One of the many communities we support is the village of San Jose de Uchupiamonas, a Quechua-Tacana ethnic group, that owns and runs the Chalalán Ecolodge. The community started a sustainable project, tourism being one of the objectives in order to complement other minor subsistance economies such a low-yielding agriculture. By the mid 90s, several members of the community were involved and participated in intensive training programs to learn more about tourism, lodge management, guiding, logistics, and other skills needed to be able to run tours for medium and high-expenditure nature tourists interested in visiting Madidi National Park.
Your visit will secure more income for the benefit of more than 450 families of the San José de Uchupiamonas community, committed to protecting pristine rainforests inside their territory and help conservation efforts in Madidi National Park, using tourism as a new economic alternative. The community hopes that by participating in responsible tourism, it can be successful in the preservation of thousands of hectares of pristine rainforest that belong to them and were inherited from their ancestors. Therefore, their operations were developed under standards that respect local culture, traditions and the amazing natural surroundings.
This holiday is part of the responsibletravel.com and Conservation International Community Based Tourism Programme to support and promote community based tourism ventures that offer significant conservation and development benefits to local communities.
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