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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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Ingapirca 030356, Ecuador
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 1 December 2014 via mobile

OVERALL: Overall this was an interesting day trip. It was interesting to see and hear about the Incas and Canar influence and construction. Getting a good guide we had a great one, makes all the difference. GUIDES: Guides are available in Spanish & English at...More

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Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Most of the ruins only have the foundation of the building left. Not too much to see. Took about 2 hours to drive here from cuenca, wasn't worth the trip for me.

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All reviews machu picchu the bus day trip tour guide inca trail sun temple worth the trip two hours inca ruin inca empire spoke english interesting history tour takes little bit entrance fee archaeological site buy souvenirs
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank countvicrum
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

1  Thank CitySchmitty
Reviewed 7 October 2018

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

Thank tulieguy
Reviewed 5 October 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.

Thank hmahanta
Reviewed 22 September 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

Thank wander1
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Profe_Walter
Reviewed 16 July 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

1  Thank Manda G
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

Awesome ruins... beautiful setting, nice cold weather. Guided tour in English and Spanish. $2 entrance fee.

Thank Angelmayu
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

Lots of fun very informative. Make sure you take the hike after the tour with the guide. After you’re done with the hike there’s a little restaurant you can eat. Get the steak. It was good.

Thank Non Y
Reviewed 24 June 2018

Catch the early bus it you are going to take it to Ingapirca! I caught the 12:20 bus (which left at 12:15) to Ingapirca for $3.50. Better than a taxi fare of $50.00, but we did not arrive until 14:55, and the return bus departed...More

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Rebeca D
10 January 2015|
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$2/person. Included a guided group tour by a site employee.