Qeswachaka Inca Bridge Full Day Trip

Qeswachaka Inca Bridge

Cusco -Four Lagoons -Yanaoca - Quehue - Qeswachaka Bridge
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Qeswachaka Inca Bridge Full Day Trip

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Qeswachaka Bridge Tour–This full day tour to the Inca Bridge of Qeswachaka, is an absolutely unique tour, located on the route of the South Valley of Cusco, an unexplored area that keeps many spectacular sites such as amazing suspension Bridge left from Inca Time (Qeswachaka Bridge), the Rainbow Mountain and the Stone Forest of Palccoyo. During the tour to Qeswachaka Bridge travelers will experience one of the rope bridges surviving for centuries and still functioning for the use of the communities around it. This Qeswachaka Inca Bridge is a little known place, is nothing touristy yet. This tour is perfect for nature lovers, outdoors adventure, and for the travelers who love the tranquility travel to this amazing place. Besides, this Qeswachaka Bridge Tour comes with stop-offs on the way like the visit to the famous 4 lakes as Pomacanchis lake, Acopia lake, etc, and also will have several hours free to soak in the unique atmosphere.

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Overview

This stunning Qeswachaka bridge is located on top of the Apurímac River at about (3,700 meters/ 12,139 feet), in Canas province, Cusco. This handwoven grass bridge spans 108 feet, and is rebuilt every year as communal effort by all the local people of the region. In the Inca time it was part of the extended network called Qhapaq Ñan or Inca roads, and it is one of the Inca bridges that still maintains its authenticity intact. In the present day this bridge is still useful to transport goods to the different communities in the area. But also, is gaining interest of some travelers. Come with us and discover the most amazing places by unconventional routes to the traditional and live a different experience. You will obtain complete satisfaction after your tour with local experts in private tour service.

The word Qeswachaka is composed of two Quechua words: ‘q’eswa’ which means ropes of twisted straw and ‘chaka’ meaning bridge.

HIGHLIGHTS.

  • Duration: Full Day 4:30 am – 5pm
  • Exploring the most remote places
  • Difficulty: Moderate 1 2 3 4 5 6
  • Activities Type: Adventure, Hiking, and Getting off the beaten path
  • Group Size: Tours are personalized in private service, you decide the number of travelers in your group.
  • Service Type: Private Personalized Tour
  • Minimum altitude: 3,600 masl / 11,811ft.
  • Maximum altitude: 3,700 masl / 12,139 ft.
  • From/ pick up location: Hotels in Cusco or another place located in Cusco. just let us know
  • To/ drop-off location: Any hotel in Cusco
  • Seasons Available: Year-round, April through November especially recommended

 

PRE-TOUR BRIEFING

“The tour guide will meet you at your hotel one day before your tour to give you a briefing. They will tell you all about your tour, and answer any questions you may have. It is important to us that you ask any questions you may have so the tour guide will get you ready for your amazing tour.”

TREKKING WITH BEST TEAM – RUNAS EXPEDITIONS

You will hike with the best team made of our guides. You will be proud of the people in our team for their hard work. We treat our team very well and provide them with everything they need to work well and respond to your needs.

What makes us different?

Runas Expeditions is owned by locals and based in Cusco-Peru. Runas Expeditions has the best professional staff, we work hard to provide a high-quality service, RE organize all kinds of tour packages and we are ready to answer your questions, we arrange your tour according to your needs and we are very flexible. And the most important thing for us is your safety in each tour, you are in good hands, we take care of you from door to door.

  • 100% Local
  • Small groups and personalized services
  • Committed to social projects
  • Best Equipment
  • Safety Standards.

Food

Every trek tours includes a culinary buffet; we work with local restaurants in order to support the local community, they work with all biosafety protocols. You will enjoy full breakfast, lunch all served hot and tasty. The key to feeling good on a trek like this is eating well and staying hydrated.

Meals are all served family style – large plates for everyone to take what they like. And all food restrictions are honored. No matter if you are vegetarian or gluten free, you will always be well fed.

Qeswachaka Inca Bridge Tour — Summary

Spend a beautiful day taking full day tour to the Inca Bridge of Qeswachaka with local experts

  • At 4:30 am Pick up from your hotel in private transportation
  • At 7:00 am Visit the famous 4 Lagunas (4 lakes as Pomacanchi, Acopia, Asnaqocha, and Pampamarca or Tungasuca) in the Acopia region
  • At 8:00 am Breakfast in either Combapata or Yanaoca village
  • At 10:00 am Arrival at the Qéswachaka bridge, to see this feat of Inca engineering and walk across the Q’eswachaka bridge and walk back in time. The only remaining handwoven Inca bridge of its kind, Qeswachaka is a unique piece of living cultural heritage.
  • At 11:30 am We depart to return to Cusipata to have lunch
  • At 12:30 pm or 1 pm, we enjoy the lunch
  • At 13.30 depart to return to Cusco.
  • At about 4:30 pm – 5 pm, we drop you off at your respective hotel in Cusco
  • See the only remaining Inca bridge, re-woven every year by hand
  • Spectacular Mountain scenery
  • The stunning view of Apurimac river
  • Authentic local villages
  • Very welcoming local people
  • Stop at a series of Andean lakes along the way (Pomacanchis lake, Acopia lake, etc,)

Itinerary

Day 1: Cusco – 4 lakes – Yanaoca – Qeswachaka – Cusco

After early pick-up at 4:30 am from the hotel in Cusco, we will begin to travel towards the famous Qeswachaka Bridge. On the way, we drive through the beautiful town of Pomacanchi, stopping at the famous Four Lakes as Pomacanchi, Acopia, Asnacqocha, Pampamarca, and other lookout points where you will have a chance to take pictures and take in the sights. These lagoons have many different uses, fishing, totora hut camps and social activities with motor boats and pedal boats. Each lagoon has its unique individually and multiple species of flora and fauna to observe typical of this region.

After the visit the lakes, we keep traveling to the province of Canas. Then finally, we will reach the dreamed destination, which is the Qeswachaka Inca Bridge (3,700 meter / 12,139 feet) tucked in and connected to the mountain ledges joining together this 33-meter-long and 1.20 meter wide. This bridge is totally active, because every year is renewed by hand using the mountain grass called ichu (straw). Four communities in the area are in-charged to renew this bridge annually. Before carrying out the intricacy of the activity a payment ceremony is made to the Pachamama to get help and protection during process.

During the full day tour to Q’eswachaka bridge, all the travelers will have the chance to walk across the hanging bridge as the Quechuas still do. This will be a very unique experience. Which usually needs a special courage. We will take great pictures of the authentic panorama. After we visited the place, in the mid-afternoon, we will begin our return trip back to Cusco. We arrive back in Cusco to drop you off at your hotel around 5pm. Total driving time: approx 6-7h (round trip)

Take note: If you are doing this day tour in mid-June in order to coincide with the Q’eswachaka bridge festival, we will arrive in time to watch the festive dancing.

Important Note:

While we expect the tour will run as the itinerary describes to Q’eswachaka Bridge Tour 1D, participants should accept that there is the possibility of changes, being necessary liable to local conditions, e.g, strikes, natural disasters, these changes might be at the discretion of your travel company.

Includes / Does not include

WHAT IS INCLUDED?

Transportation:

  • Pick up from your hotel
  • Day 1: Private transport from Cusco to Qeswachaka
  • Day 1: Private transport from Qeswachaka back to Cusco (to your Hotel)

Entrance Tickets:

  • Entrance fee to Qeswachaka Bridge

High Quality Service & Safety standards:

  • Pre-departure Briefing
  • Experienced Tour Guide
  • Best experience of a lifetime
  • First Aid Kit + oxygen bottle
  • 24/7 Customer Service

Meals:

  • 1 Breakfast
  • Buffet – Lunch

 

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?

  • Drinking Water
  • Tip for your Crew (optional)
  • Things not mentioned
  • Travel Insurance

Recommendations

What You Need to Bring:

  • Original Passport.
  • Immigration card.
  • Walking boots & trekking poles
  • Good backpack or daypack
  • Waterproof jacket.
  • Warm jacket, hat and gloves
  • Recyclable water container or camel bag
  • Sun hat + sunglasses
  • Sun protection cream
  • Camera and films.
  • Toiletries (toilet paper, wet wipes)
  • Personal medication.
  • Extra money for any emergency.

 

Prices

PRICES: Private Service

  • 2 People:            $150 per person
  • 3 People:            $140 per person
  • 4 People:            $130 per person
  • 5 People:            $110 per person
  • 6 People:            $100 per person
  • 7 – 8 people:      $90 per person

 

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