Free time in Quito? Lets go to Papallacta's Volcanic Termal Springs!

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17 reviews   (5.00)

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Departs: Quito, Quito

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Take some time off while traveling to Quito and relax.
This Private Tour takes around an hour and a half driving northeast direction to Termas de Papallacta; a place well-known for its thermal volcanic water pools and Spa.
Not many people know this place, nor the properties that these waters have, the best option for a short stay in the city or a relaxing wellness time with your nearby people in a pure Andean environment
Perfect facilities and infrastructure for you not to worry about anything and just take your take for wellness and relax.
Accompanied by a certificated local tour guide and driver, an open-minded ambient, good music, good conversation, and comfortability of its car.
Is better if you make the payment/booking in advance at Termas de Papallacta webpage to avoid conglomeration and waiting lines.
For a more customized service find me on media as MUFI TOURS
Feel free to ask! Already vaccinated. LGBTQ 420 friendly.

What's Included

Fuel surcharge

Local sweets, local sparkling water and some warm tea

Parking Fees

Private transportation

WiFi on board

What's Not Included

Entrance ticket and complimentary services; Balneario ($10) and VIP/Spa ($25)



Traveler Information

  • YOUTH: Age: 12 - 17
  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 80

Additional Info

  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • 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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

El Viejo Ilalo
(3000 years bc) A dormant volcano that bisects the valleys of Quito, full of ancient stories and evidence of local life of Tumbaco's valley through Ruta Viva highway.

• Admission Ticket Free

Antisana Ecological Reserve
Very close to Quito or the airport; in north/east direction the jungle starts! Napo province is the one that connects Quito to the begining of the amazonas forest, and water reserve that supplies this valuable resource to the hole city!

• Admission Ticket Free

We will pass through the town of Papallacta showing the Sierra / Amazon climate change, as well as being the center of trade for their products. If we are lucky and it is not cloudy we will be able to see the Papallacta Lagoon on the way, which is the main source of water for the city of Quito. They also have good food options if you want to have lunch or buy any product. It depends on visiting hours so if it is of interest, let me know in advance.

40 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Termas de Papallacta
After an hour and a half of travel, we arrive at the Papallacta hot springs. Where the magic happens! Feel the powerful sulfuric water! Rainwater infiltrated into the Chacana volcanic caldera, where they acquire heat energy, magma, and their mineral-medicinal priorities. Restart muscles, improve blood pressure, skin, and relaxing properties, being the perfect solution for traveler's body well-being! I am in charge of letting you know the facilities as well as giving you recommendations, I can also enter the pool with you and so we chat for a moment.

3 hours • Admission Ticket Not Included

Or depending on the agreed place to drop you off, I return to Quito in a relaxed way with good music and always looking for comfort.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Fantastic guide and tour
Tracy_N, 13-12-2022
Excellent guide Daniel from Mufi tours - professional, knowledgable and fully fluent in English. Shared so much extra information which was interesting - love the visit to the thermal springs
Professional guide with a tailored approach to creating memorable experiences
TNB2023, 23-11-2022
Daniel is a fantastic professional guide who is different from others operating in Ecuador. He is fully fluent in English and has a unique international outlook which gives him confidence to present a different excursion for his clients. Readily capable of creating a beautiful experience for those on vacation, those with specific interests and corporate visitors - he quickly recognises his client's needs. Highly recommended
Papallacta at night. Afterwards you will sleep Like a Baby.
alexanderpR9846YY, 18-11-2022
Papallacta termales at night is awesome!
The Pools and all the place is very Clean and super modern. The most exciting termal bath I have ever been to.
Daniel is a super driver and relaxed Tour Guide.
Always felt very Safe and comfortable with him.
Best Tour for a Relaxing Time in Ecuador
390milcaa, 12-09-2022
My tour guide was amazing, he was prompt in picking me up from the airport, He provided me with breakfast and made great conversations in the car. The drive was very scenic, with great views of the mountains and greenery. Despite me not feeling well throughout the day, he ensured I had a great time. He even took me to el mitad del Mundo and the museum which was not part of this tour’s itinerary. I highly recommend booking this for a relaxing half day !
Relaxing stay in the cool weather and rain
product-of-canada, 07-07-2022
I write this review as soak in the Termal springs. We stayed here at the resort for 2 nights, and had a wonderful time. It is a little bit pricey, but would say it’s worth it.

We decided to stay here before continuing on to the Galapagos.

We seemed to go through two different weather systems during our stay. For most of the stay (in early July) it was raining and cool (10C or less). But this made the thermal pools much more enjoyable. As I write this review, the sun has come out, and seems a little uncomfortable (as in too hot), between the sun and hot pools.

The breakfasts that were included were enjoyable and plentiful.

The hiking paths to the park was scenic. It is quite the hike up just to get to the beginning of the park. We tried to get guides, but they would not book us with rain in the forecast. So we just went on our own.

The scenery of the thermal springs is beautiful. I’m specifically referring to the pools around the resort rooms for guest. We did not even bother to use the other areas of the property where people pay for day service (e.g., not overnight guests). The day use areas looked nice, but not as serene as the private room areas. Also, the day use area got busy, including with families and kids.

I would imagine the weekends get too busy.

There are plenty of restaurants right outside of the Termas property, at a fraction of the price at the Termas restaurant. We ate at those places during our stay, and they were great.

Note that there are no televisions in the rooms. And when it gets to single digit temperatures, you can request a space heater, which worked great. Otherwise, your room will not be heated.

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