Chuncho Lodge is 100% local owned lodge; in Madre de Dios there are over 20 different lodges, all of them offering tour programmers and services to any visitor to in our region.

Of all the lodges, only 3 are local owned, the other lodges belong to foreigner people from other countries and cities. So, you may say, why is that? How can a local people whom own the land cannot start a tourism business in their own land?

This is something that happen very often, if you check other countries where tourism is develop like Costa Rica or Belize, this happens same as in here, in Puerto Maldonado.

Jorge Borja
Jorge Borja

We have professionals working with us, we have the best staff of the area. We are very proud of all of them, 95% of all our staff is local, we train them to provide a hight quality service to all our customers, we prefer locals because we know the families they belong to and the place were they live contributing with the local economy and using our reserve as source of income for our families.

Our property is in the best place for wildlife, adjacent to the national reserve and all our trails where made in the best way to increase the animal sighting while the jungle walks, we understand that the amazon is a vast place making an enormous macro habitat, but we also know that there is in the whole macro habitat micro habitats and so our trails are made crossing these micro habitats and our customers can have better place to see the most wildlife.

Jorge Borja
Jorge Borja

Experience

Before starting the tour company all the members of our staff worked in the tourism field for many years, especially the manager who founded the enterprise as part of his dreams. He has worked 13 years in tourism as a tour guide with great success leading groups in several expeditions into the jungle, years as a freelance tour guide in most of the local lodges make him increase experience and see what is the best for the tourist.

All these years of experience are very important to build a sustainable bussines, we understand that experience is very important for a good work with the customers.

 

 

Chuncho Lodge is located at about 5 hours from Puerto Maldonado by river, for to go to our lodge we will have to use an outboard engine of 60 horse power, this means the use of 70 gallons of gasoline plus an extra special oil for to mix with the gasoline. The use of this amount of gasoline increase the rates of the tour packages and the time to reach our place is long. We are an eco-lodge an obviously want to do as much as is possible for to burn the less petrol, this is why we do it by car.