Qeswachaka Bridge Tour
This 1-day tour to the Inca Bridge of Qeswachaka will take you to know one of the little-known places on the route of the southern valley of Cusco, it is located above the Apurímac river to which it has a distance of 15 meters high. It belonged to the road network of the Qhapaq Ñan or Inca trail, it is one of the Inca bridges that still maintains its authenticity intact since it is made of puna straw or ichu. Around 1,000 residents of nearby communities are responsible for rebuilding it annually in June
The Qeswachaka Bridge is unique and for that reason we design a tour for you. It is made with vegetable fiber as part of the extensive network of Inca Trails. Qeswachaka is a very interesting full day excursion, come and be part of this incredible experience. Visit and walk the last Inca Quechua Bridge, which even the locals use today. The Inca bridge is restored by the locals every year in June and takes at least 3 days to be ready for use. Like our ancestors the Incas, the locals only use natural grass from the highlands and many hands to do it.
Places that we will visit on the tour to the last Qeswachaka bridge:
- Qeswachaca Bridge.
- Four Lagoons (Pomacanchi, Acopia, Asnaqcocha, Pampamarca).
Itinerary of the Qeswachaka Tour 01 Day
Day 1: Cusco – Qeswachaka Bridge – Cusco, Peru
We will pick you up from your hotel / hostel from 4:30 to 4:45 a.m., where we will start the trip in our private tourist transport through some districts of the city of Cusco. The first stop will be in Combapata, to make use of the toilets and enjoy a continental breakfast in a family home.
We will continue to the Combapata viewpoint where you can enjoy its beautiful landscapes and above all be able to see the union of the Salcca River with the Vilcanota River, the famous Sacred River of the Incas, from there we continue to the district of Yanaoca, one of the eight districts of the province of Canas in Cusco. After an hour of travel we arrive at the district of Q’ewe, where the last Inca bridge “Q’eswachaka” is located, built with vegetable fiber and has a length of 28.67 meters. The surprising thing is that it is rebuilt once a year in June by four local communities.
Once you have the first views of the Inca Bridge, we will begin to descend the bleachers or stairs before reaching the place where the Bridge itself is located. There we will have time to explore and cross the Inca Bridge of Q’eswachaka, after having felt the adrenaline and crossing the bridge, your guide will narrate the story of this Inca engineering work, the process of construction and care of the Bridge.
Once the visit is finished, we will go back to Combapata where we will stop to enjoy lunch and have a digestive walk to the viewpoint where we will appreciate the Pampamarca and Asnacqocha lagoons, we will continue to another point of the viewpoint to appreciate the Acopia Pomacanchi lagoons, where we can appreciate a large amount of regional flora and fauna and an enriched Andean culture along the way.
After the visit to the 4 lagoons, we will return to the City of Cusco in our tourist transport arriving approximately between 16:30 and 17:00 hours.
The Qeswachaka Tour Includes:
- Professional guides.
- Tourist transport with professional driver.
- Breakfast and Box Lunch.
- First aid kit and oxygen bottle.
- Entrance ticket.
The Qeswachaka Tour Does Not Include:
- Drinks and snacks
- Wear comfortable shoes, recommended sneakers or trekking tennis shoes.
- Blocker or sunscreen.
- Caps and sunglasses.
- Warm or thermal clothing.
- Bring personal medicines in case you have them.
- Bottle of water or moisturizer.
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