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.
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.
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.