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Q’eswachaka Bridge Tour & 4 Lagoons 1 Day

1 Day from $ USD 45.00

Q’eswachaka Bridge Tour & 4 Lagoons 1 Day

"Discover the great hidden marvel, Qeswachaka the last Inca bridge"

Start at:
Cusco
Ends at:
Cusco
Duration:
1 Day
Group Size
Min 2 / Max 10
Physical Level
Easy
Style
Hiking / Culture

The BEST Full Day Qeswachaka Bridge Tour / Q’eswachaka Inca Bridge 1 Day Tour is unique and out of the traditional excursions.

Q’eswachaka 1 Day Tour. Today, this great cultural legacy has become a potential tourist destination in the Cusco region. The excursion takes just a Full-Day Tour, starts, and ends in the city of Cusco (from 4:30 am to 5:30 pm). The journey is incredible because along the way you can appreciate the living culture. Also Andean landscapes and flora and fauna.

Full Day Qeswachaka Bridge Tour

It is the only one left in Peru and is a great cultural heritage of our ancestors. Qeswa = plant fiber braid and Chaka = bridge which means plant fiber bridge.

During the Inca empire time, there were more than 40 thousand kilometers of trails, and the main one was called Qhapaq Ñan (path of the nobility). These allowed the best administration of the empire and the tunnels and bridges that were necessary to cross the rugged geography of the Andes were built, especially hanging bridges made of vegetable fibers to cross rivers.

Currently, there is a single bridge that has been renewed annually for more than 500 years; using rituals and complex ancestral knowledge. The restoration (June 1 to 5) is carried out by the 4 communities that are located around the Q’eswachaka bridge: Huinchiri, Chaupibanda, Choccayhua, and Ccollana Quehue, all of them belonging to the province of Canas, Cusco.

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Highlights

  • Take an excursion with expert local operators in Cusco.
  • Immerse yourself in the ancient customs and traditions that still prevail in the high Andean communities.
  • Discover the Last Q’eswachaka Suspension Inca bridge, the 4 Lagoons, the house of Tupac Amaru II, the small volcano of Pabellones, and the Apurimac River canyon that still remains hidden from the eyes of the world.

Q’eswachaka 1 Day Tour — Summary

Take the Q’eswachaka Inca Bridge 1 Day Tour and spend an unforgettable day with the expert operators of this tour.

  • At 4:30 a.m. you will be picked up from your hotel in Cusco and begin an impressive journey with several stops along the way.
  • Enjoy your breakfast which is included in the Cusipata village. Then tour the beautiful circuit of the 4 Lagoons and visit the Tupac Amaru II historic house.
  • At 11:00 a.m. Arrival and exploration of the last Q’eswachaka Inca bridge (vegetable fiber bridge).
  • At 12:00 p.m. take your tourist mobility and return to Cusipata village. Enjoy your Andean buffet lunch which is included.
  • After lunch, continue your return trip to Cusco, arriving at 17:30 hours.

The times are approximate, this can change according to how the tour develops and the group’s exigency.

Q’eswachaka Inca Bridge 1 Day Tour – Itinerary

FULL DAY TOUR

Cusco – 4 Lagoons – Pabellon Volcano - Q’eswachaka.

Full Day Qeswachaka Bridge Tour. At 4:30 in the morning, we will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco. Then we will travel in a van for 2-hour to Cusipata Town, where we will enjoy our homemade breakfast. Then we will continue traveling making brief stops in the circuit of the 4 lagoons (Pomacanchi, Acopia, Asnaqocha, and Panpamarka). They are beautiful Andean lagoons full of wildlife.

After enjoying the beauty and charm of the 4 Lagoons, we will visit Tupac Amaru II’s historic house and also stop at the small Pabellon volcano.

Later, we will go ahead to our main destination, the last Inca bridge, called Q’eswachaka. Q’eswachaka means vegetable fiber bridge. In this place, in addition to admiring the living culture, we will enjoy the incredible landscape of the Apurimac River canyon.

Finally, we will return to Cusipata town, where we will enjoy our Andean buffet lunch and then continue the return trip to Cusco. Arrival in Cusco, approximately at 5:30 p.m.

Food

1B & 1L

Physical Level

1, Easy

Distance Hiked

150 meters

Tour Length

Half-hour

Starting Altitude

3,350 m / 10,990 ft Cusco

Max Altitude

3700 m / 12,139 ft

Packing List

What to bring on the Q’eswachaka 1 Day Tour.

  • Comfortable clothes.
  • Hat or cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Raincoat or poncho
  • Water
  • Extra money.
  • Toilet paper
  • Personal items and medication for altitude sickness (soroche)

Recommendation

  • To do the Q’eswachaka 1 Day Tour, you must be in the city of Cusco at least 1 day before to acclimatize.
  • Before and upon arrival in Cusco, drink the medicine for altitude sickness. Also at your hotel, drink the infusion of coca leaves that will help you acclimatize better.
  • In Cusco wear warm clothes
  • Make an advance reservation

About Qeswachaka Bridge Tour Prices

The prices are expressed in US dollars (US$) and per person. We have 2 types of tours: Shared and Private tour.

Price List

Option 1: Shared Tour Price

Full Day Qeswachaka Bridge Tour- Group Tour. The entire tour will be shared between 10 or more people. The members of the group will be from different nationalities, languages, beliefs, ages, etc. In this case, you will join our already formed group. We have daily departures.

Pax number Price per person
2 or more people $ USD 45.00 Inquiry Now
Option 2: Private Tour Price

Full Day Qeswachaka Bridge Tour- Private Tour. This Tour is exclusively for you who prefer to travel with your couple, family, or friends and don’t want to hang out with strangers. The round-trip touristic minivan and the tour guide will be exclusively only for you and your family or friends. The breakfast and lunch will be prepared by our professional chef.

The fee varies according to your family or friends’ group size traveling together.

Pax number Price per person
1 Persons $ USD 230.00 Inquiry Now
2 Persons $ USD 170.00 Inquiry Now
3 Persons $ USD 150.00 Inquiry Now
4 Persons $ USD 130.00 Inquiry Now
5 Persons $ USD 110.00 Inquiry Now
6 + Persons $ USD 90.00 Inquiry Now

Packing list

What to bring on the Q’eswachaka 1 Day Tour.

  • Comfortable clothes.
  • Hat or cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Raincoat or poncho
  • Water
  • Extra money.
  • Toilet paper
  • Personal items and medication for altitude sickness (soroche)

Travel Guide

Q’eswachaka: The last remaining Inca suspension bridge, woven from plant fibers. It crosses the Apurimac River, which gives rise to the Amazon River.

4 Lagoons: Pomacanchi, Acopia, Asnaqocha, and Panpamarka. They are charming Andean lagoons with impressive landscapes and full of wildlife. The locals, around these lagoons, grow different types of crops, as the lagoons provide different microclimates. Locals also take advantage to raise fish / fish farm (trout = salmon family).

The historic house of Tupac Amaru II (José Gabriel Condorcanqui). Peruvian revolutionary. Descendant of the royal dynasty of the Incas. In 1780, he led the great indigenous rebellion against the Spanish authorities. After a great achievement, he was executed by the Spaniards in 1572.

Pabellones Volcano. It is located in the district of Tungasuca. It is approximately 5 meters in diameter and 5 meters high. What makes it a tourist attraction is its unique geological formation and its size. It is a rocky formation (calcareous) that resembles a volcano but in miniature version.

The Apurimac River canyon. It is one of the most important and impressive canyons in Peru, formed by the Apurimac River. The Apurimac River is the source of the Amazon River and is born in the Chila mountain range, Arequipa. On this river was built the current and last Q’eswachaka suspension Inca bridge.

FAQSQ’eswachaka Bridge Tour & 4 Lagoons 1 Day

Where is the Q’eswachaka Inca bridge located?

The Q’eswachaka Inca bridge is located at 3,700 masl /12,139 feet, over the Apurimac River canyon, in the district of Quehue, province of Canas, department of Cusco, Peru. Exactly four-hour driving from Cusco.

Can I cross the Qeswachaka bridge?

Yes, all visitors can cross the river on the Qeswachaka Bridge, unless you suffer from vertigo.

What is the length of the Q’eswachaka bridge?

The bridge is approximately 30 meters long and 1.2 meters wide.

How long is the Q’eswachaka Inca Bridge 1 Day Tour?

The tour lasts a full day (approximately 12 hours).

Where does the Full Day Qeswachaka Bridge Tour start and end?

The tour starts and ends in Cusco city (from 4:30 am to 5:00 pm.)

Can I visit the Q’eswachaka Inca bridge on my own?

Yes, you must take the mobility from Cusco to Combapata, then take the collective cars to Qhehue village. From there you can hike for 1.30 hours or you can also take a private taxi to the Qeswachaka Inca bridge. It is recommended to take an organized tour that includes tourist mobility, breakfast, lunch, a professional local guide, and stops at all interesting places.

In the organized tour to Q’eswachaka suspension Inca Bridge, how long will I walk?

The excursion is done on a tourist bus that arrives almost at the same place. From the paved road, it is an 8 to 10-minute descent. While you admire, take pictures, cross the river by the Qeswachaka Inca bridge and go up to the other side where the tourist bus will be, it will be a total of 30 to 40 minutes of walking.

From what age and up to what age can I visit the Q’eswachaka Inca bridge?

It is recommended from 5 to 65 years old. If you are traveling with your children, please note that, when crossing the suspension bridge, children must have safety measures, such as a harness that must be attached to their guardian or a backpack suitable for transporting children. Children must be under the responsibility of their guardians. Otherwise, do not cross the bridge with your child.

Can I join a group for the Q’eswachaka 1 Day Tour?

Yes, you can join an already formed group. We organize daily departures from Cusco with a minimum of 2 people in the shared tour.

How far in advance should I book the Q’eswachaka Inca Bridge 1 Day Tour?

We recommend that you make your reservation in advance so that your visit is well organized. If you want to make your reservation at short notice, ask first for our already formed group and if we don’t have it, we can organize your visit to Q’eswachaka in a private tour.

What is included in the Q’eswachaka 1 Day Tour?

We include tourist mobility, a professional guide, a first aid kit, entrance fees, and breakfast and lunch prepared by our professional cook or prepared at a local’s home.

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