Ingapirca Archaeological Site

Tour Number

Activity Level

386524


Categories

Day Trip / Out of Town, First Time Visitor, Hiking and Walking, Local Experience

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

Spanish (fluent), English (fluent)

Ingapirca Inca and Canari archaeological site tour


Highlights:

- Visit the largest archaeological Inca site in Ecuador and the only elliptical temple of the Inca empire
- Enjoy the beauty of the Ecuadorian Andes while you drive through the fertile ranchland of the countryside.
- Visit the Cañar Market and immerse yourself in the traditions of the local indigenous tribes (Sundays)
- See how the famous Panama Hats are woven

It is the most important archaeological site of the Incas in Ecuador. Marvel at the ruins, including the only elliptical temple of the sun made of perfectly carved stones. On Sundays we include a visit to the Indigenous Cañar Market

Itinerary

We start our tour by visiting Rocio Virgin Church. This church has a very distinctive gothic architectural style, dating back to the late 19th century. Next, we will visit an indigenous family where we'll observe the weaving of Panama hats. This is one of the most authentic crafts of Southern Ecuador and has a prominent role in the economy of the area. We continue our tour with a ride through the enchanting highlands, enjoying the beautiful views along the way.

Upon arrival at Ingapirca, one of the most important Inca structures is waiting for us - an elliptical platform known as the "Sun's Temple". Next to this you will be able to see courtyards, terraces and various other ruins. In order to get a closer look at the local atmosphere, we will take a short hike to observe the Inca's Face, a large stone outcropping. We can stop for lunch at a restaurant typical of the area before our return to Cuenca.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Pick up at hotel or any location within Cuenca

End location: Drop off at hotel or any location within Cuenca

Duration: 6 hours

6 to 7 hours. I am flexible

Transportation

1 to 3 guest we use a confortable SUV
4 to 7 guest we use a confortable Van

What’s Included

My service as your personal tour guide
Private Transportation
Entrance fees as described

Estimated Local Cash Needed

15 Dollars - For lunch, a packed lunch can be arranged or there is restaurant in the area where we can have lunch

What’s Extra

Lunch
Gratuities (Optional)

Restrictions

Please inquiry if you have any special request, I can customize the tour according to your needs.

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