The Q'eswachaca Bridge is a marvel of Inca engineering and culture. It is a bridge of plant fiber, which has more than 500 years as part of the road system of Inca roads better known as "Qhapac Ñan" (a road of more than 30 thousand kilometers).
The amazing thing about the Q'eswachaca Bridge is that the tradition there has remained until today, with its rituals and community work system, allowing tourists to have the happiness of observing after centuries the validity of the material culture and Immaterial of the Incas immortalized in this bridge and in the people who use it.
The bridge is located on the Apurímac River at 3,700 meters above sea level, covering about 29 meters long and 1.2 meters wide.
It is the last bridge of its kind that still survives modernity and is almost in its original state, passing from generation to generation for more than 500 years.
In order to renew the bridge, with ancestral techniques, a ritual is carried out at the hands of nearby communities, which has been carried out since the Inca times.
06:00We pick you up from Hotel
08:00Start the visit to the famous 4 lakes of Cusco
11:00Visit Inca Q'eswachaca Bridge
13:00Lunch at Combapata
14:00 Return to Cusco
18:00Arrive to Cusco
We recommended take a small rucksack with
The trip starts in the city of Cusco, we pick you up from your hotel at 6 a.m. approximately. After almost two hours of travel we will start the tour for the four lagoons: Pomacanchi Lagoon, Acopia Lagoon, Asnaqocha Lagoon and the Pampamarca or Tungasuca Lagoon.
After enjoying a quiet moment near the lagoons, we will finally arrive to the Apurimac river and the impressive Inca bridge. This hanging Inca bridge is made of vegetable fiber. The existence of this bridge dates from the Inca period, the renovation and maintenance is done once a year by the local people of the four communities that are around. Before starting with the renewal of the bridge an offering is given as a sign of respect and gratitude to the Mother Earth.
We will have the opportunity to cross the Inca bridge on two occasions, of course if you have the courage to do so. It may seem easy, but without a doubt you will feel the adrenalin crossing this bridge, as well as Indiana Jones in one of his adventures. On the way back to Combapata our delicious lunch awaits us. This interesting trip ends in the city of Cusco at 8:00 pm approximately.
Wear comfortable clothing, hiking pants and T-shirts during the day, and sweaters, raincoat and jackets for night. Remember in Cusco the weather changes easily and rains can suddenly occur.
What should I take to the trip?
From Cusco the journey lasts 3 hours. Using public transportation (bus) from Cusco to Combapata, then to Yanaoca and later to Quehue, in this district they will be waited by a particular mobility that will take them to Q'eswachaka and they will arrive in approximately 15 minutes.