Papallacta Hot Springs

Departures: Monday (shared tour) / every day (private tour)

Less than 2 hours away from Quito you can find the thermal pools of Papallacta. On this tour you can enjoy a full day of relaxation in a magical High Andes landscape. Visiting the hot springs is an experience that will awake all your senses. The secret to Papallacta’s springs lies deep within the earth. The water that pours from the ground at Papallacta is thermally heated by the subterranean activity of the 5758 meters (18,891 ft) high volcano Antisana, Ecuador’s fourth-highest mountain. The minerals in the springs are said to have natural health-giving qualities, assisting against the likes of rheumatism, allergies and swelling.


First you will head to the viewpoint of Papallacta’s lagoon where you can admire the beautiful scenery and feel the cold of the moor. You will then continue to the Termas de Papallacta resort where, at first, you will take a short but pleasant walk along the La Isla path, to learn more about the flora and fauna in this area. After this you will have about 2,5 hours of free time to relax in the magical hot thermal pools and spa. During this time, you can have lunch on your own, which is recommendable to do before entering the hot springs and spa for complete relaxation. At the end of the afternoon you will return to Quito, where you will be back around 6:00 PM.

Included and excluded


  • Activities as described in the itinerary
  • Entrance fee Spa pools Termas de Papallacta – in private tour the entrance of the public pools is included
  • La Isla walking path fee
  • Towel and locker – in private tour tour these are excluded ($1 per item + $5 deposit)
  • Bilingual guide
  • Transport

Not included:

  • Lunch – in private tour lunch is included
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses
What to bring?

For this tour we recommend to bring the following:

  • Sunscreen and sunglasses
  • Rainproof jacket
  • Bathing suit
  • Comfortable shoes and flip flops
  • Insect repellent
  • Camera
  • Water and snacks

Prices 2020

Shared tour
USD $60 p.p.

Private tour

Passengers Price per person Total price
1 $210 $210
2 $120 $240
3 $95 $285
4 $95 $380
5 $90 $425
6 $75 $450

Contact us for special group prices (more than 6 passengers).


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