Papallacta Tour



Without minimum of passengers


At 10H00

From Bulevar Naciones Unidas Stop



13 to 64 years old. National and International passengers.


Children up to 12 years old, Senior 65 years old or older, and people with disabilities (Valid ID required)

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 SPA. In our tour we will visit:

Lookout of the Papallacta Lake

Guided hike through ``La Isla`` Path

Pools of the SPA Termas de Papallacta

Access to the vapor caves


 09h05 – El Quinde Visitors Center

Venezuela St. & Espejo. Plaza Grande.

How to get

09h25 – La Mariscal / Plaza Foch

Reina Victoria St. between Calama & Mariscal Foch. Stop #3 Quito Tour Bus

How to get

09h50 – Boulevar Naciones Unidas

Shyris Ave. & Naciones Unidas Ave.

How to get


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.

Beginning of the tour


From Bulevar 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.

Pools of the SPA Termas de Papallacta, access to vapor caves

Free time 2 hours 30 minutes

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


End of tour

18h00 aprox.


  • Tourist Transport
  • Bilingual Guide (Esp – Eng)
  • Visit Papallacta’s Lagoon
  • Termas de Papallacta SPA entrance
  • Hiking through “La Isla” path
  • Snack
  • Locker and towel


  • Other details not specified
  • Meals
  • Tips


  • Sunglasses
  • Jacket
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Flip flops
  • Bathing suit
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Camera
You must arrive at the point of pick up 10 minutes before the set time. (Check the Itinerary)
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