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Inca Trail Day-Tour: Culebrillas to Ingapirca

Private tour: Available throughout the year.




  • Hike a portion of one of the most famous Inca trails and enjoy the pristine Ecuadorian paramo. 

  • Visit the largest Inca archaeological site in Ecuador and the only elliptical temple in the Inca empire

  • Enjoy the beauty of the Ecuadorian Andes while you drive through the fertile ranchland of the countryside. 



In just 6 miles (10km) Our tour takes you through the pristine Ecuadorian paramo hiking a portion of Ecuador’s best-preserved Inca Trail. Made up of a 7 meter wide stone road that follows the high mountain ridges of the Andes, in the ancient times this trail connected Quito to Cusco.


Along the route, we will pass by a beautiful lagoon called Culebrillas, ranches and Incan Tampus (stone buildings constructed by the Incas, where Chasquis or Incan messengers took refuge hundreds of years ago)

reaching a maximum elevation of 4,100 m (13,276 ft.) above sea level, making it one of the highest points of the Royal Road in the entire Incan Empire.


We finish our hike at San José village where hikers often receive a warm welcome by local children.


Afterward, we will visit Ingapirca archeological site, considered to be the most important Incan site in Ecuador. Here you will explore both cultures, Cañaris and Incas 

          Important Info


Departure point: Hotel or Airbnb pick-up

Departure time: 7:00 am

Duration: 10 hours 

Included in price:

  • Hotel pick-up

  • Licensed tour guide English/Spanish

  • Transportation

  • Lunch

Not included: Tips, entrance fee, extras.  

Please Note

The tour has challenging activities lasting between four to six hours depending on your level of fitness. Parts of the tour involve the use of public transportation.

Packing tips

  • Hiking or walking shoes

  • Warm and waterproof clothes

  • Waterproof gloves

  • Sunglasses

  • Sun cream

  • Cap or hat

  • Walking Poles (Optional)

Prices (USD per person)

Ingapirca Inca trail rates
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