Papallacta Hot Springs

Papallacta Hot Springs

À une altitude de 3 300 m dans les Andes, à environ 64 km à l'est de Quito sur la route de la forêt amazonienne, se trouve la ville de Papallacta, réputée pour ses sources chaudes géothermiques.

Que vous fassiez ou non de la randonnée, les sources d'eau chaude sont incontournables.

L'une des destinations les plus populaires est la source d'eau chaude de Papallacta, où vous pouvez faire trempette dans l'une des huit piscines de taille et de température variables, réchauffées par l'énergie géothermique. Si vous vous sentez courageux, vous pouvez même sauter dans l'une des piscines d'eau froide ou vous baigner dans la rivière voisine.

Le Termas de Papallacta SPA, Resort and Convention Center est situé à 40 miles de Quito, la capitale de l'Équateur, au cœur de l'Amérique du Sud.

Perché dans une haute vallée andine, à l'entrée de la jungle amazonienne équatorienne, le centre de spa offre à ses visiteurs santé, loisirs, aventure et repos. Que vous vous détendiez dans les bains thermaux, que vous vous offriez des soins de spa ou que vous vous lanciez dans des promenades relaxantes au Rancho del Cañón, vous êtes sûr de profiter de l'expérience de Papallacta, complétée par les restaurants qui servent une gamme de délices culinaires pour chatouiller vos papilles.

Passez la nuit en compagnie de vos proches, au milieu d'un environnement naturel unique, où la combinaison des sources chaudes et le confort de nos installations vous procureront des expériences de détente et de repos.

Les sources chaudes de Papallacta sont l'endroit idéal pour échapper au bruit de la ville et à la routine quotidienne. Plus qu'une destination, c'est une expérience complète qui mettra tous vos sens en éveil.


  • Hébergement à l'hôtel en chambre double.
  • Les repas sont mentionnés dans le programme.
  • Guide privé anglophone et transport tout au long de l'itinéraire.
  • Les droits d'entrée aux lieux et activités mentionnés.

Please note that the category stars given for the accommodations are estimated as local categories that do not fit international standards. Local categories are in all cases alike or higher than the ones given above. 

NB: Please read all itineraries as a guide only. All routes and programs can change without notice due to National Park policies and regulations, weather conditions, seasonal changes, safety reasons, and the wildlife encountered during the travel. Flexibility is the key to the success of any expedition. Nevertheless, the safety and the interest of our passengers is always the first priority.

  • Les vols internationaux
  • Assurance voyage
  • Excursions facultatives
  • Frais personnels
  • Boissons alcoolisées
  • Tout autre repas, boisson et/ou service non mentionné dans le programme.
  • TEST PCR COVID si applicable

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Thermal  Club

The Thermal Club combines beauty treatments with warm and friendly service. In a private and exclusive environment, you can enjoy a range of different treatments related to health and beauty, such as:

  • Individual hydro massage baths, body treatments with medicinal Andean mud, baths in the Thermal Cave, Finnish saunas, pressure massages, aromatherapy or therapeutic massages, face and body treatments and more.
  • Meditation and rest area

Beverages counter
The Spa at Termas de Papallacta has a clinic and cafeteria.

Salus Per Aquam

A small paradise that is an absolute ‘must’ during your stay at Termas de Papallacta, the Spa consists of two principal areas offering a range of services.

Thermoludic Area

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.

Haute Cuisine

Since good food is an important part of the trip, Termas de Papallacta offers delicious national and international cuisine. Local fresh trout is the specialty. Many of the ingredients used in our dishes are fresh from our organic vegetable garden, free from chemicals or pesticides. At the Kiosk, you can purchase a variety of snacks and drinks.

Hot Springs

The hydrothermal value of Termas de Papallacta’s Hot Springs is thanks to Papallacta’s location between two volcanoes, Volcano Cayambe and Volcano Antisana. The source temperature of the thermal baths varies between 30 °C and 70 °C (86 °F and 158 °F). At the pools, the temperature ranges from 36 °C to 40 °C (97 °F to 104 °F). Papallacta´s thermal waters contain sulfates, sodium, calcium, chloride and traces of magnesium which are odorless, colorless but have a slightly salty taste. Besides improving intestinal function, the baths’ curative properties are also anti-allergenic, anti-inflammatory, diuretic and anti-rheumatic.

Characteristics and uses of the Thermal Springs

General physical and chemical characteristics of the hot springs:

  • Thermal baths contain sulfates, chlorides, calcium and sodium, plus trace elements such as magnesium and lithium
  • Medicinal mineral concentration >1,300 mg/ltr
  • Hyper-stimulating

Odorless, colorless with a slightly salty taste

General therapeutic use

  • Inhalation: inhalation of vapors helps to moisturize, loosen and eliminate secretions from the respiratory tract
  • Bathing: Bathing in the waters opens the skin’s pores, helping to remove toxins and absorb minerals

Ingestion: One or two cups of warm water may be ingested according to medical prescription, helping in various metabolic and pathological functions

Specific benefits of the medicinal mineral waters:

  • The sulfates, sodium and magnesium traces improve intestinal function. Minerals are anti-allergic, soothing and anti-inflammatory, helping to regulate intestinal PH, and in conditions such as obesity, kidney problems, gallstones and gout
  • The sulfates and calcium help to maintain neuron-vegetative balance and contain diuretic properties
  • The chloride traces have a minor effect on gastric secretions and intestinal function (colic), generally helping to activate metabolism. Chloride is anti-inflammatory, anti-rheumatic and anti-catarrhal. It is also active in rheumatic-arthritic functions and neuralgia
  • Sodium chloride gives a stimulating effect

Calcium salts have a soothing effect

General benefits:

  • Relaxing effect on smooth muscle tissue (renal, hepatic, gall, etc.)
  • Alleviates respiratory problems
  • Improves osteon-synthesis, muscle and joint elasticity and speeds up recovery processes of cuts and fractures
  • Stimulates the healing process
  • Improves intestinal function
  • Stimulates dilatation of blood vessels and improves blood flow
  • Eliminates toxins


  • Women in the first or last pregnancy trimester should consult their doctor before using the hot springs
  • People with critical illnesses such as decompensate cardiopathies, serious arterial hypertension, vascular problems, cancer or neoplasias should consult their doctor
  • Those who have recently consumed alcohol should not enter the baths, alcohol should not be consumed whilst bathing

If dehydrated, you should exit the baths and drink plenty of water
For safety’s sake, please consult the medical staff at Termas de Papallacta regarding any doubts or questions you may have.

Beneficial Effects in the Golden Years 

The world-renowned healing properties of the thermal baths are especially beneficial for those aged 65 years and over.

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