The Inca bridge / Qeswachaka Bridge tour
Q’eswachaka Rope Bridge Tour
This Full-Day – Tour to the Inca Bridge of Qeswachaka, will take you to know one of the attractive places, the suspension bridge; that is located over the Apurímac River, It belonged to the road network of the Qhapaq Ñan or Inca road, it is one of the Inca rope bridge, that still keeps its authenticity, intact since it is made of puna straw or ichu. Around 1,000 years, residents of the nearby communities are responsible for rebuilding this Ancient Inca Bridge, annually in the month of June.
The meaning of the name QUESWACHAKA, derives from two Quechua meanings Q’eswa = braid, Chaka = bridge; Come with us and, explore this wonderful hand made the bridge, let’s go by this unconventional routes to the traditional and lively the Inca bridges and roads live a different experience. You will obtain complete satisfaction at the end of your tour.
The Inca Rope Bridge of Queswachaka
Inca rope bridges tour in Peru will begin with your pick up, from your hotel, we were heading towards the province of Acomayo, then we will stop and visit the different lagoons of Pomacanchi, Acopia, Asnaqocha, and Pampamarca or Tungasuca. In these lagoons they usually practice field activities such as fishing, totora hut camps, pedal boats; In the same way, you can observe different species of flora and fauna in each lagoon.
After the visit to the lagoons, we will go to the province of Canas and finally, we will reach our main destination “Q’eswachaka” the altitude of the Bridge is approximate, (3600 m.a.s.l / 12 139 feet). Which is 33 meters long and 1.20 meters wide, because each year is renewed by hand with the use of ichu by the inhabitants of the area, before carrying out the activity for payment ceremony is made to the Pachamama to get help and protection during processing.
We will pass by the hanging Inca suspension bridge, which will require courage to do it, really in a very special experience that can not be missed since it is one of the bridges that awaits its tradition from the time of the Incas to our days, you will get great pictures of the authentic and unique panorama. Once visited the place we will finish our tour returning to Cusco and leave it in their respective hotel.
Places to visit:
- Lagoon of Pomacanchi.
- Asnaqocha Lagoon
- Laguna de Pampamarca or Tungasuca.
- Inca bridge of Q’eswachaka.
- Round trip transportation
- Bilingual professional guide
Things to Take
- Tourist ticket of Cusco
- Sun hat
- Sunscreen (Minimum factor of 35 recommended)
- Impermeable jacket/water poncho for rain
- Camera and video camera.
$95 dollars per person