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Cuenca, Ecuador: Day Trip to Ingapirca Archaeological Site

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See the most important archaeological complex in Ecuador, Ingapirca. Enjoy the beautiful Andean scenery and learn about the Cañari and Inca cultures as well as different methods of construction, which date back to 500 years ago.

Highlights

  • Visit the most important archaeological site in Ecuador
  • Learn about the Cañari and Inca cultures
  • Appreciate the beautiful Andean landscape
  • Choose between a shared or private day trip

Description

Ingapirca is the most important archaeological complex in Ecuador, situated 2 hours north of Cuenca. On your way to the site, there will be a stop at the Virgen del Rocío Church in Biblián, one of the most beautiful churches in the country. Once you reach the top of the 140 steps, enjoy a spectacular view of the surrounding area. Learn about traditional food culture as well, as you watch a pig being cooked over an open fire, a typical food preparation in the area.  If the tour takes place on a Sunday, there is also an additional visit to the indigenous market at Cañar. Here, the guide will inform you about the different products sold at these markets and you can learn about the traditional clothing of the Cañari. Finally, you will arrive at the Ingapirca complex where your guide will teach you about the Cañari and Inca cultures. Be sure to check out the unique Tahuantinsuyo elliptical temple, one of the highlights of the site.  This tour can be customized and your guide can change the order of the visits if you wish. The tour typically lasts approximately 8 hours. Afterwards, you will be returned to your accommodation.

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Bilingual guide Private transportation Local lunch

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