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Papallacta Day Trip

from Quito

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.

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Papallacta

Full Day Trip to Papallacta

Pickups

  • We will make the pick-ups at several hotels located in the 3 main areas of Quito:
    La Carolina Park, Plaza Foch, Plaza Grande
    Pickups between 09h00 and 09h45 am
  • End of tour around 05h00 pm
  • If you want to be picked up from another point further away, we can do it with an additional payment, you have to write to us, and we will coordinate your boarding.
  • Pick-ups are always reconfirmed until the night before the tour departure, if one day before the departure of the tour if you have not received the confirmation, you can write to WhatsApp 0983359-796.

Way to Papallacta

  • 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.

Papallacta Lagoon

  • 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 Quito.

Termas de Papallacta Spa

  • 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.
  • After this visit we will continue on our way to the main attraction, the Devil’s Cauldron waterfall.
  • In this Spa, there are a variety of hot and cold water pools. Here, you will have free time to connect with nature.

Lunch

  • 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

  • Return to Quito for disembarkation in the same boarding places.
  • Note: The order of the visits may vary according to weather conditions.

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
  • Unspecified details

Recommendations

  • Bring:
  • Sunglasses
  • Coat
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Bath sandals
  • Bathing suit
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Camera

Recent travelers reviews

Ronaldo Júnior
Ronaldo Júnior
2024-01-11
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Best guide ever!! Ernesto is one of the greatest guides I ever had! Lot of information during all the tour, always with a smile in the face and offering to take pictures! Gave us enought time to do everything, stopping in all the points we asked and pointed animals during all the way! 100% honest, knows everything about cotopaxi and loves climbing mountains and volcanos! Excellent restaurant for breakfast with good prices. Gave us a gift at the end of the tour, totally recommend him!!
Inspire14091247062
Inspire14091247062
2024-01-05
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COTOPAXI CON DANIELA Que experiencia más Asombrosa. El Parque Nacional COTOPAXI. Con guía (Daniela) fue mágica. Espiritual. De reconocimiento y respeto a una maravilla natural. A un Pueblo diverso y sus Cosmovisiones. El Chocolate con pimienta dulce y el te de hoja de coca. Previnieron el "Soroche" y estubieron de...li..cio...sos. Daniela nuestra guía hace su labor con mucho amor... Contagia su buena vibra... Si tienen niños ella es la guía indicada 🤓🥰
Mark B
Mark B
2023-12-30
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A Great Experience We toured Mindo, the equator and Cotapaxi with this organization. They were to flight. Always on time. Always prepared. Very considerate (they even brought my son’s hat back and left it at the front desk). I highly recommend them!
Jaime C
Jaime C
2023-12-19
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Una bonita experiencia, lo recomiendo fue una experiencia inolvidable, Dani fue una excelente guía la atención el trato muy amable. volvería a ir
Richard H
Richard H
2023-12-04
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Great day with amazing views It was a fantastic day with excellent views, we were lucky to have sunny weather which isn't always the case - prepare for anything! Adrian was a fantastic guide, knowledgeable and enthusiastic and a great help on the hike itself. I've done lots of hiking before but this was the first one at altitude, you definitely notice the difference! The best advice is to take your time with the hike, great advice that Adrian provided. I'd definitely recommend this tour if you have free time in Quito.
Laura N
Laura N
2023-11-22
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Lo pasamos genial! Tuvimos mucha suerte de tener a Mauro y Mauricio como nuestros guías!!! Lo pasamos realmente bien y tuvimos tiempo suficiente para subir al refugio de Cotopaxi y también se aseguraron de que fuéramos juntos!!! Había muy buena vibe! Nos gustó también mucho el sitio donde comimos y poder darle de comer a las Alpacas :) muy recomendado!!!!
Christina
Christina
2023-09-26
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i would strongly recommend this day tour! our guide was amazing!! i learned so much the entire day. i would strongly recommend this day tour!!
Edgar P
Edgar P
2023-09-20
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Un viaje muy especial al Cotopaxi El tour fue muy completo e interesante, la ruta hacia el cotopaxi ofrece muchas vistas espectaculares y se consiguen excelentes fotos. La subida al cotopaxi es algo pesada pero nuestra guía Dany nos dió tips para que no fuera tan difícil y todo el tiempo nos esperaba si nos quedabamos atras, también nos contó mucha información sobre el Cotopaxi y los demás volcanes, además nos contó varias leyendas muy interesantes. Un tour muy recomendado sobre todo con Dany.
Sally M
Sally M
2023-08-26
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Beautiful day Enjoyable day. Tour guide arrived in time to pick us up and made sure we had everything we needed during the day. The walk into the crater was beautiful but if you're older, you'll need to take your time and watch your footing. Hiking sticks helped. Unless you are in peak condition, be sure to reserve a horse for the ride up. Even the 20 something's were breathing hard and resting a lot. I would definitely recommend this tour. Great company and very organized.
Elainn
Elainn
2023-08-18
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Una aventura El tour estuvo muy bien, con tiempo para adaptarse a la altura y demás. Lamentablemente el clima no ayudó ya que había mucho viento. Eso hizo que la subida al refugio fuera un poco más complicada. Igual, este hecho acrecentó el sentido de aventura (aunque no obtuve las mejores fotos del volcán). Al descenso nos encontramos con dos zorros. A la hora del almuerzo fuimos a un sitio donde uno podía alimentar a las llamas y a los patos. Muy completo todo.

Papallacta Day Trip

from Quito