Qeswachaka Last Incan Bridge
Qeswachaka is one of the attractions near Cusco that is rapidly gaining popularity among travellers. This last rope bridge built by the Incas is well preserved and maintained by the community here.
The bridge has an elevation of 15 meters and links the community on both sides of Apurimac River.
Qeswachaka bridge was built using solid straw of vegetable fibre which gave the name Qeswachaka. “Q’eswa” means braid and “Chaka” means bridge in Quechua, the native language.
Every year, in June, locals from the village participate in a four days festival where they gather to refurbish the bridge.
On the first day, the men from the community wander around to gather enough straw of Vegetable fibre or Ichu as it is known in Quechua. Women from the community gather later that day to weave them. It is the responsibility of men to join and braid them.
On the second day, men disarm the existing bridge.
Day three, they assemble the new bridge and the community cross over it to mark the completion of refurbishing the renowned, Qeswchaka bridge.
On the fourth day, they gather to celebrate the completion. Where they dance to Andean Folkoric tunes.
DeparturePick up from your Hotel
Departure Time4:00 AM.
Return TimeApproximately 6:00 PM.
Dress CodeWarm clothes, including jacket, fleeces, gloves, scarf and beanie/touk
IncludedAccommodationEntrancesFirst aid kit and emergency oxigenMealsPick up from your HotelProfessional GuideTransportation
Not IncludedWalking Stick
Day 1: CUSCO–POMACANCHI
We will be picking you up from your hotel within the historic centre of Cusco, early in the morning. Enroute to Qeswachaka, we will stop to see different lagoons namely, Pomacanchi, Acopia, Pampamarca and Asnaqocha.
We will then continue our journey to the province named Canas, home to the renowned Qeswachaka bridge.
Qeswachaka bridge is 1.20 meters wide and is 33 meters long. Our guide will explain in detail the story behind this bridge and how the locals here are still preserving it.
We will then cross over the rope bridge, you certainly cannot miss this experience as the engineering of this bridge dates back to the Incan civilization.
After having lunch, we will return to Cusco. We will drop you off at Plaza Regocijo (Plaza Kusipata), next to the main square, Plaza De Armas of Cusco approximately at 0700 PM.
Qeswachaka Day Trip Includes:
- Professional bilingual tour guide. (English and Spanish)
- Entrance to Qeswachaka bridge. (15 Soles)
- Water bottle.
- Hat, sunscreen and sunglasses.
- A light day pack to carry your things.
- Camera and film.
- Peruvian Soles in cash.
- If you would like to make a reservation for this program, please e-mail us.
- Once you have chosen your tour, please read the Booking Terms & Conditions, as your booking is subject to these terms.
- Then fill out and submit the Reservation Form that you will find in the Booking Online section of this website.
- We will be requesting you to make a deposit to secure your reservation.
- Upon receiving the deposit payment, we will confirm the booking.
- We will be sending a service confirmation with complete details of your tour with us.
- In case you have any doubts, queries or require additional information, do not hesitate to contact us.
PRICE $USD PER PERSONPrivate Group
|Person||2||3||4||5-6||7-8||9-12||Per Person USD|