Private Papallacta Volcanic Hot Springs Day 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.
Enjoy a relaxed day in the Andes. We start our journey driving to the north of Quito through beautiful mountains (over 4.000 m). After 1.5-hour we arrive at the village of Papallacta where we stop for a hot chocolate and a snack. Then a hike of 1.5-hour into the Paramo where you may spot Andean bears and birds.
Afterwards we can relax in the hot volcanic pools of Papallacta. The open air thermal pools have various benefits due to its minerals, these waters will help you to gently exfoliate your skin and relax your body. Enjoy additional services such as facials, massages and aroma therapy (with extra cost). After that we have lunch at a local restaurant and return back to Quito.
7:00am - 9:00am: Pick-up at hotel in Quito and start driving to Papallacta.
10:30am: Hot chocolate in Papallacta
11:30am: Hike in the Paramo landscapes.
1:00pm: Enjoy the open air Thermal baths of Papallacta.
3:30pm: Lunch at a local restaurant
5:00pm Return to Quito