Mashpi Lodge

Deep in one of the most beautiful and untouched cloud forests of South America, lies a spectacular lodge, perched on a plateau surrounded by life in all its myriad forms. Mashpi Lodge, one of National Geographic's Unique Lodges of the World, is a glass aerie, perfectly situated to present its guests with all the beauty of the forest and its creatures. Awaken to howler monkeys in the treetops, peddle a “Sky Bike” through the canopy and over rushing streams below. Hike into the forest, seeking and one of the 165 mammal species which make this forest home – monkeys, felines, deer – as well as over 400 bird species – brilliant Cock-of-the-Rock, toucans, hummingbirds, and so much more - ending your trek with a swim in one of the most perfect waterfalls you will ever see…and it’s only 1 of 4 to choose from! The lodge’s expedition leader helps you plan your day’s adventure, and naturalist guides – some of the best in Ecuador – make sure you have every opportunity to see what you came here to see! In the evening, join other guests for refreshment in the Explorers Bar, stocked with some of the finest wines from Chile and Argentina, premium beers and liquors as well. Dinners may feature seared tuna with local mountain garlic sauces, or other exotic treats harvested from the forest. Finally, retire to spacious rooms (350-400 sq ft), with floor to ceiling windows inviting the lush green forest in, and the mountains just beyond. Relax the day’s hiking and swimming away in soaking tubs complete with forest views. All rooms have safes, WiFi, bathrobes and slippers, hair dryers, luxury toiletries. Mashpi Lodge is also a leader in conservation efforts and was just named as South America's leading green hotel at the World Travel Awards for 2017.