The package cost includes transportation to and from Quito. Pick-up time is around 7 am.
We take the highway north of Quito, passing the Equator Monument and Latitude 0, and then over the pass and from here on, it's downhill towards the coast.
After about two-and-a-half hour, we arrive at the entrance to the Mashpi Rainforest Biodiversity Reserve, which extends over the surrounding 1,300 hectares (3,212 acres) – a haven for wildlife and biodiversity. Here, we'll stop at the Hummingbird Viewpoint to learn more about these irrepressible flying machines and enjoy a drink.
We then wind our way 6 km (3.75 miles) further aboard electric buggies until we reach the lodge itself, at approximately 12 pm.
Here you are welcomed with a refreshing drink and checked in to your room. Lunch is served soon after, followed by a short time to relax.
After lunch, the afternoon activities begin. These will depend on factors such as group size, physical abilities and weather conditions.
Before dinner, you will meet you Naturalist Guide for a short briefing about the next day's activities.
Optional night walks head out from the hotel following dinner.
For those who want to enjoy the beauty and magic of dawn in the forest – which is when most birds are active and calling, as well as when views are often most spectacular – early morning activities are organized before breakfast.
Following breakfast, we head out from the lodge to explore, returning for lunch and a rest, before enjoying an afternoon amid Nature.