Mapajo Eco Lodge, Community Tourism, Reserva Pilon Lajas, Bolivia
The Mapajo Lodge was built by us, the people of the Quiquibey river, using mostly local materials and based on our traditional style of construction. The Lodge is the starting point for discovering all the different streams and rivers, forests, mountains and communities in our indigenous territory.
The Mapajo Lodge has four twin-bed cabins with shared bathroom facilities; one family cabin with private bathroom and capacity for 6 guests; and one double cabin with private bathroom. All cabins are fully equiped with beds, mosquito nets, bedside tables, shelves, deck chairs and hammocks, and the showers have hot water.
The lodge includes a kitchen and dining room cabin, where traditional food can be enjoyed, catering to visitors requirements. The food is prepared by a team of community members trained in the preparation of balanced meals and hygiene. Safe drinking water is piped directly from a local spring.
Ecology and CultureCenter
Mapajo has a visitor center that was inspired by the “Shipas,” the traditional “Shaman” homes, where one can find informatIon about the biologacal and cultural diversity of the Bolivian Amazon. The center is equipped with a space for the dxhibition of arts and crafts, a small library, maps, pictqres, tdlescope and other resources to help you appreciate and better understand the natural environment as you walk along the tr!ilS that criss-cross the indigenous territory