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Mashpi Lodge, Mindo Cloud Forest

Step outside the cocoon of luxury that is Mashpi Lodge and the cloud forest you have been observing through the massive picture windows suddenly becomes a living, entrancing, multi-dimensional reality. Giant, primitive ferns tower above you. The vast trees of the rainforest reach towards the sky in their quest for sunlight. Swirling mists, tree trunks hung with creepers, mosses and lichens give the forest a fairytale atmosphere. Secret waterfalls and jungle pools are waiting to be discovered.

Put Mashpi Lodge on the must-visit list for your luxury, tailor-made holiday to Ecuador and you’ll discover a sumptuous jungle retreat with every modern comfort - set in an enthralling forest that’s the natural home to ocelot, puma, howler monkeys, peccaries, butterflies, orchids and birds of every shape and colour – including gorgeous hummingbirds.

Mashpi Lodge, at a glance

  • Ultimately luxurious eco-lodge set high in untouched cloud forest
  • Just 24 stylishly understated rooms, including three ‘Yaku’ suites
  • Maximum of only 47 guests at any one time
  • Fabulous, all round views of the forest and the mountainside through huge, floor-to-ceiling windows
  • Contemporary, minimalist décor
  • Designer en suite bathrooms with luxury tubs
  • Two storey dining room with gourmet food and dramatic views
  • Viewing terrace with pergola roof and nooks with picture windows

For leisure and pleasure

  • Superb spa with ‘open’ Jacuzzi
  • Specialist massages and treatments using natural forest ingredients
  • Morning yoga sessions
  • Jungle trails exploring the reserve and its abundant wildlife
  • Over 500 species of birds
  • Soaring observation tower
  • Night walks with expert guides
  • Canopy exploration by sky bike
  • Hummingbird viewpoint
  • Reading and learning area
  • Boutique selling guide books, clothing and local crafts 
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  • Sadly, we never got to go on our trip to Canada in June, due to Covid 19. However, I'm giving a 5 star review because we received such excellent service from Gemma. She itook on board all I asked for and arranged a fantastic tinerary. She was always prompt and professional both in planning the holiday and during the very circumstances of Covid. We would not hesitate to come back to The Ultimate Travel Company.

    TS, August 2020