Lakes & Mountains
Luxurious Mashpi Lodge, which is acknowledged by the National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World, captures the elegant and breathtaking cloud forests of the Ecuadorian Choco, one of the planet's most biodiverse hotspots. Set in 3,000 acres of cloud forest - of which 80% is primary growth - Mashpi Lodge is a spectacular wilderness retreat. Explore one of the world's most pristine and biodiverse forests with the team of naturalists and scientists, many native to the region, as you encounter the beauty of tumbling waterfalls and amazing wildlife.
Mashpi Lodge is situated in an environment filled with a plethora of plant species, including ferns, bromeliads and orchids - many of which have been discovered fairly recently. Encounter 400 species of birds, along with frogs and trees that are not found anywhere else in the world. This amazing forest still plays host to undiscovered and newly found species found on Mashpi Reserve. Perhaps, you could be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the reserves stealthy and majestic Cloud Cats, which are in danger of extinction, or examine the forests for the many species of frogs and snakes through the many experiences available with Mashpi Lodge.
One of the easiest ways to survey Mashpi Rainforest Biodiversity Reserve's beauty is by climbing the Observation Tower, which stands at twenty-six metres high and offers a bird's-eye view over the treetops. Visit at dawn or dusk and you may spot anything from a toucan to a raptor. Take a trip on the Dragonfly, a highlight of any trip to Mashpi Lodge, as you board an aerial tram that carries you under, through and over the forest canopy, with incredible views offering a unique insight into this extraordinary ecosystem and where the forest sounds create a symphony. Board the Sky Bike for an exciting way to explore the forest canopy up close, as you pedal at your own pace, crossing a striking gorge and a glistening river flowing beneath you.
Spa & Wellness
Surrounded by natural beauty, Mashpi Lodge's spa is a sanctuary of tranquillity in the heart of the Cloud Forest. Reconnect your body and mind through a journey of rejuvenation, where tailor-made treatments can be organised to suit your personal needs and desires. Mashpi Lodge's grounds present ideal areas for meditation and yoga as you listen to the soothing sounds of the rainforest.