Papallacta Highlands & Hot Springs

This is a perfect option if you want to hike and relax enclosed by gorgeous Andean landscapes. We will drive from Quito about one hour to the western Andes pass to the Amazon Region, in the Cayambe Coca National Park.

From this point, at 13.123 ft / 4.000 m, we will take the called “Bear Trail” and hike through the highlands of Papallacta, where we will pass by beautiful lagoons, moor hills and wetlands while hike through a very humid ecosystem to end at Papallacta hot springs.
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Hiking Distance 7.5 mi / 12 km
Hiking Time 4 hours
Fitness Level Easy
Technical Level Easy
Maximum Elevation 14.270 ft / 4.350 m
Minimum Elevation 12.140 ft / 3.700 m

INFORMATION YOU SHOULD KNOW!

  • Papallacta lagoons and wetlands
  • Papallacta highlands
  • Flora and fauna of the Cayambe Coca National Park
  • Panoramic view of Antisana Volcano
  • Papallacta Hot Springs
  • Transportation
  • Bilingual certified guide
  • Box Lunch
  • Supply of fresh, clean water
  • Permits and park fees
  • Entrance to Papallacta Hot Springs
  • Extra meals
  • Extra sports and alcoholic drinks
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips

REQUIRED

  • Day backpack (20 L)
  • Comfortable, warm clothing
  • Thermal gloves and hat
  • Comfortable hiking boots
  • Rain jacket and pants
  • Cap, sunglasses and sun screen
  • Bottles or Camelbak to refill water for the hike
  • Change of clothes and shoes
  • Bathing suit, towel and sandals
  • Grooming kit

RECOMMENDED

  • Camera
  • Rubber boots (highly recommended)
  • Personal first aid kit and medicines
  • Dry bag to protect electronic devices and personal stuff
  • Trekking poles
DAY HIKES
5P or more 4P 3P 2P 1P
$110 $125 $155 $195 $345

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