- Expertly Crafted
- Peace of Mind
This luxury boutique lodge lies deep in Mashpi Reserve in the remote northwest of Ecuador. A spectacular cloud forest retreat, it’s designed to completely immerse you in forest life.
This eco-lodge is sophisticated, ultra-modern, and features striking architecture - all the materials were brought into the forest using existing logging roads and assembled on the spot. It’s also home to an array of wildlife including a staggering 500 species of birds.
The 24 stylish and spacious rooms and suites all feature magnificent views of the forest. Suites come with oversized Philippe Starck bathtubs, perfect for relaxing in as you look out across the valley.
All meals are included and served, in the dining room. At dinner, there is table service and a diverse menu of Ecuadorian cuisine that changes nightly.
There’s no pool, but there is a spa with a Jacuzzi and panoramic terrace with jaw-dropping views.
Mashpi Lodge Information
Location & Getting There
It is situated a 3-hour drive from Ecuador’s capital, Quito. The nearest airport is Mariscal Sucre Airport, a 90-minute drive away.
It accommodates up to 44 guests in 19 Wayra rooms (34-sqm) and 3 Yaku suites (37-sqm) arranged over three floors, all with floor-to-ceiling windows. Each room is decorated in a minimalist style with warm earth tones and features a king or queen-size bed, wooden furnishings, and LED lighting. Suites come with king-size beds and large bathrooms with Philippe Starck bathtubs. Interconnecting rooms are available for families.
As well as bird watching, you can go on a night walk, hike to the Copal Waterfall, ride on the Sky Bike, or visit the Life Centre. There are also yoga classes.
Children are welcome and there are kids’ menus and amenities for babies but due to the location and nature of the lodge, it is better-suited couples or families with older kids.
- Living and reading room
- Outdoor hot tub
- Life Centre: a research laboratory and vivarium with a vast collection of rare butterflies
- Expedition Room
- Children’s playground
- Bird watching
Nature meets glamour at Mashpi, incredible creation of steel and glass deep in the cloud forests of the Ecuadorian Chocó. With floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall windows throughout, guests receive an utterly immersive and thrilling stay. Hiking trails are also great here – trek past waterfalls, lush greenery, and hundreds of species of birds, butterflies, jungle frogs, and sometimes even pumas.
We won't take you to the usual tourist traps, instead we'll introduce you to people that show you the true side of a country. With our contacts in each destination, we can arrange for you to meet locals away from the crowds and ensure an authentic experience.
You can rely on our extensive first-hand knowledge and years of experience in the country you’re visiting. We use only the best expert guides, and provide insider tips on the local customs, and everything from vibrant festivals to hidden Himalayan monasteries
Your holiday will be as unique as you are. By getting to know you and what makes you tick, we fuse our wealth of expertise and a deep understanding of our destinations to create unique day by day itineraries that are built around you.