Inca Ruins of "Ingapirca"


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Activity Level



Day Trip / Out of Town, Hiking and Walking, Local Experience, Museums / Culture


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.
you must be able to get in and out of a car and climb stairs

Maximum travelers: 4



Spanish (fluent), French (conversational), English (fluent)


This is the main arqueological Inca complex of Ecuador, 70 km (44 miles) north of Cuenca. Here we learn about the Incas, who were the first conquers of this land, and also about the "Canaris" the native inhabitants of this area. To go to Ingapirca we drive two hours north, trough the Andean moutais enjoying a wonderful landscape, along the way we pass several small villages, also is possible to visit the basilic of Biblian ( an impressive church build in a mountain, actully it's rear wall is the mountain itself)).
Once we arrived in Ingapirca we walk throughout the ruins, and I explain the whole history about them, then the place becomes alive. After that, we visit a local museum and then we go for lunch which it can be in a old hacienda "Posada Ingapirca". Then retun to Cuenca.


I'll pick you up 9 o'clock from your hotel in Cuenca, Then we'll start heading to Ingapirca. Once there we will walk through the ruins and learn about the history of the Incas. After that we will have lunch and then we will return to Cuenca.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I will pick you up at your hotel

End location: I will bring you back to your hotel

Duration: 7 hours


My car is a Toyota Rav, confortable and air conditioned.

What’s Included

Tour includes:
-good private transportation
-my services as guide
-entrance fee to Ingapirca

Estimated Local Cash Needed

10 Usd - Snacks

What’s Extra

Because the weather can be unpredictable is necessary to have a raincoat or an umbrella.

A Recent Review of this tour

Carlos was one of the best guides I have ever used from your website. Very professional, knowledgeable, and sophisticated. He was an excellent driver and extremely fluent in English. His vehicle was top notch. We can recommend Carlos with no reservations whatsoever. Other guides spoke highly of him as well, including one who said he was the best guide in Cuenca.
Royce Alsop

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