Mashpi Lodge Experience

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
DEPARTURE
Daily
DURATION
3 Days
LOCATIONS
Ecuador Jungle

Itinerary

Inclusions & Details

Accommodation Standard
Inclusions

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 

 

Difficulty Rating 2 (light adventure)
Single Surcharge

Available upon request

Notes

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.

Price Dependent upon

Season and availability

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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Accommodation & Pricing

PRICING
STANDARD TRIP CODE PRICING FROM
Standard ECTSMLE-STD AUD 1945


The below hotels are our preferred options for the respective tour standards mentioned above. Hotels can easily be changed at the customers request. We also note that in some cases our preferred hotels may be unavailable and in those circumstances we may need to provide an alternative hotel of a similar standard.

ACCOMMODATION
Standard
 Mashpi Lodge - Wayra Room - Ecuador
Full Board Room
Mashpi lodge is designed to completely immerse you in the cloudforest, while keeping its creatures safely at bay - a luxury cocoon amid the clouds and tumbling mountains. The rooms, arranged over three floors, all face north, with floor-to-ceiling glass windows, some on two sides, with the forest just a few meters away. You wake up to a captivating view awash with greens and browns, with trunks, branches, vines, leaves, birds and clouds all around. It's a bit like being in a capsule, observing life beyond from the comfort of your bed.

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