Papallacta Hot Springs

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

A few hours from Quito you can find the thermal pools of Papallacta. On this tour you can enjoy a full day of relax 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 in the earth. The water that pours from the ground at Papallacta is thermally heated by the subterranean activity of the 5,758m-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.

From Quito you head East towards the Termas de Papallacta resort, where you will arrive after about 1,5 hour. Upon arrival in Papallacta you will be welcomed with a coffee, tea or hot chocolate. Afterwards you will have a short guided hike in the paramo on the La Isla path. This 1-hour circuit follows part of the Loreta-Papallacta river through remains of primary forest and grasslands. Throughout the route you might be able to observe different varieties of orchids. After this you will have a couple of hours of free time to relax in the relaxing hot thermal pools. After enjoying a local lunch in Papallacta, you will return to Quito where you will arrive at the end of the afternoon.
Included and excluded

  • Entrance public pools Termas de Papallacta – in shared tour entrance of Spa pools is included
  • La Isla walking path fee
  • Lunch – excluded in shared tour
  • Bilingual guide
  • Transport

Not included:

  • Locker rental ($1 + $5 deposit)
  • Towel rental ($1 + $5 deposit)
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses
What to bring?
For this tour we recommend to bring the following:

  • Sunscreen & sunglasses
  • Rainproof jacket
  • Comfortable shoes and flip flops
  • Bathing suit
  • Towel
  • Insect repellent
  • Camera
  • Water & snacks
Shared tour
USD $60 p.p.

Private tour

Passengers Price per person Total price
1 $180,00 $180,00
2 $105,00 $210,00
3 $85,00 $255,00
4 $85,00 $340,00
5 $80,00 $400,00
6 $75,00 $450,00

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


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