Q’eswachaka Bridge

Cusco: Q’eswachaka Bridge 2 Days CODE: MPT003

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 Bridge

“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.


Description of the tour Q’eswachaka Bridge (2 days)

Five Lagoons – Qeswachaqa


Day 01: Cusco – Five Lagoons – Qeswachaqa

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.

 
Qeswachaca – Languilayo Lagoon

Day 2: Qeswachaca – Languilayo Lagoon - Cusco

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.


Near Q’eswachaka bridge, Canas Province, Peru

Near Q’eswachaka bridge, Canas Province, Peru


Included

  • Professional bilingual guide
  • Breakfast and box luch.
  • Pickup from the hotel
  • Transport in private car.
  • Entrance to Carañahui and crossing the bridge

Not Included

  • Extra snacks or water

What to Bring

  • A Day Pack
  • Hiking Shoes
  • Warm clothes, including jacket, fleece
  • A Hat or Cap to protect you from the sun or the cold
  • Sun Block & Insect Repellent
  • Some extra snacks (biscuits, energy bars, chocolate)
  • Some money

FAQ’s

  • Altitude

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.
lets to reduce

  • Weather

 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.


Reservations

Please note that to book your trek we need your name, nationality and sport number and a 50% down payment or more information on reservations and payments see our fact sheet ‘LPT Reservation Conditions and Payment Methods’.

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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.

For more information on our policies regarding responsible tourism please see our website http://www.machupicchuperutrip.com


PRICE IN DOLARS:

ADULT  $220.00 per person (In a private tour) with English speaking guide.

Note: Private Service (Minimum 2 people).


RESERVATION POLICIES, CONFIRMATIONS, CHANGES AND CANCELLATIONS BOOKING WITH LEADING PERU TRAVEL

** If you want to arrange your booking with us, You will need to complete:

  • Names:
  • Nationality:
  • Passport number:
  • Date of your birth: 50% of prepayment.

** If you are student, we need  a copy/scan of their international - ISIC student card and apply a discount. ($20 dollar less) student card

RESERVATIONS AND CONFIRMATIONS

  • To proceed to confirm All your services need a prepayment of 50%, which can be deposited in our account payment.
  • For international transfer usually the fee assume the passengers. Ask this to your bank.

AND CANCELLATIONS IN RESERVATIONS

  • Cancelations before 45 days will be charged a penalty of 20% of the total program.
  • Cancelations before the 30 days will be charged a penalty of 30% of the amount total program.
  • Cancelations 15 days before the date you will be charged a penalty of 80% of the total amount of the program.
  • Cancelations of less of than 15 days before the date of travel will  be charged a penalty of 100% of the amount total program 
  • If  you  have  any  health  emergency  or  force  major  and  serious  reason  to communicate  with  us  which  we  will  evaluate  the  situation  and agree  on  the amounts cog return.