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Ingapirca Day Trip

from Cuenca

Visit the most important pre-Columbian archaeological site in Ecuador. You will discover the place left by the Inca occupation in Ecuador.

Undoubtedly, the Ingapirca Archeological Complex is the biggest and best preserved in Ecuador. It lies deep in the dry sierras swept by the wind of the southern mountain range, 80 kilometers (48 miles) north of Cuenca and at 3,180 meters above sea level. You will observe attractive Andean landscapes and people in colorful dresses.

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Ingapirca
Tour Ingapirca

Full Day Trip to Ingapirca

Pickups

  • We will make the pick-ups at several hotels located in the city.
  • If you want to be picked up from another point further away, we can do it with an additional payment, you have to write to us, and we will coordinate your boarding.
  • Pick-ups are always reconfirmed until the night before the tour departure. If one day before the departure of the tour you have not received the confirmation, you can write to WhatsApp 0983359-796.

Ingapirca Ruins

  • This crucial archaeological center has stones perfectly carved and joined with natural mortar. Ceremonies and rituals of the Cañari-Inca culture were held here. It also had strategic-military purposes. A cemetery, solar observatories, roads, warehouses, priests’ apartments and an indigenous plaza integrate the ruins. Ingapirca offers us an incredible view of the past, coming to know the marvelous Cañari and Inca cultures.

Cañari Indigenous Market (Sundays)

  • Free time to visit the Cañari Indigenous market full of handicrafts representative of this culture.

Biblián Church

  • This church of imposing size and curious architecture is embedded in the hill Zhalao and is the sanctuary of the Virgen del Rocío. The church has a history that combines the mestizo Catholic beliefs with the mythical cañaris.

Return to Cuenca

  • Return to Cuenca for disembarkation in the same boarding places.
  • Note: The order of the visits may vary according to weather conditions.

It includes

  • Tourist Transport
  • Bilingual Guide (Spanish – English)
  • Lunch

Not included

  • Other details not specified
  • Beverages
  • Ingapirca entrance (6USD)
  • Tips

Recommendations

  • Bring with you:
  • Cap/Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Trekking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera

Recent travelers reviews

Ronaldo Júnior
Ronaldo Júnior
2024-01-11
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Best guide ever!! Ernesto is one of the greatest guides I ever had! Lot of information during all the tour, always with a smile in the face and offering to take pictures! Gave us enought time to do everything, stopping in all the points we asked and pointed animals during all the way! 100% honest, knows everything about cotopaxi and loves climbing mountains and volcanos! Excellent restaurant for breakfast with good prices. Gave us a gift at the end of the tour, totally recommend him!!
Inspire14091247062
Inspire14091247062
2024-01-05
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COTOPAXI CON DANIELA Que experiencia más Asombrosa. El Parque Nacional COTOPAXI. Con guía (Daniela) fue mágica. Espiritual. De reconocimiento y respeto a una maravilla natural. A un Pueblo diverso y sus Cosmovisiones. El Chocolate con pimienta dulce y el te de hoja de coca. Previnieron el "Soroche" y estubieron de...li..cio...sos. Daniela nuestra guía hace su labor con mucho amor... Contagia su buena vibra... Si tienen niños ella es la guía indicada 🤓🥰
Mark B
Mark B
2023-12-30
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A Great Experience We toured Mindo, the equator and Cotapaxi with this organization. They were to flight. Always on time. Always prepared. Very considerate (they even brought my son’s hat back and left it at the front desk). I highly recommend them!
Jaime C
Jaime C
2023-12-19
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Una bonita experiencia, lo recomiendo fue una experiencia inolvidable, Dani fue una excelente guía la atención el trato muy amable. volvería a ir
Richard H
Richard H
2023-12-04
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Great day with amazing views It was a fantastic day with excellent views, we were lucky to have sunny weather which isn't always the case - prepare for anything! Adrian was a fantastic guide, knowledgeable and enthusiastic and a great help on the hike itself. I've done lots of hiking before but this was the first one at altitude, you definitely notice the difference! The best advice is to take your time with the hike, great advice that Adrian provided. I'd definitely recommend this tour if you have free time in Quito.
Laura N
Laura N
2023-11-22
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Lo pasamos genial! Tuvimos mucha suerte de tener a Mauro y Mauricio como nuestros guías!!! Lo pasamos realmente bien y tuvimos tiempo suficiente para subir al refugio de Cotopaxi y también se aseguraron de que fuéramos juntos!!! Había muy buena vibe! Nos gustó también mucho el sitio donde comimos y poder darle de comer a las Alpacas :) muy recomendado!!!!
Christina
Christina
2023-09-26
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i would strongly recommend this day tour! our guide was amazing!! i learned so much the entire day. i would strongly recommend this day tour!!
Edgar P
Edgar P
2023-09-20
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Un viaje muy especial al Cotopaxi El tour fue muy completo e interesante, la ruta hacia el cotopaxi ofrece muchas vistas espectaculares y se consiguen excelentes fotos. La subida al cotopaxi es algo pesada pero nuestra guía Dany nos dió tips para que no fuera tan difícil y todo el tiempo nos esperaba si nos quedabamos atras, también nos contó mucha información sobre el Cotopaxi y los demás volcanes, además nos contó varias leyendas muy interesantes. Un tour muy recomendado sobre todo con Dany.
Sally M
Sally M
2023-08-26
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Beautiful day Enjoyable day. Tour guide arrived in time to pick us up and made sure we had everything we needed during the day. The walk into the crater was beautiful but if you're older, you'll need to take your time and watch your footing. Hiking sticks helped. Unless you are in peak condition, be sure to reserve a horse for the ride up. Even the 20 something's were breathing hard and resting a lot. I would definitely recommend this tour. Great company and very organized.
Elainn
Elainn
2023-08-18
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Una aventura El tour estuvo muy bien, con tiempo para adaptarse a la altura y demás. Lamentablemente el clima no ayudó ya que había mucho viento. Eso hizo que la subida al refugio fuera un poco más complicada. Igual, este hecho acrecentó el sentido de aventura (aunque no obtuve las mejores fotos del volcán). Al descenso nos encontramos con dos zorros. A la hora del almuerzo fuimos a un sitio donde uno podía alimentar a las llamas y a los patos. Muy completo todo.