Antisana is a majestic and mysterious volcano in the Eastern Mountain Range of the Andes. It is the nucleus of this protected area in whose interior there are Paramo (Grassland) and eastern Andean forests. Volcanic activity, the passage and retreat of glaciers and evolution have created impressive landscapes and a very diverse wildlife in its territory. As a mirror of the volcano is the Mica lagoon, where part of the water of the Quito city comes from. Apart from the lagoon, there are swampy areas where the water floods during the rainy season, forming seasonal lagoons such as Santa Lucía or Mauca Machay. In the reserve the rivers are born that later slide down the eastern slopes and go to feed the Coca and Napo amazon rivers.
Besides, Termas Papallacta is famous by its medicinal water since they contains healing properties. Papallacta is like being into heaven since, it is located in the dense clouds surrounded by mountains at 10,663 feet above sea level. Enjoy the spa resort and plunge into Health and Life in our thermal pools, surrounded by nature.
Early departure from Quito to drive to Antisana reserva. It is located 33 miles away from Quito.
Antisana Condor Reserve
We will cross a farming town called Pintag. We will see the old lava flows that came out of the antisanilla (parasitic volcano), we will drive through crops and pastures. Observe bird species such as andean sea gulls, caracaras, lapwings, etc. Visit a lagoon whose waters are born in the volcano. Hike along the paths near the lagoon.
After lunch, we will drive about 45 miles until we reach Papallacta.
Papallacta Hot Springs
Termas Papallacta is a wellness-resort located in the middle of an extinct caldera. It is a propitious place to rest and relax into the thermal waters that come out from the volcanic rocks. Here you can swim in the hot springs pool (Balneario) or visit the Spa. This place is equipped with massage jets, water jets and jets of air (Blowers). In adittion, the spa offers specialized therapeutic treatments, massages, body wraps, hydromassages, thermal jet, steam bath at the thermal cave, body aesthetics.
Finally, transfer to Quito airport.
Total price $480 USD (Bank fees do not include)
Total price $450 USD. (Bank fees do not include)
Total price $340 USD. (Bank fees do not include)
(Bank fees do not include)