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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 4 days ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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.

Thank Laur F
Reviewed 9 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 18 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
Reviewed 6 June 2017

"Ruinas de Ingapirca" is one of the most important architectural Ruins of Ecuador, the main attraction is "El Castillo" which is on the top of a hill, is a beautiful tourism place perfect to visit with family and friends, the tour is done with the...More

1  Thank Jeannina C
Reviewed 1 May 2017

These Canari/Incan ruins are well worth a visit. The structure of the walls made without mortar and completely straight is mind-blowing. Interesting history.

Thank Joan W
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Great views, great history and please stay in hotel Posada Ingapirca to enjoy the room, the quiet, the food and the people.

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