Q´ESWACHAKA - INCA BRIDGE (ONE DAY) - Peru

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Location: Four lakes of Cusco, Yanaoca, Carañahui
Starting / Ending Point: Your hotel or hostel in Cusco

The Q’eswachaka Bridge is located over the Apurimac River about 11,811 feet above sea level in the province of Canas. This bridge is very special because it is built in the original Inca manner made from a special grass (q’oya). The material and construction techniques have been passed down from generation to generation since the Incas time since the first bridge was built in the 15th century.

The Canas province is situated about 164 km south of Cusco, this impressive bridge spans 33 meters in length and 1.20 meters wide and swings 15 meters above the river. It’s rebuilt every year as a communal effort. About 1000 peasants from the communities of Winchiri, Ccolana, Quehue, Chaupibanda and Choccayhua are involved in the construction of this unique Inca hanging bridge.

“Q’eswachaka”: It is a native name formed by two Quechua words, “Q’eswa” which means “to braid” and “Chaka” which means “Bridge”. So it is a bridge made of Andean grass braided rope.
During this trip you will also visit four famous lakes near Cusco and pass by typical villages and different typical villages such as Piñipampa, where we can appreciate an artisan tails factory and a farm fish.

ITINERARY

6:00 am: Pick up from your Hotel
8:00 am: We’ll visit the famous 4 lakes of Cusco
9:00 am: Breakfast in Yanaoca
11:00 am: We will arrive at the Qeswachaka Bridge where we can participate in the special “pago a la tierra” ceremony, carried out by an Andean priest - an offer to the mother earth.
2:30 pm: Lunch at Qeswachaka Bridge.
4:00 pm: Visit the Natural Cave of Carañahui. (*only in dry season)
8:00 pm app. Arrival by bus to Cusco

DURATION:
1 Day

SEASON & STARTING DAYS OF TOUR

Throughout the whole year, departs daily with a minimum of three people.



INCLUDED SERVICES
  1. Professional bilingual guide
  2. Breakfast, lunch and snacks
  3. Transfers from hotel
  4. Transport in private bus.
  5. Entrance to Carañahui and crossing the bridge

NOT INCLUDED
  1. Extra snacks or water


PRICE:
Please for price quotation and further information.




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