Papallacta Hot Springs & Antisana Ecological Reserve - Go Galapagos

Papallacta Hot Springs & Antisana Ecological Reserve

[:en]Day 1: Quito – Antisana Ecological Reserve – Papallacta
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 which 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.

We continue our journey from the Antisana to the Papallacta Springs.

Day 2: Papallacta Hot Springs – Quito

A 2-hour drive will take us to Papallacta hot springs, which is a water resort and SPA located in the highlands, 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, hike through the surrounding moorlands to see the flora and fauna, or stay overnight in one of the resort bungalows.

After the relaxing visit, we will head back to Quito.[:es]Día 1: Quito – Reserva Ecológica Antisana – Papallacta
Antisana es el cuarto volcán ecuatoriano más alto con 18,875 pies (5,753 m.). Al acercarse al área, se encontrará con un flujo de lava enorme, relativamente nuevo, que ha formado la pequeña laguna de Secas. Las extensas llanuras bordeadas por una serie de acantilados albergan cóndores y otras aves rapaces. Entre la observación de aves, hay gaviotas andinas, caracaras carunculadas, sembradoras andinas, pinzones de sierra, cinclodes rayados a los ojos y, con suerte, el ibis único de cara negra. Ocasionalmente, se pueden ver ciervos de cola blanca o zorros andinos, así como conejos salvajes. Descubra la naturaleza virgen que rodea la laguna de Mica con muchas plantas interesantes, como las gencianas silvestres y diversas especies de margaritas adaptadas a este duro entorno montañoso. Grandes llanuras forman el paisaje adornado por algunos picos como el Sincholagua o el Cotopaxi, y si el clima lo permite, también pudimos ver los enormes glaciares del volcán.

Continuamos nuestro viaje desde el Antisana hasta los manantiales de Papallacta.

Día 2: Termas de Papallacta – Quito

Un viaje de 2 horas nos llevará a las aguas termales de Papallacta, que es un balneario y SPA ubicado en las tierras altas, camino al Amazonas. Relájese en cualquiera de las piscinas termales, ricas en minerales y temperaturas variadas. Otras actividades incluyen tratamientos de spa y masajes, comer en el restaurante, caminar por los páramos de los alrededores para ver la flora y la fauna, o pasar la noche en uno de los bungalows del complejo.

Después de la relajante visita, regresaremos a Quito.[:]

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