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Enjoy a relaxed day in the Andes. You will start your journey driving to the north of Quito, through beautiful mountains (over 4.000 m). After one hour you will arrive at the village of Papallacta, where you will stop for a hot chocolate and a snack. Then you will make a hike (of 1,5 hour) into the Paramo landscapes, where you may spot Andean bears and birds. Afterwards, you can relax in the hot volcanic pools of Papallacta. The open air thermal pools have various benefits. Due to its minerals, these waters will help you to gently exfoliate your skin and relax your body. Enjoy additional services such as facials, massages and aroma therapy (with extra cost). After this, you will have lunch at a local restaurant and you will return back to Quito, to visit the local handicraft market.

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Seedsnipe bird, Papallacta, Ecuador.

Note: All hours are approximate

Schedule Itinerary
08:00 Pick-up at hotel in Quito and start driving to Papallacta.
09:30 Hot chocolate in Papallacta
11:00 Hike in around the Papallacta river.
12:30 Enjoy the open air Thermal baths of Papallacta.
15:00 Lunch at a local restaurant
17:00 Optional visit local handicrafts market “Mercado Artesanal” in Quito
18:00 Back at hotel in Quito



La Isla path, Papallacta, Ecuador.

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Termas Papallacta.


Professional driver/guide
Transportation from and to Quito’s hotel
Meals as described in the itinerary
Activities as described in the itinerary
Entrance fees (Hot springs, Paramo path)
Locker at Papallacta hot springs
24/7 assistance in Dutch, English and Spanish

Extra drinks and food
Tips for guide

For 6 or more travelers: USD 60 p.p.
For 3-5 travelers: USD 70 p.p.
For 2 travelers: USD 105 p.p.
For 1 traveler: USD 190 p.p.

This Quito tour is a Private / Individual Tour. This means you the same guide during your tour. There won’t be any other guests during the tour, only your travel party.

When you book (the moment you sign the registration form or submit a booking request through Anyguide) a tour with Rebecca Adventure Travel you agree on the following terms and conditions:

* Important things to bring: warm and waterproof clothing, water, sun block, sunglasses, bathing suit and a towel.
* It is also possible to stay the night at the Termas Papallacta resort. Please send a message to check prices and availability.
* It is important that you will have current travel insurance including personal medical insurance. Please inform us of any known medical conditions you have.
* Time Disclaimer: We recommend this private tour to start no later than 08:00 am because you will enjoy the tour at a good pace and you will not miss out on any activities. If you choose for a later departure time it might be possible that you will miss some activities due to traffic or other circumstances.

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