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Termas de Papallacta SPA, Resort

Termas de Papallacta SPA, Resort and Convention Centre is located 40 miles east of Quito, the capital city of Ecuador in the heart of South America.  Perched on a high Andean valley at the entrance route to the Ecuadorian Amazon jungle, the spa - resort offers its visitors health, recreation, adventure and rest. Whether relaxing in the thermal baths, indulging in pampering spa treatments, or embarking on relaxing walks at the Rancho del Cañón (Canyon Ranch), you are sure to enjoy the Papallacta experience complemented by the restaurants which serve a range of culinary delights to tickle your tastebuds.

Thermal Club

The Thermal Club combines beauty treatments with warm and friendly service.  In a private and exclusive environment, you can enjoy a range of different treatments related to health and beauty such as:

The Spa at Termas de Papallacta has a clinic and cafeteria.


A small paradise that is an absolute 'must' during your stay at Termas de Papallacta, the Spa consists of two principle areas offering a range of services.


The SPA's hydrotherapy area consists of five hot thermal pools and one cold pool. The Thermoludic Area is the ideal place to experience a variety of different hydro- massages using either water jets or air bubbles.


Since good food is an important part of the trip, Termas de Papallacta offers delicious national and international cuisine. Local fresh trout is the speciality. 
Many of the ingredients used in our dishes are fresh from our organic vegetable garden, free from chemicals or pesticides. 
At the Kiosk you can purchase a variety of snacks and drinks.

Hot Springs

The hydrothermal value of Termas de Papallacta's Hot Springs is thanks to Papallacta's location between two volcanoes, Volcano Cayambe and Volcano Antisana.
The source temperature of the thermal baths varies between  30°C and 70°C (86°F and 158°F).  At the pools the temperature ranges from 36°C to 40°C (97°F to 104°F).
Papallacta´s thermal waters contain sulphates, sodium, calcium, chloride and traces of magnesium which are odourless, colourless but have a slightly salty taste.  Besides improving intestinal function, the baths' curative properties are also anti-allergenic, anti-inflammatory, diuretic and anti-rheumatic.

General physical and chemical characteristics of the hot springs:

 General therapeutic use  Specific benefits of the medicinal mineral waters:        General benefits:        Warnings: For safety's sake, please consult the medical staff at Termas de Papallacta regarding any doubts or questions you may have.


The world-renowned healing properties of the thermal baths are especially beneficial for those aged 65 years and over.

We pick you up from your hotel in Quito and then drive east to Pifo and on the transoceanic highway on to Papallacta. This village is situated at 3.700m in the midst of an evergreen Páramo landscape. The area is renowned for its hot springs. Relax in the scenic pools and see if you can spot the ice giant Antisana (5.758m). After a relaxing day in this special place we return in the afternoon to Quito which we will reach in the early evening. -/L/-

B: Breakfast / L: Lunch / D: Dinner

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Prices 2018 per person

USD 109,- per person (Minimum 2 people)
USD 185,- per Person (1 person) 

Services included in the price:
All transfers with private transportation, entrance fees, meals as stated, english speaking guide. 

Not included in the price:
International flight, airport tax for international flights, personal expenses, tips, beverages, travel insurance.

NB: Please read all itineraries as a guide only. All routes and programs can change without notice due to National Park policies and regulations, weather conditions, seasonal changes, safety reasons and the wildlife encountered during the travel. Flexibility is the key to the success of any tour. Nevertheless the safety and the interest of our passengers is always our first priority.

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