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Mashpi Lodge Experience

3 Days FROM £ 985

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

Flights: Internal flights included in itinerary. Ask us to help book your flights to/from South America.

WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS ITINERARY

  • Mashpi Lodge is an incredible lodge that blends both cultural experiences with the amazing wildlife offerings of the Amazon. 

  • This experience can easily combined with an itinerary that includes a visit to Quito. Perfectly combing natural wildlife experiences with colonial architecture, markets and even snow capped peaks. 

  • This itinerary is perfect for animal lovers, the endless array of wildlife in the Amazon is an absolute treat on this itinerary. 

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.

Depart Mashpi Lodge

This is a suggested itinerary. All Tailor-Made journeys can be customised to suit. Add in additional highlights, spend more time in areas of particular interest to you, or extend your journey to visit other regions of Latin America or Antarctica.

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ITINERARY ADD-ONS

  • Amend you itinerary to include a stay in Quito. Discover the incredible blend of colonial architecture as well as a modern, pulsating Latin city. Visit indigenous markets, some of which are the largest in South America, all at the base of beautiful snow-capped peaks. Find out more.

  • Experience unique Andean lifestyles and Ecuadorian culture on an authentic and historic Hacienda. Hacienda Zuleta has been owned by the same family for over 100 years. Enjoy Ecuadorian cuisine from the Haciendas organic garden, visit a cheese factory, take a horse ride toi an Andean Condor reserve. This offers an intrinsic cultural experience to any Ecuadorian itinerary. Find out more.

  • Why not add a trip to Peru onto this amazing itinerary? Experience the unique cultural and scenic offerings of one of South Americas most popular destinations. Visit amazing cities like Lima and Cusco where a unique blend of urban modernisation meet, undertake the incredible journey to the Sacred valley and of course, bare witness to the archaeological marvel that is Machu Picchu. Find out more.

WHY TAILOR-MADE?

  • Personalise your itinerary
  • Access to great flight deals
  • Choose your accomodation
  • Tailored travel insurance options
  • Choose your preferred dates
  • Cater to your travel needs

Pricing & date

Travel Style Departing Duration PRICE FROM
Standard Daily 3 £ 985
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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 
    Internal flights as mentioned in itinerary 

    Exclusions

    International flights
    Visa and reciprocity fees (if applicable) 
    Any items not mentioned as included
    Gratuities for guides/staff

  • 2 (light adventure)
  • Available upon request, contact us for more details.

  • All entrance fees are subject to change without prior notice.

    This is a Tailor-Made itinerary which can be customised to create your own unique journey. Contact us to discuss your travel plans.

  • 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

Your Destination Specialists will turn your South America adventure dream into a reality. With exceptional knowledge and first-hand experience, our Destinations Specialists 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

Being environmentally accountable is a crucial part of our organisation. Chimu is currently striving towards using less paper, taking several initiatives to do so and tracking our progress along the way. Our goal: A paperless organisation. For this reason, all information given to you will be sent electronically. We encourage those who choose to travel with us to support our aspirations and actions and ask that you reconsider printing out documentation. To view these documents, you can download them to your iPad or portable computer before and during your trip.

Chimu is passionate and dedicated to sustainability measures and understands the crucial part sustainability plays within the tourism industry.

We use local guides and office staff to both maximise local employment opportunities and minimise carbon footprint. Local guides also ensure you benefit from the intimate knowledge, passion and culture of the country you’re visiting. Our guides are all highly qualified (most with university degrees) or equip with many years of experience and are paid above the standard wage. Whether it be our knowledgeable local guides, locally produced meals or the transport on tour, we do not use imported goods when local products are available. We aim to minimise our impact on the environment and give as much back as possible to the communities we work in.

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. While visiting the many national parks, heritage sites, museums and landmarks our travellers are encouraged to explore remain culturally aware and sensitive. We further encourage you to buy appropriate souvenirs and discourage the buying of anything wrongfully made or taken from the environment i.e. shells and endangered species products. Information on how you can be environmentally conscious, and travel responsibly will be made available in our Travellers Guides and provided during your travels by guides and staff.

For more information on our sustainability policies, including how we are striving towards being a paperless organisation, click HERE