This tour is unique! The impressive Q'eswachaka Bridge is located on the Apurimac River at approximately 3700 meters above sea level in the province of Canas, about 160 kilometers south of Cusco. "Q'eswachaka" is a native name formed by two Quechua words: "Q'eswa", which means "to braid" and "Chaka", which means "bridge". This bridge is very special because it is built in the original Inca way made of a special grass (q'oya). The materials and construction techniques have been handed down from generation to generation since the time of the Incas, since the first bridge was built in the 15th century. That's why the Q'eswachaka Bridge Tour is a very special experience. The impressive bridge measures 33 meters long and 1.20 meters wide and swings 15 meters above the river. It is rebuilt every year, counting with the communal work. Around 1000 farmers from the communities of Winchiri, Ccolana, Quehue, Chaupibanda and Choccayhua are involved in the construction of this unique suspension bridge of Inca origin. The Qeswachaka Bridge Tour is a unique possibility of these immersed in the local Peruvian culture. During this trip we also visited four famous lagoons near Cusco and we went through different typical towns such as Piñipampa, where we can appreciate an artisan factory and a fish farm.Q'eswachaka, is unique in its type made with vegetable fibers, part of the extensive Inca Trail network. Appropriately and respectfully participate in the rituals and recognition of the technology used in the tradition of the last bridge that survives between the old and the modern era, which requires a hard work 3 days to replace the structure, the floor is made of 4 large ropes (under which the small wooden trunks are tied) the rails are 2 additional ropes and both elements (floor and rails) are joined by hundreds of smaller ropes. Once its time of service is over, the bridge is cut off and the waters of the Apurímac take it. Only one road linking the four lagoons and Q'eswachaka bridge once a year in June. Meet an authentic Quechua relic with this tour to the Q'eswuachaka bridge and Four Lagoons.
06:00 We pick you up from Hotel
08:00 Start the visit to the famous 4 lakes of Cusco
11:00 Visit Inca Q'eswachaca Bridge
13:00 Lunch at Combapata
14:00 Return to Cusco
18:00 Arrive to Cusco
The patronage of Machu Picchu has encouraged this activity in the communities involved with the celebration of the Inca bridge of Q'eswachaka, having since 2015 the service of lodging in the house of the inhabitant.
We will pick you up at your hotel to leave early to the south of Cusco,to to travel for 1 hour to the circuit four lagoons, consisting of the lagoons Pomacanchi, Acopia, Asnaqocha and Pampamarca, places where we will appreciate the typical flora and fauna of each. After taking pictures, we will have the opportunity to appreciate beautiful landscapes. Then we will direct to the district of Quehue, province of Canas. After 3 hours of travel, we will start a walk to see the last Quechua bridge, the Q'eswachaka, a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. This bridge is built with qoya fiber, material that is obtained from an autochthonous plant, which is renewed by a ritual performed by local communities. However, before it was completely built with ichu, an altiplánico grass, and trunks tied to a stone structure. While we observe the bridge, we will have the explanations of the guide about the history of the place and something more about the Inca culture. After lunch, we will return to Cusco to finish the tour.
Yes! It can be, but it is not recommended for people suffering from vertigo or dizziness
The bridge measures 28.5 meters long and 1.20 meters wide.
It is located 4 hours from Cusco.
It is mainly a bus tour with several stops to visit and know different tourist attractions before arriving at the Inca Bridge.
No, however, we can stop to use the restrooms in the towns along the way, however we recommend that you carry with you toilet paper and coins to pay for the use of the bathroom.
The maximum altitude that we will reach is (3800m.s.n.m)