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.
Qeswachaka The Last Inca Bridge – The last Inca suspension bridge is 28 meters long and 1.20 meters wide. The Qewachaka bridge is being rebuilt annually by the locals with wild straw from the Andes. The Q’eswachaka Bridge: UNESCO recognized it as an intangible cultural heritage of humanity in 2013.
True beauty exists in Peru’s Qeswachaka Bridge! Explore this Inca wonder. Our tour guide describes the tourist attractions’ customs, traditions, and functionality. Learn about the Inca Qeswachaka Bridge, one of the oldest rope bridges in the world! This post explores its history and location and reveals why it’s so remarkable.
Live unexpected EXPERIENCES in the Andes that will never be repeated! Explore unique TOURS & HIKES with deep spiritual meaning. Connect with nature and awaken your senses to a new world, "Including meditation and ritual to Mother Nature with Coca leaves."
Deep in the Peruvian Andes lies an incredible feat of engineering – the Qeswachaka Bridge- made entirely from ropes and grass! Learn more about it here.
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Journey to an ancient Inca bridge in Peru – the Qeswachaka Bridge, famously constructed from woven grass each year! Discover its fascinating history here.
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Why you will love this experience
Travelers who love nature will be excited to know a hidden world stunning 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 the local people tell will be the main advantage of doing the Tour on the Inca Bridge of Queswachaca.
Uncover Peru’s hidden gem – the Qeswachaka Bridge! This Inca creation is made entirely of woven grass and wood, suspended over a raging river.
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 in the Tungasuca district’s pavilions. It attracts visitors’ attention for its unique size, considered the smallest.
Note: The vehicles to use “see the photo in prices.”
Be awed by the Qeswachaka bridge, a majestic pre-Incan suspension bridge in Peru still used today. Here’s how you can visit it!
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 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 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 is that from 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 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 held, which is the area’s patron saint.
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.
PRICES PER PERSON [USD] 2023
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!
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