Ingapirca: Full Day from Cuenca to the Inca Castle

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Learn about the traditional making of authentic Panama hats. Share a delicious traditional lunch at a Community Tourist Center. Enjoy the largest Inca Cañari Archaeological Complex in Ecuador.


  • We will learn about the making of the centuries-old toquilla straw hats
  • We will live with an ancient Andean town in Sisid Anejo
  • Enjoy the largest Inca Cañari Archaeological Complex in Ecuador.


Our activity begins in Cuenca, the city called the Athens of Ecuador for its beauty that combines nature and culture. From the meeting point we will go to a Museum Workshop where the traditional fabric of the Ecuadorian toquilla straw hat is exhibited, which is considered Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity declared by UNESCO since December 5, 2012. Here you will enjoy in detail the history and current events of a craftsmanship admired in the world, appreciating first hand the making of the hat, from the artisanal hand weaving, the work of the potting machines, the steam presses and the finishes with the making of bands and morocco. After this experience we embark to the most important Archaeological Complex in Ecuador 'Ingapirca' where you will enjoy a walk full of ancestral energy of the Inca and Cañari cultures, you will enjoy magical corners sculpted in stone hundreds of years ago in a masterful way. You can visit sites such as the Temple of the Sun, the only elliptical temple built by the Incas in their history, the Face of the Inca, chambers, shrines and the Site museum. Before arriving at this historic place we will arrive at an ancient indigenous community called Sisid Anejo, where a delicious lunch prepared by the community awaits us. Here, apart from tasting delicious Andean snacks, we will learn about the community life of the Ecuadorian Andes, we will walk through the community and visit its more than 400-year-old church. You can live this entire experience in almost 9 hours of adventure, culture and history. The return to the city of Cuenca is scheduled around 5:00 p.m.


Guide Ticket Artisanal hat workshop Pick-up and return to the city of Cuenca Tour of SiSid Anejo Community Tourist Center Lunch Ingapirca Ticket Pick up and return to the city of Cuenca

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