The Q’eswachaka Bridge is located over the Apurimac River about 11,811 feet above sea level in the province of Canas about 160km South of Cusco.
“Q’eswachaka” is a native name formed by two Quechua words: “Q’eswa” which means “to braid” and “Chaka” which means “Bridge”. This bridge is very special because it is built in the original Inca manner made from a special woven 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.
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.
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.
We run full day trips to the bridge all year round, as well as an extended 2 day trip on the 11th – 12th June 2011 when the bridge is ceremoniously rebuilt by local tribes.
To start the tour to Machu Picchu, you will have to spend at least one day before the tour starts in Cusco located at 1600 km. south east of Lima (Peru). From Cusco to Machu Picchu can be reached by rail (trains) and the other walking down the ancestral "Inca Trail" in two to four days, in this tour use only train service.
To begin the tour to Machu Picchu, You must be at least one day before in Cusco's city at 1200 kms. Southeast of Lima (Peru). It can be visited only by the railroad (trains) and the other walking in the Ancestral Inca Trail in two or four days, this tour will use only the train service.
Early pick you up from your hotel and then begin the journey to the communities of the highlands as Pomacanchi, lies 107 km south of Cusco, in this place we will visit and beautiful views of the lagoon and other gaps found about Asnacqoccha and Pampa practice some sports, km. Acopia Lagoon, arca. Also fish and is enough flora and fauna along with beautiful scenery and full of beauty Andean, after the brief visit we will continue the journey to the famous Inca bridge Qeswachaca (3,700 meters above sea level) our ancestors have constructed and currently used and is still and building once a year. We'll have a lunch. In the afternoon enjoy the beautiful enery of their surroundings, dinner and overnight camping.
After having a delicious breakfast in the morning, start our journey into the fifth Languilayo lagoon, is situated at an altitude of 3,969 meters, covering the territories of the peoples of Langui and Layo. Around the lake there is little vegetation, is in some areas and scattered shrubs and reeds. Its dimensions área aximum effective length 16 km, M. 5k maximum width of surface area of 58.137 km 2, a maximum depth of 232 meters. Then we will have lunch before or after visiting the thermal baths can term medicinal of La Raya (must bring your swimsuit). In theafternoonreturnto Cusco.
Cusco has an altitude of 3,400m. To avoid problems we recommend you arrive in Cusco at least 48 hrs prior doing anything strenuous. During these 48rs you should drink plenty of fluids, avoid alcohol, and rest. You may also wish to bring the effects of altitude sickness.
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In the Cusco region of the Andes there are just 2 distinct seasons. The winter season runs from April and November and is predominantly dry. It gets quite warm during the days, but During the summer season an be very cold at night. between November to March Cusco receives a lot of rain, with the most falling in December, January, and February. This rain is heavy but rarely prolonged, and is interspersed by many prolonged sunny periods. When the sun is out it can be warm, but when the rain comes temperatures tend to lower.
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Another important part of responsible tourism and travel is to minimise environmental impacts - following the international “Leave No Trace” rules. On our tour we carry out our rubbish, use biodegradable products when doing our dishes and tidy our campsites before everyone leaves. Additionally we buy local products and eat local produce; ensuring a high economic befit to the local area.
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ADULT $220.00 per person (In a private tour) with English speaking guide.Note: Private Service (Minimum 2 people).
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