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Full-Day Devil's Nose Train and Ingapirca Ruins Tour from Cuenca

  • Enjoy the scenery instead of focusing on the road, as all transportation is included
  • Traditional Ecuadorian lunch provided, letting you travel light
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off makes for a seamless experience
Full-Day Devil's Nose Train and Ingapirca Ruins Tour from Cuenca
From US$ 79.99
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Combine the best parts of the Andes on this full-day tour from Cuenca, on which all transportation is taken care of. Not renting a car means you'll have ample time to enjoy the scenery and snap photos while a guide takes care of the driving. Ride the Devil's Nose Train, explore the Inca ruins of Ingapirca, and round out the day with a traditional Ecuadorian lunch on this stress-free experience that's ideal for first-time visitors.
What to Expect
Your relaxing day exploring the Andes begins with pickup at your hotel in Cuenca. Find a comfortable seat in the tour vehicle and enjoy the scenery on the ride to Alausi, where you'll board the Devil's Nose train, built in 1899. Get your camera ready to snap stunning photos during the descent down the near-perpendicular mountain face along dozens of switchbacks. 

Continue down the Pan-American Highway, listening to in-depth commentary from your guide on the region's history and culture. Arrive in Ingapirca to explore one of Ecuador's most important archaeological sites. Follow your guide on a tour of the site's highlights, including the courtyards, terraces, and a elliptical platform known as the Sun's Temple. Learn much more through a guided tour than you would exploring on your own.
Reviews (24)
1 - 5 of 16 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Devil's Nose & Ingapirca Tour: amazing day !

We spend one day doing the Devil's Nose tour in train, eating a typical lunch prepared by an ecuadorian mama, as well as the Ingapirca ruins, and it was really great. The guide, who I totally recommand because he was really interesting, passioned and had...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MaB371
Reviewed 19 August 2018
A long day but every minute worthwhile.

Our guide Sebastion was impeccable with his knowledge, excellent driver and great personality. Made this once in a lifetime experience unforgettable. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank rustyfletch
Cuenca B, General Manager at Cuenca Bestours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2018

Thank you for your review, we are glad to know that you enjoyed the tour with Sebastian. We hope to have you again in our tours soon! Cuenca Bestours Team

Reviewed 2 August 2018
Wonderful trip, worth taking

We had a great time on the train and walking around the ruins. Our guide Peter or Pedro and sometimes Juan, from bestours, was very knowledgeable and friendly and did a wonderful job. The ride to the train is almost 3 hours so be ready...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank P1025AFrichardf
Wilson V, General Manager at Cuenca Bestours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2018

Dear Richard, thank you for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed the tours with us. If you are ever back in Cuenca feel free to visit us. We will be very happy to assist you planing new excursions around Cuenca and Ecuador. Cuenca Bestours...More

Reviewed 16 May 2018
One of the best excursions we have done!

The views from the train were simply stunning, the train track on the edge of the mountain face was breath taking to see in more ways then one! Fully enjoyed this unique experience! The ruins were beautiful as well, it was a wonderful, well rounded...More

Date of experience: May 2018
3  Thank AngiePotcake
Reviewed 16 May 2018
Surpassed high expectations

We booked a full day tour to the Devil’s Nose train and Ingapirca with Bestours Cuenca. The tour guide (Luis Gonzalez) was truly excellent, knowledgeable, a really safe driver (the roads here are quite risky through foolish driving by many users) and we learned not...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank BentleyEpsom
Wilson V, General Manager at Cuenca Bestours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2018

Dear Bentley, thank you for you for sharing your travel experience with us. We are glad you enjoyed the Devil's Nose Train and Ingapirca Ruins tour with Luis. In fact, this is one of the most popular tours. Even though the drive is curvy, its...More

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9 April 2018|
Response from Anuraga R | Reviewed this property |
around 7pm. depends on the traffic and weather though. the guide will drop you at either your hotel/pick up point or one of the major landmarks.