Papallacta Hot Springs

Duration: 1 day
After travelling along the fertile Tumbaco Valley, we ascend the craggy eastern range of the Andes before descending through a cloud forest rich in bromeliads. Here you will do a short hike before reaching the small town of Papallacta and its thermal hot spings. Papallacta is located at 10,491 ft above sea level. A dirt track leads us to the hot springs (38ºC / 100ºF) nestling in the flanks of the surrounding mountains. A relaxing afternoon is spent at that hot baths which are known for their medicinal properties and are certainly most invigorating. Return to Quito late afternoon.