Papallacta

Full Day Tour

The Papallacta Hot Springs are just a few hours from the city of Quito. On our tour you can enjoy a full day of relaxation. The day begins with a visit to the lookout of the Papallacta Lagoon where you can admire the beautiful landscape and feel the cold of the moor, then continuing towards the tourist complex: “Termas de Papallacta” Spa. First, we will make a short but pleasant walk along the path “La Isla” to learn a little more about the flora and fauna of the place to later have some free-time to relax in the magical hot springs of the spa. At this time, you could also have your own lunch break, and then continue a day of relaxation until you return to Quito.

Tom
Tom
2022-02-08
Great diverse adventures in a short period of time. Cotopaxi was an amazing experience. But truth be told, the whole adventure and connecting with Carlos (guide) and the rest of the group in our little tour was the best part, the beauty of traveling and meeting fellow travelers and adventurers. I wish the trip was even longer and we could spend more time exploring different parts of Ecuador, there is just so much to see and do. Tour was well organized, rooms and accommodations were clean, the rides were great and the sights was good and a good variety of different options were available which made it fun. I would definitely recommend.
Ilze P
Ilze P
2022-01-31
Cotopaxi day trip with gide Daniel It was a cloudy and rainy, but Daniel made my trip really enjoyable. He has a deep knowledge about mountain climbing, hiking, flora and fauna, birds, history, indigenous cultures! Very interesting conversations! Daniel is very intelligent, helpful and fun to soend a day with! Highly recommend! Thank You, Daniel!🙏👍🤗🌈🥾✌🏼
katiekroger
katiekroger
2021-12-16
Fun Excursion to Cotopaxi Visiting Cotopaxi and hiking to the base camp was awesome! The park is beautiful:) Jacqui was a great tour guide, sharing lots of interesting facts about Ecuador, telling the traditional stories about the volcanos, and sheltering at the base camp together after weathering the more the normal rain/wind/snow! Also thank you to Carlos, our driver, I had fun off-roading the dirt trails in the park. If you want to do a more personal tour then I definitely recommend this!
Luke S
Luke S
2021-12-12
Simply amazing experience What a great tour, would highly recommend this to anyone that visits Quito. Thanks Carlos & Mauricio for a memory we will never forget. One tip which might be useful: bring gloves, it can get extremely cold up there so come prepared!
Ivanna Romero
Ivanna Romero
2021-10-24
Tour a Quilotoa y Cotopaxi Los tours de Best Trip Ecuador son ideales para quienes deseen despreocuparse de la planificación de la visita a ambos atractivos. Irene y Carlos fueron unos guías excepcionales e hicieron que la experiencia al Quilotoa fuera memorable. Por otro lado, la guianza de Erika al Cotopaxi fue excelente. Quedo muy satisfecha con el servicio brindado, me gustó que me recogieran personalmente de mi Hostal, me sentí muy segura y acompañada todo el tiempo en este viaje que hice sola.
Clara B
Clara B
2021-10-21
un lapso de tiempo magico Hola, solamente un mensaje porque queremos decir muchísimas gracias a Irene y a Jacqueline, nuestras guidas que han sido mágicas con nosotros. A veces es difícil de ser turistas porque no sabemos si lo que estamos haciendo esta bien o no. Gracias a ellas, hemos podido descubrir cosas y también preguntarlas sobre todo. Ha sido muy interesante en todas las conversaciones que hemos tenido. Además, sus intervenciones en el bus y sus energías positivas solamente puede darte una sonrisa. Sin olvidar nuestro conductor: Mauricio, que ha sido parte de los dos viajes. La laguna y el volcán eran increíbles como todo el día. Poder entrar en vuestra cultura así es un privilegio y nunca seremos suficientes reconocidos por esto. Así que, solamente un muchísimas gracias a vuestros tres; merecéis mucho positivo en todo. Clara&Alex
Manuel
Manuel
2021-10-19
Cotopaxi Excelente viaje, excelente grupo. Excelente Guia. Jacky y Mauricio, los mejores. Cotopaxi es un volcan increible.
Matthias
Matthias
2021-10-19
My second Vulkan Trip at Ecuador..wonderful The hole tripp wos very very nice, the tourmanager did a great job and she is a very frindly person!!!
Erika Hernandez
Erika Hernandez
2021-10-17
Amazing Climbing Cotopaxi was definitely one of the most amazing experiences i had in Ecuador. Highly recomeneded!
Ecuadortravels
Ecuadortravels
2021-10-17
Trip to Cotopaxi Volcano Jackie was super friendly and gave an informative tour. She was happy to answer any questions we had.

What you will do

  • Direct pick-up from your hostel or hotel in Quito to begin the trip to Papallacta (exact time will depend on which neighborhood you are located in)
    Pickups between 09h00 and 09h45
    End of the tour 17h00
  • Just 2 hours from Quito is the town of Papallacta, famous for its medicinal hot springs, located in the middle of the Andean moor where you can enjoy a relaxing day amidst the flora and fauna of the sector at the Termas Papallacta spa.
  • Our first stop will be at the Papallacta lagoon. The Papallacta lagoon was formed after some natural events such as the eruption of the Antisana volcano. Currently, the waters of this lagoon are used to supply drinking water to the northern neighborhoods of the city of Quito.
  • We will pass through the town of Papallacta and arrive at the Termas de Papallacta spa, in this place you can choose to take a walk on the island path to learn about the plants in the area or directly go to the thermal water pools.
  • In this complex there are a variety of hot and cold water pools, here you will have free time to connect with nature.
  • After the relaxing bath you will enjoy a local lunch, fried trout is the typical dish of the area. (lunch not included)
  • Return to Quito, direct drop-off at your hotel/hostel in Quito.

It includes

  • Private touristic transportation
  • Pickups and drop off from hotel in Quito
  • Bilingual guide
  • Termas de Papallacta public pools

Not included

  • Food
  • Tips
  • Towels

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Coat
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Bath sandals
  • Bathing suit
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Camera
From $59
Small groups

$ 59  / person (3 PAX)
$ 75  / person (2 PAX)
$155 / person (1 PAX)

Tom
Tom
2022-02-08
Great diverse adventures in a short period of time. Cotopaxi was an amazing experience. But truth be told, the whole adventure and connecting with Carlos (guide) and the rest of the group in our little tour was the best part, the beauty of traveling and meeting fellow travelers and adventurers. I wish the trip was even longer and we could spend more time exploring different parts of Ecuador, there is just so much to see and do. Tour was well organized, rooms and accommodations were clean, the rides were great and the sights was good and a good variety of different options were available which made it fun. I would definitely recommend.
Ilze P
Ilze P
2022-01-31
Cotopaxi day trip with gide Daniel It was a cloudy and rainy, but Daniel made my trip really enjoyable. He has a deep knowledge about mountain climbing, hiking, flora and fauna, birds, history, indigenous cultures! Very interesting conversations! Daniel is very intelligent, helpful and fun to soend a day with! Highly recommend! Thank You, Daniel!🙏👍🤗🌈🥾✌🏼
katiekroger
katiekroger
2021-12-16
Fun Excursion to Cotopaxi Visiting Cotopaxi and hiking to the base camp was awesome! The park is beautiful:) Jacqui was a great tour guide, sharing lots of interesting facts about Ecuador, telling the traditional stories about the volcanos, and sheltering at the base camp together after weathering the more the normal rain/wind/snow! Also thank you to Carlos, our driver, I had fun off-roading the dirt trails in the park. If you want to do a more personal tour then I definitely recommend this!
Luke S
Luke S
2021-12-12
Simply amazing experience What a great tour, would highly recommend this to anyone that visits Quito. Thanks Carlos & Mauricio for a memory we will never forget. One tip which might be useful: bring gloves, it can get extremely cold up there so come prepared!
Ivanna Romero
Ivanna Romero
2021-10-24
Tour a Quilotoa y Cotopaxi Los tours de Best Trip Ecuador son ideales para quienes deseen despreocuparse de la planificación de la visita a ambos atractivos. Irene y Carlos fueron unos guías excepcionales e hicieron que la experiencia al Quilotoa fuera memorable. Por otro lado, la guianza de Erika al Cotopaxi fue excelente. Quedo muy satisfecha con el servicio brindado, me gustó que me recogieran personalmente de mi Hostal, me sentí muy segura y acompañada todo el tiempo en este viaje que hice sola.
Clara B
Clara B
2021-10-21
un lapso de tiempo magico Hola, solamente un mensaje porque queremos decir muchísimas gracias a Irene y a Jacqueline, nuestras guidas que han sido mágicas con nosotros. A veces es difícil de ser turistas porque no sabemos si lo que estamos haciendo esta bien o no. Gracias a ellas, hemos podido descubrir cosas y también preguntarlas sobre todo. Ha sido muy interesante en todas las conversaciones que hemos tenido. Además, sus intervenciones en el bus y sus energías positivas solamente puede darte una sonrisa. Sin olvidar nuestro conductor: Mauricio, que ha sido parte de los dos viajes. La laguna y el volcán eran increíbles como todo el día. Poder entrar en vuestra cultura así es un privilegio y nunca seremos suficientes reconocidos por esto. Así que, solamente un muchísimas gracias a vuestros tres; merecéis mucho positivo en todo. Clara&Alex
Manuel
Manuel
2021-10-19
Cotopaxi Excelente viaje, excelente grupo. Excelente Guia. Jacky y Mauricio, los mejores. Cotopaxi es un volcan increible.
Matthias
Matthias
2021-10-19
My second Vulkan Trip at Ecuador..wonderful The hole tripp wos very very nice, the tourmanager did a great job and she is a very frindly person!!!
Erika Hernandez
Erika Hernandez
2021-10-17
Amazing Climbing Cotopaxi was definitely one of the most amazing experiences i had in Ecuador. Highly recomeneded!
Ecuadortravels
Ecuadortravels
2021-10-17
Trip to Cotopaxi Volcano Jackie was super friendly and gave an informative tour. She was happy to answer any questions we had.

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