Tour Papallacta

Only 2 hours from Quito is the town of Papallacta, famous for its medicinal thermal waters, located in the middle of the Andean highlands where you can enjoy a relaxing day amidst the flora and fauna of the sector in the Termas Papallacta baths.


Every day


Full day





Hosted in

English, Spanish

What you'll do

We will visit:

  • Lookout of the Papallacta Lake
  • Guided hike through “La Isla” Path
  • Termas de Papallacta termal pools


Pick Up

El Quinde Visitors Center

Calle Venezuela y Espejo. Plaza Grande
How to get

La Mariscal / Plaza Foch

Reina Victoria entre Calama y Mariscal Foch Parada #3 Quito Tour Bus
How to get

Boulevar Naciones Unidas

Av. Shyris y Av. Naciones Unidas
How to get

Boulevar Naciones Unidas

Av. Shyris y Av. Naciones Unidas
How to get


Beginning of the tour

From Boulevard Naciones Unidas

Papallacta Lake Lookout

The eruption of the Volcano Antisana in the 18th century generated a lava flow that filled in the old glacier of the Papallacta River causing drainage to the Tambo River. This chain of natural events created the lagoon characterized by the dark tone of its waters. Its climate is cold and surrounded by reeds and pads

Guided walk through “La Isla” Path

It is a paved road that follows the path of the Cosanga River. The tour is accompanied by the singing of the different species of birds that live in the area of the páramo, and by the landscapes that the natural environment offers. To relax your body, you could soak in the crystal clear waters or take a break on the shore to enjoy nature

Free time 4 hours

Termas de Papallacta pools.

It is the ideal place to take full advantage of the benefits of hot springs. Discover the circuit of pools and enjoy the water at different temperatures, receiving in each pool different types of massages through water jets 

Free time 4 hours

18h00 (aprox.)

Return to Quito

End of the tour

18h00 (aprox.)


What to bring
  • Sunglasses
  • Jacket
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Flip flops
  • Bathing suit
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Camera
  • Tourist Transport
  • Bilingual Guide (Esp – Eng)
  • Visit Papallacta’s Lagoon
  • Termas de Papallacta pools entrance
  • Hiking through “La Isla” path
Not includes
  • Other details not specified
  • Meals
  • Tips
  • Locker and towel




$ 59
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  • 2 PAX - 75USD each (Choose 2)
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