Mashpi Lodge

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Why we like it

  • Very accessible and close to Quito (under 3 hours drive)
  • Located within a highly bio-diverse area with different types of forest due to the Reserves altitudinal range of 500-1500m above sea level.
  • Surprisingly contemporary and eco-friendly architecture with minimalist interior design and decoration
  • High level of comfort and dining
  • Well guided activities to include aerial bicycles, canopy gondola, observation tower and life centre

A&K FavouriteExclusive to A&K clients

  • Discount voucher for spa treatments
  • Complimentary fruit platter
  • Early 20 minute walk in the forest for bird watching
  • Complimentary WiFi

*Terms and conditions apply, speak to a travel consultant for more information

Guest Testimonial

As far as the naturalist guides in the Galapagos are concerned, they were all excellent, each with their own distinctive characters and styles of presentation.I would give special praise to Martin and Rulli (first week) and Karina (second week). Their knowledge and enthusiasm were outstanding and they were particularly conscious and caring of members of the group who needed a little extra time walking or a little extra he

- JB, London



Mashpi is a new, luxury lodge set within a 1,200 hectare private reserve, part of a biodiversity 'hotspot' known as the Tumbez-Choco-Darien, particularly celebrated for its flora and avifauna, not to mention the thousands of insect species and amphibians. 

Located on a plateau, the Mashpi's modern architecture of glass and steel 'cocoons' guests whilst also offering breath-taking views of the forest at all times and from all angles. Design and décor are contemporary-modern mixing earthy, calm tones with clean lines, simple woods and designer furniture and fittings. There are 22 rooms all with excellent forest views and the public areas are spacious with huge windows drawing the forest in all the time. Dining is of a high standard and chefs use locally grown produce such as guavas, plantains and chocolate where possible. There is also a small spa.

Away from the hotel, Mashpi offers exciting and innovative ideas for exploring and experiencing the forest from a canopy gondola (also known as an aerial tram) and sky bike, to dips in refreshing waterfall pools and numerous hiking trails, such as the Howler Monkey or Cucharillo Trail (named after an Oak). Naturalist and local guides are always on hand to explain the forest's secrets from the fox fire fungi to the tree trunks festooned with orchids, lichens, mosses and giant ferns. There is also a Life Centre conceived as a place for learning and an observation tower offering a birds eye vista of the surrounding forest.


Useful info

Best time to be there

The Galapagos are best from April to August - not too warm and plenty of animals in their breeding seasons.

Fly to

Quito - LAN Airlines, daily via Madrid flying time 13 hours

time difference

GMT -5 hours

Visas

Not required for UK passport holders

Health Requirements

Yellow fever certificate required if arriving from an infected area
 


Best time to be there

June to September is the best time to enjoy the Andes whilst the Galapagos are best from April to August - not too warm and plenty of animals in their breeding seasons.

Fly to

Quito - LAN Airlines, daily via Madrid

flying time

13 hours

time difference

GMT -5 hours

Visas

Not required for UK passport holders

Health Requirements

Yellow fever certificate required if arriving from an infected area


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