Mashpi’s Dragonfly is an excellent way to witness the reserve’s most exceptional and magical moments. The cable car lets you see the forest from a different perspective. The highlight of any trip to Mashpi is the Dragonfly. This exciting, open-air cable car system carries you across and sometimes even directly through the forest canopy, offering guests a relaxing way to enjoy the reserve from overhead.
The setup consists of two main stations, six towers (with an intermediate station where guests can get off if they wish), and four gondolas. The gondolas are equidistant and separated by 500 meters/1,640 feet. Each gondola moves along the 2 km/1.24 mi cable length at a low speed of 50 meters/160 feet per minute. The guides can stop the gondola at any point to allow visitors to observe any flora and fauna that catches their eye. An entire roundtrip takes about 40 minutes to complete. Gondolas can carry up to 4 guests (plus one guide).
At the Mashpi Reserve, “our” dragonfly allows you to experience a similar sensation to these creatures when they fly through the forest. As you slide through the cable system in an open gondola, you have a 360° view of this extraordinary ecosystem, the Chocó cloud forest.
Mashpi’s dragonfly travels at a comfortable speed allowing us to see life in the treetops, with branches covered in mosses and epiphytes, from a different perspective. ¡Come and join us in this unique experience!