We start the day driving down through the villages of Tumbaco, Puembo and Pifo, and the stunning Andean scenery where we will reach the village of Papallacta, and the Resort SPA, located in a high mountain rainforest, at 3,300 meters , average temperature daytime 14 C. This is one of the best natural hot springs with rich volcanic hot waters in the nation. In a clear day you can spot the amazing Antisana Volcano (18.870 feet) enjoy the outstanding views of the Andean scenery from the pools.
On our way back to Quito, you have a choice of: visiting a Rose Plantation: “Sacha Roses” located at the slops of the Andes, with more than 28 different varieties of roses, the fourth largest exportation product of Ecuador. We will learn the secrets of the well-know amazing quality of the Ecuadorian Rose, we will enjoy a cup of coffee at the plantation, and a souvenir for you !
Or instead you can visit: “Guango” Bird Reserve, a paradise for bird watchers, you can see more than 14 different species of hummingbirds if less than 30 minutes. Return to your Hotel in Quito in the afternoon.
Tour Includes: Fully insured private transportation, English speaking private tour/guide, bottled water during the trip, self guided trails with amazing views to a lovely waterfall, entrance to the Rose Plantation or the Bird Reserve.
Not included: Entrance to the pools : two options: Pools: $8.5 / $4 for seniors or SPA: $22 per person/ $ 11 for Seniors (plus health treatments), lunch.
Tour starts and finish at your hotel in Quito.
Price for 2 people: $160