This was a fantastic day tour! Ingapirca was a fascinating story of colliding cultures, and even though some of the previous reviews I'd read of the ruins said they were a bit on the small side, there are still some really cool things to see, including the Inca Head and the ancient Inca Road. The other stops that we made on the way to the ruins were excellent as well, allowing us to taste some delicious local cuisine and take in some incredible views. Our guide, Sebastian, was excellent as well, and was a great source of information about the history of the region as well as modern-day Ecuadorian culture. Really a fantastic experience, and one of the true highlights of our honeymoon!
It was absolutely wonderful.....my guide, Sebastian was so knowledgable and a very nice guy. Thought I was to be on a larger tour but it was just three of us.....amazing day.....loved it! lunch was delicious, too...
A lovely day trip. Very knowledgeable tour guide, dependable driver, and enlightening stops along the way added to the main Ingapirca attraction. Ingapirca is fascinating! Thanks.
Fantastic tour! Our guide Pedro A. was very knowledgable and helpful. We stopped at great points of interest along the way and shared a terrific lunch with the group after visiting Ingapirca. We lucked out with great weather, and Ingapirca is well worth seeing. This tour is highly recommended.
We would highly recommend this tour and tour guide. Sebastian was very knowledgeable and interesting.
The guide, Juan, could not have been any better. I asked if he would give the tour in Spanish since I have been learning the language over the last 7 years. He gave detailed descriptions of each place including the history, construction techniques, etc. For my personal interest it was the perfect tour During lunch I asked him to write down some intersting music, literature, and movies to help me continue learning about the ruins, Cuenca and Ecuador. From this list I can continue learning when I return home.
Adrian the guide was wonderful. He loves sharing his knowledge and enthusiasm. I loved every part of the tour. My only suggestion would be a quick stop to take a photo of the Biblian chuch on the way up because it is so cool from a distance. Worth going on Sunday for the market stop.
Adrian the tour guide was the most knowledgeable and eloquent tour guide I have ever met! He had every detail down and lunch at La Posada de Ingapirca was delicious. Only thing to note is that the entrance fee to the ruins (~$6) was not included, otherwise wonderful experience!
Our tour guide Adrian Aguirre, was the best. Cheerful, patient, extremely knowlegeable and well able to present a great deal of interesting information conversationally. The meal - it is hard to call it lunch - was excellent and the restaurant up on the hill above the ruins was outstanding. The ruins themselves are, in large measure, a nudge to the imagination,but provide a clear picture of how life might have been and, if one is open to it, a strong sense of the past. The tour was outstanding, the administrative hassle to get it organized, not so great. High reliance on technology which, for some of us,is more challenge than we need. If you can handle the technology, do not miss this trip.
Adrian tour guide was awesome! Tour was awesome! Lunch was awesome!
Our guide Juane was very professional and informative. He explained the way of life, what happened to the inca people. The customs and the different levels, like upper class down to the lower class. Where their soldiers (protectors) lived. Some of the beliefs and punishments handed down. Great trip well worth the money. Would do it again.
Everything was excellent but the food at the end... The quinoa soup was good but I took pork as the main course and my husband took the chicken and both were really "dry"
The driver was on time and picked us up right outside the hotel. The guide was short and virtually ignored a few of the customers. The cost of the trip did NOT include water and/or juice at lunch. No dessert either. The cost of park entry is not included either. Good trip to the market - need to skip the church and spend more time in the market as advertised or add the church onto the trip details. I would definitely use the driver/guide service again, just know to take a lot of extra money since water was $2.00 a bottle (generally water runs about .60 outside this restaurant). The juice was also $2.00/glass and it is customary here that the juice is included with the meal. Even the $1.50 lunches in Salinas where we live include juice with the meal. The restaurant food was good and the service was quick. The location is amazing. The ruins have additional locations to see, but we were restricted to the top of the hill. I would have loved to have seen the rock formation of the Inca, but we ran out of time - church took too much time! I paid for Inca - not church!
We enjoyed our guide. Although the restaurant we were taken to was nice, we would have like the option of eating at an off road eatery. Unfortunately, it rained the day of our trip. We also feel the trip was over priced for what turned out to be such a small place and minor experience.
This was an interesting tour as well. The guide was ok, but the place was very interesting.
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