Papallacta Hot Springs Tour

From $114 per person

A private tour to the highlands of the Eastern Andes, a striking landscape of lakes and mountains. Enjoy panoramic views, a short walk along the banks of the pretty local river before relaxing in the thermal waters of Papallacta hot springs.

  • Activity Level: Easy
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Highlights: Papallacta High Grasslands & Lakes, Antisana Volcano, River Walk, Hot Springs
Thermal water pools in Papallacta, Ecuador with people bathing, surrounded by green vegetation, red flowers and high mountains


Today we travel up into the Eastern Andes, crossing the continental divide and onto the stark and beautiful high grassland paramos of the Papallacta region of Ecuador. On clear days, the views of the snow-capped Antisana Volcano are breathtaking.

On arrival at Papallacta we can follow the river trail behind the hot springs for a fun, pretty and in some parts exhilarating walk, which lasts for around 40 minutes.

Lunch (not included) can be enjoyed in a local restaurant.

This tour includes access to the private spa at Termas Papallacta where you can relax in a number of natural thermal pools of varying temperatures. These volcanic waters are known for their rejuvenating properties.

Massages and other treatments are available at the spa – to be booked and paid for separately.

Later in the day we return to Quito.


Prices 2024

2 people
$174 p/p
3 - 4 people
$133 p/p
5 - 6 people
$114 p/p

Price includes:
Private transportation, top English speaking naturalist hiking guide, entry fee to the Spa at Termas Papallacta.

Not included:
Lunch, tips and personal expenses

Prices are stated in US Dollars.
Prices are valid until 31st December 2024.
This tour begins and ends in the city of Quito. For pick up / drop off in Quito airport extra charges will apply.

Papallacta river hike
Crossing the Papallacta River
Papallacta river walk
Bromeliads along the Papallacta river
Papallacta Spa & Hot Springs
Relaxing in Papallacta Spa & Hot Springs