Papallacta, Ecuador

About this trip

The activity of the Antisana Volcano allows us to enjoy medicinal hot springs surrounded by mountains at more than 3300 metres above sea level.

Tour Description

Tour Description

The activity of the Antisana Volcano allows us to enjoy medicinal hot springs surrounded by mountains at more than 3300 metres above sea level.

Approximately two hours drive northeast of Quito, we will visit a Hummingbird Garden, where we can see at least 10 different species, enjoying a nice coffee as we watch. Afterwards, at more than 3300 meters above sea level, and surrounded by mountains in the Cayambe-Coca Reserve, we will visit the hot springs. Surrounded by the Andean Altiplano, it truly is a gift of nature. The Cayambe – Coca Reserve contains one of the most diverse and protected forests so this trip also offers amazing landscapes.

It has been scientifically proven that natural hot springs contain various curative minerals and medicinal properties for health. Besides … it’s a great place to relax!

What to bring

  • ID (original or copy)
  • Bathing suit
  • Towel
  • Swim cap (optional)
  • Rain/wind jacket
  • Camera
  • Sunglasses
  • Cap or hat
  • Bandana
  • Sunblock
  • Money, including small change
  • A backpack to store stuff
  • Water


Day Tour
Itinerary -Papallacta

  • Hotel pick-up
  • Drive north-east of Quito
  • Visit: Guango Lodge Reserve to see hummingbirds and hike along the river.
  • Enjoy several hot tubs of varying degrees
  • Lunch
  • Return to Quito

Includes: Private tourist transportation, certified bilingual guides, lunch, entrance fees
Does not include: Personal expenses, drinks and tips

Your Organizer

Quito Bike Tours and Travel Experiences
3 reviews
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I would rate this trip as one of the most outstanding ones we have ever made. And thanks God we could still make it, before Corona took over. What really made the difference in Nicky Lodge was our Guide Pedro -what a special person with so much knowledge and charm, his background, originally from the region, simply overwhelmed us. The lodge was O.K, the cook and the staff so attentive, we really did feel at home. Some of the guides there simply were, as to our opinion, already too touristic. I don't need a personal book to be personally recommendated, do I? The trip was very well organized, we would do it again. I Hope all of you are well, we are with you, Antje and Sylvia
The bus itself was comfortable and clean. Love the second level seating, the view was great from there. The driver and the guide were great, knowledgeable, and friendly. I learned a lot about Ecuador in a fun way through this bus tour. Once at the equator, we went our own ways and met up in a couple hours, which was nice to venture out on our own for a little. My favorite part was the Agave house tour. Again, super educational and getting to taste the Miske and other parts of the agave plant was amazing. 110% would reccomend. Worth the $ and worth the time!
We had a wonderful time with lovely people as guide, driver muy careful and agency muy agréable y useful through a 30 day trip across le country. We recommend surely Quito bike tours for a trip in Ecuador with people local outside of touristic area.

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