From Cuenca: Ingapirca Ruins Tour

From Cuenca: Ingapirca Ruins Tour

From $45 per person

Visit the 16th Century Ingapirca Ruins, the largest Inca archaeological site in Ecuador. See the Temple of the Sun and visit the Cañar market (Sundays) on this day trip from Cuenca.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 8 hours
Starting time 8:00 AM
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Small group
Limited to 15 participants


  • Visit largest Inca archaelogical site in Ecuador
  • See the Temple of The Sun
Full description
Travel about 2 hours outside of Cuenca and visit the 16th-century Ingapirca Ruins (Wall of the Incas), the largest Inca archaeological site in Ecuador, and see the Temple of the Sun. First, arrive at Ingapirca, a town in Cañar Province, Ecuador. The name  Ingapirca refers to the name of the older Inca ruins and archeological site nearby. Next, admire the Temple of the Sun, an elliptical building constructed around a large rock. The buidling is constructed in the Incan manner with stones that are chiseled to fit perfectly without mortar. The temple was positioned so that on the solstices, at a certain time of day, sunlight falls through the doorway of the small chamber at the top.
  • Hotel pickup and drop off from select Cuenca hotels
  • Bilingual guide
  • Ingapirca Ruins entrance (approx USD$6)
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Meet on Monday at approximately 08:00 at Hotel Carvallo, Gran Colombia 9-52 entre Padre Aguirre y Benigno Malo, Cuenca 010150.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • Please note:
  • We reserve the right to add or suspend visits to the ruins for unforeseen issues.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 / 5

based on 8 reviews

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A very good visit with a great guide.

The tour started at the expected time. Elizabet explained certain details of Cuenca when we were leaving the city. We stop at Biblian to meet the Virgen del Rocío. Later we toured the ruins of Ingapirca, always accompanied by our guide. Everything went very well and we ended up satisfied.

November 20, 2018

The tour was informative, the guide was well-informed.

The trip was fantastic - the scenery was beautiful. The guide was personable, well educated and well informed. Definitely recommend this trip for anyone - it was probably the best part of our whole trip. Suggestion: Put the phone number of the facilitator on the invoice/voucher for ease in contacting them prior to the trip (once in country).

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February 20, 2013

A must see!

We had a great day and enjoyed the tour with Esteban a lot. He provided us with all the information and took good care of us.

June 26, 2019

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