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Termas de Papallacta Hot Springs full day tour from Quito

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  • 8 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup from select hotels
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  • Offered in: English


Take a break from sightseeing in order to relax mind, body, and soul on a day trip to Termas de Papallacta Spa from Quito. A serene experience ideal for tired travelers, this tour covers the thermal springs of Termas de Papallacta Spa. Spend ample time soaking in the steaming waters of the pools, created by volcanic activity and natural heat. Refreshments and entrance fees are included.
  • Full-day trip to Termas de Papallacta Spa from Quito
  • A serene experience ideal for weary travelers
  • Spend the day soaking in the thermal waters of natural pools at Termas de Papallacta Spa
  • Refreshments and entrance fees are included

What's Included

  • Tourist transport
  • Bilingual guide (English / Spanish)
  • Termas de Papallacta pools entrance
  • Details not specified
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips

Departure & Return

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Departure Time

7:00 AM

Please Note

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What To Expect

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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Operated by Quito Tour Bus

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Termas de Papallacta Hot Springs full day tour from Quito?

A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Termas de Papallacta Hot Springs full day tour from Quito?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Termas de Papallacta Hot Springs full day tour from Quito?

A:The policy on social distancing is:
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

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53 reviews
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The Most Beautiful Hot Springs Tucked Away in the Andes!
Susan_B, Mar 2022
The drive from Quito to Papallacta was incredible. The hot springs are beautiful and the hike along the River was really pretty. Our soak was wonderful with not many people. We’ll stay overnight next time!
Bring sunscreen not a towel
Dave_B, Feb 2022
The hot springs were amazing!! My guide was less than amazing. They will let you rent a towel there for $1. BRING A TON OF SUNSCREEN AND REAPPLY I didn't need any bug spray.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Most Amazing Hot Springs on Earth
Mark_S, Oct 2021
Carlos our guide was great, ask for him😊. The hot springs is one of a kind. If you like natural hot springs don’t pass this one up. Great scenic drive as well!
Great tour
Alison_S, Sep 2021
Fantastic the pools were great very relaxing and he was very helpful, knowledgeable and fun to hang out with. I would recommend.
What a TREAT!
Candy_C, Jul 2021
This tour from the company "Quito Tour Bus" was awesome! Our tour guide Carlos was so friendly and very knowledgeable about all things Ecuador (from the volcanos, cities, history, food, flowers, waterfalls and other interesting stories). For those of you like me, who love to capture the moment of every portion of the experience, Carlos was always willing to take a picture to help do just that. He had the BEST hospitality and always was willing to go over and beyond to show more and provide more of the best experiences for the tour. The funny thing is, I had booked a previous tour to Banos with this company (Quito Tour Bus) and my tour guide was Marco, and Carlos was the driver for that particular tour. So I had already met him and Marco and they were both so nice and treated the group like family. So I was excited to find out he would be my tour guide for my trip to Termas de Papallacta. Termas de Papallacta was so relaxing and worth it. I felt like it was the perfect treat for ending my trip in Ecuador after many hikes and adventurous activities. The property is well kept and the natural hot water will definitely hit the spot. If you are ever in Ecuador and are contemplating who to book an activity with, I highly recommend to search for Quito Tour Bus on Viator or Trip Advisor. If you get Carlos or Marco as your tour guide, you are in for a treat!
Jacqueline_B, Jan 2020
Beautiful place, decent guide. Don't miss this location. Fyi don't return to city until 6-7 and they let some people off nearish to the airport as you pass it 40 min away from Quito.
Great trip
stefanodalcin, Dec 2019
Great trip to relax after some intense hiking days! Our guide Mauro was very knowledgeable and shared some interesting facts about the local flora and fauna during the busride and on a short (optional) hike. Afterwards we had about 4 hours to relax at the hot springs.
Just what I needed.
Kelly1335, Sep 2019
After a very busy week of travel and tours I decided to spend my last day in quito going to the hot springs. Great decision! It was very relaxing. The massage (extra$) was fantastic. The service was great and the tour guide Erica was great. Overall, it was a great experience.
Papallacta Hot springs
Michael L, Jun 2019
Very nice trip. Excellent hike around the area, beautiful waterfalls, I highly recommend it. Mauro, our tour guide was friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. Hot springs were worth visiting, although not the best I've seen; great location, beautiful surroundings.
The spa experience was mediocre but...
Lei, Nov 2017
The spa experience was mediocre but it is always nice to spend the day in hot pools. The small hike to the waterfall was enjoyable and I got some great photos!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Excellent trip and excellent value...
Richard M, Nov 2017
Excellent trip and excellent value. Papallacta is well worth the the trip. Our tour guide Erica was very professional and friendly and full of interesting and informative commentary.
Guide Erica was very good...
Joe P, Aug 2017
Guide Erica was very good. Facilities were clean, bus was clean. Meeting spot easy to find. Amount of time spent there just about right... There is also about a 35 minute hike available should you be interested. Things like mud wrapping, sauna and spa services also on sight/may or may not be included in your tour...
The hotsprings were very relaxing...
Claudia C, Apr 2017
The hotsprings were very relaxing and the Spa itself was very clean and had a good menu to purchase food from a snack pack was provided at the beginning of the tour, and would have been enough to stay full. There are several pools at different temperatures nestled around some beautiful mountains with fantastic views. Truly a relaxation paradise with some additional spa options not covered by the tour if you are interested. The scenery and views were gorgeous on the way there and we got to see a lot of the countryside. The stop at the local mini-farm was interesting. I tried the best coffee I have ever had, and got to see and try some of the local food/crops grown on site. The people there were very warm and kind, and a little bit quirky. The views from the top of the building were great, and was definitely worthwhile. The only drawbacks was the meeting point was listed at a very busy and large intersection, and it took us a bit to find the actual tour stand. Our tour guide was friendly, but did not have the best English. We didn't really learn much about the local countryside and had a hard time understanding. It did not affect our enjoyment of the hotsprings and mini farm, but was enough to rate the trip a 4/5. A great way to start your vacation to melt away flight stress, or finish your vacation to rest sore muscles from seeing this beautiful country. Highly recommended.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great massage, drive, and Alex was a...
chadd b, Nov 2016
Great massage, drive, and Alex was a great tour leader!


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