Mashpi Lodge: A Rainforest Hotel in the Clouds
A Rainforest Hotel in Quito
A hideaway located on a high plateau just outside of Quito, Mashpi Lodge sits in the heart of a 2,500-hectare (6,177-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.
Urban comfort amid the stunning Cloud Forest
Your days will be spent exploring this unique ecosystem,
Meanwhile, your rest time will occur in this stunning, safe accommodations
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.
Our Wayra rooms
The 20 Wayra rooms (Wayra is a Kichwa word which means “wind”) all cover a generous 34 square meters (366 square feet). 13 Wayra Twin Rooms have two full-size beds, with three rooms located at the end of the northwestern wing (next to the outside terraces) and the rest along the southeastern wing. 7 Wayra King Rooms (of the 20 Wayras) feature king-size beds. For families or groups of friends, three pairs of Wayra Rooms inter-connect, two pairs on the second floor and one pair on the ground floor, each one with a king-size bed connected to a room with two full-size beds.
Our Yaku Suites
The lodge’s three Yaku Suites (Yaku is a Kichwa word meaning “water”) are located on the first floor, at the lodge’s northwestern end. Each of the 46 square meter (495 square feet) suites features a large bathroom with twin washbasins and Philippe Starck-designed bathtubs that have a view into the forest. All of the Yaku Suites have king-size beds.
Our Wawa Room
Our Wawa (Wawa is a Kichwa word meaning “baby”) is located on the first floor, at the lodge’s northeastern end. This 21 square meter (228 square feet) room features a comfortable Full-sized bed and all the amenities of the larger rooms, offering a more minimalist feel without sacrificing comfort.