Private Tour of the Devil's Nose Train and Ingapirca Ruins

Private & Custom Tours in Cuenca

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Embark on this private tour of the Devil's Nose Train and Ingapirca Ruins with a bilingual guide. You will get to experience one of the finest and most daring feats of engineering the world has ever seen. The Devil’s Nose Train connects the Andes Mountains to the coast and the Ingapirca Ruins is one of the most important remains from the Incas in Ecuador. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included. You can choose from the tour options for an all-inclusive (lunch and tickets) or a basic tour. A minimum of 2 adults per booking is required.
Experience two of the most interesting destinations in the country. You will be picked up from your hotel and be transported to Alausi, a little town considered a national heritage. In this charming town, you will ride 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. Your 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 be dropped off at your hotel.Some highlights of this tour includes:  • Take a ride on one of the greatest railroad engineering feats, the famous Devil’s Nose Train. • See amazing panoramic views of unforgettable Andean landscapes full of contrasts • Visit the Ingapirca Ruins, Ecuador’s largest Pre-Columbian archeological site    

What’s included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch (if option selected)
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Transport by private vehicle or van
  • Driver/guide
  • Private tour
  • Lunch

What’s not included

  • Gratuities


  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Family friendly
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver