Full-Day Ingapirca, Gualaceo & Chordeleg from Cuenca

Full-Day Ingapirca, Gualaceo & Chordeleg from Cuenca

For travelers with limited time, we combine two of the most significant attractions in Cuenca:  First, the most important Inca site in Ecuador, and later, two artisan villages where crafts such as ikat weavings, fine filigree jewelry and more are made.

• Visit the largest Inca archaeological site in Ecuador and the only elliptical temple of the Inca empire.
• Get amazing panoramic views of unforgettable Andean landscapes full of contrasts.
• Watch locals weave shawls using the unique technique of "Ikat" developed by the Pre-Columbian tribes.
• Check out Chordeleg's famous jewelry and ceramics.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Ingapirca Ruins, Ingapirca 030356 Ecuador

Prepare to embark on an exhilarating journey through Ecuador's stunning highlands, where breathtaking vistas await at every turn. Our destination- The awe-inspiring Ingapirca, an impressive Inca fortress-temple drenched in history. It's considered to be Ecuador's most significant archaeological site, and it's not hard to understand why. The Inca people's incredible engineering skills and architectural prowess are evident in this site built by sun worshippers.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Arhaná Hosteria Resort, Via Descanso Gualaceo Km 13 1/2, 46JF+MGP, E594, Gualaceo 010350, Ecuador

Our adventure continues with a picturesque 1.5-hour drive to the charming villages of Gualaceo and Chordeleg, where a delightful traditional lunch at the Arhana Resort awaits. Our set menu includes an appetizer, main course, soft drink, and a small dessert, with vegetarian and vegan options available upon request.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Chordeleg, Chordeleg, Azuay Province

Our next stop is Chordeleg, a town renowned for its talented jewelers and other handicraft shops. Here, you'll have free time for shopping or soak up the town's fascinating ambiance. Whether you're on the hunt for the perfect souvenir or simply looking to explore, this is a great stop.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Gualaceo, Gualaceo, Azuay Province

In Gualaceo, we'll visit the colonial plaza, you'll immerse yourself in the town's rich history and irresistible charm. Enjoy a coffee, and for the adventurous, try the traditional Rosero drink. It's the perfect way to experience the authentic flavors of Ecuador.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: La Casa de la Makana, Sector San Pedro de los Olivos Km 10 1/2 Via Gualaceo, Cuenca 010150 Ecuador

At our last stop, we'll visit a local family's workshop where you'll get to witness the intricate process of weaving shawls and ponchos on antique looms. Using dyes extracted from plants, this traditional method has been passed down through generations.

After a full day, we'll make our way back to Cuenca.

Duration: 30 minutes

Informacion Adicional
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"A minimum of 2 people is required to operate the tour. We reserve the right to cancel the tour there are not at-least 2 participants"
"Infants must sit on laps"
"No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
"Most travelers can participate"
"Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking"
"Reservations made 48 hour prior the tour are subject to guide availability"
"For 1 to 6 passengers, a bilingual guide will also be the driver"
"Infant meals not included"
"Contact us to info@cuencabestours.com to coordinate the exact pick up time please"
"This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"

Duration: 9 Hours
Start location: Traveler pickup is offered
If your hotel is not listed, please provide the details after booking.

Cancellations and refunds: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Licensed Tour Guide / Driver
  • Transportation
  • Lunch
  • Fuel surcharge

Not Included

  • Entrance Fees $2 each (Apply for shared Tours)
  • Gratuities
  • Makanas Workshop $1 per person (Apply for shared tours)


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