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Qeswachaka Bridge Tour Details
Q'eswachaka Rope Bridge Tour

Experience the best of the last and the only remaining Inca rope bridge, Q’eswachaka on this full day Qeswachaka Bridge Tour from Cusco. Accompanied by our local tour guide, you will not only visit the bridge but also learn about the traditions and culture that has been preserved for centuries.

Qeswachaka or Keshwa chaca is a combination of two Quechua words where Keshwa means rope and Chaca means braid. As Qeswachaka Inca bridge is primarily built of braiding ropes, it is named after the way it is built. 

During the Inca civilization, they built the great Inca road system or Qhapaq Ñan (Inca Trail) to facilitate travel within the Inca empire. In places where they could not build roadways due to geographical challenges, they built suspension bridges. 

Qeswachaka Inca bridge is suspended above the Apurímac river in the province of Canas in Southern Cusco. It is 33 metres long and 1.20 meters wide. Every year, in June, people from the four neighbouring communities gather to renew the bridge and connect the two sides of the Apurimac river. 

It is a four day event that is telecasted by BBC and NOVA. In 2009, the government of Peru recognised the bridge as a national heritage site. 

Check out the history of Qeswachaka Bridge.

Departure & Return Location

Cusco Hotel Transfer

Departure Time

0600 AM

Price Includes

  • Professional English speaking tour guide
  • Round trip transport
  • Breakfast and Lunch
  • Entrance Fees

Price Excludes

  • Any Private Expenses

Recommended To Carry

  • Water bottle and Snacks
  • Sunscreen
  • Peruvian Soles in cash
Itinerary

Qeswachaka Rope Bridge Tour

Early in the morning, we will be picking you up from your hotel in Cusco and will be driving you through the South Valley of Cusco to Canas province in Quehue district.  

On our way, we will be stopping to see different highland lagoons, Acopia, Asnacocha, Pampamarca and Pomacanchi. 

The picturesque lagoons are located overlooking the snow capped Andean peaks. You will have plenty of time to immerse in the tranquility of nature here. 

After relishing a typical breakfast, we will be driving you to Canas province. Here our guide will be briefing you on the culture and traditions of the communities here. We will then walk to the bridge and you can dare to cross this suspended Inca rope bridge. If you are not confident to cross, you can use the newly built concrete bridge.

The head of the community will be welcoming you on the other side of the bridge and will give you a demonstration on how the bridge is built. 

We will then spend some time with them and get to know their traditions and customs. Once, you have had your fill of Qeswachaka, we will be stopping for lunch. 

After lunch, we will be driving you back to the city of Cusco. We will be reaching by 0600 PM. 

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