Qeswachaka Rope Bridge Tour (All Day)

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Departure & Return Location

Hotel in Cusco - City of Cusco

Duration

6:00am to 5:00pm
Tour Details

The Q’eswachaka or Qeswachaka Rope Bridge Tour is a day trip from Cusco to the last remaining Inca rope bridge. The Qeswachaka rope bridge is constructed entirely of woven grass and hangs 15 meters above the Apurimac River.

The name comes from two Quechua words: “Q’eswa,” which means braiding, and “Chaka,” which means bridge.

The Qeswachaka rope bridge connects two communities on opposite sides of the river. Every year in June, the community gathers to reconstruct the bridge. This remarkable four-day event has been featured in video productions by Nova and BBC.

Construction of the Qeswachaka Rope Bridge:

First Day: Men from the community gather and travel around to collect strands of vegetable fiber, known as ‘ichu’ in Quechua. Women are responsible for braiding these fibers.

Second Day: Men take down the existing hanging rope bridge.

Third Day: They assemble the new bridge and connect it across the Apurimac River.

Fourth Day: They come together to celebrate the completion of the bridge with Andean folkloric music and dance.

Qeswachaka Rope Bridge Tour Includes

  • Cusco Hotel Transfer
  • Private Transport
  • Bi Lingual Tour Guide (English & Spanish)
  • A Lunch

Qeswachaka Rope Bridge Tour Excludes

  • Any Private Expenses

Recommended To Carry

  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Peruvian Soles in Cash
Itinerary

1 Cusco - Four Lagoons

We will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco at approximately 6:00 AM. Then we will drive for nearly two hours to visit the four iconic lagoons to the south of Cusco city. We will make stops at Pomacanchi Lagoon, Acopia Lagoon, Asnaqocha Lagoon, and Pampamarca Lagoon.

2Four Lagoons - Yanacoa Volcano

From here, we will drive to a town named Yanacoa, home to a small active volcano. We will have a brief stop here.

3Qeswachaka Rope Bridge Tour

Next, we will drive to the Quehue District, home to the Qeswachaka Rope Bridge. After interacting with the community to learn the story of the bridge, you’ll have the opportunity to cross this ancient rope bridge.

4Rumiqolqa Archaeological Site

After the tour, we will begin our journey back to Cusco. On the way, we will stop to see the archaeological remains of Rumiqolqa. The name combines two Quechua words: “Rumi” meaning stone and “qullqa” meaning deposit. As the name suggests, Rumiqolqa was a stone quarry dating back to sometime between 550-900 AD during the Wari civilization. Here, you will have a guided tour to learn about the history of this archaeological site.

5Cusco

After the tour, we will return to Cusco and drop you off at around 5:00 PM.

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FAQs

What is the Qeswachaka Rope Bridge made of?

The Qeswachaka rope bridge is made using strands of long grass.

Where is Qeswachaka rope bridge located?

The Qeswachaka rope bridge is located to the south of Cusco city on the way to Puno, in the Quehue District.

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Robert Collins

Solo Traveller

This was my first time in Cuzco, absolutely without a doubt, it was the best experience, everything was easy and accessible very well organized. 100% recommended all very professional

January 7, 2020

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