3 DAY MASHPI CLOUD FOREST EXPERIENCE

Duration3 Days
Price From $1,340
Highlights
  • checkHummingbird GardenSpot several of these colorful and beautiful species of birds, a paradise for Hummingbird-lovers.
  • checkAir-BikingExplore the cloud forest from above in an exciting new way.
  • checkLife CenterDiscover Mashpi's Life Center and find a lovely butterfly garden and a birdwatching terrace.
  • checkTulipe Archeological SiteLearn about the ancient cultures that lived in the region.
  • checkDragonfly Ride Ride on an exciting, open-air cable car system that carries you over the cloudforest.
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Itinerary
  • DAY 1 ARRIVAL MASHPI
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Hummingbird

    Around 08:00 AM, you will be picked up at one of the big hotels in Quito in a comfortable van with other travelers. You will start driving North, and on the way, you will stop a couple of times to take pictures of the beautiful nature. You will also make a stop at the Tulipe archeological site to learn about the ancient cultures of the region.

    Around 12:00 PM, you will arrive in the lodge where you will be welcomed with a cocktail. Then, you will enjoy a big lunch buffet with national and international dishes. In the afternoon, you will learn about the lodge and the different experiences you can participate in, and based on your wishes, your activities will be planned. It is possible to visit the “Life Center” where you will find a lovely butterfly garden and a birdwatching terrace. To get there, you can take a short hike which takes 25 minutes, or a long hike which takes about 50 minutes.

    Later, you can do a night-hike  where you can find spiders, snakes, frogs and other nocturnal species. At 7:30 PM, a delicious 3 course a la carte dinner will be served. You can usually choose between 3 or 4 options for starters and main course.

    • ActivityActivityBird-watching, Exploring, Hiking, Sightseeing, Wildlife-watching.
    • TransportTransportBus, Car.
    • mealMealLunch, Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsMashpi Eco Lodge.
  • DAY 2 MASHPI CLOUD FOREST EXPERIENCE
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Mashpi Air Biking

    Approximately at 06:30 AM, the first activity of the day starts: birdwatching. Your guide will explain how to use the binoculars, how to take great nature pictures, and if you’re lucky, you can spot some endemic birds or mammals. Later, you can enjoy a breakfast buffet served with the best orange juice and cappuccino coffee. The activities you will do today depend a lot on your wishes; you can go hiking, swim at the waterfalls, ride the “Dragonfly” which takes about 1,5 hours to go from the lodge all the way over the cloud forest in a cable cart. You can also go to the hummingbirds garden, go “air-biking”, visit the science center or you can just relax in the spa.

    • ActivityActivityBird-watching, Exploring, Hiking, Relaxing, Swimming.
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsMashpi Eco Lodge.
  • DAY 3 DEPARTURE FROM MASHPI LODGE
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Cloud forest

    This is the last day of your tour in Mashpi Lodge. In the morning, you will have some time again for one more activity of your wish. At around 11:00 AM, you will check out from the lodge, and your shared transportation will drive you back to Quito, in about 3,5 hours. You will be dropped off at one of the big hotels in Quito.

    • ActivityActivityExploring, Relaxing.
    • TransportTransportBus, Car.
    • mealMealBreakfast.
Inclusions
  • Meals Meals as described in the itinerary.
  • Accommodation Accommodation in a single, double or triple room.
  • Bus Transport Transfer in (shared basis) from four hotels in Quito: Swissotel, JW Marriott, Hilton and Casa Gangotena.
  • Bus Transport Transfer out (shared basis) to four hotels in Quito: Casa Gangotena, Hilton, JW Marriott and Swissotel.
  • Tour Guide Guided activities and excursions: walks, birdwatching, nature encounters, sky bike, Life Centre, waterfalls and Hummingbird Garden.
  • Meals Complimentary box lunch for transfer back to Quito.
  • Meals Unlimited soft drinks and snacks.
  • Gear Equipment Rain ponchos and rubber boots.
  • Wifi Free Wi-Fi.
  • assistance 24/7 assistance in English, Dutch and Spanish.
  • Exclusion Exclusions

    + Dragonfly cable car ride: $40 + taxes per adult, per stay for all activities that incorporate this service; $20 + taxes per child under the age of 12.
    + Spa treatments.
    + Alcoholic beverages.
    + Bar and boutique services.
    + Tips and personal expenses.

Additional information

TOUR SUMMARY

Rebecca Adventure Travel has selected several amazing Amazon tours, to make your journey to this diverse country complete. You can try to spot animals and make incredible hikes in several parts of the Oriente. Via this link, you find all the different Amazon tours. In this tour of three days, you will enjoy the cloud forest in the Mashpi Lodge which is on National Geographic’s list of Unique Lodges in the world.

  • Prices are based on a minimum of 2 guests.
  • For children under the age of 12, there is a 10% discount.
  • The price listed corresponds to accommodation at Wayra Room. Accommodation at Yaku Suite (higher class) is also available for this tour. If you would like to know more about these options, please contact us.
  • The tour activities are flexible according to each day.
  • Some activities in the Amazon depend on weather conditions.
  • Please take with you some plastic bags, to protect your camera, and important documents passports and IDs from the rain.
  • If you like to enjoy watching animals please get some binoculars (10×40 are much better).
  • Inform yourself about food safety when traveling to tropical countries. Take the necessary precaution to avoid food poisoning (always wash your hands before eating, don’t eat ‘street food’, only eat peeled fruits, etc.).
  • It is important to have valid travel and medical insurance. Please inform us of any known medical conditions you have.
  • Rebecca Adventure Travel reserves the right to change the itinerary without previous notice due to weather conditions,  availabilities, National Park regulations or notifications, and unforeseeable circumstances.
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$ 1340 p.p. based on 2 or more guests
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