Private Papallacta Volcanic Hot Springs Day Tour

Quito, Ecuador

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icon10 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Overview

Journey into the Ecuadorian highlands on this private Papallacta volcano and hot springs tour. Follow your guide to the Andes mountain range and check out the thermal volcanic waters around the Papallacta Volcano. Learn about the geological layers from your guide and slip into these healing natural pools that contain sulfates, sodium, calcium, and other restorative minerals.
  • Private Papallacta Volcanic Hot Springs tour
  • Escape the city and experience the natural beauty of the Andes
  • Relax in healing hot springs
  • Take a hike through scenic trails
  • Round-trip hotel transport and lunch included in tour

Professional English speaking driver/guide
Transportation from and to Quito’s hotel (urban zone).
Meals as described in the itinerary
Activities as described in the itinerary
Entrace fees (Hot springs, Paramo path)
Locker at Papallacta hot springs
24/7 assistance in Dutch, English and Spanish
Extra drinks and food
Optional tips for the guide

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Transportation included is from and to Quito’s hotel, located in the Quito urban Zone. It does not include Valleys, Tababela or hotels close to the airport. The extra charge of $ 40 (for the round trip per group) must be paid directly to the driver.

Departure Time

8:00 AM
Enjoy the stunning natural beauty of the Andes on this relaxing day trip to Papallacta Volcano. Journey from the capital city of Quito, through the scenic mountains, to the village of Papallacta, where you'll enjoy local hot chocolate and a savory snack. Hike into the Paramo in search of bears, birds, and other wildlife. Then relax in the natural volcanic pools of Papallacta. These hot springs are filled with healing minerals and are sure to restore even the most tired traveler. Enjoy lunch in a local restaurant before returning to your Quito hotel.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Papallacta
After one hour you will arrive at the village of Papallacta, where you will stop for a hot chocolate and a snack.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Papallacta
Around 11:00, you will take a hike of 1 and a half hours around the Papallacta river and into paramo landscapes.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Termas de Papallacta
After the hike, at around 12:30 PM, you can relax in the hot springs of Papallacta. These waters will help you to gently exfoliate your skin and relax your body. You can enjoy additional services such as facials, massages, and aromatherapy (with extra cost).
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Mercado Artesanal La Mariscal
After lunch, you will return back to Quito. If you are back in Quito before 6:00 PM, you can visit the handcraft market in La Mariscal where you can buy some souvenirs. (Optional visit)
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Important things to bring: warm and waterproof clothing, water, sunblock, sunglasses, bathing suit and a towel.
  • It is also possible to stay the night at the Termas Papallacta resort. Please send a message to check prices and availability.
  • Inform yourself about food safety when traveling to tropical countries. Take the necessary precaution to avoid food poisoning (always wash your hands before eating, don’t eat ‘street food’, only eat peeled fruits, etc.).
  • The operator cannot take any responsibility for any illnesses or missed meals & tours due to an illness.
  • It is mandatory that you will have current travel insurance including personal medical insurance. Please inform us of any known medical conditions you have.
  • The operator reserves the right to change the itinerary without previous notice due to weather conditions, availabilities, National Park regulations or notifications and unforeseeable circumstances.
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel.
  • In order to process your reservation please help us with all this information:
  • Pick-up location - Please let us know the pick-up location, so we can communicate that to the guide.
  • Whatsapp phone number (in case you use Whatsapp and would like us to contact you that during your stay via Whatsapp)
  • For all guests:
  • Passport numbers
  • Date of birth
  • Nationality
  • Food restrictions
  • Medical restrictions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Transportation included is from and to Quito’s hotel, located in the Quito urban Zone. It does not include Valleys, Tababela or hotels close to the airport. The extra charge of $ 40 (for the round trip per group) must be paid directly to the driver.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.
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