Ecuador Travel


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Papallacta, belongs to the canton of Quijos, province of Napo and constitutes the entrance to the Ecuadorian Amazon from the Metropolitan District of Quito, Papallacta, it is within the zone of influence of two protected areas: Cayambe-Coca National Park and Antisana Ecological Reserve.

It is known mainly for its tourist offer identified in the thermal and medicinal waters, the páramo landscapes and the lacustrine system with more than 80 lagoons. Most of its territory (50%) corresponds to the páramo ecosystem. It also includes high Andean forest.

The main tourist attractions are: El Nevado Antisana, Laguna de Papallacta, the thermal and medicinal waters of Jamanco, Santa Catalina, Termas de Papallacta, and the lacustrine system of the sector, made up of approximately 80 lagoons located in the Cayambe-Coca National Park and the El Duende Waterfalls.

These are the activities we have for you!


Explore the mountains and be amazed by the stunning landscapes and species of the area, participating in guided tours by indigenous people. From here your expedition of mountaineering will depart if you decide to visit the snowed Antisana. In Papallacta you have a lot to live!


The Andes have offered, since the time of the Incas, beautiful roads that unfold between forests, moors, wetlands and more. Today it is possible to travel these old routes and…


Feel the particles of the clouds on your face while you submerge the rest of your body in the therapeutic hot waters of volcanic hot springs hidden among the Andean mountains. Coming from the Cayambe and Antisana volcanoes, the water in this place can reach up to 70 ° C (158 ° F). Without a doubt, a miracle of nature!

Bird watching

If you are a birdwatcher, professional or amateur, Ecuador wants to give you the best experience of your life. With more than 1,680 species of birds roaming the skies of…

Flora Observation

Ecuador is one of the most biodiverse countries in the world, it has more than 17,058 species of vascular plants or flowering plants, as indicated in the Fourth National Report…

Landscape Photography

Many people like to capture moments, this through photography, but others are simply passionate about this activity, for these, coming to Ecuador will be a delight for their eyes, since…


Savor some delicious trout raised by the owners of the restaurants, which will guarantee a fresh menu, excellent quality and a supreme taste. If the trout is not to your liking there is no problem, in Papallacta you can choose from a wide variety of delicious Ecuadorian Creole dishes at a very affordable price for your pocket.

Maito fish fillet

It’s a wrap of Pre-hispanic origin, with river fish (catfish, bocachico, tambaqui, pintadillo) wrapped in bijao, banana, palms or shiguango leaves tied in with a natural fiber and cooked in firewood. For its preparation we use products grown by the Chagramamas (the farm woman) like cassava, banana, ticazo, garabato yuyo, chontacuro, Chinese potato, white cocoa and chili or legs uchu,…

Maito fish fillet

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