Full day tour of Qeswachaca Inca Bridge

$95.00

The Inca bridge of Qeswachaka is an absolutely unique tour.This tour will take you to some lesser known but amazing attractions within the Cusco region. On this tour you will see the beautiful four lagoons of the highlands of Pomacanchi and Qeswachaka, the famous and ancient Inca bridge made of vegetable fiber. This new tour is not as popular with tourists and will allow you to take in the amazing sites in a more peaceful manner. You will also have the opportunity to interact with members of local indigenous communities who don’t see many tourists. Tourism helps these communities sustain their way of life. Small group with a maximum of 15 travelers.

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Your tour begins with pick-up from your hotel or hostel between 6:30 and 6:45 am. We will drive for about four hours through the farm-filled valleys to the south of Cusco, stopping approximately every hour at points of interest and scenic overlooks along the way.

Our first stop will be at Rumi Punku, an archeological site about 20 km (12.4 mi) from Cusco, where massive walls mark what was once the official entry point to the Incan capital. After your guide explains the site’s significance and you have time for photos, you will return to the car and continue the drive south.

Our next stop will be the Combapata Overlook, from which you can enjoy the beautiful landscapes and see where the Salcca River meets the Vilcanota, the Sacred River of the Incas.

We will continue our journey to Yanaoca, one of the eight districts in the Canas province of Cusco. From Yanaoca, we will drive thirty minutes more to the Q´ewe district, where you will have your first glimpse of the ancient bridge suspended between the sheer rock cliff faces as we drive down a series of stunning switchbacks into the Apurimac canyon.

At approximately noon, we will leave the car and descend a steep path to a viewpoint for taking photos, before carefully crossing the bridge together! Get ready for the adrenaline rush of a lifetime as you make your way across the swaying bridge, and try not to look too closely at the river several meters below! On the other side, the bridge attendant will greet us and give a brief demonstration of the bridge’s history and construction.

After visiting the bridge, we will drive to the region’s four famous lagoons: Pomacanchi, Acopia, Asnacqoccha, and Pampamarca. Set like jewels among the gold-green hills, they shine in the warm, afternoon sun as native flamingos and other birds fly and feed around their edges. We will then return to the vehicle and be back in Cusco at approximately 6:00 pm.

Incluyed:

  • Snacks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Round-trip private transfer
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Local guide

doesn’t include:

  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities (recommended)

Adittional Information:

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Dress code is smart – no casual clothes (i.e. jeans, sportswear, joggers or sneakers)
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Dress code is smart – no casual clothes (i.e. jeans, sportswear, joggers or sneakers)
  • Minimum age is 22 years

Where is Qeswachaka?

Qeswachaka is located four hours from Cusco by car, on the edge of Apurimac canyon, in the Quehue district of Canas province.

Can I cross the bridge?

Yes! All visitors are welcome and encouraged to cross the bridge; however, this is not recommended for visitors with vertigo.

What is the length of the Qeswachaka Bridge?

The bridge is approximately 28 meters (99 feet) long and 1.2 meters (4 feet) wide.

When does the tour start and finish?

Since the location is four hours away, we will have an early start at 7:00 a.m. The tour finishes at 7:00 p.m.

What does the tour consist of? Is this a walking tour?

This is mostly a bus tour, with various stops at points of interest.

Is there a toilet on the bus?

No, however we can stop for toilet breaks.

What is the maximum altitude?

The maximum altitude we will reach is 3,800m/12,468ft.

What will I do if I suffer from altitude sickness?

We will treat you accordingly. We carry oxygen cylinders and altitude tablets.

How long is the Qeswachaka Bridge?

The bridge is approximately 28 meters (99 feet) long and 1.2 meters (4 feet) wide.

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