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Ingapirca Ruins, Ingapirca
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Admire stunning feats of architecture at Ingapirca Ruins, the largest known Inca ruins in Ecuador. Built without mortar, as many Inca settlements were, the city's buildings have stayed upright throughout the centuries thanks to a perfectly interlocking network of stones. In fact, the city symbolizes something even more notable: the peaceful co-existence of the Inca and the indigenous Cañari people on the land. While the two cultures didn't really integrate, they maintained an amicable enough relationship, allowing each other to remain autonomous. Take a guided tour to learn more about the ruins, including the sun temple and observatory. Plan to see Ingapirca Ruins and other attractions that appeal to you using our Ingapirca trip generator.
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  • The road from Cuenca by car takes an hour and a half, depends on traffic, the road is mostly one lane in each direction. It is very important to travel in good weather, because weather is cloudy the entire low-lying field covers dense fog will not see anything. Exploring the ruins, museums, as well as the Inca Trail takes an hour and a half. Alone on the territory are not allowed, it is necessary to wait for the Guide, there are Anglophones, but the story is not too fascinating, so, basic facts about life and religious structures of the people who came later and cañari Incas. Temples are preserved, but the place itself spectacular: rolling hills, ruins, llama graze. On the other hand, the ticket price only 2 dollars, why not visit, especially when you pass by on their way from Riobamba in Cuenca.
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  • Known as the "mini Machu Pichu" of Ecuador, are unique ruins that still remain of the inca in-country time (although a merger of the original Canari culture here is with the Inca). We went by bus from Cuenca after 2 hours of travel. The visit is made with Guide (which we played very good, with knowledgeable) and takes approximately 45 minutes.
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  • Our hotel got us a driver who brought us to the site. Guides are provided by the sight to walk through and give all the details. They have English and Spanish tours. We have been to sights in Peru and...  more »