mashpi lodge

Mashpi Lodge


Three hours northwest of Quito lies an extraordinary escape set high in the cloud forests of the Ecuadorian Chocó.

El Chocó is an isolated, virtually unexplored, natural rainforest. The incredible bio-diversity of the Mashpi reserve is a result of its unique location, where the Andes and the Equator converge.

The lodge – all floor-to-ceiling windows, air-conditioning and Egyptian cotton – is a perfect springboard for exploring the reserve.

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What we love about Mashpi Lodge

  • Located in El Chocó, Mashpi sits in the heart of one of the most biodiverse areas on Earth
  • The lodge was created with environmental preservation in mind, protecting over 3,200 acres
  • The design features lots of steel and glass to integrate seamlessly with the surrounding rainforest
  • Seize opportunities to see rare species like night butterflies, numerous birds, and unique orchids
  • Activities include sky-biking, interacting with local communities, and exploring the rich rainforest
  • The lodge serves Ecuadorian cuisine with a modern twist to complete the cultural experience
What to do at Mashpi Lodge

Begin your day with an early morning bird-watching session

—a prime time to spot some of the 500 bird species that call the reserve home. After breakfast, take a guided hike through the rainforest and discover some of its diverse flora and fauna.

In the afternoon, experience a unique perspective of the rainforest on a sky bike as you glide through the treetops. Later, interact with local communities to learn about their traditions and way of life. End your day by relaxing at the lodge, enjoying a gourmet dinner while soaking up the forest ambiance.

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To reach Mashpi Lodge, you can fly into Quito, the capital of Ecuador. From here, it’s a scenic three-hour drive to the lodge. Private transportation can be arranged on request.

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to Travel

June to September

The best time to visit Mashpi Lodge is during the drier months in the Ecuadorian rainforest, from June to September. However, the lodge offers a unique experience throughout the year, as the cloud forest has its own microclimate. The wetter months bring lush greenery and vibrant wildlife, making any time of year suitable for a visit, depending on your preferences.

Amazon Rainforest, Ecuador


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