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An exotic place only 2 hours away from Quito!
Mashpi lodge is an incredible hotel in the middle of the Andean Chocó rainforest. It's a private area with over 2500 hectares of protected forest. The hotel occupies a small space within the reserve, causing the least environmental impact possible. From the moment you arrive you will receive a VIP treatment, everyone knows your name, everyone is worried about you, the food is delicious, the drinks are nice, it's a truly amazing experience!!! Due to the Covid pandemic, you will have a private guide for you, so you can build your trip however you feel like doing so. It rains a lot, but the weather is warm, so you can still go around the reserve even if it rains. I would recommend you take your own rain clothes and boots, but if you don't have it, the hotel will provide everything for you. I was 21 weeks pregnant when I went there and the staff was very worried about satisfying my special needs. I was able to do all the activities, but I guess that is because I have been an athlete all my life, I think I wouldn't recommend a pregnant woman to do all the activities if they are not used to doing exercise regularly.
Escape from the City
Just visit Mashpi Lodge Part of “Nat Geo Unique Lodges of the world”, well deserve!! The food is greatly executed with local fruits and greens, services is just great, all the staff training, bio safety protocolos, the kindness/respect for nature and the quality of their facilities made our trip the best in many years. In the middle of Ecuador, very close to Galapagos Island and the Amazon rain forest, this Lodge became one of my tops choices very recommended!!
Best Honeymoon ever
We stayed at Mashpi for two unforgettable nights for our honeymoon. Mark and team took the best care of us. We had a private guide (lizardo) hike for miles with us while wearing a mask. The covid precautions were thoughtful and I actually left this experience in tears because I was incredibly amazed with the customer service and friendships we made. Zhen makes the best drinks in Ecuador. Edgar and Gonzalo run the best restaurant. The food was out of this world. I have traveled to many luxurious places and our stay at mashpi was unmatched. This place is worth seeing in your life. We will always cherish the lifetime memories at mashpi. Thank you Mark and team.
One of Most Unique Lodges in the World
Just as they said on National Geographic, this place is unique and amazing. Everything is absolutely top notch here. The driver that picked us up in Quito, which was part of the price, was a great driver, and very professional. Took about 3.5 hours from the Hilton. We pulled up, masks were required by everyone at all times, we went through an ozone tunnel and hands were sanitized. Even though this place is in the middle of nowhere, they made sanitizing everything a top priority. When you walk in they take your bags to your room and you go through and introduction talk which tells you about the lodge. You then can get lunch and rest until your first hike at 3pm. The hikes are all based on what you want out of your stay. We did 2-3 per day. Our guide was Gabriel. Former bodybuilder, still jacked lol, excellent English speaker. Very professional and catered the hikes around our fitness levels. During the hikes we saw hummingbirds, rare colored birds, giant guinea pigs, spiders and more. Did some playing in waterfalls too. Make sure to do the Dragon Fly. It’s extra, but well worth the view. The room itself was spotless with floor to ceiling Windows. Very luxurious. Great bed, bathroom and large. Wifi was spotty, but worked when needed. Would have loved a TV to go to sleep too but understand why they don’t have them. The food was amazing. Probably the fanciest food we’ve ever had. Breakfast, lunch and dinner is included. The bar has happy hour from 6:30-7:30pm. Bartender is friendly and makes some very unique drinks. Thanks to Raul and Gonzalo, awesome restaurant staff. Everyone was so helpful and anything you need they take care of. One of the best overall experiences we have ever had.
My husband & I stayed four nights and thought it was perfect. Mashpi Lodge is very special because of the staff’s attention to detail and commitment to their guests. The safety protocols were impeccable. We were given masks, more comfortable than my own. Sanitation stations were everywhere and were well marked. Everyone took responsibility for one another. I was most impressed with the how the staff rotation (more days on & more days off) protected both the guests and the employees. The staff communicated frequently to our benefit. Everything was coordinated perfectly to allow maximum safety as well as the sense of having the first to ourselves. Our guide, Monolo, was professional & knowledgeable. His eagle eye ability to find unique creatures was astounding. On two excursions we had two guides for the two of us. We loved going to dinner to see the welcoming smile of Edgar. Zhen manned the bar & was magic with the cocktails. Service was shared and we had the pleasure of very professional service by Gonzalo, Stalin, Edgar, Daniel, Darwin, and others. They make a great team. The chef, kitchen staff and housekeeping teams performed brilliantly. Finally, we appreciated the value of a stay at Mashpi Lodge. The price includes not just a hotel room and meals, but an experience Of a lifetime. Just go.
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