Mashpi Lodge: A Rainforest Hotel in Quito
A hideaway located on a high plateau just outside of Quito, Mashpi Lodge sits in the heart of a 1,300-hectare (3,200-acre) Reserve which is home to not only rainforest, but cloud forest too.Our sophisticated and strikingly-contemporary Lodge is designed as the ideal springboard for exploring the biodiverse world of its reserve. It combines high levels of modern comfort, service, guided excursions, and cuisine hitherto unheard of in a tropical forest environment anywhere else in the world.
And that’s why Mashpi Lodge is honored to be a member of National Geographic’s Unique Lodges of the World.
Beyond its glass walls, a profusion of plant species have adapted to this unique environment, creating an incredibly rich ecosystem of trees, vines, ferns, orchids, and bromeliads while being home to hundreds of bird species, possibly thousands of orchid species, tens of thousands of insect species, as well as monkeys, peccaries, and even pumas. And it’s a system which is still revealing its secrets to science to this very day.
The Lodge, built with the latest techniques in sustainable building, is designed to blend beautifully with its surroundings. It features contemporary, minimalist decor that mixes warm earth tones, notes of bright color, clean lines, and striking angles with endless vistas. Mashpi Lodge is a luxury cocoon in the clouds that has the natural world right there, making it an ideal place for contemplation and relaxation.
Our Excursions & Activities
Plan your day
and experience the forest like never before.
A stay at Mashpi Lodge is an all-inclusive expedition. This means that all of your essential necessities are covered: accommodation, food, guided activities, and first-class service. Not only that: our Lodge offers the perfect space and place to have complete interaction with the surrounding world by means of exploration activities for every type of guest (solo travelers, friends, family, couples, etc.).
Upon arriving and being welcomed into the Lodge, you’ll meet up with your Naturalist Guide, who you’ll plan your activities and excursions with. Your Naturalist Guide – along with a local guide – will also be in charge of leading you on an insightful and unforgettable journey through the Reserve.
Activities include visiting the Life Center with its butterflies and plants, soaring up and over the canopy aboard our Dragonfly Canopy Gondola, climbing the eight-story observation tower, riding on the innovative Sky Bike, early morning birdwatching, night walks, or simply sitting back to watch the clouds play hide-and-seek with the forest.
Our Rooms and Suites
Mashpi is designed to completely immerse you in the world of the surrounding forest, serving as a luxurious retreat in the middle of dense flora, delightful fauna and stunning views. The lodge’s rooms are spread out across three different floors, all of them designed with floor-to-ceiling windows.