hot springs papallacta


Departure time of this tour is at 8 AM or at 2 PM from your hotel.

The small town of Papallacta lies high up in the Andes, on the edge of the Cayambe-Coca Reserve and is most famous for its natural hot springs. It is a place that offers great hikes combined with the luxury of spa's and a perfect way to end a vacation in Ecuador.

The drive up to Papallacta takes around 1 hour, going higher and higher into the Andes before finally descending and arriving at our destination: Papallacta! Upon arrival we will first pay a visit to the interpretation centre to learn more about the reserve and its flora and fauna. We continue the day with a hike alongside pristine mountain streams while spotting the the typical wildlife of the reserve. 

As a day to Papallacta is not complete without a visit to the thermal baths, we end our day relaxing in the hot water pools surrounded by the mountains to reminisce about Ecuador, the vacation and this last perfect day before driving you to the airport in time to catch your flight.



What you get


  • Transportation
  • Bilingual guide


  • Entrance fee Thermal Baths ($8)
  • Food/Snacks
  • Drinks
  • Tips
  • Anything not mentioned


On this half active and half relaxed day it is important to have with you:

  • Good hiking shoes
  • Layers of clothing
  • Swimming gear
  • Towel (you can also rent a towel at the reception of the thermal baths)
  • Photocamera
  • Money


We can do this tour any day of the week. Please give us a call +593991946532 or send us a message This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to make your reservations.

Price & Reservation

The minimum amount of people for this tour is 2. In case you have no other people who would like to go with you on this tour, please give us a call +593991946532 or send us a message This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to see if we already have others with a reservation.  

people TOUR tour price


USD 65


USD 65


USD 65


USD 65


USD 65


cancellation policies

Scheduled tour bookings are not confirmed until payment is received ( by Paypal or wire transfer bank*).
In any event, Hidden Secrets strongly advises you to take out travel insurance… its well worth the piece of mind.
We always suggest a call, email or text the day prior to your tour to ensure all your details are as they should be. It is not obligatory, but it helps.
If confirmed standard departure tour bookings are cancelled the following fees apply:More than 7 days in advance – 10% of original fee.3-7 days in advance – 50% of tour cost.Within 72 hours of     commencement – refunds will not be available.If changes are made more than 6 days prior to original booking there is no charge.. the rebooked date must be within 2 months.