people to ensure that our guests can experience the Bolivian rainforest to its fullest.
Guided Hikes & Themed walks
Local guides give expert interpretation of the varied forest paths that surround the Corazón del Madidi Ecolodge. We have over 25 kilometers of paths that have been meticulously designed to show off the forests ecological processes, natural history, medicinal plants, hardwood trees, birds, mammals, amphibians, insects and a variety of fungi native to the tropical rainforest. Each hike has a different theme to teach you about the flora and fauna and experience the primary rainforest.
The area around Corazón del Madidi Ecolodge is ideal for learning about the tropical rainforest. During your stay you can hike the different trails with a local guide who will teach you about the forest using both his inherited knowledge and scientific knowledge.
Madidi National Park is home to over 300 species of birds including parakeets, parrots, toucans, wild turkeys and woodpeckers. Our guides can easily identify their calls and songs.
As you walk along the trails, especially those that are a little further from the Corazón del Madidi Ecolodge, you will be able to see howler monkeys, spider monkeys, tapirs, deer, capybaras, frogs, lizards and maybe even a jaguar.
Equipped with a torch, take a short hike at night to look for colorful frogs, mammals and insects that welcome in nighttime with their unique chorus.
A Night of Traditions
On the last evening of your stay at Corazón del Madidi Ecolodge your guide will introduce you to the traditions and customs of the people from San José de Uchupiamonas. Try the traditional â€œdunucuaviâ€ dinner and then enjoy a night of traditional music, dancing and storytelling.
An Afternoon of Handicrafts
After lunch, take a look at local handicrafts and make your own necklaces or rings with the help of your guide.
Swimming and Relaxing
After lunch we recommend that you take a dip in the river or simply relax in a hammock to read a book or listen to the sounds of the forest.
The Corazón de Madidi Ecolodge is a fabulous place to see a large variety of insects, which also make up the diet of most of the birds in Madidi National Park.
There are many varieties of edible and poisonous fungi of all shapes, sizes and colors to be found in the Madidi tropical rainforest.