• Location: Cuenca, Ecuador
  • Duration: 7 hours (approx.)
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Venture from Cuenca to Ingapirca for a guided tour of the largest Inca ruins in Ecuador. Learn about the historical significance of this temple complex as you explore by foot with your knowledgeable guide. You’ll also browse local handicrafts in the Cuenca region. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
After hotel pickup in Cuenca, you’ll be driven two hours to Ingapirca, home to the largest archaeological Inca ruins in Ecuador.

Your guide will lead you around this fascinating ruins complex, whose stone structures surround the prominent circular sun temple. Discover how this site displays both the Inca and Canari cultures' mastery of stonework and their keen awareness of solar patterns.

You’ll also learn how this complex played an important role in military strategies by serving as a fortress and provisions to troops in north Ecuador.

As you explore by foot, observe typical regional handicrafts, including pottery, leather goods and more. You'll also have the chance to watch craftsmen weave Panama hats. On Sundays, you'll visit the Handcraft Market of Canar, located near Ingapirca.

You’ll then enjoy a meal of typical dishes from the region of Cuenca. Relax and chat with your fellow travelers over lunch and then hop back in your comfortable vehicle to head back to your hotel.

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7 hours (approx.)

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Full Day Tour to Inca Ruins of Ingapirca

Ingapirca Ruins

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional guide
  • Gratuities (Optional)
  • Entrance fees
  • Food and drinks
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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Noah U, August 2016

This was a fantastic day tour! Ingapirca was a fascinating story of colliding cultures, and even though some of the previous reviews I'd read of the ruins said they were a bit on the small side, there are still some really cool things to see, including the Inca Head and the ancient Inca Road. The other stops that we made on the way to the ruins were excellent as well, allowing us to taste some delicious local cuisine and take in some incredible views. Our guide, Sebastian, was excellent as well, and was a great source of information about the history of the region as well as modern-day Ecuadorian culture. Really a fantastic experience, and one of the true highlights of our honeymoon!

Reviewed by: Brenda R, July 2016

It was absolutely wonderful.....my guide, Sebastian was so knowledgable and a very nice guy. Thought I was to be on a larger tour but it was just three of us.....amazing day.....loved it! lunch was delicious, too...