Papallacta Hot Springs

A great way to take a break in the midst of your travel in Ecuador is a visit to Papallacta hot springs. You’ll set out from Quito towards this small town on the eastern slopes of the Andes known for its hot springs. You’ll take a short hike and soak in the curative thermal waters, while enjoying the view of the mountains.

This tour includes

· A bilingual (English/Spanish) guide
· Entrance to spa
· Lunch (only in a private tour)
· Private transportation

This tour does not includes

· Tips
· Any other service not mentioned herein

Made-to-Measure Travel

This itinerary is designed to give you an idea of the available options for a visit to Quito and the northern Andes. But keep in mind:

  • We can tailor this trip to suit your needs, tastes, time frame and budget
  • Every aspect of the itinerary can be modified, from the accommodation to the activities
  • We also offer Avenue of the Volcanoes tours between Quito and Cuenca to allow you to explore this fascinating area


Papallacta, a small town in the Napo Province of Ecuador on the eastern flanks of the Ecuadorian Andes leading down into the Amazon, is located at 3300 meters and lies in the shadow of Antisana volcano. Only an hour from Quito, Papallacta is known for its hot sprint and steamed trout, but few know that the area provides Quito with about 60% of its water supply. The town is surrounded by páramo landscape, inhabited by marvelous Andean flora and fauna, including the Andean condor, Ecuador’s national bird, spectacled bears and tapirs. It is a great area for hiking, and there are both public and private baths, whose water is thermally heated by the subterranean activity of the 5758m Antisana Volcano. The minerals in the springs are said to have natural healing qualities.



Tour type # passengers Price (per person)
Group $75
Private 1 $250
Private 2 $153
Private 3 $95
Private 4-6 $129
Private 7-11 $98
Private 12-15 $83
Private 16-21 $75
Private 22-26 $70