Mashpi Private Reserve, Ecuador
Mashpi is a luxurious retreat surrounded by a private nature reserve in the cloud forest. Guest rooms have floor to ceiling windows onto the cloud forest, and the terrace is the perfect place to enjoy sights, sounds, and views over the canopy. The chefs provide meals sourced from fresh, local ingredients as well as the diverse culinary heritage of Ecuador. The lodge's butterfly enclosure, waterfalls, “sky bikes,” research center, and knowledgeable guides all add to the delights.