Full Day Tour to Inca Ruins of Ingapirca with Lunch

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Tour description provided by Viator

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 and enjoy a lunch of dishes typical 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.

What's included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional guide
  • Lunch

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Entrance fees
  • Drinks