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Highlights of Ecuador Inca trail tour

  • Number of Days

    3 days / 2 nights.
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    Private or Group tour.
  • Dates

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    $317 Per Person!

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Ecuador Inca trail tour

Following historic footprints


The Incas created an impressive system of trails connecting from Quito all the way down to Talca in the south of Chile. Of course, Peru´s Inca trail is world famous, but what many tourists don’t realize is close to Cuenca in Ecuador it’s also possible to trek part of this ancient Inca trail!

  • 3 days of spectacular trekking through Andean Paramo grasslands.
  • Visits to local communities along the trail to learn about their culture.
  • 2 unforgettable nights camping in the Andes beneath the stars.
  • Superb views of untouched lakes and mountains.
  • Finish the trek with a guided tour of Ingapirca ruins, the most famous Inca site in Ecuador.


Ecuador Inca trail tour


  • Number of passengers Prices Per Person
  • 2 passenger $653
  • 3 people $467
  • 4 people $428
  • 5 people $361
  • 6 people $317
    *Camping *Minimum passengers: 2


  • DAY 1 Leaving Cuenca behind early in the morning we journey 3.5 hours to Achupallas (3420 m) + Trek following the Cadrul River + Arrive to an old Incan town (3910 m).
  • DAY 2 Tres Cruces Lake +Three Crosses Knife Pass (4420 m) crossing the crest towards Quillaloma+ Head down into the valley and near the Espíndola River.
  • DAY 3 Follow the Inca Trail along the River Espíndola towards the Lake of Snakes + Arrive to the Incan ruins of Paredones + Ingapirca Ruins (3160 m) - the most important archaeological monument in Ecuador. After time to explore the ruins we return to Cuenca where our journey ends.


Note: A very good level of fitness is required on this tour.

Click below for a more detailed itinerary description, complete with meal and guide inclusions.

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Tour Specifications


  • Transportation from Cuenca to Alausi, & Ingapirca to Cuenca
  • Transfer to Achupallas
  • Professional, bilingual trekking guide
  • Horseman/muleteer + packhorses/mules
  • Mountain equipment: (Tents, insulators, and in case the tourists do not have their own, we can provide rubber boots, sleeping bags, cooking utensils, dishes, place settings, etc.)
  • Meals as listed in itinerary
  • Drinks (water, coffee, tea)


  • Transport from Quito to Cuenca
  • Ingapirca Entrance Fee ($6 subject to change)
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips

Tour Dates

  • This tour is available to start on any day throughout the year.

About Itinerary

  • This tour starts and ends in the city of Cuenca.
  • The hiking requires good physical condition.
  • Average trekking time per day is 6-7 hours.

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