Relax and unwind with this 7-day Papallacta Hot Springs & Galápagos tour, perfect for honeymooners or anyone looking for a relaxing getaway. It all starts with a stay at a secluded resort spa in the cloud forest, then whisks you away to the “Enchanted Isles” for an unforgettable cruise experience.
Papallacta Hot Springs Relaxation and Romance
From Quito, you’ll be chauffeured to the resort spa of Termas of Papallacta, located in the beautiful Andean highlands. Your romantic boutique accommodations will be surrounded by incredible nature and inviting spa facilities to choose from during your stay.
Soak in the hot springs, then take a dip in the plunge pools, or treat yourselves to a massage or other spa service on offer. When not relaxing, you can head into the cloud forest and hike past romantic waterfalls or trek through ancient glacial valleys to a natural hot spring located between two volcanoes.
Papallacta is the absolute perfect place to get away, relax, and restore your energy before heading on to your next adventure.
Galápagos Islands Cruise
From Quito, you’ll take a short flight to the famous Galápagos Islands and board the Endemic, your floating accommodations for the next four nights. Settle into your spacious Golden Suite, complete with hot water showers and private balconies before exploring the rest of the ship.
Comfortable social areas onboard include a sky deck, sun terrace, whirlpool, indoor and outdoor lounge, and dining area. Luxurious comfort awaits you everywhere you go on this uncrowded, sleek twin-hull catamaran.
Over the next five days, you’ll experience the best these enchanted islands have to offer, providing you with glimpses as to why they are so unique. Daily island visits introduce you to various geological formations, volcanic landscapes and lava tunnels, cliff views, gorgeous white sand beaches, and undisturbed nature you can only find here.
Wildlife spotting is a highlight of any Galápagos Islands trip, so be on the lookout for sea lions, land and marine iguanas, flamingos, blue-footed boobies, and exotic birds such as the Vermillion Flycatcher, Waved Albatross, and Red-Billed Tropicbird.
You’ll have plenty of chances to immerse yourself in the gorgeous turquoise waters as well along the way, including in sheltered bays, lagoons, and offshore sites. Go swimming, snorkeling, or kayaking and see turtles, rays, colorful reef fish, and even sharks for a true island adventure.
Hike the various islands to learn about endemic plant life and see the nesting spots of various birds and other animals, or lounge on one of the beaches instead.
A visit to the famous Charles Darwin Research Station and giant tortoise breeding station winds down your island adventure, after which you will return to Balta for your flight back to the mainland.