Termas de Papallacta Private Full-Day Tour & Hiking in the forest - Spa tickets

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Experience the magic of Termas de Papallacta on this private full-day tour and hike in the forest. Immerse yourself in the medicinal volcanic waters of this beautiful high Andes landscape, located near Quito's airport. Start your adventure with a scenic drive through the valley of Tumbaco, taking in the breathtaking Andean scenery along the way. Arrive at the Papallacta Hot Springs, nestled in the Cayambe-Coca Ecological Reserve, and indulge in the therapeutic thermal water pools. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, embark on a 1.5-hour hike through a private cloud forest reserve, marveling at the abundance of flora and fauna. After the hike, pamper yourself at the Termas de Papallacta Spa, enjoying a bath and spa treatment to fully reap the medicinal benefits of the springs. Return to Quito, rejuvenated and invigorated from this unforgettable experience.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • 8 hours
  • Suitable for 2-12 Participants
  • Private Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Private full-day tour in Termas de Papallacta
  • Hiking in the beautiful cloud forest reserve
  • Relaxing and rejuvenating thermal baths in the medicinal volcanic water
  • Enjoying the stunning Andean scenery
  • Taking advantage of the springs' medicinal benefits at the spa
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off in Quito
  • Private transportation
  • Entrance fee to Termas Spa
  • Certified English/Spanish speaking guide
  • Hike in a private reserve is opcional
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips

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Experience the ultimate relaxation and rejuvenation with the Termas de Papallacta Private Full-Day Tour & Hiking in the forest - Spa tickets. Located near Quito's airport, Termas de Papallacta is a hidden gem nestled in the stunning high Andes landscape of Ecuador. This magical place offers the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, allowing you to immerse yourself in the healing powers of thermal water.

What to expect?

During this full-day tour, you can expect a day filled with tranquility and natural beauty. The excursion starts at 8 am from your hotel in Quito, where you will embark on a scenic drive through the picturesque valley of Tumbaco. As you make your way to Termas de Papallacta, you'll be captivated by the breathtaking Andean scenery. Upon arrival, you'll have the opportunity to indulge in the therapeutic thermal water pools of the Papallacta Hot Springs. These pools, filled with medicinal volcanic water, offer a range of health benefits, including relaxation, stress relief, and improved circulation. Your certified English/Spanish speaking guide will accompany you throughout the day, ensuring you have a memorable and enriching experience. For nature enthusiasts, an optional 1.5-hour hike in a private cloud forest reserve is available. Immerse yourself in the beauty of nature as you explore the rich flora and fauna that surrounds you. After your hike, return to the Termas de Papallacta Spa for a luxurious bath and spa experience, making the most of the springs' medicinal benefits.

Who is this for?

This tour is perfect for anyone seeking a peaceful retreat and a chance to reconnect with nature. Whether you're a solo traveler, a couple, or a group of friends, Termas de Papallacta offers an inclusive experience that caters to all. The therapeutic benefits of the thermal water make it an ideal choice for those looking to relax and rejuvenate. Nature lovers will appreciate the opportunity to explore the cloud forest reserve, immersing themselves in Ecuador's natural beauty.

Why book this?

By booking the Termas de Papallacta Private Full-Day Tour & Hiking in the forest - Spa tickets, you'll have the chance to escape the stresses of everyday life and immerse yourself in a truly tranquil environment. The combination of the stunning Andean landscape, the healing powers of the thermal water, and the option to hike in a private reserve make this experience unique and unforgettable. Not only will you have the opportunity to relax and rejuvenate in the thermal pools, but you'll also be able to explore the natural wonders of the cloud forest reserve. The certified English/Spanish speaking guide will ensure that you have a seamless and enriching experience, providing insightful information about the surroundings and ensuring your comfort throughout the day.

Good to know

It's important to note that food and drinks are not included in the tour, so be sure to bring your own snacks and beverages. Additionally, tipping is not included, so if you receive exceptional service, it's customary to show your appreciation. Make sure to wear comfortable clothing and footwear, as you'll be engaging in both a hike and a spa experience. Don't forget your swimsuit and towel for the thermal pools, and consider bringing sunscreen and insect repellent for the hike.


Travelers who have experienced the Termas de Papallacta Private Full-Day Tour & Hiking in the forest - Spa tickets have raved about the tranquility and beauty of the location. Many have praised the healing effects of the thermal water, noting its relaxation and stress-relieving properties. The optional hike through the cloud forest reserve has been described as a breathtaking and immersive experience, allowing visitors to connect with nature in a unique way. Overall, individuals have expressed their satisfaction with the tour, highlighting the professionalism of the guides and the unforgettable memories created during their visit to Termas de Papallacta.

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  • You can book at any time before the event

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  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

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4.8 (5)


Thank you to it guide Jimena, who was great! Beautiful setting, great hike, and amazing massage. Highly recommend when in Quito!


Calming and relaxing experience and the food is excellent with a gorgeous view as you drive from Quito plus I got a wonderful massage

mallory v

<p>guide was great. worth the price? absolutely not. would have been more cost effective to just hiring a driver for the day.</p>


Many locals in Quito offer this day trip, we paid 75 for two people for the fare. 22+ per person for the day plus more for massage, etc. Lovely services, spend the whole day there, bring a book. Restaurant on site. Just up the drive is a another hot springs resort for locals, not so posh and quite inexpensive.

Julie K

<p>We enjoyed our trip to the hot springs, it took approx one and a half hours to get there, getting out of Quito is the worse part due to traffic congestion. Unfortunately it was cloudy and rainy when we visited so didn't get a good view of surrounding mountains. We didn't have time to look at public hot springs so can't comment on those. The spa was a very pleasant experience but nothing out of the ordinary I think the fact that we couldn't see mountains affected our opinion a little. Pre book if you want a treatment/ massage, all slots were booked up when we arrived. Food in the spa hotel was very good. The highlight of this tour for us was the visit to the humming bird centre Quanga. We saw up close approx ten different species of humming bird with a stroll through the cloud forest to look at the fauna. Our guide from Latin adventures was Daniel, he was very efficient and also knowledgable about alsorts of things including culture, biodiversity, flora and fauna and very easy to be with.</p>
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