Excursion To Queswachaca The Last Inca Bridge - Cusco

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    Departure time Everyday 6am , 7am. Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this timeTimes are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
  • Departure Details :
    Hotel Pick up
  • Return Details :
    Drop off at your Hotel
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable

Overview

This is an absolutely unique tour. The Q'eswachaka bridge is located across the Apurimac river, at about (3,900m/ 13,000 feet), in Canas province. This handwoven grass bridge spans 120 feet, and is rebuilt every one or two years as communal effort by all the local people of the region. About 700 men and women form the communities Huinchiri, Ccollana come to Q'eswachaka to a Fiesta that celebrates the construction of the bridge. The final day of the fiesta is the second Sunday in June, where you can see typical dances and walk across the completed bridge. You can also visit the bridge site, in the days preceding, to see the bridge building in progress.The weaving and construction techniques have passed from generation to generation since the bridge was first built by the Incas. It is the only remaining example of an Inca hanging bridge that can be seen today.

Know More about this tour

We leave Cusco early picking you up at your Hotel, and during the route we'll watch lakes such as Huacarpay, Urcos, Pomacanchi, and Yanaoca, where we will visit a small volcano (according to natural conditions) and a pass with the same name. When we get to Queswachaca (3.600 meters) have the opportunity to visit their ancestral bridge that is a clear demonstration of Inca architecture. It is built on the Apurimac River in the province of Canas and is executed by Perccaro peasant communities, and Qewe Huinchi. The dimension of the bridge is 33 m. long and 1.20 m. wide, the material used is only the straw from the punas as straw braided "bunch grass".


In the afternoon, we return to Cusco, but before we visit the impressive Ccaraahui Caves (3.900 meters above sea level). This is a fantastic marine cavern with sedimentary material, its chemical composition is calcium hypochlorite, which by constant drip resulted is the formation of impressive stalagmites and stalactites, resulting forms of puma, condor and full of stalactites and stalagmites, thousands of years old on the back of the cave we can see a mysterious lagoon.

ITINERARY

06:00Enjoy a complimentary Pick up from your hotel in private vehicle and drive towards the Inca route (south Valley) With a guaranteed window seat, you can sit back and relax as you enjoy the incredible viewsof the mountains. Your professional pilot / Tourism Guide will provide expert commentary along the way.

8:00Stop over the high andes the enjoy the view over the famous 4 Lagunas (4 lakes) in the Acopia region (Time to have a snack)

09:00Box Breakfast in Yanaoca village (Eventually we can enjoy a local breakfast with Locals according to the time on arrival or just have our box breakfast)

11:00Arrival at the Qswachaka bridge, The weaving and construction techniques have passed from generation to generation since the bridge was first built by the Incas. It is the only remaining example of an Inca hanging bridge that can be seen today. We will have box lunch on site and have several hours free to soak in the unique atmosphere.

14.00depart to return to Cusco,

18:00Arrival back in Cusco and we will transfer you to your Hotel.

Inclusions

  • Driver/guide
  • Admission ticket
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local taxes
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Box Lunch
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Round-trip private transfer
  • Transport by private vehicle

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

May be operated by a multi-lingual guide

Dress code is smart casual

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

Not recommended for participants with back problems

Not recommended for pregnant women

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

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