Queswachaca bridge

$100.00

The impressive Qeswachaka Bridge is located on the Apurimac River about 160 km south of Cusco city.

“Q’eswachaka” is his native name formed by two Quechua words: “Q’eswa”, which means “to braid” and “Chaka”, which means “bridge”. This bridge is special because it is built in an original Inca way made of a special grass (q’oya). The materials and construction techniques have been handed down from generation to generation since the Incas, since the first bridge was built in the 15th century.

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Description

That is why the tour to the Qeswachaka Bridge is a unique and special experience.

The impressive bridge measures 33 meters long and 1.20 meters wide and swings 15 meters above the river. Each year they rebuild it, counting on communal work.

Around 1000 farmers from the communities of Winchiri, Ccolana, Quehue, Chaupibanda and Choccayhua are involved in the construction of this unique suspension bridge of Inca origin.

The Qeswachaka Bridge tour is an exceptional opportunity to be immersed in the local Peruvian culture. During this trip we also visited four famous lagoons near Cusco and we will pass through different typical villages.

Itinerary

DAY 1 : CUSCO – LAGOONS – QUESWACHACA -CUSCO

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Include

  • Tourist Transport
  • Professional guide english / spanish
  • 01 breakfast
  • 01 lunch
  • First Aid kits

Must Bring

  • Small backpack
  • comfortable clothes
  • Trek shoes
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Hat or caps to protect from the sun or cold
  • Sunblock
  • Water and snacks
  • Cámera