Papallacta - Hot Springs in the Mist

Theodore Slate - Dec 17, 2007
Papallacta is a small village in Ecuador located at an altitude of 3,300m in the Andes just off of the Eastern Cordilleras on the road from Quito which leads into the Amazon jungle. The scenic drive from Quito to Papallacta passes through several towns and small villages before ascending to a peak of over 4,000m where you can enjoy the beautiful views of mountains and glaciers. Descending from the peak to Papallacta, one passes through the portal where the ecosystems transform from alpine to tropical jungle. The area characterized by thermal hot springs and wide moors and areas of Andean forest is the perfect site to trek in the nature.


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