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Ingapirca Ruins

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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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Reviewed 3 days ago

While it is almost impossible to match Machu Picchu, these ruins are well worth seeing. The mix of Incan and Canari (pre-Inca inhabitants) building techniques are quite interesting. It is interesting to hear a guide explain the clash between those two cultures. You should also...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Robert S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Ingapirca Ruins lay about one hour north of Cuenca and should not be missed. It’s not Machu Pichu by any means but it is The best preserved and largest pre Inca site in Ecuador. The area is clean and has a well made path...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ryvanarsdale
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We originally thought we would just walk around by ourselves but after about 10 minutes, we went back to the entrance to join a group with an English speaking guide which made all the difference. If you make the effort to take the trip from...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Nancy K
Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile

We did this by ourselves and the total cost was just under $10 for the bus there and back. We got the bus that takes you to a local town then a pickup truck taxi took us the rest of the way - make sure...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank countvicrum
Reviewed October 30, 2018

This is another location near Cuenca which many reviewers seem to freak out about and say that it's impossible to go alone on local buses. I'm here to say, you do NOT need to join a pricey tour group! I went on a Sunday, and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 6, 2018

Well worth the trip from Cuenca. Interesting exhibits and ruins. Hiring a guide is recommended. A glimpse of ancient Inca and Canari cultures.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank tulieguy
Reviewed October 4, 2018

A must do if you are in Cuenca. Do take a guide as you would then get to know the story behind the structures.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank hmahanta
Reviewed September 22, 2018

This was a way station on the Inca Trail after the earlier inhabitants, the Cañari people were conquered. It has a section from the Cañari times and the temple area from the later Inca period. As with other sites, the building skill is amazing, including...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

Better organized, with guided tours and well-kept grounds. The scenery is magnificent and adds to the majestic ruins.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

We took the bus here 9 am from Cuenca we arrived here at 11:25. We were told the next English tour would be at 12:50 since we had to catch the bus back we went on the Spanish tour. The ruin was a lot smaller...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Rebeca D
January 9, 2015|
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$2/person. Included a guided group tour by a site employee.