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$110 Day Trips & Excursions

Papallacta Hot Springs Tour with Small Group from Quito

This small-group tour leads you to Termas de Papallacta SPA, Resort, and Convention Center, which is located 60 km east of Quito, the capital city of Ecuador in the heart of South America. In Papallacta, perched on a high Andean valley at the entrance route to the Ecuadorian Amazon jungle you are free to decide whether you prefer relaxing in the thermal baths or indulging in pampering spa treatments.The resort offers its visitors health, recreation, and adventure programs.On the way to Papallacta is a chance to stop at incredible viewpoints in the Antisana Reserve, before entering the hot springs. After relaxing and enjoying the magical hot springs of Papallacta the trip returns to Quito with a rejuvenated new body.

$850 Classes & Workshops

Ecuador Gateway 5 Days Tour

ItineraryDay 1: Getting To Quito Stop At: Quito Old Town, Quito, Pichincha ProvinceThis is the arrival day for all of our tour participants, Once you clear customs you’ll meet one of our Guides, then you´ll be taken to the hotel in Quito.The hotel is located in the heart of Quito´s business district and it has many facilities to make your stay very pleasant.Duration: 2 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight at Mercure Alameda Hotel **** Stars HotelDay 2: Quito Tour Full Day - MindoStop At: Quito Old Town, Quito, Pichincha ProvinceEarly in the morning we will start our city tour at Panecillo viewpoint to admire the Quito´s wonders from above, then we will walk around two hours visiting the highlights of the old city such as; San Francisco Church, Compañia de Jesús Church and Sagrario Church located on “Calle de la Siete Cruces” or Garcia Moreno Street. Then we will visit the Presidential Palace lobby at Quito´s main Square. Finally we will visit the first Gothic Church of Ecuador, considered the highest one in the city. This is another beautiful viewpoint to observe “The Avenue of the Volcanoes”.Then we will drive towards to the Equator Line Museum, finally we will drive towards to Mindo cloudforest for overnightDuration: 8 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at Sachatamia Lodge **** Stars HotelDay 3: Mindo Surroundings - OtavaloStop At: Otavalo Market, Otavalo, Imbabura Provincethe tour will start after breakfast at 8:30 am then we will continue towards Mindo town , where we will take the road to the Waterfalls Sanctuary , this all drive will take 2 hours. At the waterfalls , you will decide how far you want to explore with at the place with our guide ( the waterfalls sanctuary is a large complex of several waterfalls , that depending of your phisical conditions , it is possible to visit up to 5 in a roll or simply walk a little bet around , take a short cable car ride and visit one of the nicest ones. we will help you to decide while there )Then we will return to Mindo town ( at this point you can choose as optional EXTRA to do tubbing at Mindo River , it cost 12 usd per person and you will need to bring your swim suit and a towel for this activity , it is very safe than children, seniors and adults are more than welcome).If not we will stop in Mindo to have lunch in one of the local restaurants , after this you will get to know more about Butterflies , Orchids and the famous hummingbirds at the Farm in town.Finally it is time to visit the Chocolate farm , where you will learn the entire process before chocolate brownie will go to your mouth ( Did you know that the Ecuadorian Jungle Cultures started preparing chocolate before the Mexicans aborigens over 5000 years ago??)At the end of the afternoon we will continue to Otavalo city and dropp off at your hotel for overnight.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • Lunch: Typical 2 courses lunch at a local restaurant in Mindo Town • BreakfastAccommodation included: Hotel Riviera Sucre *** Stars HostalDay 4: Otavalo Market - Papallacta Stop At: Termas de Papallacta, Papallacta, Napo ProvinceAfter breakfast we will continue our sightseeing trough the Andes, visiting a Rose Farm and all its process. Then we will stop at San Pablo lake viewpoint to take some photos, this is the most scenery area.After this place we will continue towards Cayambe town to try the famous biscuits and a cup of hot chocolate. Then we will drive 1 hour to Termas de Papallacta to look for Condors flying.The rest of the afternoon, you will have free to enjoy the hot springs complex and maybe a nice massage with volcanic stones for a complete relax….Duration: 7 hoursMeals included: • Lunch: this is not a complete lunch , it is only a small snack which means some biscuits and hot chocolate • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at Termas de Papallacta **** Stars Lodge Day 5: Flying back Home Stop At: Reserva Ecologica Antisana, Cayambe, Pichincha ProvinceToday is your last day in Ecuador with us , so you can choose besides taking a free morning to relax at the resort pool or SPA , or take a very nice hike around the area .in both cases the Check Out Time is at 1:00 pm , then we will drive you to Quitos International Airport for your flight back home.Unfortunately we have to say good bye and we invite you to see one of our other tours in Galapagos and Peru Tours..However if you desire to add one more night in Quito City or extend your staying in Ecuador , we can always help you out with free advise to make sure you optimize the time and continue exploring this paradise called EcuadorPLEASE CONFIRM WITH US THE DEPARTURE OF YOUR FLIGHT HOME I ADVANCE.Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

$179 Kid Friendly

Papallacta Hot Springs & Relax Full Day Tour from Quito

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Termas de Papallacta, Papallacta, Napo ProvinceWe will pick up you at your hotel in Quito , then we will drive towards to Papallacta Area trough magical views of the eastern Andes. This journey will take us 1 hour and half with few stops along the way such as; The Polilepys Forest and the Virgen of the Grasslands ( located at 12300 ft. This is the highest elevation that we will go over of the all trip)Upon our arrival to Papallacta Complex , We get the rain jacket , take some water and we will go for a very nice 1 hour hike around the Andean forest . This is a fantastic opportunity for taking pictures and admire the nature at 11,000 ft ( it is high but the hike is not too heavy) Then you will have time for some lunch at the Complex restaurant .After this you will have a courtesy 30 minutes massage at the SPA ( this is a complementary massage INCLUDED IN OUR PROGRAM , However this SPA has many other ones and also treatments , that you can take it a part with extra charge ) Finally we will dirve back to your hotel in Quito ..... END OF THE SERVICES::::Duration: 7 hours

$95 Day Trips & Excursions

Papallacta Hot Springs & Guango Cloud Forest Reserve PRIVATE

After an early departure from Quito at 7:30 am from your hotel, you'll drive some 65 km (41 miles) east of Quito the road brings you into the high elevation paramo at the Papallacta pass, a very tundra-like habitat. On clear days the views of the surroundings and various volcanoes are breath-taking; a stop right up at the pass is one of the best spots  to photograph the snow-capped Antisana Volcano as it towers over the mountains below. If weather allows, from this point on we should start scanning the sky from time to time for the Andean Condor,  Variable Hawk,  Carunculated  Caracara  and Black-chested  Buzzard-Eagle, that may soar overhead. At the highest elevations you’ll seek out the secretive and cryptic  Rufous-bellied Seedsnipe and other unique wildlife of this region. Later you’ll drive to Guango Reserve, where you will embark on a hike along the trails  around the lodge to get a taste of the beautiful Andean temperate forests, hummingbirds will take your full attention. The cloud forest concentrates the highest diversity of these winged jewels in the Americas. Colorful mixed flocks with  birds such as Lacrimose and Hooded Mountain Tanagers, Blue-backed Conebill,  Black-capped Hemispingus can be seen around the lodge. Here you have possibilities of seeing very local birds like the stunning Gray Breasted Mountain-Toucan, Andean Guan, and  Northern Mountain Cacique. Along the Papallacta River you’ll try to find a unique resident of fast flowing mountain rivers, a powerful swimmer and diver: the Torrent Duck. This could definitely be one of our day highlights!I  Following the tour you'll continue to the Papallacta Hot Spring Complex where you'll get a delicious lunch and then have enough time to soak in the benefits of its therapeutic waters, relax and enjoy! You'll drive back to Quito late in the afternoon.

$104 Kid Friendly

Papallacta hot Springs and SPA - Private Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Termas de Papallacta, Papallacta, Napo ProvinceFor its wonderful thermal waters, Papallacta is a place located in the province of Napo, at 3,300 meters above sea level, 2 hours from Quito. It is surrounded by a variety of flora and wildlife in a montane forest of the place. It offers its visitors activities relaxation services, swimming pools, spa, whirlpools, Turkish, sport fishing. Furthermore, you can observe the Andes mountain range and its Antisana volcano exemplary.Duration: 7 hours

$594 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Amazon Experience 3 days in Cotococha Lodge

Day 1 You will be picked up at your hotel in Quito to travel to Tena. On our way to Tena we pass a small mountain village, called Papallacta which is famous for its thermal pools. Here we will make a stop and enjoy the pool. The trip then continues to the lodge, which is about half an hour from Tena, where you arrive in the afternoon. Here you can relax for a while in our pool or in our beautiful spacious bungalow. A delicious dinner will be served in a romantic candlelight-setting at the attractively decorated restaurant. Afterwards, we will be relaxing ourselves around the elegant fireplace, to coordinate and discuss next day’s activities with the local crew. You’ll feel absolutely comfortable in this lovely peacefull setting filled with nightly sights and sounds of the Amazon jungle. Day 2 After breakfast, we depart by canoe upstream for ten minutes, arriving to a small shore where we begin a fun and thrilling one hour walk, marveling ourselves with the jungle’s secondary forest diverse flora and fauna. After our short hike, we’ll find ourselves in a breathtaking cascade “La Cascada de Latas” where we will take a refreshing bath in its clear crystal waters and enjoy the surrounding views, which, mixed with the jungle sounds, makes it an unforgettable experience. We return along the same way to have lunch at the lodge. However, you have the possibility to go back by canoe or take an exciting tube ride along the Napo River back to the lodge. After lunch we put on our rubber boots to start an exciting walk in the jungle’s primary forest ready to find the secret wonders of the mysterious hidden jungle, finding amazing plant species with medicinal properties, which will be explained in detail by our expert native guide: their characteristics and how the jungle inhabitants used them in ancient times. We’ll also observe a great variety of insects, small groups of monkeys weaving around the giant trees; though we will need some luck to observe them, that’s why we must stay very quiet to admire these beautiful creatures. Dozens of curious colourful birds tag along with us during our walk whistling enchanted notes delighting our senses. After about three hours of walking we will arrive at the Lodge again. At night, a delicious dinner will be served and there is the possibility to do an exciting night walk, when you will observe many night insects. Afterwards, it’s time for a good and peacefull rest delighted by the nightly sounds of the jungle.The other option for the afternoon is to visit a local community, living close to the lodge and to see some traditions and daily activities of the indigenous people. Day 3 After breakfast, we will have to prepare our return trip. You can decide if you want to the guide to drop you off at your hotel in Quito or in Baños. End of the program.

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