Outdoor, Shrubs, and Trees And wonders there are: I witnessed the region’s biodiversity on my daily excursions with Mashpi’s guides. Bird lovers can experience hummingbirds in their natural habitat, as hundreds of them congregate around the lodge. A step up from zip lining, adventurers can sky bike almost 700 feet across the forest’s roof, peering down over a gorge where rivers flow between rocks and trees. To get your primate fix, you can walk the Howler Monkey trail to Mashpi’s Life Centre, where you can view a number of species from the comfort of the lodge’s expansive wooden deck. Once inside, the butterflies that inhabit the region swarm.  Photo 8 of 11 in Within Ecuador's Most Beloved Cloud Forest, A Luxury Lodge