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Mashpi Lodge Experience

3 Days FROM AUD 1,945

Overview

Join us on an Ecuadorian adventure that will take you from the capital city of Quito to the breathtaking cloud forest where Mashpi Lodge sits on a scenic plateau. Learn about the Ecuadorian history and culture at the same time as witnessing exotic animals, rainforest life and sunrises that will never be forgotten. Masphi Lodge is a National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World lodge. 

During your stay at Mashpi lodge enjoy excursions of your choice; night walks to spot nocturnal animals, listen to the calls of the bird life during dawn walks and relax at the site of the spectacular morning views of the surrounding Ecuadorian landscape. This trip is a must do for animal lovers and travellers or those who want to get back to nature and forget about the hustle and bustle of city life. 

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Trip Code: ECTSMLE

Location: Ecuador Jungle

ITINERARY INSPIRATION

The adventure begins in Ecuador's heritage capital, Quito, at the scheduled transfer time of 8.30am from the city's main hotels (time will be reconfirmed directly with you prior to today). The road journey will take you through stunning scenery and you will discover the spectacular natural diversity of the Andean landscape. From the dry valley of Pomasqui towards the cordillera's western flank, into lush, misty cloud forest, and enter the magical world of Mashpi. Mashpi Reserve extends over the surrounding 1,300 hectares and is a haven for wildlife and biodiversity. Arrive at the lodge for lunch before the afternoon’s activities commence. Various activities are available, dependent on factors such as group size, physical abilities and weather conditions. Optional night walks head out from the hotel following dinner.

Depart from Quito for Mashpi Lodge

Early morning activities are organised before breakfast for those who want to enjoy the beauty and magic of dawn in the forest – which is when most birds are active, and when views are most spectacular. Following breakfast, head out from the lodge to explore the lush surroundings, returning for lunch and a rest, before enjoying an afternoon amid nature, then dinner, night walks and a good night’s rest.

Activities at Mashpi Lodge

On the last day, there’s an early breakfast, followed by a morning activity. Guests return to the lodge and check out at 1.30pm. Drive back eastwards, winding your way up the Andes towards the capital, arriving at your hotel in Quito in the late afternoon.

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Important Information

  • Accommodation

    All meals daily

    Guided daily excursions (in English and Spanish only)

    Specialized lectures.

    Rain ponchos

    Rubber boot

    Return shared transfers from selected hotels in Quito 

     

  • 2 (light adventure)
  • Available upon request

  • The lodge's water comes from the crystalline local rivers, filtering it and treating it before it returns to the forest. The water treatment plant works biologically, using bacteria. For this reason, the lodge supplies bio-degradable soaps, shampoos and conditioners for guests to use, which don't affect the water treatment system. We kindly ask you to use these amenities while staying with us. Due to the nature of the water system, we ask you to only flush toilet paper.
    Mashpi strives to minimize its impact on the environment. Therefore, we request you to:

    -Turn off all lights when leaving your room
    -Keep used batteries to recycle in your home country
    -Bring your own water bottle to refill with the lodge's filtered water, or use the lodge's supplied refillable water bottles.

  • Season and availability

Accommodation

We believe that appropriate accommodation should add to the authentic travel experience, as well as providing utmost enjoyment. For that reason our accommodation is scrutinised by our staff on the ground frequently, ensuring the properties adhere to our high standards. This key will help you understand the levels of accommodation available on this tour.

SPEAK TO A SPECIALIST

Talk to one of our Destination Specialists to plan your South American adventure and turn your dream into a reality. With exceptional knowledge and first hand experience, our consultants will assist in every way possible to make your journey the most memorable it can be, matching not only the itinerary, but the accommodation and activities to suit your style of travel and budget.

Sustainability

Mashpi Lodge’s location has been declared a biosphere reserve by UNESCO which means that the Andean Choco Region will be receiving environmental cooperation and prioritisation by the country of origin. This involves international conventions including the Convention for Biological Diversity and Desertification and the UN program for sustainable development also known as ‘Agenda 21’. Financial support will also be dispersed for conservation purposes by international investments by organisations to encourage sustainable trade practices in the area.

 

The Mashpi Lodge collaborates with the local community called the Choco of which several practice have been put in place to promote sustainable land management, environmental governance and conservation efforts allowing the consideration of Pichincha province to become a UNESCO certified site. In the beginning Mashpi Lodge was commited to conservation and sustainability intiatives, using the latest techniques in sustainable construction. Mashpi Lodge also supports biological research through its labrotory manned by a resident Wildlife Project Coordinator, giving individuals the opportunity to learn about the native flora and fauna and it's importance. Other educational programs and activities to create awarness include night walks, the 'Life Centre', the 'observation tower' accompanied by an expert. 

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