Qeswachaka Inkan Bridge Day Trip

Duration

Full day

Altitude

3, 800 msnm

Distance

2.3 km

Difficulty

Level 2: Easy

Tour Guide

ES / EN

Destination

Qeswachaka Bridge

Overview

Qeswachaka is a very interesting full-day tour, join us on this amazing experience. Visit and cross by the last Inca hanging Bridge, which is still in use today by the local people. The Bridge is restored by the locals every year on June, it takes at least 3 days to be ready for use. As our ancestors the Incas, the locals use only natural grass from the highlands and lots of hands to do it.

You should Bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Small backpack (water bottle, snacks, and more).
  • Extra cash (Soles).
  • Hat or cap for the sun and sunglasses
  • Sunscreen.
  • Trekking sneakers.
  • Light and warm clothes, gloves, scarf, jacket
  • Waterproof jacket/rain poncho if your visit is between October to March.
  • Walking sticks.
  • Camera and extra batteries.

Included/Excluded

  • Professional Guides
  • Transportation
  • Meals: Breakfast and Box Lunch.
  • First Aid kit and oxygen balloon
  • Entry Tickets
  • Services not mentioned
  • Water and snack
  • Gratitudes

Tour Plan

Full Day Qeswachaka Bridge

Qeswachaka Bridge Tour Itinerary

We will pick you up from your hotel, we will drive to the south of Cusco (4:30 am). After 1 hour and 40 minutes, we get to Cusipata Town. Here you take a delicious Breakfast and continue to Quehue – province of Canas for about 1 more hour and a half.
After 3 hours of travel by car, we start to explore the last Quechua Bridge (Qeswachaka) the Inca Bridge was recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

The Qeswachaka Bridge is built with Qoya fiber, material that is obtained from an autochthonous plant. The bridge is renewed by a nice ritual performed by local communities. However, before it was completely built with Ichu (an altiplánico grass, and trunks tied to a stone structure).
At the site we will have the explanations from our expert guide, who will talk about the history, traditions, process to build the bridge, and something more about the Inca culture.
Afterwards, we return to the town of Cusipata for lunch. On the way, we will stop to appreciate 4 lagoons. After lunch, we will return to Cusco and drop off at your Hotel (5:00pm)

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