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Antisana Hot Springs Tour

Antisana Hot Springs Tour Packages
Country: Ecuador
City: Quito
Duration: 1 Day(s) - 0 Night(s)
Tour Category: Full Day Tours

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This program offers you the possibility to be in Antisana which is one of the most famous places to see 'paramo' birds and especially the biggest bird in the world, the Andean Condor. And Papallacta is located in Cayambe - Coca Ecological Reserve, this protected area has approximately an area of 400,000 hectares (1 million acres) composed mainly of páramo, primary forests, rivers, and lagoons. It is considered one of the greatest protected areas since it has a big diversity of animals and plants in Ecuador.


Early in the morning our guide will pick you up and travel to Antisana Ecological Reserve (1 hour from Quito), this reserve is one of the most famous places to see 'paramo' birds and especially the biggest bird of the world, the Condor Andino. Here we will visit Mica lake in order to see grebes, ducks, coots and many small birds. Box lunch on route and departure to Termas de Papallacta

In Papallacta we can walk through the trails of the area or we can rest and enjoy the hot springs and the termoludic area (SPA) that this place offers.

The SPA's hydrotherapy area consists of five hot thermal pools and one cold pool. The Thermoludic Area is the ideal place to experience a variety of different hydro massages using either water jets or air bubbles.


THE RATES INCLUDE: Private transportation, bilingual naturalist guide, box lunch, entrance fees to Antisana Reserve, Area termoludic (SPA)

DOES NOT INCLUDE soft and alcoholic drinks, any kind of massage at SPA, tips, and personal expenses.

Explore More About Papallacta Hot Springs & Antisana Ecological Reserve:

Antisana is the fourth highest Ecuadorian volcano at 18,875 feet (5,753 m.). As you approach the area, you will encounter an enormous, relatively new, lava flow that has formed the small lagoon of Secas. The extensive plains bordered by a series of cliffs are home to condors and other birds of prey roost. Among the birdwatching, there are Andean gulls, carunculated caracaras, Andean seedeaters, sierra-finches, eye striped cinclodes and with luck, the unique black-faced ibis. Occasionally, white-tailed deer or Andean fox can be seen, as well as, wild rabbits.

Discover the unspoiled nature surrounding the Mica Lagoon with many interesting plants such as wild gentians and various species of daisies adapted to this harsh mountain environment. Vast plains form the landscape adorned by some peaks like the Sincholagua or Cotopaxi, and weather permitting, we could also see the massive glaciers of the volcano.

Papallacta hot springs, which is a water resort and SPA located in the highlands, are on the way to the Amazon. Relax in any of the thermal pools, rich in minerals and varied temperatures. Other activities include, SPA treatments and massages, eating at the restaurant, hiking through the surrounding moorlands to see the flora and fauna, or stay overnight in one of the resort bungalows.

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