Depart Quito on this 2 day extension and travel 40 miles east to an Andean paradise, Papallacta Hot Springs. Take time to savor these relaxing pools and enjoy the beauty of the lush flora and fauna all around. Overnight in Papallacta before returning to Quito.
Day 1 : Quito to Papallacta Day 2 : Return to Quito
Drive east towards the Oriente, viewing the spectacular and breathtaking high plains. Arrive in Papallacta, a small village located in the central highlands (10491ft/3200m) known for its natural hot springs where we'll be able to swim. Enjoy these restorating pools due to Papallacta's location between two volcanoes, Volcano Cayambe and Volcano Antisana.
Overnight in Papallacta.
Day 2 Return to Quito
The morning is free for you to enjoy. Do a short walk around the Papallacta lagoon and observe the flora and fauna or relax in the hot springs. Return to Quito in the afternoon.
The trip might have been the absolute best of our lifetime (thus far). We particularly want to commend our guide Peter in the Guilin area-he was so incredibly attentive, energetic, enthusiastic-and absolutely dedicated to ensuring that our meals were 100% vegetarian.
When to Go
Good to ideal period to travel, and many people choose to visit at this time.