Papallacta – Cuyabeno – San Rafael

Combine your tour to Cuyabeno with a visit to the thermal baths of Papallacta and the amazing waterfall of San Rafael. We offer private transportation from Quito to Lago Agrio and also from Lago Agrio to Quito. This is a good opportunity to see the gradual descent from the Andes to the Amazon Basin and enjoy the changing scenery.

This journey takes you through the Cayambe National Park and provides opportunities to stop along the way.


Quito – Lago Agrio:
Starting your journey from Quito and go to Papallacta and its thermal hot springs.

Arrival in the afternoon, we stay the rest of the day at Termas Papallacta with its many pools, the spa and the surrounding unique environment of the Andean Highlands. Walks or hiking can be other alternatives for the evening. Spend the night in the hotel, with some hot pools right outside your door. The next morning you leave early for the drive to Lago Agrio to start the Cuyabeno Lodge Tour.


Lago Agrio – Quito:
We will leave Lago Agrio in the morning. After about 2 hours we will reach San Rafael, to explore the biggest waterfall in Ecuador hidden away in the beautiful environment of the Andean Highlands. The falls are a 30-minute walk from the main road. After this visit, we follow our trip to Quito.

Along the way, we will have further short stops to enjoy the various views. Arrival in Quito in the evening. You will be taken directly to your hotel.

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