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Q’eswachaka Bridge Tour & 4 Lagoons 1D

Qeswachaka Bridge Tour – Overview

The Tour to Q’eswachaka Bridge Full Day the last Inca bridge is unique and out of the traditional excursions.

One-Day Qeswachaka Bridge 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.

The Last Qeswachaka Suspension Inca 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.

The Qeswachaka Suspension Inca Bridge is located over the Apurímac River at 3700 meters / 12,139 feet, 3 hours from the city of Cusco, it is 30 meters long and 1.20 meters wide. In 2013 it was recognized by UNESCO as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

Summary

Full Day Qeswachaka Bridge Tour — Summary

1-Day Tour: Cusco – Cusipata – 4 Lagoons – Qeswachaka – Cusco.

Take a Day Tour to the last Q’eswachaka Inca bridge and spend an unforgettable day with the expert Tour and Experience organizers in Cusco.

  • At 4:30 a.m. Departure from Cusco city.
  • At 6:30 a.m. Breakfast in Cusipata village
  • At 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Admire the scenic beauty of the 4 Lagoons (Pomacanchi, Acopia, Asnaqocha and Pampamarca)
  • At 10:00 a.m. Stop at the Tupac Amaru II’s historic house (Jose Gabriel Condorcanqui)
  • At 11:00 a.m. Arrival at the Q’eswachaka Inca bridge and exploration of the last Inca bridge woven from vegetable fiber.
  • At 12:00 hours. We depart to return to Cusipata
  • At 14:00 hours. Enjoy a homemade lunch in Cusipata village.
  • At 15:00 depart to return to Cusco.
  • At about 17:00 – 17:30 hours, Arrival in Cusco.

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

Itinerary

Q’eswachaka Suspension Inca Bridge Tour

1-Day Qeswachaka Bridge Tour – Itinerary

Full Day Tour: Cusco – 4 Lagoons – Pabellon Volcano – Q’eswachaka.

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 hours 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.

Inclusions

Qeswachaka Bridge Tour — Inclusion & Exclusion

What it’s Included:

  • Round trip tourist transport
  • entrance tickets
  • food: homemade breakfast and lunch
  • Bilingual guide (Spanish – English)
  • First aid kit
  • oxygen balloon

What it’s Excluded:

  • personal items
  • tips

Recommendations

Qeswachaka Inca bridge Tour Recommendation

  • To do the Qeswacha Full Day tour, you must be in the city of Cusco at least 1 day before to acclimatize.
  • Upon arrival in Cusco, drink the infusion of coca leaves that will facilitate acclimatization.
  • Make the reservation in advance.

What to bring on the Qeswachaka Bridge Tour

  • Comfortable clothes.
  • hat or cap
  • Sunglasses
  • sunscreen
  • raincoat or poncho
  • Water
  • Extra money.
  • Toilet paper
  • personal items

Prices

1-Day Qeswachaka Inca Bridge Tour – Prices.

We have 2 Kind of Tours: Shared and Private Tours.

1.- Q’eswachaka Shared 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.

Breakfast and lunch will be at a local family restaurant.

N° of people

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1 to more travelers

US$ 49

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2.- Q’eswachaka Private Tour.

This Tour is exclusively for you who prefer to travel with your couple, family, or friends and do not 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.

N° of your group

Price per person

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2 travelers

US$ 170

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3 travelers

US$ 150

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4 travelers

US$ 130

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5 travelers

US$ 110

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6 to more travelers

US$ 90

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Useful Information

  • Duration 1-Day Tour
  • Destination Qeswachaka Bridge Tour
  • Theme Culture
  • Tour style by minibus
  • Difficulty Easy
  • Group size Min 1 / Max 16
  • Frequency Daily departures.
  • Cusco 3700 meters / 12,139 feet
  • Weather May to November sunny

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