Qeswachaka Inca bridge Tour Full Day

Qeswachaka

IK
Duration: 1 day
Group size: 5 - 15
Qeswachaka Inca bridge Tour Full Day
Qeswachaka


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Duration: 1 day
Group size: 5 - 15

About this trip

 

The Qeswachaka Inca bridge has a length of 28 meters and is suspended 30 meters above the Apurimac River. It was part of the huge network of Inca roads (qhapac ñan) that led to the Inca City of Machu Picchu. Every year the local population renews the bridge just as the Incas did hundreds of years ago. Today, it is one of the biggest tourist attractions in Cusco.

In the time of the Incas there was a large network of roads and one mainly called Qhapaq Ñan, these linked the territories of the Inca Empire to cross the rugged geography of the Andes, Hanging Bridges made of plant fibers were built, this complex technology has been passed from generation to generation and there is a unique bridge that has been renewed annually until today for over 500 years linking the past with the future; Located on the Apurimac River at 3700 meters above sea level, is Q’eswachaka the last Inca Suspension Bridge, where every year more than 1000 people from four communities gather to renew their structures, this ancestral ritual was recognized in 2013 by UNESCO as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

Crossing it is like going back in time.

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What’s included

  • Pick up
    From your hotel or hostel.
  • Professional guide.
  • Tourist transportation.
  • Breakfast and lunch
    (vegetarian options available).
  • First aid kit
    (including emergency oxygen balloon).
  • Entrance fee
    eswachaka Inca bridge (10 soles).
  • Water and snacks
  • Gratuity
    For the guide and driver.

Itinerary

Qeswachaka Inca bridge
Qeswachaka Inca bridge Tour Full Day

 

We will pick you up from your respective hotels around 4:30 a.m. to 5:00 am and head towards the South Valley of Cusco and pass through some small traditional villages of the region, our first stop will be in the town of Cusipata where we will have a delicious breakfast. Immediately after we start our journey to the Mirador de Combapata, Then we will continue with a stop at the Mini Volcano of the Pavilions and pass through Yanaoca which is one of the eight districts of the province of Canas. Then we will continue our trip for another hour and we will arrive at the district of Q’ewe where the famous Inca bridge of “Qeswachaka” is located, which is built with vegetable fiber and has a length of 28.67 meters and has an altitude of 3,600 meters, we will descend a series of zigzags that will take us to the valley of the Apurimac River with the ancestral bridge slowly coming into view.

We will have plenty of time to get to know this attraction and part of the Apurimac canyon; after visiting the bridge, we will go to Mosoc Llaqta place where the house of Tupa Amaru II is located and after a guided visit we will go to the circuit of the four lakes Pampamarca, Asnacqocha, Acopia and Pomacanchi. After this we will continue driving for 15 minutes until we arrive to Cusipata, where we will have our buffet lunch. Our day of sightseeing concludes with a scenic drive in private transportation to Cusco city where we will arrive around 07:00 pm

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Illa Kuntur Travel S.A.C
En Illa Kuntur Travel Somos una agencia de viajes que opera actividades turísticas en Cusco, pero más que eso somos una familia comprometida con dar a conocer la identidad cultural de nuestro país; y estamos seguros que si viajas a nuestro país es para desconectarte de la rutina diaria y vivir una experiencia edificante; buscamos que nuestros viajeros hagan un contacto real con nuestra cultura, la ecología y la gente local.