Ingapirca Ruins & Ancient Ecuador

Ingapirca Ruins & Ancient Ecuador

We invite you to take an excursion to the largest Inca archaeological complex in Ecuador, the Ingapirca Ruins, a place that served as a temple for rituals and ceremonies hundreds of years ago by the Cañari-Inca culture. This excursion is a great opportunity for those who want to learn more about the cultures that lived in Ecuador, don't miss it!

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Cuenca, Cuenca, Azuay Province

We will start our tour early in the morning picking up our passengers from the city of Cuenca, beginning our excursion to one of the most important archaeological sites.

Stop At: Ingapirca, Ingapirca, Canar Province

We will arrive at the city of Ingapirca where we will visit the Ingapirca Archaeological Site, the largest and best preserved in Ecuador. It is located between mountains, about 80 kilometers to the north, from Cuenca.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Ingapirca Archaeological Complex, F45G+P8H, GUAPÁN, Ecuador

Then, we will visit the important archaeological site. This site has a large oval construction that was used for ritual and astronomical purposes. They were ceremonial centers where rituals were performed specifically of the Cañari-Inca culture. The ruins include the Temple of the Sun and spaces that were used for strategic-military purposes. During the visit to the ruins you will be able to observe how different spaces dedicated to a cemetery, solar observatories, roads, deposits, priests' residences and an native square were integrated. This great Ingapirca site allows us to learn more about the Cañari and Inca culture.

Duration: 5 hours

Stop At: Museo Ingapirca, F45H+P2C, Ruta Inca, GUAPÁN, Ecuador

We will also have the opportunity to visit the Ingapirca Museum, a cultural space dedicated to those who inhabited the area. It has four rooms where the local history and the vestiges of old residents are exposed, thematic rooms: cañari (Tacalshapa and Cashaloma); Inca; rotating exhibitions and Qapac Ñan or Inca Trail. The museum also has a reserve of about 2500 cultural heritage objects of the region.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Cañar, Cuenca, Ecuador

During our journey by bus we will have the possibility to observe wonderful Andean landscapes and its local people with their typical colorful clothes. Along the way we will find the famous "cascaritas", a typical dish of the area. (Sundays)

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Cuenca, Cuenca, Azuay Province

After a day of cultural exploration, we return to Cuenca in the afternoon.

Duration: 1 hour

Informacion Adicional
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Stroller accessible"
"Near public transportation"
"Infants must sit on laps"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"

Start Time:
Confirm time with the local provider in advance of your experience.
Ingapirca Ruins & Ancient Ecuador
1/22/2024 - 12/31/2024
Monday : 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
1/1/2025 - 4/30/2025
Monday : 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Duration: 8 Hours
Start location: Hotel Carvallo, Gran Colombia 9-52 entre Padre Aguirre y Benigno Malo, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador
Traveler pickup is offered
The pick-up time and the start of the route can vary approximately 10 minutes, depending on the traffic conditions of the city.

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


  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Tourist guide
  • Full day experience

Not Included

  • Lunch and drinks
  • Entrance fee Site and Museo
  • Gratuities
  • Personal Expenses


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