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.
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 you'll be able to swim. Enjoy the natural hot spring pools that occur 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. Take 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.
This was our first trip to South America and we were a little nervous. But Adventure Life made things so easy! All our questions were answered before we left, and our guide, Vidal, was amazing! He gave us enough space to explore without rushing us along. He also knew where the best picture taking opportunities were, which was great.