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Mashpi - Rainforest Tour

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Mashpi - Rainforest Tour
The innovative Mashpi Lodge is an elegant hideaway that redefines traditional tourism; geared for those who seek a different sort of jungle experience. Time and space will take on a different meaning as you become immersed in the deep green forest, exploring pristine landscapes such as the rainforest canopy (with the special Aerial Tram), viewing on-site cultural vestiges of the earliest rainforest dwellers, learning about the native flora and fauna and interacting with local people.

Mashpi Lodge brings together first-rate service and the singular natural and cultural wonders of the Ecuadorian rainforest. Discerning and environmentally-aware visitors will explore the remote Private Rainforest Reserve – without sacrificing comfort or style. Mashpi Lodge features impeccable service and the utmost in accommodations, facilities and dining. It is built to the high standards necessary to qualify as one of the prestigious “Luxury Camps and Lodges of the World.”
read more The innovative Mashpi Lodge is an elegant hideaway that redefines traditional tourism; geared for those who seek a different sort of jungle experience. Time and space will take on a different meaning as you become immersed in the deep green forest, exploring pristine landscapes such as the rainforest canopy (with the special Aerial Tram), viewing on-site cultural vestiges of the earliest rainforest dwellers, learning about the native flora and fauna and interacting with local people.

Mashpi Lodge brings together first-rate service and the singular natural and cultural wonders of the Ecuadorian rainforest. Discerning and environmentally-aware visitors will explore the remote Private Rainforest Reserve – without sacrificing comfort or style. Mashpi Lodge features impeccable service and the utmost in accommodations, facilities and dining. It is built to the high standards necessary to qualify as one of the prestigious “Luxury Camps and Lodges of the World.”
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Day 1 - Quito to Mashpi

Day 2 - Canopy Exploration

Day 3 - Mashpi, Tulipe, Quito


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Day 1 - Quito to Mashpi

Depart from Quito to Mashpi, passing the Equator Monument and Latitude 0. After about two-and-a-half hours, arrive at the entrance to the Mashpi Rainforest Biodiversity Reserve, which extends over the surrounding 1,300 hectares (3,212 acres) – a haven for wildlife and biodiversity. Here, stop at the Hummingbird Viewpoint to learn more about these irrepressible flying machines and enjoy a drink. Winding 6 km (3.75 miles) further aboard electric buggies, reach the lodge at approximately 12 pm for a refreshing drink and check-in. Lunch is served soon after, followed by a short time to relax. After an afternoon of activities, meet your Naturalist Guide for a short briefing about the next day. After dinner, optional night walks head out from the hotel.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Mashpi Lodge
MEALS:
lunch and dinner

Day 2 - Canopy Exploration

For those who want to enjoy the beauty and magic of dawn in the forest – which is when most birds are active and calling, as well as when views are often most spectacular – early morning activities are organized before breakfast. Following breakfast, head out from the lodge to explore, returning for lunch and a rest, before enjoying an afternoon amid nature, then dinner, night walks and sleep.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Mashpi Lodge
MEALS:
breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 3 - Mashpi, Tulipe, Quito

On the last day, there’s an early breakfast, followed by a shorter morning activity and check out. There’s then time to relax at the Lodge, watch a video presentation or birdwatch from the terraces. A substantial snack is served at 10.30am. Depart the hotel via electric buggies at 11am. About an hour away, visit the intriguing archaeological site of Tulipe. Then drive back eastwards, winding up the Andes towards the capital, arriving at Quito hotels between 3 and 4 pm.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
n/a
MEALS:
breakfast and snack

Itinerary Notes

We may occasionally alter itineraries slightly for safety, or to take advantage of weather, wildlife, and unplanned discoveries. Our ability to be spontaneous makes our style of travel unique.

Arrival & Departure

The Mashpi Lodge Adventure begins and ends in Quito, and requires a pre and post hotel night. Please plan flights to arrive anytime the day prior to day 1 of the itinerary and depart anytime on day 4 from Quito International Airport. The departure point in Quito is the Hotel JW Marriott. Departure is at 7.30am. Guests staying at other hotels in the city will be picked up by Mashpi Lodge's own transport beforehand and driven to the JW Marriott.
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Prices listed are per person for double occupancy, unless noted otherwise. Contact the experts at AdventureSmith Explorations to book a departure.

$1296 - Wayra Room

19 total, 366 sq ft with 15 Wayra Rooms having two full-size beds and 4 having a king-size bed. Three pairs of Wayra rooms are interconnecting, each with a king-size bed connected with 2 full-size beds. (Wayra meaning "wind" in the Kichwa language).

$1374 - Wayra Room 2014

19 total, 366 sq ft with 15 Wayra Rooms having two full-size beds and 4 having a king-size bed. Three pairs of Wayra rooms are interconnecting, each with a king-size bed connected with 2 full-size beds. (Wayra meaning "wind" in the Kichwa language).

$1552 - Yaku Suite

3 total, 400 sq ft with king beds and their own Philippe Starck bathtubs-with-a-beach. (Yaku meaning "water" in the Kichwa language.)

$1645 - Yaku Suite 2014

3 total, 400 sq ft with king beds and their own Philippe Starck bathtubs-with-a-beach. (Yaku meaning "water" in the Kichwa language.)
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Included

All meals, guided visits (English and Spanish only) to primary forest, aerial tram rides, specialized lectures, rain ponchos and rubber boots, visit to the archeological site of Tulipe. The rate also includes transfers in/out (shared) from main hotels in Quito with a guide and driver, snack on the way in, entrance fees and visits to sights along the route. *Transportation to activities is by electric buggies.

Exclusions

Airfare to Ecuador, excess baggage charges, taxes and port fees, Quito airport international departure tax, gratuities to Naturalist Staff and crew, activities outside the reserve (kayaking, biking, zip lining), items of a personal nature such as alcoholic beverages, and insurance of any kind. Christmas/New Year's Eve dinners have a $50 per guest supplement.

Room Configuration

Single and child rates available; contact AdventureSmith Explorations. A special child rate may apply to children 12 and under sharing a room with at least 1 adult, with a maximum of 2 children per room. Mashpi has interconnected rooms, subject to availability, ideal for families traveling together.

Payment & Cancellation

A US$200.00 non-refundable deposit per guest is needed to confirm any reservation. Full Payment is needed 60 days prior to the date our services are due to begin.

All Private Individual (FIT´s) cancellations, a US$200.00 handling fee per tour will be forfeited on all cancellations received between 60 and 0 days prior to the date our services are due to begin. On all Shared and Semi-Private Individual (FIT´s) cancellations, a US$50.00 handling fee per tour will be forfeited on all cancellations received between 60 and 0 days prior to the date our services are due to begin.

Terms & Conditions

This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information is sent upon confirmation.

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