Prepare for an unforgettable journey through the breathtaking highlands of Ecuador as we set our sights on the mesmerizing Ingapirca. This remarkable Inca fortress temple holds a significant place in Ecuador’s rich history and is considered the country’s most important archaeological site. Marvel at the impressive engineering and architectural marvels created by the Inca civilization, a testament to their ingenuity and devotion to sun worship.
Our adventure continues to the charming villages of Gualaceo and Chordeleg, where a delightful traditional lunch awaits us at the esteemed Arhana Resort (included in the price of the tour). Indulge in a set menu that includes an appetizer, main course, soft drink, and a delectable dessert. Vegetarian and vegan options are also available upon request, ensuring a delightful dining experience for everyone.
In Chordeleg, renowned for its skilled jewellers and handicraft shops, you’ll have the opportunity to explore at your leisure. Whether you’re seeking the perfect souvenir or simply soaking up the town’s captivating atmosphere, this stop is a treasure trove of cultural richness.
Don’t miss the chance to visit Gualaceo’s colonial plaza, where you can immerse yourself in the town’s fascinating history and charm. Take a moment to savour a cup of local coffee or be adventurous and try the traditional Rosero drink, allowing your taste buds to experience the authentic flavours of Ecuador.
Our final stop takes us to a local family’s workshop, where you’ll witness the intricate art of weaving shawls and ponchos on antique looms. Watch in awe as they skillfully utilize natural dyes extracted from plants, showcasing a traditional method passed down through generations. This is a rare opportunity to appreciate the craftsmanship and dedication that goes into creating these unique textiles.
As our full day comes to a close, we will make our way back to Cuenca, filled with memories of the stunning landscapes, cultural encounters, and the rich heritage we experienced throughout the day.
Get ready to embark on this extraordinary adventure that promises to captivate your senses and immerse you in the beauty and traditions of Ecuador’s highlands.
- English Speaking Guide
Available Wednesday through Sunday (Except Dec 25 and January 1 because the Ruins are closed).