The Q'eswachaka Bridge is the last remaining Inca rope bridge, which has been preserved thanks to the efforts of the local community. Built entirely of ropes made from grass, the bridge is renewed each year when locals gather together, forming their grass ropes into cables at the site, while others prepare mats for decking and other important elements for the annual reconstruction effort.
The bridge is a wonderful sight, stretching for 36 meters (118 feet) across a canyon, whose rushing waters pass some 18 meters (60 feet) below the bridge. Our full-day Q'eswachaka tour will take you to this historic bridge, as well as to the nearby Qarañahui Cave, a massive cavern with spectacular stalactites and stalagmites.
Our full-day adventure begins when we pick you up early in the morning from your hotel in Cusco. We’ll then drive for about four hours south of Cusco, passing by the beautiful Lake Pomacanchi at about 3,600 meters above sea level. Continuing further south on this spectacular route, we’ll eventually reach the Q'eswachaka Bridge, the last Inca bridge on the Apurímac River. We’ll have time to take in the wonderful views of this bridge and its hand-woven natural f...