3-Day Ecuadorian Inca Trail

The Ecuadorian Inca Trail takes you on a 3-day trek through the majestic Ecuadorian Andes to the country’s most important Inca ruins of Ingapirca.

Between 3160m and 4400m, you will hike on an extraordinary route south through Paramo. You will sleep in tents, accompanied by donkeys and surrounded by the most beautiful landscapes Ecuador has to offer.

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  • Included

    24/7 Assistance
    English Speaking Guides
    Services as described
  • Not Included

    Domestic Flights
    International Flights
    Personal expenses
    Services not described
    Tips
    Transportation
    Travel insurance
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Day 1: A hike up to 3900m

Today, you will leave Riobamba in the morning and will drive to the small village of Achupallas at 3300m, where your adventure starts.
    Your bags and gear will be strapped onto donkeys, who serve as packing animals throughout your trek.
    After half a day of hiking through the grasslands of the Paramo, you will build up your tents at an altitude of 3900m.
    Enjoy the sunset with a hot coca tea and let your thoughts wander into the distance.
 
    Meals included: Box lunch & Dinner
    Accommodation: Tents
    Type of service: Private
 
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Day 2: Cuchilla de Tres Cruces - Paredones - Patococha

After breakfast, prepare for a full day of hiking.
    The way takes you up to 4400m, the highest point of your trek, to Cuchilla de Tres Cruces. From here, you have a beautiful view of Sansahuín, the biggest lake in the area.
    You will descend from here to the ruins of Paredones, an ancient resting place of Inca couriers.
    The trail continues to an altitude of 3800m at Patococha, where you will pitch your tents for the second night.
 
    Meals included: Breakfast, Box lunch & Dinner
    Accommodation: Tents
    Type of service: Private
 
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Day 3: Ingapirca

The path descends further down south today, for a few hours, before you can finally see the ruins of Ingapirca from afar.
    Upon arrival at the ruins, you have enough time to explore Ingapirca, take pictures, learn from your guide about the cultures of the Cañari, who once built it as a place of worship, and the Inca, who later on expanded it.
    In the afternoon, your trip ends here, and you will be driven back to Riobamba.
 
    Meals included: Breakfast
    Type of service: Private
 

From USD 490