Inca Rope Bridge of Q’eswachaka

Q’eswachaka.This Inca bridge is the only one that still exists. It is located approximately three hours from Cusco by car, in the province of Canas. People who love adventure and culture should visit this place. People who have the courage can cross the bridge that measures 28 meters and is made of Ichu (puna straw).

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  • Type of Tour: Adventure, ecological landscapes and cultural
  • Departures Days: Every day
  • Season: from march to january
  • Tour Duration: 1 Day
  • Accommodation:
  • Group size:small groups
  • Maximum height: 3,800 meters
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Price: ask for prices

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Cusco – four lagoons – Inca bridge of Q’eswachaka – Cusco

The trip begins in the city of Cusco we will pick up you of your hotel at 6 a.m. approximately with south-west direction. After almost two hours of travel we will visit the four lagoons: Pomacanchi Lagoon, Acopia Lagoon, Laguna Asnaqocha and the Pampamarca or Tungasuca Lagoon. After enjoying a quiet moment near the lagoons, the next place we will visit will be the small volcano of pavilions that is located near the town of Yanaoca.

Finally we will arrive at the Apurímac river and the impressive Inca bridge. This hanging Inca bridge is made of vegetable fiber (Ichu) and is located on the Apurímac River in the district of Quehue. The existence of this bridge dates from the Inca times, the renovation and maintenance is done once a year by the local people of the four communities that are around. Before beginning with the renewal of the bridge an offering is given as a sign of respect and gratitude to the Pachamama.

We will have the opportunity to cross the Inca bridge, if you have the courage to do so, because it may seem easy. But without a doubt you will feel great emotion crossing this bridge so much that you will feel like Indiana Jones. On the way back to Cusco we will make a last visit, the colonial Inca bridge of Checacupe where you will be able to see the differences between both bridges.This interesting trip ends in the city of Cusco at approximately 5 pm.

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What is included in this tour?

  • Pick up from your Hotel
  • Private transport round trip
  • Tour Guide
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fee
  • First aid kit

What is not included in this tour?

  • Water
  • Tip

What to Bring?

  • Sportswear
  • hiking shoes
  • Hat or cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Jacket/fleece/poncho
  • 1 liter of water
  • Extra money
  • Daypack 25 liters
  • Toilet paper