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

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

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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icon10 to 11 hours  (approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more

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Discover two of Ecuador’s most famous attractions on a group sightseeing tour to the Devil’s Nose (Nariz del Diablo) and Ingapirca Ruins. Comfortable round-trip transportation from your Cuenca accommodation spares you the headache of finding your own way to the two locations. You'll enjoy an immersive tour at Ingapirca that goes beyond the guidebook. At the Devil’s Nose, as the train line is currently closed, you can choose to bike or hike around the scenic area.
  • Learn about Incan history and culture from your guide
  • Explore the Devil's Nose independently
  • Visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Ecuador
  • Have lunch at an Ecuadorian restaurant (optional)
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Hotel pickup and drop-off
Licensed tour Guide/Driver
Private transportation
Lunch in local restaurant (If option selected)
All taxes, handling charges
Entrance fee to Ingapirca $2 each
Gratuities (Optional)
Bike rental $8 p.p
This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
Cuenca Bestours Tour Operator , Alfonso Moreno Mora 1-75, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador

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This activity will end right where it started.Tour departs at 8:00 AM from Cuenca Bestours office. We offer pick-ups at any centrally located hotels or address in Cuenca as well.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Vegetarian/Vegan/Gluten Free/Lactose Free options are available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Infant meals not included
  • For 1 to 6 passengers, a bilingual guide will also be the driver. For more than 6 passengers, a driver and a bilingual guide will be provided.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Cuenca Bestours Tour Operator
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Full-Day Devil's Nose Hike and Ingapirca Ruins Tour from Cuenca?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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What is the policy on sanitization during Full-Day Devil's Nose Hike and Ingapirca Ruins Tour from Cuenca?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Full-Day Devil's Nose Hike and Ingapirca Ruins Tour from Cuenca?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Full-Day Devil's Nose Hike and Ingapirca Ruins Tour from Cuenca?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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  • "Hernan is a great guide and knows a lot, but sugestions - maybe not to share everything he knows with turist- it is difficult to follow even when you have Ph.D." See review

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star-5
Highlight of vacation
Heidi_F
, Apr 2022
Incredible tour of Ingapirca ruins, not crowded but well worth the visit! The guide Javier was friendly and discussed information about the tour as well as current events. The visit to the shawl and textile making center was another visit! Highlight of Ecuador.
star-5
The most knowledgeable guide and informative tour EVER!!
Amy_Z
, Feb 2022
Sebastian was the best tour guide ever. After picking us up in the morning, he started telling us about everything that is related to Ecuador, and most specifically, Cuenca. He was such a knowledgeable guide who didn't mind explaining explaining everything to curious tourists who came to Latin America for the first time in their lives. Our understanding towards this culture was deepened significantly from his words, and he also showed us a lot of sites that were pertinent to the local cultures. His English was so good that there was not a single language barrier. He was patient, kind, and understanding who also wasn't afraid of opening up. I truly developed my affection to Ecuador because of his vivid depiction of this beautiful country. Will definitely come back and request him specifically for the tour!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
two very interesting...
danieladurina
, Jan 2022
two very interesting places to visit in terms of history, culture, nature. excellent guide, Sebastian, was with us. very intelligent, informative, helpful. good lunch at the viewpoint at devil's nose
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Terrible
karen_m
, Dec 2021
The train has not run since March 2020. Via tour is aware. Ruins are closed. Spent three unnecessary days in Cuenca to ride this train. Trip booked months ago via tour was aware of this the whole time. We got a call from tour guide night before.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Thank you for your feedback and I am sorry for your bad experience. However, I have to say on our side that the TITLE of the TOUR is Devil's Nose HIKE, not train. In the description of the tour it says clearly that the train is not operating at the moment, however, we are offering the hike or biking activity as an option. I looks like you didn't read both the name of the tour and the description. Also, we offer you the chance to switch things to be able to visit the Ingapirca Ruins and we actually did visit it on the next day on the way back to Guayaquil remember? We wanted to do a full tour of the ruins as compensation for the misunderstanding. Unfortunately, when we were there in the you didn't want to and just stay there for 10 minutes and leave. Also, we refund the 100% of that you paid since you didn't want to do the tour. This kind of review really hurt small business like us and We think that you review is unfair.
star-4
Great Ruins and not so great hike
cristina_u
, Oct 2021
My daughter and I visited Cuenca a month ago and took this tour. The ruins are absolutely beautiful and the drive there was fantastic. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and pleasant. We learned a lot! However, the devil's Nose Hike was a little disappointing. It turns out that the train has been permanently suspended (to be fair, the tour operators did warn us via whasapp the day before). We did not take the hike because by the time we arrived at the Devi's Nose it was lunch time (the drive from the ruins is quite long) and the sun was bearing directly down on it. The view from above is spectacular, though, but be warned that it seemed like a tough hike with no shade in sight. I believe this tour should be two separate half day tours, I am not sure the same kind of people would be interested in two very different experiences.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Hello Cristina, thank you for you feedback. We are glad you enjoyed the tour with us. In fact, this is a full day tour and due to the driving distance is not posible to do it in two half days. Its a long day but the views are worth the drive, is actually one of the most scenic areas in Ecuador. We are a bit disappointed to get juts 4 starts but we will keep working hard to find out how to improve this tour, and your feedback is very important to us. If you ever back in Cuenca we hope to have you onboard again! Happy travels! Cuenca Bestours Team
star-5
Historical Goldmine
Amanda_S
, Jul 2021
Sebastian was wonderful and explained the history of the area as well as fascinating facts about the city and the indigenous groups in the area. We came away from the experience with a list of more things to read and learn and felt like we gained a whole new perspective on the varied and beautiful culture of Ecuador.
star-5
Go for it!
Francesco_Jennifer
, Jul 2021
We had a great experience; our guide Wilson is profoundly knowledgeable and gave us a very immersive experience in Ecuador. He went beyond the Devil's Nose and Ingapirca RUins, adding a visit to a local farm upon our request. Lunch at the local restaurant overlooking the valley was also one of the several highlights during our experience. I recommend this experience, shoutout to Wilson and the driver for making our trip to Ecuador memorable.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Devils nose area
Deborah_G
, Mar 2021
The Devils nose area was very beautiful. We loved the bike ride down to the river and spectacular views on the optional hike up. The lunch at the top was very good with great views. Our guide Wilson was very informative and knowledgeable on the culture, architecture, political, and history of the area. Initially we booked the trip because it advertised seeing the Incapirga ruins, but we only able to see it from the road because they are only open Fri-Sun.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed the Devil's Nose bike and hike tour. It's a very nice area and Wilson ads a special touch with the knowledge of the area. It's a pity that we could not visit the Ingapirca Ruins, they are temporarily closed. We hope to have you again in Cuenca in the future and then we can do the Ingapirca Ruins tour! Enjoy the rest of your trip! Sincerely, Cuenca Bestours Team
star-5
Spectacular Mountain Scenery
Meera_W
, Mar 2020
We enjoyed a long day filled with spectacular scenery and excellent commentary from our very knowledgeable bi-lingual guide, Adrian. Also, Jose, our bus driver is a real pro! The Devil’s Nose train was fun and the sights of the Andes and the people were awesome. The sun shone brightly for Ingapirca site. Delicious lunch in a restaurant was provided. We would have never seen this part of Ecuador had we not taken this tour. It was so worth it.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
History Laid Out Before You!!
Robert_C
, Feb 2020
Our guide, Christian, was a delight and so full of information that all of us kept close to him as we wandered along. The train ride was very interesting, especially knowing the time it took to complete and the number of lives lost to produce it. The small museum, the replica house and the traditional dancers all made for a lovely time at the train station. The hike around Ingapirca was fascinating as Christian methodically laid out the history of the place. I would highly recommend the trip except for the long van ride to get there. But without the van ride, I wouldn't have seen or learned a thing.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Wonderful
Priscilla_B
, Nov 2019
This was a wonderful experience. Picked up at my hotel on time, plenty of ‘rest’ breaks on the long drive, and a terrific experience on the train! Our guide, Luis was the best- knowledgeable, thoughtful and accommodating. The history is very real to him and it is obvious that he loved his country, his history and people, and he is very good at his job.
star-5
Day trip to Train and Ruins
courtlandt C
, Oct 2019
We had an excellent tour as our guide picked us up promptly and gave out lots of interesting information on the drive to the Devil's Nose. The train trip was spectacular and the experience with the locals at the bottom educational. Although the trip to the ruins was marred by terrible weather, it was still fun to see and learn about. Highly recommended as a tour for these sites!
star-5
Nose & Ruins
Charles_B
, Jul 2019
Pick not restricted to the hotels listed—an added bonus. Javier was very good. Only minus—tickets and ruins entry fee should be included in package price.
star-4
Rustic and historic
Sandy_C
, May 2019
Was a good tour overall and loved our guide Adrian! Recommend this to anyone wanting a small tour geoup with and excelent guide.
star-5
Fabulously fun/full day from cuenca
dootlizhto
, Apr 2019
Train ride and ruins were both great. Guide Javier was very informative and much fun. Comfortable ride in mini-van +tasty lunch. Highly recommend!
star-5
Devil’s Nose Train and Ingaparica full day tour
Carlos_M
, Sep 2018
Great day tour. The sights are spectacular. Jaime was an excellent guide full of wonderful informationWe recommend this tour.
star-4
Sunday
Lidija K
, Aug 2018
It was Sunday market day but didn’t have a time to visit it, so sugestions-plan 30-45 min for Alausi. The Devil Nose and Ingapirga were great. Hernan is a great guide and knows a lot, but sugestions - maybe not to share everything he knows with turist- it is difficult to follow even when you have Ph.D. In Latin American studies.
star-5
The Devil's Nose Train was amazing...
Angelica S
, Apr 2018
The Devil's Nose Train was amazing . The scenery was just awesome . The natives will give a show/dance . You'll ride back up and eat .Then about a 2hr ride to the ruins . Through the mountains and within the clouds. The temple was small but definitely awesome . Sebastian was our guy and very cool
star-5
Views were amazing, Guide was very...
Sandra B
, Mar 2018
Views were amazing, Guide was very knowledgeable. Lunch was very good.
star-5
Definitely recommend! The tour...
Joel_R
, Jan 2018
Definitely recommend! The tour started with a van ride to the Devil's Nose Train, which was fun and was also great to have a bit of time to explore the super cute town, Alausi. Ingapirca was AMAZING and one of the highlights of our trip. Definitely worth the long day for these two sites, and our guide was knowledgeable. The trip was accommodating to us as vegetarians.

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