Meeting point: Pickup at Hotels and Airbnbsl
Departures: 8:30 am (Private tours flexible)
Licensed tour guide in English/Spanish
Not included: tickets Ingapirca $2 each, Ikat $1 each, tips (optional)
Free cancellation: up to 24 in advance
Ingapirca Ruins + Gualaceo & Chordeleg tour
Schedules: Wed to Sun Duration: 9 hours (approx) Offered in: English / Spanish
Save time by visiting two important attractions in one tour
Explore the Richness of Ecuadorian History and Culture
Free time for shopping or exploring two of Ecuador’s best artisan villages
Witness Skilled Local Artisans Weaving Beautiful Shawls Using the Unique Pre-Columbian Technique of "Ikat".
Get ready to embark on an exciting expedition through the stunning Ecuadorian highlands, where breathtaking panoramas await at every turn. Our destination? The remarkable Ingapirca ruins, a historic Inca- Canari fortress built by sun worshippers in the heart of the Shouthern Andes. It's considered to be Ecuador's foremost archeological treasure, this site showcases the incredible engineering skills of this civilization.
Our excursion continues to the charming Chordeleg and Gualaceo craft villages, where we will have lunch. Our menu includes an appetizer, main course, soft drink, and a small dessert. We accommodate vegetarian and vegan upon request.
We will then visit Chordeleg, a town known for its skilled jewelers and artisans. Here you'll have leisure time to explore the towns atmosphere and maybe some shopping. Wheather you aim is to hunt for the perfect souvenir or just delve into exploration, this is a splendit stop. Next we will visit Gualaceo's colonial plaza, where history and charm intermingle. This is a great opportunity to enjoy a cup of coffee or for the adventurous to try the traditional Rosero beverage and experience the authentic Ecuadorian flavors.
Our last stop will be Jose Jimenez ikat workshop, where you will witness the meticulous process of weaving fine shawls and textiles on back-strap looms and dyed pigments extracted from native plants. This technique has been passed down through multiple generations
Join us on this enriching blend of history and culture!
- For 1 to 6 passengers, a bilingual guide will also be the driver.
- Ingapirca Ruins are closed on Monday and Tuesday
You can cancel up to 24 hours before your experience for a full refund.
If you cancel within 24 hours of the experience, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
Changes made less than 24 hours before the experience will be subject to availability.
This experience requires a minimum of 2 travelers. If conditions are not met, we reserve the right to cancel and we will offer you an alternative date/experience or a full refund.