Enjoy an endless view of the cloud forest

The Observation Tower

One of the best ways to enjoy the beauty of Mashpi is from the observation tower. From here, we can appreciate a wonderful view of the canopy and the complex structure of the tropical forest, and on clear days we can see the lodge, the Reserve’s boundaries and a mosaic of forest, crops and little villages beyond.

The tower is a metal structure with a staircase that rises about eight stories (26 m or 85 ft), ideal for the wildlife lovers. Species spotted from here include toucans, woodpeckers, barbets, tanagers and parrots, as well as birds of prey.

Exploration Details

Max. Altitude 1025m
Min. Altitude 1005m
Incline 10%
Total Time -
Distance 540m
Time 15 min.
Distance 160m
Time 5 min.

Activity Description

The observation tower is located near the Sky Bike and we combine the two activities.

The combination of activities – Sky Bike, Observation Tower and hike – lasts about 3 hours.

Max. Altitude 1023m
Min. Altitude 995m
Incline 1%
Total Time 50 min.
Distance 850m
Time 25 min.
Distance 640m
Time 25 min.

Activity Description

This trail leads from the Sky Bike landing station to the road, following the course of the river. Here we can come across a very special palm: Irearthea deltoidea, famous for being able to ‘walk’ towards the light in order to improve its chances of growth.

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