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Address: Ingapirca 030356, Ecuador
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Ingapirca or “Wall of the Inca” is one of the most important ruin...

Ingapirca or “Wall of the Inca” is one of the most important ruin complexes in Ecuador, which many archaeologists theorize was once used for religious purposes.

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Well done Museo of the site and integration of the cañari and Incan peoples. The ruins contain a moon and Sun temple of which the Sun temple remains. Good informative bi- lingual... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well done Museo of the site and integration of the cañari and Incan peoples. The ruins contain a moon and Sun temple of which the Sun temple remains. Good informative bi- lingual guides. The structure which is the only Inca site with an elliptical design, reflects the integration of the cañari religious influences which showcase circular structures .... similar to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a knowledgeable guide with good English. You have to have a guide (free) but you are given sufficient time to see the ruins. Whilst not much is left, it was really interesting and the guide brings it all to life.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This are nice, but a bit disappointing if you have traveled to Manchu Picchu. Our guide supplied the history of the Ingapirca ruins on a brief visit to that site, while traveling north to Quito.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely take the time to go to visit Ingapirca. It was worth the travel from Cuenca. Our guide was terrific and it is easy to get a private tour for only a few dollars. (I suggest a tip afterward.) the information was incredible and the alliance of the Inca and Canari was something modern governments could certainly learn from!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ingapirca is very interesting when you have got a good guide knowing details and well his history. Amazing what human kind knew before having modern technology. I was very impressed. Although there are bigger Inca ruines in other countries, Ingapirca and its surroundings are worth a trip.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

By all means, visit Ingapirca if you're in Ecuador. This was a religious site belonging to the Canari prior to their conquest by the Inca.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great site. Make sure to take the 30- 45 min walk in the small trail behind the ruins to see the Face of Inca, the turtle, sun and water carvings. The Face and the back valley are great. Few tourists do it but they miss a great natural piece in the cliff you won't see in a museum. Easy trail... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It isn't Machu Picchu but it is still an Inca ruin and worth the visit. It is very well preserved and looked after and I loved the fact that the Llamas wander around probably as they used to when it was occupied. We didn't hire a guide as we were part of a group but I found the facilities were... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful archaeological site that shows how you both Cañari and Inca architecture. This isn't a magnificent site or a huge site (nothing along the lines of Tikal (Guatemala) or Machu Picchu (Peru) but it's probably the best archaeological site in Ecuador. The site is quite striking and the Sun temple is both aesthetic and interesting because the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

Definitely an interesting place to visit. It's where Incas and Cañari lived together for many years. Not that many artifacts left, but you can get a very good feeling about how these people lived there, their customs and religion. Currently the cost of a guidet tour with attendance is very low, just s couple of bucks. The problem is that... More 

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