Closer to Quito than the Amazon rainforest, yet offering the same adventure experience, Mashpi Lodge is every nature lover’s dream. Mashpi Lodge is the place to encounter 400 species of birds, trees, frogs, endemic species found nowhere else in the world, complete with crashing waterfalls and incredible flora. Get ready to trek down hidden paths, splash through rivers, rise at dawn to spot rare birds, or fly high above it all aboard our Dragonfly Canopy Gondola.
At Mashpi Lodge, the world around us is alive and breathing, waiting for us to begin our descent into its magical embrace…
Ride on the Dragonfly Canopy Gondola and glide high amongst the tree-line and take in nature’s masterpiece or take to the many paths and trek within, marveling at numerous rivers and falls. Stand at a distance and perceive how each part comes together to form the whole and then experience it up-close. Enjoy amazing day hikes and then wander by night with our night-time guided tours and discover the forest in all its wonder. Whatever you choose to do, Mashpi’s attractions and exploratory activities have virtually every angle covered…
Our mission is to explore and share the formidable and fresh potential of Ecuadorian cuisine.
Mashpi Lodge is a space for you to nourish your mind, body and soul amidst exquisite, natural beauty.
From fine jewelry to handy expedition clothing, we have a wide array of items just for you.
Mashpi would not be what it is without the collaboration of the local community. From the outset, we have sought to work hand-in-hand with those living in the areas surrounding the reserve, implementing an innovative program in which they, as well as Lodge employees, become shareholders in the enterprise. The lodge not only provides job opportunities for members of its neighbouring towns: it also seeks to be a partner in the region’s development, setting it on a more sustainable path for the future.
Our fleet’s modern design offers plenty of style and comfort and the best guest-to-space ratio on the islands. Our itineraries have been painstakingly designed to ensure the greatest access to the best visitor sites in the Galapagos National Park.
‶There are times and places in our travels when we wonder just how in the world they pulled it off. Mashpi Lodge is one of those places…‶
‶… we were enchanted. A piece of glowing wood, thousands of fireflies, colourful birds and ten lightning flashes later, we were back in our room at Mashpi Lodge, completely cocooned in what felt like a treehouse suspended above the forest.‶
‶Mashpi is a place for serious nature-lovers. Nicholas Gill‶
‶There are aerial gondolas and bicycles to ride through the forest canopy, waterfalls and rock pools to swim in, and night walks into the verdant forest. Nature is visible from every window – trees bang against the glass, colourful birds flash in front of you.‶
‶One of the world’s most exclusive hotels. Nature meets luxury at this stunningly futuristic, steel and glass hotel hidden deep within in the 3,200-acre Mashpi rainforest in northwest Ecuador.‶
A hideaway located on a high plateau just outside of Quito, Mashpi Lodge sits in the heart of a 2,500-hectare (6,177-acre) reserve which features breathtaking views of the surrounding forested mountains. Our sophisticated and contemporary Lodge is designed ideally for exploring the biodiverse world of its reserve. Welcome to Mashpi Lodge. See our location here.
Daily and regular flights connect Quito with major cities in South and Central America, North America (via Miami, New York, Houston, and Atlanta), and Europe (direct from Madrid and Amsterdam). The journey to Mashpi Lodge begins in Quito, the capital of Ecuador and all trips include at least some time in this wonderful city, so keep that in mind. The lodge is around a three-hour drive from Quito International Airport.
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Mashpi Lodge is a luxury cocoon in the clouds with the natural world right there, making it an ideal place for contemplation and relaxation. An all-inclusive expedition. It combines high levels of modern comfort, service, guided excursions, and cuisine unheard of in a tropical forest anywhere else. We have sought to work hand-in-hand with the community to generate a positive impact.
Mashpi Lodge is designed to completely immerse you in the world of the surrounding forest, serving as a luxurious retreat in the middle of the reserve. With a range of private tours and unique activities, you ought to stay for longer than a day. Because we want to help you experience all that Mashpi has to offer, we recommend you spend at least two nights. That will allow you to see and do as much as possible!
We have an assortment of rooms and suites spread out across three floors, to accommodate solo travelers, couples, friend groups, and families. Designed with floor-to-ceiling windows to guarantee immersion, no matter the height. You can take your pick between ground-level rooms that offer a look into the incredible forest floor, while the mid and high floors offer access to the gorgeous canopy. See our rates here
Yes! We have special offers for this year and the next, plus two tour packages that combine the Mashpi Lodge experience with two National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World™: Casa Gangotena and the Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel.
We have many helpful articles on our blog covering all things traveling to Ecuador, staying in Mashpi Lodge, and visiting its reserve. You can also learn more about the Lodge’s history and guest-exclusive activities. See our blog here.