4-Day Inca Trail in Ecuador
What we love about this tour:
- On the trail of the Inca’s
- One of the most beautiful trekkings in Ecuador
- A great combination of nature and culture
- Passing remote and beautiful landscapes
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Vacation Style Holiday TypeCamping, Guided Tours, Trekking
Activity Level Strenuous
Group Size Medium Group
One of the most beautiful trekkings in Ecuador- 4-Day Inca Trail in the provinces of Pichincha , Chimborazo and Cañar.
The Incas developed incredible technologies to build streets connecting Quito and Cuzco.
This tour leads us along a part of this Inca path, which starts in Achupallas. It brings us to Ingapirca, one of the most important historic Inca ruins in Ecuador.
During the hike we will pass lagoons and we will be able to enjoy the diverse flora and fauna of the moors and some colorful indigenous villages.
- Private 4-wheel transportation
- Multilingual mountain guide, member of the local mountaineering club (ASEGUIM)
- Entrance to the Achupallas community
- Entrance to the Ingapirca ruins
- Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B=breakfast/L=lunch/D=dinner).
- Mules, which carry the luggage
- Camping equipment: Double tents
- Purified water
- Camping equipment (sleeping bag, flashlights and sleeping pad)
- Clothes and first aid kit
- Personal expenses
Quito – Achupallas
We leave Quito in our own vehicles and follow the Volcano Street, until we reach Riobamba. Here we will stop for lunch. Eventually we continue to Achupallas, where we meet with our luggage porter and spend the first night at a campsite. (L/D)
Day 2: Achupallas – Highest Point of the Trekking
Early in the morning, after a delicious breakfast, we will pack our things onto the mules, which will accompany us for 3 days. Now we will start our trekking tour following the historic Inca path. We pass small indigenous villages, until we reach the moor, which is the highest point on our tour (4.000m). Today we hike about 4 or 5 hours and spend the night at an altitude of about 3.700 m. (B/L/D)
Campsite – Tres Cruces – Culebrillas – Paredones Campsite.
This day will consist of an about 6 hour long trekking. The route will pass two wonderful watering holes; the Three Crosses Lake and the Culebrillas River and Lake. After we left the lake behind us, we pass Paredones, some old Inca ruins. Here we build our camp and spend the third night at an altitude of 3.400 m. (B/L/D).
Paredones – Ingapirca – Quito
After our breakfast we leave Paredones and continue our journey with the vehicles. This way we will get to the biggest remains of the Inca empire in Ecuador: the Ingapirca Temple. After an interesting day and a good lunch, we will begin our return trip to Quito in the afternoon. We arrive in the evening between 19:00 and 20:00. (F/M).
We will provide you our own camping equipment and tents and can assist you with the rental of personal camping equipment as sleeping bags and mats.