South America Ecuador Land Tour

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, viewing onsite cultural vestiges of the earliest rainforest dwellers, learning about the native flora and fauna and interacting with local people. Length of stay is customizable, with a 3-day itinerary listed for reference.

Guides will recommend daily activities to optimize wildlife viewing and educational opportunities, complemented by nighttime lectures. Special early morning, guided excursions seek out the plethora of birds found in the Reserve (400 recorded to date), while nighttime walks reveal spectacular species such as the Avatar-like luminous fungus known as fox fire. Guests can take in the 3,000-acre property via unique onsite features including the Observation Tower, Dragonfly Gondola, Sky Bike and Hummingbird Viewpoint.

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. The hotel 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 National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World.

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