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.
Q’eswachaka Bridge Tour: The last Inca suspension bridge is about 28 meters long and 1.20 meters wide, built with wild straw today. This bridge is part of the Inca Trail system and has about 500 years. Q’eswachaka bridge in the Inca period crossed the rugged geographical environment of the Andes; UNESCO recognized this ancient ceremony as the intangible cultural heritage of humanity in 2013. We can find the most magical places through non-traditional routes and enjoy different experiences. Our tour guide describes the tourist attraction’s customs, traditions, and functionality. Locals gathered on the banks of the Apurimac River to renovate the bridge.
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Why you will love this experience
Travelers who love nature will be excited to know a hidden world stunning in the south of Cusco. This area is full of local cultural enigmatic history. It stands located only 02 hours drive from the 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 told by the local people will be the main advantage of doing the Tour in the Inca Bridge of Queswachaca.
Did you know that only women are responsible for weaving the first rope? Do you want to be part of this bridge process and excursion? The trip in a tourist vehicle is a journey from Cusco to Qeswachaka Bridge, passing through some peasant villages.
THE CELEBRATION OF THE INCA BRIDGE OF QESWACHACA IN CUSCO. Several travelers enthusiastically described the Inca work of the hanging Bridge of straw. For the peasants of the four communities that work in the Bridge’s construction, the Qeswachaka has a sacred character.
It measures the 4-meter diameter volcano located in the pavilions of the Tungasuca district. It attracts visitors’ attention for its unique size, considered the smallest in the world.
Note: The vehicles to use “see the photo in prices.”
Where is the Q’eswachaka bridge located?
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 has 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 15ºC, and it goes down to 5ºC.
The low rainy season is from April to December; during this period, the maximum temperature is 18ºC, and the minimum is 4ºC.
What should note that during June to August, the temperature can drop to -3ºC, which is why 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 Braided 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: “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 the construction of the Bridge.
During the colonial period, suspension bridges were more used than stone bridges because of their more excellent resistance to earthquakes.
From September 14 to 21, the festivity of the “Señor de la Exaltación” (Lord of the Exaltation) stands held, which is the area’s patron saint.
PRICES PER PERSON [USD] 2022 | We run this trip only as a private service.
* Kondor Path Tours operates the Qeswachaka Inca bridge full-day tour.
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