Mapajo Lodge

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Lonely Planet review

Mapajo Lodge , an outstanding example of community-run, responsible tourism, offers all-inclusive overnight visits to the Mosetén-Chimane community of Asuncíon, three hours upriver from Rurre inside the Reserva de la Biosfera Pilón Lajas. The project takes in six traditional communities of Tacana, Chimane and Mosetén peoples. Since lumbering was stopped in 1998, the ecosystem is relatively intact and wildlife is quickly returning. The visits include bow-and-arrow fishing, rainforest hiking and unchoreographed community visits. The cost is around B$500 per person per day. The individual cabañas are comfy, the hosts are friendly and the food is good and plentiful. Guides mostly speak Spanish. The project’s profits finance community health and education projects.