The Last Inca Bridge: Queswachaca + 4 Laggons
In the time of the Quechuas, the Inca Queswachaca bridge was built entirely of Q’oya or chirua (straw) used to make the q’eswas (ropes) that are attached to logs, timbers, and a stone structure. They were built exclusively to support the Inca bridge.
The Queswachaca bridge is proof of how our ancestors combined Andean engineering and tradition into a complex technology that is passed down from generation to generation.
In modern times, the bridge represents the validity of the link of the people with their land and their history.
The annual renewal of the Q’eswachaka constitutes the central element of the cohesion of participating communities and is vital in shaping their cultural identity.
Cusco – 4 Lagoons – Queswachaka Inca Bridge – Rumiqolqa – Cusco.
Our tour of the Inca Bridge Queswachaka begins with the pick up of our clients from 05:00 am.
Then, we will head southwest of Cusco. After almost two hours of travel, we will have beautiful scenery of the four lagoons: Pomacanchi, Acopia, Asnaqocha and Pampamarca or Tungasuca lagoons. After enjoying a quiet moment by the lagoons, the next place we will visit will be the small volcano of halls that is located near the town of yanaoca.
Finally, we will arrive at the Apurimac River and the impressive Inca Queswachaca Bridge, this Inca hanging bridge is made of vegetable fiber (ichu) and is located over the Apurimac River in the district of Quehue. The existence of this bridge dates back to Inca times. Renovation and maintenance are done once a year by local people from the four surrounding communities.
We will have the opportunity to cross the Inca bridge. It looks easy, but it will take courage.
Undoubtedly, you will feel a great thrill crossing this bridge so much so that you will feel like Indiana Jones. On the way back to Cusco, we will visit the archaeological site of Rumiqolqa, the buildings probably date from the time of the Tiahuanaco-Huari civilization and were later covered with carved and polished stones in the time of the Incas.
Once the visit is over, we will return to the city of Cusco, arriving at 18:00 hours.
Finally, we will finish our tour of the Inca bridge Queswachaca in the San Francisco square.
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Before you book
- To reserve this excursion a minimum of 15 days in advance is required.
- Shared service: if the minimum group size is not reached, the reservation is subject to change of date or cancellation.
- A minimum of 2 participants is required for the private service.
- The excursion is conducted in two languages: English and Spanish.
- Level of demand: A good state of health is required.
- A light backpack with a change of clothes for the entire tour period – be prepared for a wide range of temperature changes.
- Rain gear (jacket and pants if available) or a rain poncho. Plastic ponchos can be purchased in Cusco for approximately $1.
- Warm clothing, including jacket, fleece liners, gloves, scarf, and hat.
- Thermal clothing is also recommended.
- Camera, film, and batteries (batteries are consumed more quickly under cold conditions).
- Hat or cap to protect from sun, rain, and cold.
- After-sun cream or moisturizer for face and body.
- Toilet paper, inside and outside the luggage.
- Snacks: cookies, energy bars, chocolates, fruit, granola, etc.
- Non-disposable water bottle (Nalgene type) and water for the first morning.
- We suggest you bring water sterilization tablets in case you collect water from the streams.
- Your medical kit with any special medications you may need, SOROCHI PHILS, blister protection, etc.
- Cash – enough for snacks and souvenirs.
- Binoculars (if you have them).
Frequently Asked Questions
TO MAKE THE TOUR RESERVATION, WE NEED YOU TO SEND US THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
- Once the payment is done, you must send us to our email email@example.com the copy of your passports or foreigner card, so we can send you the confirmation and the invoice.
- You must indicate the date of travel and the number of people to our email firstname.lastname@example.org since our website does not give you the option to choose the date of travel.
- You must contact us one day before your Queswachaca Inca Bridge tour to re-confirm your participation.
If you do not have much time and want to do the tour of the Inca Bridge Queswachaca, we recommend you to make the reservation in advance, because we have 2 seasons (High Season and Low Season), the same that differ between the number of tourists that we operate, it is for this reason that reservations are subject to availability.
Our most in-demand holidays
- Holy Week: From April 07th to 11th.
- Inti Raymi: From June 20 to 25.
- Independence Day: From July 28th to July 31st.
- All Saints Day: From November 01st to 04th
- Christmas and New Year: From December 23, 2018, to January 01.
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