Project Description

ANTISANA & PAPALLACTA HOT SPRINGS TOUR

2-Day tour departing from Quito

“This enriching trip begins with an explosion of beauty. Not far from Quito you will visit a rose farm that will remind you why these flowers are a symbol of love and why they have been admired by humans since ancient times.”

The fertile soil and spring-like weather year-round is what makes Ecuadorian roses so exclusive to their beauty and reputation worldwide. Adding to the appeal of the country, the highland breezes create a whirlwind of experiences as you visit enchanting protected areas like the Antisana Ecological Reserve. It is a contributor to the endemic flora and fauna that adds to Ecuador’s biodiversity, along with opportunities to spot the majestic Andean Condor in the skies. To top it all off, you’ll spend the night in an area known for its healing properties thanks to the volcanic complex deep beneath the Earth. Absorb the minerals and the breathtaking paramo surrounding the area as your mind and body find peace and rejuvenation.

2 Days Antisana & Papallacta Hot Springs

ITINERARY

A short trip outside of Quito will take you to a marvelous rose farm. The rich lands, natural springs and privileged weather, including 12 hours of daylight, makes possible the production for the largest and most colorful roses in the world. After the visit you will continue to the pristine and natural refuge known as the Antisana Ecological Reserve. It is wedged between the Cayambe-Coca Ecological Reserve and the Sumaco Napo Galeras National Park, which together possess an immense amount of natural wealth and rich diversity in flora and fauna. Enjoy the striking mountains, dense forests and crystal-clear lakes that reflect the natural beauty of this area. With some luck the shy Antisana volcano will bestow its presence upon you. The volcano rises to a height of 5,758 meters above sea level. During your visit you will be served a delicious lunch at a local hacienda where you can relax in the peaceful, wild air of the Ecuadorian Andes. Afterwards, you will arrive at your selected hotel where you will stay the night resting while your body reaps the benefits of the famous natural springs of the area.

Wake up to enjoy the superb service and the relaxing, healing powers of the natural hot springs. The subterranean activity of the volcanoes heats the waters here in pools ranging from 36-40°C (96-105 F). The thermal pools are well known for their therapeutic properties and their unique origin gives them a perfect mineral concentration that will help you to relax and relieve any type of muscular or joint pains. In addition, there are beautiful grasslands and trails through the landscapes perfect for walking.
After a delicious lunch, you will embark on the return to Quito, but not before a final intriguing experience at an untouched piece of land. This time, it is a forest teeming with flocks of wild birds and a growing orchid garden full of blooms and an enormous selection of local species, considered to be one of the richest places in the world in terms of its wildlife diversity.

Prices 2022

Prices Per Person

HOTEL ACCOMMODATION STANDARD
1 Guest
USD 891.00
2 Guests
USD 522.00
3-5 Guests
USD 435.00
6-9 Guests
USD 346.00
10-16 Guests
USD 312.00
Single Supplement
USD 86.00

INCLUDED:

  • Private services with local English-speaking guide
  • Services and entrance fees as detailed in the itinerary
  • Meals detailed in the itinerary

  • Permanent assistance by our operations department

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Meals and services not mentioned in the program
  • Personal expenses

  • Tips

TripAdvisor Reviews

What our customers say

Dear Veronica,

My husband Pradip, Vajarias and I want to thank you for organizing our fantastic trip to Peru.

All the tour guides and the transfers were very smooth. Hotels were excellent. All the tour guides organized were very well informed and in Cusco our tour guide helped us to get to the airport safely when there was a transportation strike.

We had amazing experience in Amazon at Refugio Amazonas lodge too.

Thanks again.
Alka Amin

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Mario Antonio, UK, May 2019

Dear Gabriela,
Good Morning.

My husband Pradip, Vajarias and I want to thank you for organizing our fantastic trip to Peru.

All the tour guides and the transfers were very smooth. Hotels were excellent. All the tour guides organized were very well informed and in Cusco our tour guide helped us to get to the airport safely when there was a transportation strike.

We had amazing experience in Amazon at Refugio Amazonas lodge too.

Thanks again.
Alka Amin

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Alka Amin, USA, May 2018