Travel from Riobamba to Cuenca
A four to five hour scenic journey through the Andes.
Cuenca is a designated UNESCO city, set in a valley surrounded by the Andean mountains on the grassy banks of the Rio Tomebamba. This colonial city is now the country's third largest and often regarded as the most attractive as well as the centre for arts and culture. With narrow cobblestone streets, flower-filled plazas, domed churches and many old buildings constructed from the marble quarried nearby, the city preserves a colonial air. Cuenca is also home to the panama hat industry. Visit places where the hats are expertly made using traditional techniques. With many art galleries and artisan workshops it is the perfect place to find high quality pieces.
Incapirca Ruins tour
Located about 17 km from Cañar are the historical ruins of Ingapirca (meaning ’Wall of the Inca’) are the pre-eminent Incan remains in Ecuador. Originally, it was constructed as an inn for Incan couriers and other travellers, later fortified under the control of the Cañaris of Huayna Capac, and expanded for use as a lodge for troops, a resting place for the emperor and a temple. The temple is built in the style of Coricancha, the main temple of Cuzco in Peru. The ruins of Ingapirca, an ellipse-shaped fortress made of green diorite, are well worth a visit to appreciate the Inca culture and intricate stone work.
You will be staying at Carvallo, Bed & Breakfast