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Mashpi Lodge


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Mashpi Lodge is a contemporary eco lodge that sits on a plateau nine-hundred metres above sea level in the Mashpi Rainforest Biodiversity Reserve, which comprises montane rainforest and cloud forest. This unique position offers the nature-lover a phenomenal opportunity to discover the plethora of plants, birds and mammals that have made the rainforest their home, whilst enjoying the natural splendour of forested hills, punctuated by cascading waterfalls. There are plenty of activities to help you to discover more of your unique surroundings, from walks along nature trails to riding the lodge's Sky Bike above the forest canopy. Literally a hideaway in the clouds, guests can relax amidst the calming minimalist interiors, which serve to enhance the dramatic views of the forest from the floor-to-ceiling glass windows. As you may imagine, Mashpi Lodge is as environmentally-friendly as possible and has been built using sustainable techniques and materials, while water comes from the local rivers and is biologically filtered and treated before it returns to the forest. Bathroom soaps and shampoos, provided for guests by the Lodge, are all biodegradable, so that this process is not affected. 

Please Note: New regulations require all travellers to Ecuador to provide the following:

-Blood Type details
-Pre-existing medical conditions and/or allergies
-Emergency contact information
-Medical insurance information

This information may be requested at the time of booking.

  • Type:Boutique Hotel
  • Summary:A contemporary eco lodge amidst the rainforest
  • Feature:Enjoy a plethora of unique nature-focused activities
  • Rooms:24 rooms & suites
  • Location:Ecuador
  • Nearest airport:Quito Airport
Mashpi Lodge
Location and transfer

Approximately four hours from Quito Airport by car transfer.

Holiday Enquiry

Each guest room and suite features a safe, bathroom with luxury amenities and a hairdryer, a desk and chairs, bathrobes and slippers.

Wayra Room:+
  • Rooms: 19
  • Size: 366ft²
  • Room View: Forest views
  • Facilities: Fifteen Wayra Rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows, two full-size beds, while four Wayra Rooms feature king-size beds. For families or groups of friends, three pairs of Wayra Rooms interconnect - two pairs on the second floor and one pair on the ground floor, each with a king-size bed connected with two full-size beds.
Yaku Suite:+
  • Rooms: 3
  • Size: 400ft²
  • Room View: Forest views
  • Facilities: The three Yaku Suites are located on the first floor and have floor-to-ceiling windows, a king-size bed, a large bathroom with twin basins and a Philippe Starck-designed bath with a view, comfy chairs, a coffee table, desk and lamp.

The Dining Room:+
  • Cuisine: Ecuadorian cuisine
  • Setting: The dining area covers two storeys and guests can enjoy a host of delicious dishes that incorporate many flavoursome herbs, spices, chillies and leaves from the surrounding rainforest, as well as regional ingredients including tropical fruits, palm heart, coffee and Ecuadorian chocolate. Typical dishes include ceviche.
  • Dress Code: Lunch is casual, dinner is a more formal affair
  • Children's Menu: No
  • Vegetarian Menu: Yes
Health & Fitness

The Lodge has a spa room where guests can enjoy a range of massages and treatments.

In Addition

Mashpi Lodge is situated in an environment filled with a plethora of plant species, including ferns, bromeliads and orchids – many of which have been discovered fairly recently. The number of bird species totals five-hundred and includes about thirty-six endemic species. Mammals that roam the rainforest include monkeys, peccaries (similar to a pig) and even pumas. To enable guests to explore the reserve in depth, a range of activities and experiences can be enjoyed. 

Nature Walks 
Take a walk along one of the nature trails either in the day or at night, when a host of creatures, including moths, frogs and toads, venture out.

Guests can visit 'leks', which are places where exotic birds gather to perform their mating rituals, which involve incredible displays of dance and song, as well as a special viewing point where hummingbirds – of which there are over twenty known species in the forest – can be seen in all their glory.

Observation Tower
One of the easiest ways to survey Mashpi Rainforest Biodiversity Reserve’s beauty is by climbing the Observation Tower – a ten-minute walk from the lodge – which stands at twenty-six metres high and offers a bird’s-eye view over the treetops. Visit at dawn or dusk and you may spot anything from a toucan to a raptor.

Aerial Tram
One of the most interesting activities is boarding the aerial tram for a two-kilometre-long journey. On the outward journey, you will glide above the canopy and on the way back, you will travel through the forest understory. The journey is accompanied by a Nature Guide, who will point out anything of interest that he may spot.

Aerial Bicycle (Sky Bike)
The aerial bicycle, designed for two people to use at once, transports you, under your own steam, along a cable that extends across the forest and over a gorge, above a river and between trees (children are permitted, but must be 8 years old and accompanied by an adult).

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