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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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Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

The ruins are an Inca temple built on the Inca trail to Cusco. The temple was built on top of a pre existing development and whilst only the footings remain they give you a good idea of the layout.

Thank 56stevem68
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

I have always been amazed Ecuador does not have the substantial Inca and pre-Inca ruins like Peru because the Inca empire extended throughout the Ecuadorian Andes to at least the Colombian border. Ingapirca is the best Inca ruin that Ecuador has and it is quite...More

Thank Chuck L
Reviewed 28 September 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 inexpensive at $2 entrance and free guide.

Thank Curlskim
Reviewed 20 August 2017

The origins of this complex are Cañari, later taken over by Incas. The guides and the services around the complex are all ok.

Thank Mats W
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Ingapirca means Inca’s wall. This is Ecuador’s version of a mini Machu Picchu. You can take a group tour from $50-$65 or go on your own. I did the latter. Here is how to do it. You take the bus from the main terminal. Though...More

1  Thank Indiana_Jonesse
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.

2  Thank Laur F
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

If you are within a few hours drive put this on your agenda! For $2 the guide (who can speak English) takes you around the ruins and gives you some great information! We got there a little late so missed the museum and the 'inca'...More

Thank vdirani
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

I have not yet been to any Ruins in Peru, but the Ingapirca Ruins completely fell short of my expectations. To say they are 'old' is hard to accept especially comparing the rock/stone work to the Temples of Angkor and Bagan. Its just a boring...More

Thank Chris C
Reviewed 11 June 2017

It is a wonderful place located 80 km from Cuenca, in the province of Cañar. I went there 4 years ago with my family and I knew that place was built with millions of stones carved, mostly brown. In this place I saw “el templo...More

Thank JeniVelasquez
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Sure you read about the Incas and what not in high school, but nothing compared to seeing the actual artifacts of their society and seeing how they lived. Be sure to also check out the small indoor museum, and the gift shop.

Thank longislander22
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Rebeca D
10 January 2015|
Response from 389tonyn |
$2/person. Included a guided group tour by a site employee.