Ingapirca & Gualaceo
The Ingapirca – Gualaceo & Chordeleg, tour begins with a visit to the most important Cañari-Inca Complex in Ecuador. . Ingapirca offers us an incredible view of the past, coming to know the Cañari and Inca cultures. Marvel at the different styles of construction of the temples as well as the precise solar calculations and aqueduct system.You will learn more about these two cultures during the excursion. Then we will have lunch in an area restaurant.
We will continue on to the artisan towns of Chordeleg and Gualaceo. In Chordeleg you will see up close the making of fine filigree jewelry and hand-made ceramic pottery. In Gualaceo you will have the opportunity to walk through the fruit and vegetable markets full of fresh produce. Finally, we arrive at a workshop of Chales or “Macanas”, typical outfit of our Chola Cuencana. The artisans explain the process of making these famous and unique macanas with their IKAT technique (an ancestral style of weaving)
The Ingapirca – Gualaceo & Chordeleg tour is an excellent opportunity to learn in one day about the history and archeology of the country and additionally the handicraft processes of jewelry and weaving.
IMPORTANT: Due to restrictions, the Ingapirca Complex is open from Wednesday to Sunday. Therefore this tour is only available on those days.
Tips: Wear comfortable hiking shoes. Light warm clothing. The Ingapirca area is windy and usually a chilly 10 degrees C. (50 F.). Gualaceo and Chordeleg, however, are in a subtropical valley where the climate is warm. Bring sun screen, windbreaker, and rain gear. Drinks: bottled water, juices. Cash for extra items.
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IncludedIngapirca & GualaceoLunchTour guidePrivate transportationDescribed activities in the itinerary24/7 supportGuide / Driver
Not IncludedAccommodationTransfersTravel insuranceAirplane ticketsExcursionsAll the foodsAccommodation HotelPersonal expensesFood and drinksPayment of Tickets