Mashpi Lodge, Ecudor – As featured on BBC
This unique hideaway is located on a high plateau in the heart of a 3,200-acre cloud forest and rainforest reserve. Just three hours’ drive from Quito, Mashpi Lodge offers guests the opportunity to observe a profusion of plant species that have adapted to this environment – trees and plants, birds, insects, monkeys, peccaries and even puma. The sophisticated and strikingly-contemporary lodge provides high levels of comfort, service, guiding and cuisine.
The lodge, built with the latest techniques in sustainable building, is designed to blend beautifully with its surroundings – a luxury cocoon amid the cloud forest with the natural world just beyond. Activities include visiting the Life Centre with its butterflies and plants, climbing the eight-story observation tower, riding on the innovative Sky Bike, early morning bird watching, night walks, or simply sitting back to watch the clouds play hide-and-seek with the forest.
Mashpi Lodge has 19 modern rooms and 3 suites with picture windows affording views of the forest and private bathrooms.