Tungurahua, bloqueos and Ingapirca

Going through a dirty road from the Amazonian river basin, we return on the Andean Altiplano; and the emotions quickly involve us. We assist from far away to the explosive eruption of the Tungurahua, just a few weeks after our staying in Baños (at the slopes of the volcano). We participate to the bloqueo of the Panamericana in true Latin American style and for some hours we integrate with the people of a very small village and its problems. After a short staying in Riobamba, defined “Sultan de los Andes”, we head to Cañar. From there, an old bus takes us near the Inca ruins of Ingapirca. Beyond the historical interest, we discover a charming place, inhabited by simple and nice people, where finally we can caress some llamas, the famous Andean camelids, that rest near the archaeological site.

Ingapirca archaeological site Inca trail Ecuador