Situated high in the Andes on a plateau in Ecuador’s Mashpi Rainforest Biodiversity Reserve, Mashpi Lodge offers up-close views of the lush rainforest that surrounds it. The lodge is sophisticated and modern, built with the latest sustainability techniques and designed to blend beautifully with its surroundings. Each of the 22 rooms has floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the jungle, as does the 2-story dining room, which features gourmet Ecuadorian-fusion cuisine.
Mashpi Lodge is about a 3 hour drive from Quito. You will be picked up from your hotel in Quito by a representative of the lodge, who will transfer you through spectacular Ecuadorian landscapes to the Chocó region, an area renowned for its biodiversity. Along the way you will stop at Pululahua Crater and its lookout point, followed by the archaeological ruins at Tulipe, said to have belonged to the ancient Yumbo civilization.
Upon arrival to the lodge you will be introduced to your naturalist guides, who will brief you on the activities available to you during your stay. Excursions and attractions include hiking and nature walks, night walks, a Life Center with orchid and butterfly farms, hummingbird shelter, waterfalls, a 100-foot observation tower, and a unique “aerial bicycle,” a two-person bike that follows a cable stretching through the forest canopy, crossing a gorge and river.
Reviews From Our Travelers
Masphi was a wonderful experience, with expert guides, delicious food and impressive lodge.Gail and Robert Bardin
Mashpi was amazing...Peggy Davis
The Eco Lodge at Mashpi also was outstanding.Mark Zitter