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This is the only lodge in Ecuador that sits within 3,200-acres of the Mashpi Reserve. Surrounded by the Chocoo-Andean Cloud Forest, Mashpi Lodge offers unrivalled exclusivity and unique wildlife experiences just 3 hours north of Quito.
In fact, Mashpi lies within the Metropolitan District of Quito - Ecuador’s capital city. This is a rare location, neighbouring the Mindo Valley where a transitional state combines tropical and subtropical climates bringing with it a startling variety of flora and fauna that is found nowhere else on our planet.
Staying here brings with it glorious days spent with professional naturalists who are passionate to teach their visitors about this area and it’s otherworldly inhabitants. Trek deep into the cloud forests, follow the tracks of the mysterious cloud leopard, observe birds dressed in electric colours before taking a refreshing plunge in gushing falls.
Mashpi is a small pocket of luxury in untouched wilderness. Each room within the lodge feels as though it is outdoors. The floor-to-ceiling glass walls expose a truly wonderful collage of green to wake up to in the mornings. Just a short amble from bedroom doors is a panoramic terrace designed for birdwatching and listening to the forest orchestra.
In this teeming environment, wildlife is vivid absolutely everywhere. Showcasing pergola-styled roofing, and outdoor seats and tables at the open-air terrace - this is an opportunity to make the most of an immense natural setting. Mashpi Lodge is paradise for nature lovers. It’s an oasis with all the modern comforts.
Within the lodge’s grounds, pay a visit to the Life Centre and eat breakfast on the decking whilst observing tayras, tropical birds and dozens of butterflies feed around you. The hummingbird garden’s 19 species of bird cause a reverberating effect in the air. Climb the observation tower to experience the rainforest at the height of the canopies and pedal through the clouds over a gorge on the Sky Bike built for two.
No stay feels too long at Mashpi Lodge, with so much to see and do in the surrounding wilderness it’s understandable why it’s one of the most accredited lodges in Ecuador.