Papallacta is a small village in Napo Province, Ecuador located at an altitude of 3,300 m in the Andes just off the Eastern Cordilleras on the road from Quito which leads into the Amazon jungle. The scenic drive from Quito to Papallacta passes through several towns and small villages before ascending to a peak of over 4,000 m, from where mountains and glaciers are visible. Descending from the peak to Papallacta, the ecosystems transform from alpine to tropical jungle.
Witness an astonishing change in the Andean landscape, from the valley to the Paramo and down to the tropical jungle, enjoy a walk on the surrounding areas of Papallacta Hot Springs (Cayambe – Coca Reserve), have a taste of Papallacta’s cusine specialty: a steamy hot trout, soak in the healing minerals of the Termas (hot springs pools) and just relax, papallacta Day Tour is a great option for a one-day trip from Quito.
Comfortable clothing, hiking shoes, hat, jacket, bathing suit,towels, rain protection, insect repellent, binoculars ,sun glasses sunscreen, camera.
Bilingual Professional Guide, transportation, lunch (only if selected).
Meals (unless specified), entrance fees, cost of extra activities not listed, hotel in Quito (we can arrange your hotel accommodation if needed), tips & Gratuities (optional)