Full Day Tour departing from Quito

If you are looking for a special place that combines unique highland landscapes and an opportunity to give your body and soul an energy-charging experience, this is the perfect place!

Papallacta is located in the heart of the Andean Paramo, between the Cayambe and Antisana volcanoes, and is very famous for its thermal 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.

The drive to Papallacta from Quito is an interesting one as you pass between high mountains and into the valley. On the way, as you peer out across the Andean paramo, you will learn about its ecological importance and the incredible wildlife that has made this area their home, such as the elusive Spectacled bear. Upon arrival, you can choose between simply relaxing in the pools and letting your worries melt away into the medicinal waters, or venture out on a hike to take in the beautiful surroundings, all while admiring the local fauna and flora that emerges from the corners of every slope and shore of the nearby lagoons. After a delicious lunch with local flair, you can relax for a little while longer before returning to Quito.

Papallacta Andean Hot Springs

Prices 2024

Prices Per Person

Number of Guests Price
1 Guest
USD 334.00
2 Guests
USD 207.00
3-5 Guests
USD 168.00
6-9 Guests
USD 129.00
10-16 Guests
USD 114.00


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

  • Permanent assistance by our operations department


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

  • Tips

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