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Papallacta Hot Springs Half Day Tour plus Airport Transfers

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Tour Summary

This half-day tour takes you from Quito airport to the beautiful Papallacta hot springs for a relaxing experience. 
The tour is the perfect option for travelers who arrived in Quito and have time (6 hours or more) before their international connection. Papallacta is a small Ecuadorian highlands village located in the Andes mountain range (east side) and about 1.5 hours away from Quito. Papallacta is known for its famous hot springs. The source temperature of the thermal baths varies between 30 °C and 70 °C (86 °F and 158 °F). After this relaxing time, you will back to Quito airport for your next flight and destination.


  • checkPapallacta Hot SpringsWaters that will help you to gently exfoliate your skin and relax your body.
  • checkNatural Hot SpringsAll pools water originate from the enclosing natural resources that contain a range of curative properties..
  • checkView of the Antisana VolcanoIt is the fourth highest volcano in Ecuador, at 5,753 metres.


    Rebecca Adventure Travel Papallacta-hot-springs

    You will be picked up from Quito Airport, then drive to Papallacta town, which is around 1-hour drive, where you can see the majestic Ecuadorian Andes.

    At the Papallacta Hot Springs, you can visit the hot springs pools and the water pools for a relaxing treatment and feel the magic of the volcanic water spring.

    After a relaxing day, you will be transferred back to Quito Airport.

    • ActivityActivity:Relaxing, Exploring, Sightseeing.
    • TransportTransport:Car.


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Papallacta Day Tour Map

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  • Entrance to Papallacta Public Pools.
  • Bus Transport Private transportation from and to Quito Airport.
  • Tour Guide Experienced Certified English-Speaking Guide.
  • Activities All activities as described in the itinerary.
  • assistance 24/7 assistance in English, Dutch and Spanish.
  • Exclusion Exclusions

    + Additional food or beverages.
    + Personal health & travel insurance.
    + Optional tips for guides and drivers.

Additional information

  • Prices for 2025 are subject to change.
  • Have at least 6 hours between arrival and departure flights.
  • Upgrade to Papallacta SPA is an additional ( 20 USD), please contact us to arrange it.
  • Important things to bring: warm and waterproof clothing, gloves, water, energy snacks, sunblock, sunglasses, and your passport.
  • Keep in mind that the weather at 13,000 ft (4,000 m) can change suddenly from sunny to cold with stormy winds and wet snow.
  • Since you will ride on steep mountain trails where oxygen is limited, it is our safety recommendation that the rider weighs 220 lbs (100 kg) or less.
  • Inform yourself about food safety when traveling to tropical countries. Take the necessary precautions to avoid food poisoning (always wash your hands before eating, don’t eat street food, only eat peeled fruits, etc.).
  • It is mandatory to have valid travel and medical insurance. Please inform us of any known medical conditions you have.
  • Rebecca Adventure Travel and the respective cruise operator reserve the right to change the itinerary without prior notice due to weather conditions, availability, National Park regulations or notifications, and unforeseeable circumstances.


  • Authenticity: Rebecca Adventure Travel offers unique and authentic experiences. All tours are personally selected by Rebecca, which guarantees authentic hotels (preferably family-owned), high-quality tours, great service, and, last but not least, value for money.
  • Tailor-made design: Whether travelers prefer a Galapagos island-hopping tour, a cruise, or a tailor-made tour of Ecuador, our local and international destination experts use their own travel experiences to create the right travel plan for every traveler.
  • Safety & 24/7 assistance: Rebecca Adventure Travel possesses all official tour operating insurance up to EUR 3 million. The team can be reached 24/7 for emergencies, by phone, e-mail, Skype, and WhatsApp. This service is available in English, Spanish, and Dutch!
  • Face-to-face assistance throughout your travels: Although online communication is essential, in-person service is very important, too. This is why travelers can get face-to-face travel advice at the Travel Concept Store in Zutphen, Netherlands. During your trip, there will be local personal hostesses at each destination, e.g., the Galapagos Islands.
  • Zero credit card fee: For guests who book a cruise with Rebecca Adventure Travel, there is no extra charge for credit card payment.
  • When you book a tour with Rebecca Adventure Travel you agree to its terms and conditions.

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