Papallacta Day Tour

The perfect place to relax during the Ecuador journey are the thermal springs of Papallacta or Baños Papallacta, situated to the East of Ecuador’s Andean capital Quito. The natural thermal springs are the most beautiful and comfortable ones in Ecuador, maybe in South America. With a fantastic view of the mountainous Andean landscape you can relax in the natural stone pools at temperatures between 36 and 40°C (approx. 97 – 104° Fahrenheit). The Termas can be easily reached as a day tour from Quito, or they can be a wonderful overnight stop during your tour.

Number of days: 1
Regions: Andes
Interests: Hiking & Trekking, Nature & Wildlife
Category: First Class
Total CO2 emission, in lb (per day for cruises): 92

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In the morning you travel to Papallacta, famous for its hot springs. In this beautiful place high in the Ecuadorian Paramo you can enjoy a bath in a very peaceful environment admiring the beautiful surroundings. The thermal water has volcanic origin and a temperature between 36 and 40ºC. Its medicinal properties have been certified by the Ecuadorian medical association.
Besides the thermal baths Papallacta offers more opportunities to enjoy the beautiful landscape. You can follow a path along the river Loreto-Papallacta. In around one hour you can explore the primary forest, a variety of orchids, waterfalls and birds of the high paramo like carunculated caracara, peregrine falcon, hummingbirds and sometimes even the majestic Andean condor.

Rates and Services

Price per person: US$ 90
(based on 2 people traveling)

Price includes:

  • private transportation
  • entrance to the thermal baths Papallacta

Not included:

  • meals not specified
  • drinks
  • entrance fees to museums, churches, etc.
  • personal expenses
  • gratuities
  • optional excursions and activities
  • personal travel insurance


No accommodation included

Additional Information

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