Tour Queshuachaca

Q'eswachaka rope bridge tour: The last Inca bridge

Full day excursion to the Inca bridge of Qeshuachaka

At InkanMilkyWay, we offer you unique non-traditional experiences such as this tour, where you will visit the last Inca bridge in the world, known as Q’eswachaka located on the Apurímac river in the southern area of Cusco — we suggest booking the Q’eswachaka tour beforehand.

During the Q’eswachaka rope bridge excursion, you will also see other attractions such as the four lagoons: Pomacanchi, Acopia, Asnaqocha and Pampamarca and if you book a private tour you can also visit a beautiful volcano known as Pabellones, which is very close to a small town known as Combapata.


The Restoration of the Inca Bridge

The Queshuachaca bridge has a distance of almost 30 meters, it is completely woven of straw or Ichu (in the Quechua language), which is why the bridge has to be renewed in the second week of june of each year, the reconstruction lasts 3 days and on the fourth day the bridge is inaugurated with a folkloric festival.

The communities of Hunchiri, Chaupibanda, Choccayhua and Ccollana Quehue are responsible for the reconstruction, all of them belong to the province of Canas.


Can we walk on the Inca bridge?

The answer is yes, as mentioned above, the reconstruction of the bridge is made every year so that local people and even visitors can use it.


Curious fact:

The Andean men were the first ones to create suspension bridges in universal history, so don’t miss out on this magnificent experience.

Details

  • Schedules
    • Group Tour: Everyday at 4:30am approx.
    • Private Tour: Every day on request, we recommend a 6am starting time
    • We do not operate on the 1st of January
  • Language
    • Group Tour: Bilingual (Spanish & English)
    • Private Tour: Only one language (Spanish, English), you choose the language, if you prefer another language, let us know your preference!
  • Duration
    • About 10 hours
  • Tour Type
    • Group tour or 100% Private tour, you choose your cup of tea, the excursion is focused on history and nature, and designed exclusively for adults
    • If you have kids, we recommend you to reserve a private city tour for Qeswachaka
  • Transportation
    • By foot
    • By bus
  • Accessibility
    • This tour is not suitable for people with reduced mobility
  • Tour Ending Place
    • Group Tour: Next to the Plaza de Armas
    • Private Tour: We can finish anywhere in the historic center such as the Plaza de Armas or drop you off at your hotel or Airbnb
  • How to make reservations?
    • Please contact us via this page, we will give you a quote, once we come to an agreement we will send a custom offer with the price to be paid
    • If you are browsing with a cell phone, click on the Book Now button on the Menu or Scroll down
  • Please Bring
    • Scarf, sweaters, jacket, and gloves
    • Non-slip walking boots
    • Walking sticks (optional)
    • Rain poncho
    • Sun hat
    • Sunglasses
    • Toilet paper and hand sanitiser
    • Suncream
    • Local currency
  • Included
    • Group Tour:
      • Bus pick-up from your hotel as long as your hotel is located in the city centre
      • 100% authorized guides and an excellent narrative of the history and nature
      • Continental breakfast
      • Local lunch
      • First aid kit and oxygen bottle
      • Round trip air-conditioned bus
      • Entrance tickets for Qeswachaka
    • Private Tour:
      • Bus and guide pick-up from your hotel, Airbnb or anywhere in Cusco city and we cover all the inclusions mentioned on the Group Tour
  • Not Included
    • Rain poncho please buy it in Cusco city
    • Walking stick optional
    • Tips for the crew optional
    • Dinner
  • Frequently Asked Questions?
    • I use a wheelchair; can I take this tour?
    • Will my kids love this tour?
    • Find all answers FAQs here
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Price

  • Group Tour:
    • 40 USD per person based on 3 people there must be a minimum of 3 attendees to run the tour
  • Private Tour:
    • 120 USD per person based on 2 people
    • 180 USD per person based on 3 people
    • 80 USD per person based on 4 people

Price for kids:

    • Children under 4 years old go on the tour for free
    • If you have children between 5 years old and 10 years old, they must pay for the price of the tour to ensure that they have a seat on the bus
    • We have different prices for children between the ages of 5 and 10 years old
    • Kids older than 11 and teenagers pay the regular rate

Discounts:

If you travel alone, with your family or in a group of 3 or more people, let us know, we have big discounts.

Meeting Point

    • Group Tour: We include pick-up from your hotel (applies only if your hotel is located in the historic centre); otherwise come to the Rejocijo square, let us know your preference via e-mail
    • Private Tour: We include bus and tour guide pick-up from your hotel, Airbnb or any location in Cusco city

Itinerary

The following itinerary may be affected by strikes and weather issues.

  1. Group Tour: Q’eswachaca Inca Rope Bridge Tour | maximum of 18 people
    • Pick-up at your hotel at about 4:30am – if applicable
    • Cusco to Combapata by bus, in about 2 hours we will arrive at Combapata where we will have breakfast; Combapata is a small city located in the south of Cusco at 3,475 m.a.s.l.
    • Combapata to Q’eswachaca bridge by bus; Q’eswachaca is an Inca bridge located at 3,700 m.a.s.l. in the district of Quehue.
    • In Q’eswachaca our guide will explain about this marvel of Inca engineering built with vegetable fiber known by locals as Ichu or straw in English, you will also have free time to walk in the bridge because it is in operation.
    • Q’eswachaca to Combapata by bus, in Combapata we will have local lunch.
    • Combapata to 4 lagoons on foot, we will walk for about 20 minutes to reach the Lookout point to see the following lagoons: Pomacanchi, Acopia, Asnaqocha and Pampamarca or Tungasuca.
    • Combapata to Cusco city by bus, we will be back in Cusco at about 5pm
    • We will end this tour next to the Plaza de Armas
  2. Private Tour: Tour of Q’eswachaca | 100% private
    • Pick-up at your hotel at requested time, we recommend 6am
    • Cusco to Combapata by bus, 2 hours
    • You will visit all the attractions mentioned on the group tour, it is the same or similar itinerary!
    • Because this is a private itinerary, we can also visit the Pabellones volcano, which is very close to Combapata, we will visit this volcano only on request
    • Combapata to Cusco city by bus, we will be back in Cusco at about 5pm
    • We will finish this tour anywhere in the historic center like the Plaza de Armas or drop you off at your hotel or Airbnb
    • * Note: In a private tour you can have more control on your time, it will be a tailored tour for you and your friends without strangers!

Cancellations

You can cancel the tour up to 48 hours in advance. Otherwise, a fee of 50% of the cost of the tour will apply

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