Enquire or Call

UK: 01473 890499
US: 1-800-608-4651
You are here: HomeEcuadorAccommodation
Ecuador holiday ideas experiences accommodation places to go when to visit Ecuador map reviews

Mashpi Lodge

Quito & the Northern Andes

Rating: Deluxe    

Mashpi Lodge overview

This is a stylish, modern lodge on a high plateau in a remote setting deep in the cloudforest. It's most striking feature are the floor-to-ceiling glass windows which allow you to see into the forest from the public areas and from the privacy of your own room. 
The decor is deliberately minimalistic, using subtle tones, letting your eyes be drawn to the windows and the natural beauty of the forest beyond. The style of the communal areas is largely open plan, so the building feels light and airy, with high ceilings, those huge windows, polished wooden floors and open tread stairs.
Rooms are spacious and designed with maximum comfort in mind. As well as the eye-catching forest views, you'll have contemporary furniture and a state-of-the-art bathroom.
Food is a highlight at Mashpi. Dishes are favoured with local herbs and spices and demonstrate the full range of Ecuadorian cuisine. There is an extensive wine list and a bar, where you can enjoy pre and post dinner drinks.
There are two terraces with tables and chairs where you can chat with other guests. There are ample indoor seating areas, too. The reading and learning area has a large collection of books which you're welcome to browse through. This is also the venue for talks and presentations from the resident biologist. You'll find a small shop here, too, selling books, clothes and handicrafts. The spa features a jacuzzi, perfect for relaxing aching muscles, and you can treat yourself to a massage in the separate treatment room.
While here you can explore the cloudforest on foot with a guide, enjoy views from observation towers and go on night walks.

details

Open: Mashpi Lodge is open all year.

Location: Mashpi Lodge is in the Mashpi Reserve, which covers over 3,000 acres and is 3,000 feet above sea level. This is a remote area and the drive from Quito takes about 3 hours by road and forest track.

Rooms: There are 19 Wayra Rooms and 3 Yaku Suites, accommodating up to 44 people in total. All have floor-to-ceiling windows, individual climate control, wardrobes, chairs and a desk and en-suite bathrooms. Bathrobes and slippers are provided free of charge for your stay. There are 3 pairs of interconnecting rooms, useful for families or groups of friends. Suites are slightly larger than the rooms and have stunning views from the bathroom as well as the bedroom.

Activities: There are many ways to explore the cloudforest. The canopy gondola ride is a cable car built between towers, which carries guests above and through the forest canopy. Each gondola, or capsule, accommodates 6 people plus a guide and has a roof, rotating seats, safety rails and places to hang daypacks. There are more conventional forest trails, some ending at waterfalls where you can have a refreshing swim. There’s a 26 metre observation tower with excellent views. You can watch hummingbirds from a specially designed viewpoint and see various species of birds at the many leks. The Life Centre has lots of information about the environment and its wildlife. This is also a good place to sit and enjoy the fine views or lie back in a hammock and relax. Night walks show you nocturnal species and let you hear the wonderful sounds of the night creatures. If you’re feeling energetic you can take a ride on the sky bike. This is suspended from a cable and takes two people, one of whom provides the power by pedalling while the other sits back and enjoys the ride!

Facilities: There are lots of seating areas including secluded nooks and crannies as well as more open spaces. Outside there are two terraces where you can mix with other guests. The lodge has a reading and learning area stocked with reference books. The dining room is a two-storey structure with massive window looking out over the cloudforest. Meals are based on Ecuadorian cuisine and make use of a wide range of local ingredients. Breakfast is a generous buffet including cooked eggs, lunches are light and feature sandwiches, salads, soups and tempting desserts. Dinner is a feast of seasonal produce accompanied by a wine of your choice. There is a well-stocked bar next to the dining area. The shop sells books, guidebooks, clothes and local handicrafts. The spa offers massage and other therapeutic treatments and has a jacuzzi.

Dining: Meals are taken at individual tables.

Children: Children are welcome, please check with us for details. Some activities have minimum age limits (eg the sky bike is available to those 8 years plus, accompanied by an adult.

Health: Mashpi Lodge is not in a malarial area.

Communication: There is Wi-Fi internet access throughout the lodge.

Map for Mashpi Lodge

Lodge IconLodge Tented Camp IconCamp Hotel IconHotel National Park IconNational Park Historic site IconHistoric site Place of Interest IconPlace of Interest UNESCO world heritage site IconUNESCO world heritage site

GUY
Guy Marks
PAUL
Paul Cook
SINEAD
Sinead Bailey
We know and love Ecuador, and would be delighted to help you plan your perfect trip here.
01473 890499 Call to talk to one of our travel experts. PLAN MY TRIP

our travel expert

TALK TO SINEAD
SINEAD
Let us help you plan your perfect tailor-made holiday to Ecuador. Talk to one of our travel experts. Tell us what you want, and we will tailor make your perfect trip.
Call: 01473 890499
PLAN MY TRIP

customer rating

100% from
3 reviews

Excellent

3

Good

0

Average

0

Poor

0

Terrible

0

client reviews

Sue Richardson (11/06/2015)

"Masphi Lodge was a brilliant experience!  Our luxurious bedroom made us feel totally immersed in the forest, the hotel facilities were excellent (I did manage to find time for a lovely relaxing herbal massage) and the staff were without exception professional, friendly and helpful.  The food in particular was delicious, and the wide selection of lovely fruit juices and smoothies were very welcome, particularly after some great - but often strenuous, due to the high humidity levels - treks with the knowledgeable and amazing guides (I had trouble finding some of the birds in the thick forest canopy, let alone being able to spot them in trees several hundred yards away, which the local guide managed easily!).  We were sorry to leave for our return journey to Quito - there were demonstrations taking place in Quito that day, so the staff delayed our departure slightly to ensure that they could deliver us safely to our hotel once the perceived threat was over.  You don't get that sort of service if you make your own travel arrangements! "

Mr. Paul Dearden (24/12/2014)
"Fab hotel. The guides were great and kept us busy all the time. Quite enjoyed the long transfer from Quito to Mashpi our guide did a good job. "
Mrs. Donna McGrath (04/06/2014)
"The lodge was beautifully designed and furnished. The food was top class. The staff attentive and the rooms were clean, modern and very comfortable. The hotel provided water bottles and insect repellent for customers to use and keep and there were also robes and slippers for use in the hotel. The views from the room were spectacular and the fruit plate and constantly replenished juice were a welcome touch in the room."

Read more reviews

OUR SPECIALIST WEBSITES
Cruise the Galapagos
Costa Rica Specialists
Botswana Specialists
Go 2 Tanzania
Kili Climbs
Tribes Tailormade Travel

Tribes Travel, The Old Dairy, Wood Farm, Ipswich Road,
Otley, Suffolk, IP6 9JW.
Office hours: Monday - Friday: 9am to 5.30pm
Telephone: 01473 890499

Help me plan my trip

* required fields

Please enter your address

Trip details

Yes No
Yes No

Other information

Yes No

All information supplied is confidential and will never be shared with anyone else (see our privacy policy)

Brochure Request

Our “Book of Unmissable Travel Experiences - Book Two” includes some inspiring ideas which could be the holiday experience you’re looking for. You will find an online version of our brochure which you can flip through at your leisure.

* required fields

Please enter your address

Other information

Yes No

All information supplied is confidential and will never be shared with anyone else (see our privacy policy)

Keep up to date with all of our offers, receive our monthly newsletter, and be the first to hear of upcoming sales and events.

* required fields
All information supplied is confidential and will never be shared with anyone else (see our privacy policy )