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Q'eswachaka Bridge (QEB)

Qeswachaka bridge


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.

On your way to the bridge, you will pass by four famous lakes and typical villages such as Piñipampa, where we can appreciate an artisan tails factory and a farm fish.


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05:00 Pick up from your hotel

05:30 Departure

10:00 Arrival at the Qéswachaka bridge. On the following dates, 9th and 10th of June you can also participate in the traditional Pachamama Mess (Pago a la Tierra)

12:30 Lunch Box (includes sandwich, a bottle of water, candies, and fruit)

13.30 Visit of the bridge and of the area

19:00/19:30 Back to Cusco

Practical Information

Leaving: Special Departure Dates
Transport: By Bus
Length: 1 day
Price 2017:
Bring With You

Qeswachaka bridge Warm clothes;
Qeswachaka bridge Comfortable shoes;
Qeswachaka bridge Sun cream, sun glasses, Hat or Cap;
Qeswachaka bridge Flash light;
Qeswachaka bridge Gloves;
Qeswachaka bridge Candies for the children;
Qeswachaka bridge Rain Coat (depending on the weather).;

Qeswachaka bridge Pick ups, transfers;
Qeswachaka bridge Transportation;
Qeswachaka bridge Tour guide;
Qeswachaka bridge Participation in the Pachamama mess;
Qeswachaka bridge Entrance to Carañahui and cross the bridge;


  • There is a minmum of 8 people required to run this program.

Additional Options

  • We run full day trips to the bridge all year round, as well as an extended 2 day trip once a year on the date of the ceremonious rebuilding of the bridge by local tribes. 


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