A chance to start your day with a tour of Ingapirca, the most important Inca complex in Ecuador, followed by to a visit to Gualaceo and Chordeleg, two of the most interesting craft-making villages in southern Ecuador.
The tour will start out driving north of Cuenca along the Pan-American Highway to visit Ingapirca, the most important Inca complex located in Ecuador, for an extensive guided tour during which you will learn about how the Incas completely transformed local culture in just 60 years.
You’ll then enjoy a leasurely lunch before heading to visit Gualaceo and Chordeleg, two of the most important craft-making villages to be found near Cuenca. When visiting Chordeleg (from chorro de oro meaning waterfall of gold) you’ll learn about the production of fine filigree jewelry as well as handmade ceramic pottery. While in Gualaceo you’ll have the opportunity to wander through local fruit and vegetable markets brimming with fresh produce as well as learn about (and taste!) delicious fruit grown only in Ecuador.
Due to high altitude, Ingapirca is located at 3180 meters above sea level, weather can change rapidly. Check with our office prior to departure regarding proper attire.