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Highlights of the Mashpi Lodge

  • The amazing Mashpi Lodge boasts an array of prestigious awards to its name:
    • Featured as one of the BBC’s “Amazing Hotels”
    • National Geographic – Unique Lodges of the World
    • Voted leading lodge of South America at the 2018 World Travel Awards
    • Awarded as Latin America’s Best Resort Spa of 2018
  • Mashpi Lodge sits in the heart of a 3,200-acre reserve which harbors both Cloud Forest and rainforest, and is recognized as part of the globally-important Chocó ‘hot spot’ of biodiversity.
  • The wonders waiting at Mashpi Lodge will delight even the worldliest nature lover. A staggering 500 species of bird - including some 36 endemic species - are estimated to inhabit the forest. Monkeys, peccaries and even puma make their homes inside the Mashpi Reserve crisscrossed with waterfalls.
  • The lodge was built with the latest techniques in sustainable construction, designed to blend in beautifully and as naturally as possible with its forest surroundings.
  • Luxury rooms feature contemporary, minimalist decor: a luxury cocoon amid the Cloud forest.
  • Mashpi cloud forest is located just 3 hours drive from Quito, making it the perfect short break for days of peace, tranquility & immersion in nature.
  • Check out our special blog report for a first hand account of Mashpi Lodge by Happy Gringo owner, Eva Merkx.

Mashpi Lodge


  • Wayra Room 1318Single
  • Wayra Room 755Double
  • Yaku Suite 1593Single
  • Yaku Suite 914Double



  • DAY 1 Depart from Quito, arrive at the Lodge at noon. Afternoon activities: Hike through the forest + Gliding above and through the forest canopy aboard the Dragonfly aerial cable car. Night Activity: Your guides will accompany you in search out tiny frogs, snakes, insects and even tarantulas. ( Meals L,D)
  • DAY 2 After breakfast, you could hike towards a waterfall, bathing in the tremendous crash of water, head to the Hummingbird Garden, or discover the winged wonders of the Life Centre’s butterflies. Afternoon activities: Sky Bike + Climb up the Observation Tower. Evening Activity: A series of different lectures such as the “Secret Wildlife of Mashpi: The Camera Trap Project,” “The Choco: A Biological Hotspot”.( Meals B,L,D)
  • DAY 3 Morning activity: Explore the forest trails and waterfall. Return to the hotel for check out at 11:00 a.m. You will be given a complimentary box lunch to enjoy during our drive back to Quito. ( Meals B,BL)
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Tour Specifications


  • Lodge accommodation on double / twin basis
  • 3 meals per day (from lunch on day1 to lunch on final day)
  • Daily excursions (in English or Spanish) to primary forest, aerial tram, rivers and lagoons along the reserve, and specialized lectures, all with a certified naturalist guide
  • Use of rain ponchos and rubber boots
  • Transfers in and out (shared basis from major hotel chains in Quito)
  • Internet / non alcoholic drinks


  • Tips
  • Bar expenses
  • Gifts and additional items
  • Dragonfly cable car ($40+taxes adults / 50% discount kids)
  • Optional activities outside the reserve (kayak, bike, canopy zip-lines etc.)

Tour Dates

  • This tour is available throughout the year. Flexible to start on any day of the week that you prefer to travel.

About itineraries & Prices

  • Longer stays are also possible – ask our sales team for information.
  • A two-night minimum stay applies.
  • Discounts are available for children under 12.
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