In the heartland of the Puruhá culture
Immerse into the history of the duchicelas
WHAT AWAITS YOU DURING THIS 1 DAY EXPERIENCE
In this tour you will be in the heartland of the Puruhá culture. Monuments, legends, expositions and traditions will make the old times alive. And at night, at the bonfire, with the present of the snow-capped mountains Chimborazo and Altar, stars and moon, sure you will feel the spirit of the Puruhá´s!
The community you will be visiting
At 3275m above sea level, Pukara Tambo is a community tourism project beautifully situated on a hill overlooking Riobamba, with magnificent views of Chimborazo, Tungurahua, El Altar, Carihuairazo and Sangay. Pukura Tambo is located within the parish of Cacha, which has a formidable and fascinating indigenous history. This was the centre of the great pre-Inca Puruhá culture and the location of their main city, which was destroyed by an earthquake in 1640. The lost city remains underground to this day, as no formal excavation has ever been made. Cacha also has the distinction of being the first indigenous parish to be recognised by the government, in 1980, allowing its inhabitants to choose their own authorities and decide their own government structure.