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