Devil's Nose Train and Ingapirca Ruins Day Trip from Cuenca

Cultural & Theme Tours in Cuenca

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from$79.99
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One of the finest and most daring feats of engineering that the world had seen, The Devil Nose train switchbacks down rocky slopes connecting the Andes mountains to the coast. In this tour not only will you get to ride The Devil Nose train, but also visit Ingapirca, the most important remains from the Incas in Ecuador. A minimum of 2 people per booking is required for this tour.
Experience two of the most interesting destinations in our country. After hotel pick up you will travel to Alausi, a little town considered a national heritage. In this charming town you will take the train known as "The Devil’s Nose". In its day it was considered one of the greatest feats of engineering that the world had seen. This railway was built in 1899 with the intent of linking the coastal city of Guayaquil with the highlands capital of Quito. This amazing ride traverses and descends an almost perpendicular mountain face by using switchbacks. Many lives were lost in the construction of this extraordinary railway.  Our trip continues on the Pan-American Highway to Ingapirca, which is the major Inca archeological site in Ecuador. You will have the chance to appreciate one of the most important Inca structures, an elliptical platform known as the “Sun’s Temple”. Courtyards, terraces and various other ruins are found here as well. After a full day of touring you will return to your accommodations in Cuenca.

What’s included

  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Licensed tour Guide/Driver
  • Transportation 
  • Lunch in local restaurant (If option selected)
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges

What’s not included

  • Train Tickets $33 adult, $25 seniors and children
  • Entrance fee to Ingapirca $2 each
  • Gratuities (optional)

Highlights

  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Lunch included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
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