Visit the last Inca bridge near Cusco. This great Qeswachaka tour full day takes you from Cuzco to Q’eswachaka to live the experience with the Andean people—Qeswachaka Tour Last Rope Bridge – a tradition that resists modernity in Peru.
The Q’eswachaka Rope Bridge Tour is an exciting and unique experience located in Peru. The Q’eswachaka Bridge is a traditional Incan bridge that spans over the Apurimac River in the Andes Mountains near Cusco.
Qeswachaka: The Last Inca Bridge Tour, or the last Inca suspension bridge, is 28 meters long and 1.20 meters wide. The villagers use forest grass from the Andes to rebuild the Qeswachaka bridge every year. The Q’eswachaka Bridge: UNESCO recognized it as an intangible cultural heritage of humanity in 2013. True beauty exists on Peru’s Qeswachaka Bridge Tour! Explore this Inca wonder. Our tour guide describes the tourist attractions’ customs, traditions, and functionality. In addition to the bridge, the surrounding landscapes are breathtaking, offering stunning views of the Andean mountains and the Apurimac River below.
Take a journey back in time on a one-day tour of the incredible Qeswachaka Bridge, the last remaining Inca bridge in the world!
Experience the thrill of crossing the world’s last remaining Inca rope bridge! The Qeswachaka Rope Bridge Tour takes you on a journey through the stunning Andean landscape to the remote village of Huinchiri, where local Quechua communities will witness the traditional weaving and construction of the bridge. Then, take a deep breath and step onto the swaying bridge, suspended 120 feet above the Apurimac River, and feel the rush of adrenaline as you make your way across.
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The Qeswachaka Bridge is a testament to ancient engineering brilliance and Incan heritage. Kondor Path Tours takes you on a journey to discover the wonders of the Qeswachaka Tour in southern Cusco.
The Qeswachaka Tour usually starts early in the morning in Cusco. You’ll meet your fellow adventurers and a knowledgeable tour guide who will accompany you.
As you leave Cusco behind, the Andes’ picturesque landscapes will unfold before you. The journey is an adventure, with winding mountain roads and stunning vistas at every turn.
Upon reaching the Qeswachaka Bridge, you’ll be awestruck by its beauty and historical significance. Your guide will share captivating stories and legends associated with the Bridge and the Inca civilization.
Get ready for an adrenaline-pumping experience as you cross the Qeswachaka Bridge on foot! The bridge is made of woven grass and ropes, swaying slightly with each step. It’s an exhilarating feeling and an actual test of bravery.
After crossing the bridge, take some time to explore the surrounding area. You’ll be able to interact with local communities and learn about their traditional way of life.
Several travelers enthusiastically described the Inca work of the hanging bridge of straw. For the peasants of the four communities that work on the bridge’s construction, the Qeswachaka has a sacred character.
It measures the 4-meter-diameter volcano in the Tungasuca district’s pavilions. It attracts visitors’ attention for its unique size, considered the smallest.
A light walk
Cusco: 3,350m (10,990 ft)
Qeswachaka Road: 3,644m (11,955 ft)
Qeswachaka Bridge: 3,644m (11,955 ft)
Be awed by the Qeswachaka Bridge, a majestic pre-Incan suspension bridge in Peru still used today. Here’s how you can visit it:
This Inca Bridge stands over the Apurimac River, approximately 3700 meters above sea level, in Canas, District of Quehue, 160 kilometers south of Cusco.
This province has a cold climate and two well-defined seasons:
The rainy season covers the months of January to March; it is possible to see the presence of rain. Likewise, the maximum temperature is 15 °C and goes down to 5 °C.
The low rainy season is from April to December; during this period, the maximum temperature is 18 °C and the minimum is four °C.
What should be noted is that from June to August, the temperature can drop to -3 C, so the cold is quite intense during these months.
The name Qeswachaka comes from the Quechua letters “Q’eswa,” which means braid, and “Chaka,” which means bridge; we can conclude then that it is a braid bridge.
The material used to build this impressive hanging bridge is ichu of the Q’oya variety (straw or vegetable fiber), grass from the highest areas of the Andes. For the base, thin branches are called “Kallapos.”
The extraordinary bridge is 28 meters long and 1.20 meters wide and swings 30 meters over the Apurimac River.
Unesco recognized the Bridge Renewal Ceremony as an “Intangible Cultural Heritage” in 2013 because this bridge was part of the extended network of roads.
Women do the braiding for the new bridge, supervised by the “Chakaruwak,” or specialists in constructing the bridge.
Suspension bridges were used more than stone bridges during the colonial period because of their excellent earthquake resistance. From September 14 to 21, the festivity of the “Señor de la Exaltación” (Lord of the Exaltation) stands, which is the area’s patron saint.
Travelers who love nature will be excited to discover a hidden world south of Cusco. This area is a whole of local cultural enigmatic history. It is located only 3 hour’s drive from Cusco.
This full-day tour is an option for those who wish to know the mysteries of traveling to Cusco, history, and culture; besides, ancestral traditions await you on this tour, perfect for traveling with family and children. The stories the local people tell will be the main advantage of doing the excursion on the Inca Bridge of Queswachaca.
|Number of persons||Price per person|
|1||$ 290.00 USD|
|2||$ 172.00 USD|
|3||$ 137.00 USD|
|4||$ 114.00 USD|
|5||$ 107.00 USD|
|6||$ 97.00 USD|
|7||$ 89.00 USD|
|8||$ 84.00 USD|
|9||$ 78.00 USD|
Embark on an exciting adventure to visit the Qeswachaka Bridge in Peru! Learn more about this impressive bridge and find out how to plan the trip with KONDOR PATH TOURS.
Explore the remarkable ancient feat of engineering that crosses the Apurimac River—the Qeswachaka Bridge in Peru. Visit and learn why it’s one-of-a-kind.
* Kondor Path Tours operates the Qeswachaka Rope Bridge Tour full-day
Qeswachaka Full Day Tour: Take a unique journey to explore the Qeswachaka Bridge, an incredible ancient wonder in Peru. Discover how you can visit this remote site today!