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


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 2023

Prices Per Person

1 Guest
USD 962.00
2 Guests
USD 571.00
3-5 Guests
USD 479.00
6-9 Guests
USD 384.00
10-16 Guests
USD 348.00
Single Supplement
USD 88.00


  • 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


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

  • Tips

What our customers say

Robyn & Frank Brasell

Dear Gabriela and a special hello to Tannya,

We are having a most interesting trip and we are very happy! The Galapagos was a wonderful experience. Our guide Federico was great and so knowledgeable. It was also interesting to talk to him about his family and life growing up and living on the islands. We really recommend him as a guide. Geovanny also – a lovely smiling gentleman !
All our meetings at airports, the ferry and the arrangements at the hotels are excellent.We were not expecting such luxury with the hotels !! Thank you for all these arrangements.

We met Javier last night and we are ready for our extensive tours in Guayaquil. Thank you for your thoughtful note of welcome , Tannya and for the lovely gifts!

We will certainly recommend Columbus Travel – and also the whole experience of Ecuador

Sincere regards
Robyn and Frank

Robyn & Frank Brasell
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Joy Wegner

Hi Sofia – Joy Wegner here — my husband Bud and I completed our Peru journey last Friday.

I just wanted to send you a personal note of thanks — everything about our Peru trip was outstanding service! People easily picked us up at airports and train stations, they were completely informed of travel plans and showed an obvious desire to ensure our safety and our health. The guides, in Lima, in Cusco, and in Machu Picchu were so knowledgeable and really on-target with their guidance for our trip. We will recommend Columbus Travel to friends.

Thank you for your part in making this trip so enjoyable for us! Best wishes . . .

Bud & Joy Wegner
April 2023
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John K

It was a fantastic experience, even better than we expected! Sofia and the Columbus team were excellent; they were very responsive, quickly answered any questions we had, and were available to help us navigate the logistics of our trip. They even helped coordinate some travel logistics outside of those they booked for us and solved a few issues while on our trip.
I would highly recommend Columbus and this trip to the Galapagos to anyone!

John K.
Apr, 2021
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Patricia H

I worked almost daily with Sofia at Columbus Travel. She answered all my questions professionally within a day and reset my itinerary several times until it was perfect. The guide and driver chosen for us were beautiful. The hotels she recommended were clean and comfortable and served delicious food. The tours to a Chocolate plantation, hummingbird, and butterfly gardens blended well with the city and hiking tours….

Patricia H
March 2021
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