Papallacta Day Tour

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
07h00 - 18h00

Medium activity


English and Spanish

What you'll do

In the full day Papallacta day trip from Quito we will visit:

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



Departures form Naciones Unidas Boulevard (Av. Shyris & Av. Naciones Unidas)
How to get


Pick-up and drop-off in the 3 main areas:
Carolina, Plaza Foch, Plaza Grande


First stop

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

First stop

Second stop - 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.

Second stop - Free time 4 hours

17h00 - 18h00 (aprox.)

Enjoy your comfortable return to Quito. Drop-off at your hotel is also included.

End of tour

17h00 - 18h00 (aprox.)

The Papallacta day tour from Quito includes

  • Tourist Transport
  • Bilingual Guide (Esp – Eng)
  • Visit Papallacta’s Lagoon
  • Termas de Papallacta pools entrance
Not included
  • Other details not specified
  • Meals
  • Tips
  • Locker and towel
What to bring
  • Face mask
  • Sunglasses
  • Jacket
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Flip flops
  • Bathing suit
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Camera
Travelers reviews
Sandra Guerrero
Sandra Guerrero
Muy chévere, lastimosamente, cruzar el centro histórico es demorado y resta tiempo para estar en El Panecillo.
Ruth Moreno
Ruth Moreno
Excelente atención, el recorrido muy bonito, la guía turística eficiente 👏👏👏
Alexita M
Alexita M
It was good, guides need to speak slower when speaking in English so that they are understood. Overall a great hop on and off service.
Jorge Pinto
Jorge Pinto
Muy divertido para conocer parte de nuestra hermosa ciudad
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