- Witness an astonishing change in the Andean landscape, from the valley to the Paramo and down to the tropical jungle
- Enjoy a walk on the surrounding areas of Papallacta Hot Springs (Cayambe – Coca Reserve)
- Have a taste of Papallacta’s cusine specialty: a steamy hot trout.
- Soak in the healing minerals of the Termas (hot springs pools) and just relax!
- Papallacta Day Tour is a great option for a one-day trip from Quito!
|PRIVATE DEPARTURE||Every day|
|DEPARTURE LOCATION||Hotel or Hostal of you accommodation (Quito)|
|RETURN LOCATION||Hotel or Hostal of you accommodation (Quito)|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Around 07.30 AM|
|DURATION||8 – 9 Hours Approximately|
|WEAR||Comfortable clothing, hiking shoes, hat, jacket and sunscreen, camera|
|INCLUDED|| Bilingual Professional Guide.
Transportation – pick up/ drop off at hotel.
Lunch (only if selected)
Meals (unless specified)
Papallacta Hot Springs & Hike Day Tour from Quito short description.
A full day tour of adventure and relaxation at the Termas de Papallacta Tour Spa & Resort after an amazing hike on the Cayambe – Coca Reserve. A great option for a full day trip form Quito. We will start a driving southeast of Quito.
Las Termas de Papallacta are located 75 minutes from Quito, traveling through the route to the jungle. As we travel along the eastern range of the Andes we will pass through Valle de Los Chillos, a traditional agricultural town and now days a modern suburb.
The ride allows us witnesses to an amazing change in the landscape and climatic zones; from the warm valley we will enter the cool Paramo and the tropical jungle in less than two hours. If the sky is clear, you may catch a glimpse of the extraordinary snowed peak Antisana Volcano.
The small village of Papallacta, located in the central highlands at 3200m.a.s.l, is home to the Termas de Papallacta (Hot Springs).
The famous thermal pools hold sulfate alkaline waters coming straight from Cayambe and Antisana volcanic fissures. It is common belief that these have healing properties and alleviate illnesses such as arthritis, digestive problems or bad circulation.
Of course, we will have time to enjoy a mind and body restorative experience on the volcanic pools. We can take short hike around the area before or after the immersion to the pools.
The surrounding area, also known as the Cayambe – Coca National Park, is rich in flora and fauna, and mostly characterized by the Polylepis or the paper tree. On the late afternoon we will head back to Quito.