Qeswachaka Bridge Tour Full Day

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Tour Details

Dive deep into the heart of Peru’s rich cultural heritage with us. The Qeswachaka Bridge Tour Full Day isn’t merely a day trip. This is a voyage back to the resplendent era of the Inca Empire.

Resting over the serene Apurimac River is the Qeswachaka Inca Bridge, commonly known as the Inca rope bridge. It emerges as a magnificent symbol of age-old Inca craftsmanship and legacy. Meticulously handcrafted, this Inca suspension bridge is nearly 30 meters long and 1.20 meters wide (nearly 3.9 feet). More than just a structural marvel, it stands as a living emblem of the region’s illustrious history.

Our Qeswachaka rope bridge tour seamlessly marries gripping adventure with profound cultural immersion. We will traverse the trails of the Qhapaq Ñan, the time-honored Inca road syste. The sweeping panoramas act as a canvas to stories of a distant past, brought to life by our well-versed local guide.

A Bridge Between Generations

A paramount highlight of the Q’eswachaka rope bridge tour is the exhilarating act of crossing the bridge itself. Experience its subtle sway, and admire the artisanal details underfoot. This moment offers a tactile connection to methods and artistry handed down over countless generations.

Cusco Open Tour ensures that this full day tour transcends time. By connecting with the local community, we afford a distinct chance to engage. Also we can understand the age-old traditions and ways of life that underpin this exceptional cultural relic.

Embark on this Q eswachaka rope bridge tour journey with us. Step into a realm where ancestral customs intertwine effortlessly with the now.

Here is where each footstep on the Inca rope bridge echoes with tales of old. Where the unwavering spirit of the local populace imprints forever on your soul. Become a part of this epic tale with Cusco Open Tour.

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Price Includes

  • Professional Tour GuideA local guide who speaks both English and Spanish will accompany you throughout the day.
  • Round-trip transportationWe will provide transportation from Cusco to all the tour destinations and back.
  • MealsA traditional Andean lunch, prepared using local ingredients, will be served.

Price Excludes

  • Travel InsuranceParticipants are advised to have their own travel insurance; the tour price doesn't cover it.
  • Personal ExpensesAny shopping, personal purchases, or additional snacks and beverages.
  • Additional ActivitiesAny side excursions or activities that aren't mentioned in the itinerary.
  • DinnerSince it's a full-day tour, the evening meal upon return to Cusco might not be included.

Recommended To Carry

  • Comfortable FootwearWear sturdy walking or hiking shoes suitable for uneven terrains.
  • Water BottleStay hydrated throughout the day. Refill points might be available during the tour.
  • Sun ProtectionSunglasses, sun hats, and sunscreen to protect against strong high-altitude sun.
  • Camera and AccessoriesCapture the memorable moments. Don't forget extra batteries or a portable charger.
  • MoneySome local currency for personal expenses, shopping, or gratuities.
Itinerary

Full DayQeswachaka Bridge Tour

Morning: Departure from Cusco

We will start our day bright and early, leaving the charming streets of Cusco behind. As the sun rises, we will drive towards Combapata, giving you ample time to admire the picturesque landscapes. Along the way, we’ll share captivating stories and histories, ensuring that your anticipation builds with every kilometer.

In Combapata we will soak in the rich history. We will understand the vital crossroad connected various parts of the vast Incan empire.

Late Morning to Early Afternoon: Journey to Q’ewe and the Bridge

Post our Combapata pass, we will proceed to Q’ewe, the home of the majestic Qeswachaka Bridge. With the Apurimac River below and the vast sky above, the bridge stands as a testament to Inca ingenuity. We will cross this handcrafted bridge experiencing its unique blend of beauty and engineering firsthand.

Afternoon: Engaging with Local Communities

Post bridge crossing, we will spend time in the community of Q’ewe. This is not just an opportunity to relax but also a chance to learn. The traditions and stories are in relation to the bridge.

We will understand the bridge’s significance, its construction process, and the annual renewal ceremony. You will hear from the very people who’ve upheld this tradition for generations.

Evening: Return to Cusco

As the day winds down, we will commence our return journey to Cusco. The drive back will offer reflective moments, allowing you to process the day’s experiences. As we approach Cusco, the city lights will welcome us. Marking the end of a full day of discovery, engagement, and deep appreciation is your rest.

Tour Statistics:

  • Distance Covered: Approximately 145 kilometers (around 90 miles) round trip.
  • Highest Altitude: Approximately 3,800 meters (around 12,467 feet).
  • Lowest Altitude: Approximately 2,800 meters (around 9,186 feet).
  • Level of Difficulty: Moderate, with some walking involved.
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FAQ's

1How long is the Qeswachaka Bridge Tour?

The Qeswachaka Bridge Tour is a full day tour, starting early in the morning and returning to Cusco by evening.

2Is the bridge safe to cross?

Yes, the Qeswachaka Bridge is built using traditional techniques. Safety precautions are in place.

3Can children participate in the tour?

Children are welcome; however, because of the nature of the bridge and some walking involved. It’s for children above a certain age. Always consult with the tour operator regarding age restrictions.

4Is there a weight limit for crossing the bridge?

The bridge is sturdy and can handle the weight of several people simultaneously. It’s always a good idea to cross the bridge in small groups or spaced out to ensure safety.

5What happens in the case of bad weather?

Tours may be rescheduled or adapted following weather conditions. The safety of participants is paramount. It’s always advisable to check with the tour operator a day before or on the morning of the tour.

6Are there restroom facilities available during the tour?

There might be restroom facilities at specific points like Combapata or with the local community at Q’ewe.

7Are there any health considerations for the tour?

Given the altitude of the areas visited, it’s essential for participants to be aware of potential altitude sickness. It’s always a good idea to acclimatize in Cusco for a day or two before taking the tour.

8How physically demanding is the tour?

The tour is of moderate difficulty, involving walking while approaching and leaving the bridge. It’s suitable for most people with a general level of fitness.

9Can I book the tour privately or for a group?

Yes, many tour operators, including Cusco Open Tour, offer private tours or group bookings. It’s best to inquire directly for specific pricing and availability.

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Sofia A.

Couple Traveller

An unforgettable experience! The Qeswachaka Bridge is truly a marvel of ancient engineering. Our local guide was so knowledgeable and made the history come alive. The blend of adrenaline from crossing the bridge with the cultural immersion was just perfect.

August 3, 2023

Mia & Carlos

Couple Traveller

We were initially unsure about taking a full-day tour, but this exceeded all our expectations! Every aspect, from the Inca ruins to the breathtaking landscapes, was mesmerizing. Crossing the bridge was an adventure we’ll cherish forever.

June 17, 2023