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Full-Day Devil's Nose Train and Ingapirca Ruins Tour from Cuenca

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Overview
Combine the best parts of the Andes on this full-day tour from Cuenca, on which all transportation is taken care of. Not renting a car means you'll have ample time to enjoy the scenery and snap photos while a guide takes care of the driving. Ride the Devil's Nose Train, explore the Inca ruins of Ingapirca, and round out the day with an optional traditional Ecuadorian lunch on this stress-free experience that's ideal for first-time visitors.
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You'll start at
Cuenca Bestours Tour Operator
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  • 1
    The Devil's Nose Train Ride
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission excluded
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  • 2
    Ingapirca Ruins
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission excluded
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Cuenca Bestours Tour Operator
1-75, Alfonso Moreno Mora, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador
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Highlights
  • Enjoy the scenery instead of focusing on the road, as all transportation is included
  • Traditional Ecuadorian lunch option provided, letting you travel light
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off makes for a seamless experience
  • Guided commentary to complement the sights
What to Expect
Your relaxing day exploring the Andes begins with pickup at your hotel in Cuenca. Find a comfortable seat in the tour vehicle and enjoy the scenery on the ride to Alausi, where you'll board the Devil's Nose train, built in 1899. Get your camera ready to snap stunning photos during the descent down the near-perpendicular mountain face along dozens of switchbacks.  Continue down the Pan-American Highway, listening to in-depth commentary from your guide on the region's history and culture. Arrive in Ingapirca to explore one of Ecuador's most important archaeological sites. Follow your guide on a tour of the site's highlights, including the courtyards, terraces, and a elliptical platform known as the Sun's Temple. Learn much more through a guided tour than you would exploring on your own.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Cuenca Bestours Tour Operator, 1-75, Alfonso Moreno Mora, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador
Duration
10–11 hours
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Licensed tour Guide/Driver
  • Transportation
  • Lunch in local restaurant (If option selected)
  • All taxes, handling charges
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Lunch
Exclusions
  • Train Tickets $33 adult, $25 seniors and children
  • Entrance fee to Ingapirca $2 each
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - The Devil's Nose Train Ride
  • Entry/Admission - Ingapirca Ruins
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • All bookings are subject to Ferrocarriles del Ecuador availability.
  • Vegetarian/Vegan/Gluten Free/Lactose Free options are available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Infant meals not included
  • Train tickets are not included due to different rates for locals, foreigners, adults and seniors. However, we can book them for you and you can pay in cash at the pick up. Please contact us to info@cuencabestours.com for more details.
  • For 1 to 6 passengers, a bilingual guide will also be the driver. For more than 6 passengers, a driver and a bilingual guide will be provided.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
54Reviews
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By: Cuenca Bestours
David V
40
Average tour
Adrian was a Nice and professional guide. However, i thought the tour in general was not worth the money. The
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OldAsiaHand1951
New York City, New York
61
Experience Cuenca from the hearth
Javier and Alexandra provided us with an unrivaled experience. It wasn't just the market visit or even the cooking
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Peter M
Cuenca, Ecuador
112
great tour
The guide spoke English well and was very knowledgeable. The scenery was definitely comparable to that of all of
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Peter M
Cuenca, Ecuador
112
Very nice tour
The ride on the train was fantastic. The scenery was amazing. Ingapirca was also great. The tour guide spoke
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Ruben N
Melbourne, Australia
30
Best Family Tour i had by far
The tour was a long tour for my Family cause i was with my Wife, infant and Grandpa but it was well worth it, the
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Terry Z
102
Great Guide & Driver, Breathtaking Beauty
We just had the best day! Our guide was Cristian and our driver was Manuel. Cristian spoke better English than
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Elias_Rovielo
Sao Caetano do Sul, SP
498257
These tours are so necessary, you will not regret it!
The two tours that look so uneven, but both are history, engineering, cultures, landscapes and extreme beauty.
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kateC1097TC
Windsor, Canada
4922
Experience of a life time
We booked a 6 days private tour with Cuenca Bestours from Guayaquil to Quito. Everything was perfectly organized
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PDWood79
Ashford, United Kingdom
14631
I did the trip on my own
Didn't use a tour package but took the bus like a big boy and had a great time. Sigsig and the weavers museum is
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Wendy A
10
The Train!
The train experience was some of the best eye candy from start to fishish. The whole tour was informative and
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Key Details
  • Duration: 10–11 hours
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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