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

This is the perfect option for people with limited time, combining two tours into one: Ingapirca and the artisan villages of Gualaceo and Chordeleg.

We start our tour with a ride through the enchanting highlands, enjoying amazing views along the way. We arrive at Ingapirca which is Ecuador’s major Inca archaeological site. Sun worshippers built this fortress-temple in Cañar valley. It is located approximately 60 miles northeast of Cuenca at 10,500 feet above sea level.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Parque Chordeleg, Juan Bautista Cobos 23 de Enero, Chordeleg Ecuador

We continue our tour to Gualaceo and Chordeleg, two charming villages famous for handicrafts. We will visit a workshop where artisans produce the finest silver filigree in Ecuador. There will be time for shopping or simply admiring the interesting atmosphere of the town.

Our final stop will be at a local family’s workshop where we’ll see the process of weaving shawls and ponchos on antique looms, using dyes extracted from plants. At the end of this full-day tour, you will be returned to your hotel.

Duration: 2 hours

Informacion Adicional
"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"
"Near public transportation"
"Infants must sit on laps"
"No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
"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. For more than 5 passengers, a driver and a bilingual guide will be provided."
"Most travelers can participate"
"Infant meals not included"
"Contact us to info@cuencabestours.com to coordinate the exact pick up time please"
"Social distancing enforced throughout experience"
"Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"COVID-19 vaccination required for guides"
"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 is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"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
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges

Not Included

  • Entrance Fees $2 each (Apply on Group Tours)
  • Gratuities


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