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Cuenca & Ingapirca (2 Days)

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On this tour, you’ll visit the city of Cuenca & Ingapirca, located in the southern Andes of Ecuador. In Cuenca, you’ll take a tour of the historic downtown area, visit the picturesque Tomebamba River and Turi Lookoff for a view of the city. You’ll also visit Ingapirca, Ecuador’s largest Incan ruins – located a short drive north of Cuenca. While in Ingapirca, you’ll also visit Cañari Indian markets.

Cuenca & Ingapirca (2 Days)

Day 1: Cuenca City Tour

First flight from Quito or Guayaquil to Cuenca.

Cuenca City Tour: A visit to the old town will take us through magnificent churches, beautiful old buildings with wrought iron balconies and carved wooden doors. Cuenca, with its colonial style and pleasant atmosphere, offers a memorable experience to its visitors.


We will also ride along the Tomebamba River, while admiring the colonial homes perched on the river bank above. We’ll drive through some modern neighborhoods and enjoy a panoramic view of the city from the vantage point of Turi.

tomebamba river

Lunch at Local Restautant

Free afternoon: explore Cuenca on your own.

Day 2: Ingapirca

Breakfast at the hotel.

After traveling through the the Andean countryside for 90 minutes, along the Pan-American Highway, we reach Ingapirca. This is the most important and well-preserved Inca complex in the country. It was originally a temple for sun worship.


Here we do an easy walk around the ruins and visit the site museum.

Depending on the day of the week, we also visit picturesque Cañari Indian markets observing their traditional colorful customs, local artisans, beautiful churches and/or other highlights found on the way.

Lunch is included at a local restaurant.

Back to Cuenca: Transfer to airport to take a flight back to Quito or Guayaquil

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