Ecuador's Cloud Forest
• Pristine Cloud Forest • 600+ Species of birds • Amazing flora and fauna • Luxury lodge in a malaria free zone
Less than 3 hours scenic drive from Quito lies Mashpi Lodge - a cocoon in the cloud forest situated on its own private 1,100 hectares of the endangered Choco forest and surrounded by another 18,400 hectares of natural protected area. With incredibly rich biodiversity, the area is internationally renowned as one of the best places on earth for bird watching. The area is free of malaria.
Hosting a maximum of only 36 guests, the award winning luxury lodge offers tasteful accommodation without trying to compete with the real attraction - the forest outside! Picture windows everywhere allows guests to feel part of their surroundings and at night, the only lights outside are the dance of myriad fireflies or the sparkle of the stars. An exciting addition to the Mashpi Lodge activities is the introduction of the 'Dragonfly', a gondola system that gently glides guests and their naturalist guide more than 2 km through the jungle canopy - there is an additional charge for this. Great food and expert guides so knowledgeable in all facets of flora and fauna found in this unique environment, will create enduring memories.
Day 1: Quito > Mashpi Lodge Transfer from Quito to Mashpi for lunch. Guided forest excursion in the afternoon.
Day 2: Mashpi Lodge Enjoy a full day of activities including trekking, bird watching, a 20 minute 'Dragonfly' gondola trip through the forest canopy, lectures and much more. Why not consider staying an extra day?
Day 3: Mashpi Lodge > Quito Early morning activities then drive back to Quito with a stop at the archaeological ruins of Tulipe. Arrive Quito late afternoon.
• Tailor-made journey • Transfers to from central Quito hotels • 2 nights' accommodation including all meals and soft drinks • Forest excursions with expert English speaking guides (apart from the Dragonfly gondola which is available at additional cost) • Specialized lectures • Waterproof ponchos and rubber boots • A visit to the archaeological site of Tulipe
Pricing (per person) $AUD
Booking conditions You may extend your time at Mashpi Lodge and World Journeys will be happy to quote additional nights. Why not combine a visit here with the Amazon or to the Galapagos Islands? These offer a totally different experience and wonderful contrast for those interested in nature and the environment.
You may extend your time at Mashpi Lodge and World Journeys will be happy to quote additional nights. Why not combine a visit here with the Amazon or to the Galapagos Islands? These offer a totally different experience and wonderful contrast for those interested in nature and the environment.
Not included Dragonfly gondola is available at an additional US$40 + tax (payable locally)
Dragonfly gondola is available at an additional US$40 + tax (payable locally)