Private Papallacta Volcanic Hot Springs Day Tour


Enjoy the stunning natural beauty of the Andes on this relaxing day trip to Papallacta Volcano. Journey from the capital city of Quito, through the scenic mountains, to the village of Papallacta, where you'll enjoy local hot chocolate and a savory snack. Hike into the Paramo in search of bears, birds, and other wildlife. Then relax in the natural volcanic pools of Papallacta. These hot springs are filled with healing minerals and are sure to restore even the most tired traveler. Enjoy lunch in a local restaurant before returning to your Quito hotel.

Tour info

10 hours
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Why take this tour?

Papallacta is a small Ecuadorian highlands village located at the Andes mountain range (east side) and about 1.5-hour from Quito. This town has an altitude of 3,300 m. This road also leads into the Amazon jungle. Papallacta is known for its famous hot springs. These thermal volcanic waters feed Papallacta's many tourist complex arising from deep geological layers through fissures up to the surface with all its healthy potential. The source temperature of the thermal baths varies between 30°C and 70°C (86°F and 158°F). At some pools the temperature ranges from 36°C to 38°C (97°F to 100.4°F). Papallacta's thermal waters contain sulfates, sodium, calcium, chloride and traces of magnesium which are odorless, colorless but have a slightly salty taste.

What’s included?

  • Professional English speaking driver/guide

  • Transportation from and to Quito’s hotel (urban zone).

  • Meals as described in the itinerary

  • Activities as described in the itinerary

  • Entrace fees (Hot springs, Paramo path)

  • Locker at Papallacta hot springs

  • 24/7 assistance in Dutch, English and Spanish

  • Extra drinks and food

  • Optional tips for the guide

Things to know

Before you book

  • Duration: 10h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Covid Policy

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Travelers must bring with them extra sanitary items to be used during the entire tour. Transportation: Passengers will be seated skipping a place to maintain the distance required. Medicine: Travelers should bring their medications from their countries.

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Operated by:

Rebecca Adventure Travel

About operator:

Rebecca and her team are specialized in 'tailor made' authentic and adventurous private trips in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, Peru & Colombia. All tours are personally selected by Rebecca, which will be your guarantee for authentic (preferably family owned) hotels, high quality tours, great service and last but not least, value for money.

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