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
Departure point: Hotel or Airbnb pick-up
Departure time: 7:00 am
Duration: 10 hours
Included in price:
Licensed tour guide English/Spanish
Not included: Tips, entrance fee, extras.
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.
Hiking or walking shoes
Warm and waterproof clothes
Cap or hat
Walking Poles (Optional)