Devil's nose & Ingapirca

Riobamba, Chimborazo, Ecuador

JV
Julio Verne Travel
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Jun 28 - 28, 2019
Group size: 1 - 25
Devil's nose & Ingapirca
Riobamba, Chimborazo, Ecuador

Julio Verne Travel
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$165
Jun 28 - 28, 2019
Group size: 1 - 25

About this trip

 DEPARTURE: Any day except Monday with a minimum of 2 people

DURATION: 10 hours with drop off in Cuenca / 13 hours round trip from Riobamba

DETAILS

Pick up from your hotel at 6.15 a.m. and drive to the traditional highland town of Alausi, the starting point of the famous Devil’s Nose train ride. This railroad, constructed around 1900, is considered one of the world’s masterpieces of railway engineering; a zig-zag carved out of the rock, which allows the train by a series of switchbacks to descend along the steep mountainside to the hamlet of Sibambe. After visiting the small Puñuna Condor Museum return by train to Alausi. From here we continue by car to the southern highlands. After lunch in a local hacienda we start the guided visit of Ingapirca, Ecuador’s most important Inca ruins. The highlight of the complex is the elliptically shaped Temple of Sun, designed by the Inca architects to worship the sun. You will learn about the Inca and Cañari history, and can take a short hike to, "La Cara del Inca".
Afterwards we continue to Cuenca (arrive at 16.00), or return to Riobamba (arrive at 19.30 p.m.)

What’s included

  • private transportation
    to Cuenca or return to Riobamba
  • English speaking
    guide / driver
  • Entrance fee
    Ingapirca ruins
  • Train ticket
    Devil’s Nose
  • Hot lunch

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JV
Julio Verne Travel
Julio Verne Travel is an Ecuadorian tour operator with Dutch management, founded in 1995. Specialized in nature expeditions and adventure trips throughout Ecuador and the Galapagos, we are direct operators for both individual travellers and groups.