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Full Day – Qeswachaka Inca Bridge Tour
Queswachaca is a rope bridge made with techniques and knowledge that the Incas made, which has been transmitted from generation to generation until today for approximately 600 years. The bridge of Queswachaca is over the waters of the river Apurimac and belongs to the road network of Qapaqñan.
The suspension bridge of Queswachaca is known as the last Inca bridge and is located in the region of Cusco, province of Canas and district of Qhuehue.
Day 1: Cusco – Cusipata River Lodge – Q’eswachaka Inca Bridge – Cusco
We will start our adventure at 7:30 in the morning from our Lodge after enjoying a nutritious breakfast. Our first stop will be in Combapata.
Then we will go to the Combapata viewpoint and continue with the tour through the district of Yanaoca is one of the eight districts of the province of Canas in Cusco. Then we will continue our tour for one more hour and reach the district of Q’ewe where is the famous Inca bridge of “Q’eswachaka” which is built of plant fiber and has a length of 28.67 meters.
During the whole trip our guide will tell you the history of this Inca engineering work. In addition you will be able to cross the bridge of Queswachaca that has a length of 28.5 meters, but bear in mind not to suffer from vertigo.
At the end of the visit we will take the way back to our place where a succulent lunch will be waiting for us, and then we will return to Cusco at approximately 5:00 pm.
- Professional guides for Q’eswachaka Inca Bridge tour
- Transportation to and from Q’eswachaka tour.
- Breakfast and Lunch.
- Entrance to the Inca Bridge of Q’eswachaka.
What you need to bring:
We recommend that you take only what is necessary to enjoy your tour and leave the rest of your belongings at our Lodge.
- A small backpack of 20 liters that allows you to introduce all the things that you will take with you.
- Adequate clothing for walking, waterproof and comfortable shoes for hiking to the mountain, shorts, long pants, sports t-shirts, rain jacket or rain poncho.
- A bottle/canteen with water we recommend at least one litre of water.
- Toilet paper, hand sanitizing gel.
- Personal medicines. This list also includes muscle relaxants, tablets for pain and blessings for scratches, blisters on the feet (as it can be generated after several hours of walking).
- Sun protection items (sunglasses, hat, or sun caps).
- Extra cash, for your personal expense…
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I cross the Q’eswachaka bridge?
Yes, you can, but it is not recommended for people who suffer from vertigo.
How long is the Q’eswachaka bridge?
The bridge is 28.5 meters long, 1.20 meters wide.
How long does it take to get to the Q’eswachaka Inca Bridge?
It is 4 hours from Cusco.
What time do tours start and end?
The Q’eswachaka Inca Bridge tour begins at 6:00 a.m. The tour ends at 6:00 p.m.
What is the maximum height of the tour?
The maximum altitude that we will reach in the Inca bridge of Q’eswachaka will be of 3,800 m.a.s.l.
Bridge Reconstruction and Annual Maintenance
The bridge of “Queswachaca” requires an annual maintenance in the month of June by four local communities, because the straw (Ichu) used for its construction begins to decompose, the reconstruction takes place 3 days before the second Sunday of June and the 4th day concludes with a folkloric festival, where you can share the traditions and customs that this community inherited from the Incas.