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Ingapirca Ruins

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Address: Ingapirca 030356, Ecuador
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Ingapirca or “Wall of the Inca” is one of the most important ruin...

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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Great site. Make sure to take the 30- 45 min walk in the small trail behind the ruins to see the Face of Inca, the turtle, sun and water carvings. The Face and the back valley are... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great site. Make sure to take the 30- 45 min walk in the small trail behind the ruins to see the Face of Inca, the turtle, sun and water carvings. The Face and the back valley are great. Few tourists do it but they miss a great natural piece in the cliff you won't see in a museum. Easy trail... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It isn't Machu Picchu but it is still an Inca ruin and worth the visit. It is very well preserved and looked after and I loved the fact that the Llamas wander around probably as they used to when it was occupied. We didn't hire a guide as we were part of a group but I found the facilities were... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a beautiful archaeological site that shows how you both Cañari and Inca architecture. This isn't a magnificent site or a huge site (nothing along the lines of Tikal (Guatemala) or Machu Picchu (Peru) but it's probably the best archaeological site in Ecuador. The site is quite striking and the Sun temple is both aesthetic and interesting because the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Definitely an interesting place to visit. It's where Incas and Cañari lived together for many years. Not that many artifacts left, but you can get a very good feeling about how these people lived there, their customs and religion. Currently the cost of a guidet tour with attendance is very low, just s couple of bucks. The problem is that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our English speaking quide took us through the ruins and explained in detail the history of this historic site. Very impressed, especially with the "Temple of the Sun".

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fascinating set of pre Inca ruins. A local guide takes you around the ruins, bringing them alive. We were fascinated to see just how sophisticated the building techniques and astronomic detailing was.

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Hired a private guide to provide the historical context and details of this site. The guide was great and knew a great deal of the history of the Cañari and Inca peoples. Great experience highly recommended.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

This is "ground zero" for culture in Ecuador. Canari and Incan ruins -- the best preserved in Ecuador. The Canari were a pre-Incan indigenous civilization that were barely "conquered" by the Incans, and their culture is still very alive and well, particularly in the nearby city and outskirts of Canar. The ruins are very interesting -- make sure you go... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

As one of Ecuador's most important Inca sites, this is a worthy day trip, If you are expecting macchu picchu or Keulap, or any of the Peruvian citadels, you will be disappointed. There is a lot of history here from the Canari culture before the Incas came it, The sun temple is very interesting as are the sections of the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

First thing any visitor must know is that these ruins are not even close to Macchu Picchu but are a very important piece of archeology to understand the links between Incas and Cañaris. The visit to the site must be done with a guide. Some hire the service of a travel agency, reality is that you can go by yourself... More 

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