Ingapirca Ruins, Ingapirca

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. Put Ingapirca Ruins and other Ingapirca attractions into our Ingapirca trip planner , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • September 30, 2017
    I'm from Cuenca by bus at 9:00 for $7 driven (back and forth) to Ingapirca. You can also only one way for $3.50 pay when there is fear, there is too little time to explore and still (the bus goes back 13:00) get on the bus for the return trip and later pay for the return trip. The bus took about 2 hours and drove us right up to the ticket sale in Ingapirca. I had read everywhere, that admission $6 costs but I had only $2 pay. Maybe was off-season or something? Is there at the pay, whether you want to have an English-speaking or Spanish-speaking guide, and a few minutes later we go already. The guide takes you through the ruins and tells something to the emergence, the Incas and the Cañari. Then you can commit even the tour where you can see among others the head in the rock and a few other remnants of the Incas. Takes about 40 minutes. Back at the ticket counter was the bus to Cuenca hiding just around the corner, but was ready. A total of two hours onsite I found sufficient and I've not rushed off me also, but must of course decide everyone. What I particularly liked, that it was a place cheaper and especially not that of tourists passed over. However, much more tourists were there around noon. You can not compare it with Machu Picchu, but I have to, I think anybody explain ;-)
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  • September 27, 2017
    In essence, the most important Incan monument on the territory of Ecuador. Of course cannot be compared with Peru. You can arrange an English speaking guide, entrance fee is two dollars.
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  • September 27, 2017
    This was my second visit, but what an array of beautiful colors and delightful people during the annual Inti Raymi Sun Festival in mid June. Wonderfully versed guides (English and Spanish) and so inex...  more »

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