Biking to Ingapirca or Cajas National Park

One of the best ways to visit Ingapirca, the most important Inca ruins in Ecuador, is by bike. Your private guide will guide you through stunning landscapes, rural areas and Cañari indigenous culture before reaching the famed ruins for a guided tour.


Description

On this tour you’ll head north along the Panamerican highway towards Ingapirca by minivan. After about an hour you’ll reach Molobog where you’ll get on your bike and travel the rest of the way (35km – approx. 3 hours) to Ingapirca by bike, along a secondary dirt road, passing through indigenous villages and a landscape of corn and potato fields. The tour will conclude with a visit to the Ingapirca ruins where your guide will help you understand the Inca history, culture and traditions, before you head back south to Cuenca. Similar tour also available in the Cajas National Park
 

This tour includes

· A bilingual (English/Spanish) guide
· Private transportation
· Biking equipment
· Packed lunch
· Entrances: Ingapirca or Cajas
 

This tour does not include

· Travel insurance
· Tips
· Any other service not mentioned herein
 

Packing tips

Due to the high altitude, weather can change rapidly. We recommend you check with our office prior to departure regarding proper attire.
 
· Comfortable clothes (not jeans)
· Windbreaker and rain jacket
· Sports shoes
· Sun cream
· Small back-pack
· Water

Highlights

Ingapirca
Located at the top of a hill with beautiful views of the surrounding countryside, Ingapirca is the most important Inca complex located in Ecuador. It was built during the Inca expansion into Ecuador at the end of the 15th century on a site that had been occupied by the Cañari people for 500 years. The original Cañari structures were mostly destroyed and replaced by the Incas and their settlement was probably used as a fortress and place of worship on the Inca road between Cuzco and Quito. Today the Temple of the Sun is the only structure that remains mostly intact. The temple features stone walls constructed in the Inca way using massive blocks chiseled to fit together perfectly without the use of mortar.

Rates

# passengers Price (per person)
2 $151
3 $120
4-5 $105
6-7 $104
8-9 $89
10-15 $87

 

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