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Ingapirca Tour | 1 Day | from CUENCA, ECUADOR

From: $49.99

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 driving through the fertile farms land scape of the countryside.
  • On Sunday visit the local Cañar Market and immerse yourself into the traditions of the indigenous tribe.
  • See how the famous Panama Hats are woven.

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Ingapirca is Ecuador’s major Inca archaeological site.  This fortress-temple in Cañar valley was built by Sun worshippers in the 15th century.  It is located approximately 50 miles northeast of Cuenca at an elevation of 10,500 feet above sea level.

We start our tour by visiting Sanctuary of Morning Dew.  This church has a very distinctive gothic architectural style blended into the mountain, dating back to the late 19th century.

Next, we will visit an indigenous family where who will show us how they weave Panama hats.  This is one of the emblematic crafts of Southern Ecuador and plays an important economic role for the area.

Our tour continues with a spectacular ride through the enchanting highlands, enjoying breathtaking views along the way.

When we arrive at Ingapirca, one of the most important Inca structures is waiting for us – an elliptical platform known as the “Sun’s Temple”.

From here, 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 Face, a large stone carved mountain. We will stop for lunch at a local restaurant in the area before our return to Cuenca.

Important Info

Departure point: Pickup at hotel
Departure time: Starting at 8:00 am
Duration: Approximately 7 hours

Included: 

  • Hotel pick-up
  • Licensed tour guide English/Spanish
  • Transportation
  • Lunch

Not included: Private tours are all inclusive but shared tours do not include: drinks, tips (optional), tickets $ 2 each and extras.

Please Note

If there are 1 to 5 passengers, the bilingual guide will also be your driver.  For more than 5 passengers, a driver and a bilingual guide will be provided.

Refund Policy

  • In order to book this experience, you will need to pay a deposit.
  • This depòsit is fully refundable up until 48 hours before the start of the activity.
  • If you are unable to agree on a date or the organiser cannot meet your requirements, your deposit is automatically returned to you in full.
  • There is no refund for cancellations made fewer than 48 hours before the start of the activity.
  • The rest of the payment for the experience is payable to the organiser, either upon arrival at the destination or before in some cases, if the organiser requires it. The organiser will arrange this with you.
  • The refund of the second payment, which goes directly to the trip organiser, is entirely based on the organiser’s own Terms and Conditions.
  • Please read our customer Terms and Conditions for more information.

Operator

Cuenca Bestours

Cuenca Bestours is a long-established tour operator & travel agent based in the beautiful city of Cuenca, Ecuador. Specialising in cultural & adventure activities, they offer tours in Spanish & English and cater to solo travellers & families as well as thrill-seekers.

The team at Cuenca Bestours strive to redefine the notion of a “vacation” and show their customers a side of travel that would otherwise be unavailable to them

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