Mashpi Lodge

Biodiversity from every angle

Mashpi Lodge

As you descend into the forest of Mashpi, you are let in on a secret. The curtain draws back and you’re led in to the backstage of the universe, stepping between the spotlights of the sunshine filtering down through the canopy as tropical birds and howler monkeys orchestrate the soundtrack. Perhaps it’s here where the most exciting event is enacted.

Mashpi Lodge perches at 950 meters, (3,117 feet) above sea level between lower montane rainforest and cloud forests, at the heart of a 1,200-hectare (3,000-acre) private reserve, a lush, green world, of which roughly 70 percent is primary forest. Species thrive here, not only those within the realms of our understanding, but also those yet to be discovered. The Mashpi Frog and Magnolia are both endemic to this very forest and were only identified in the last few years – imagine what other creatures remain uncharted!

Mashpi, a short drive from Quito, the capital of Ecuador, offers guests an unprecedented opportunity to explore both cloud and rainforest, rich in species and biodiversity, from every angle, from the roots of the trees all the way up beyond the canopy, always accompanied by experienced guides who more often than not grew up among those very same trunks and branches.

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Itineraries

Program 3 Days / 2 Nights

Wayra room from $2724.00

Program 4 Days / 3 Nights

Wayra room from $4086.00

What's Included?

  • Transfer in (shared basis) from four hotels in Quito: Swissotel, JW Marriott, Hilton and Casa Gangotena.
  • Transfer out (shared basis) to four hotels in Quito: Casa Gangotena, Hilton, JW Marriott and Swissotel.
  • Hotel accommodation
  • All meals at the Lodge
  • Guided activities and excursions within the Reserve: walks, birdwatching and nature encounters, Sky Bike, Life Center, waterfalls and Hummingbird Garden.
  • Wi-Fi
  • Unlimited soft drinks
  • Use of rain ponchos and rubber boots

Not Included

  • Dragonfly cable car ride: $40 + taxes per person per stay for all activities that incorporate this service; $20 + taxes per child under the age of 12.
  • Spa treatments
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Taxes and service charge, currently: 12% Value Added Tax, 10% Service Charge
  • Gratuities, tips and personal expenses

What to bring?

  • Sunhat + Sunblock
  • Sunglasses
  • Walking Shoes/Sneakers + Waterproof Sandals
  • Socks: Tall socks that don’t slip easily inside rubber boots. Two pairs per day are ideal
  • Light-weight, Earth- or Darkcolored, Long-sleeved Shirts and T-shirts
  • Light-weight Quick-dry Hiking Pants
  • Goretex Jacket
  • Insect Repellent
  • Binoculars (waterproof) + Backpack
  • Headlamp (or Flashlight) + Extra Batteries
  • Inexpensive Magnifying Glass (optional)
  • Personal First Aid Kit + Medication
  • Camera + Dry Bags
  • Rubber Boots are supplied at the lodge

Important Notes

  • All prices are per person
  • Children under 12 years sharing room with parents
  • Maximum 2 children under 12 years can share room with 2 adults
  • Libelula, $20.00 + taxes per child under 12 years