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Queswachaka Inca Bridge Full Day Tour

Cusco, Cusipata, Q'eswachaka

  • Time Full Day
  • Tour Type Hike
  • Altitude 3700 m.a.s.l
  • Place Cusco
  • Difficulty Easy
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Trip Description

The Inca has given us a valuable gift, which is the hanging bridge over the Apurimac River. This incredible bridge is made of thatch or ichu icho and is renewed annually through a ritual carried out by the communities of Winch’iri, Chaupibanda, Ccollana Quehue and Perccaro. Therefore, you should not miss the opportunity to cross its 28 meters long and experience the excitement to the fullest in this magnificent Inca structure.

Short itinerary

  • At 5:00 am we will pick you up at your hotel.
  • Approximately at 8:00 am we will arrive at Pacchanta where we will have breakfast.
  • At 9:00 am we will start the hike to the 7 lagoons of Ausangate.
  • At 10:30 am we will explore the 7 lakes.
  • At 12:00 pm we will enjoy the hot springs.
  • At 1:30 pm lunch in Pacchanta.
  • At 2:30 pm we will start our return to Cusco.
  • At 6:00 pm we will arrive in Cusco and drop you off at your hotel.

Itinerario completo

Day 01: Cusco – Queswachaka

The group will leave the hotel between 4:00 and 4:30 a.m. and head south of Cusco. In Cusipata, you will have breakfast and then continue the tour passing by Yanaoca, where you will visit a small volcano. After another hour’s drive, you will arrive in the district of Quehue, where the famous Inca bridge of Q’eswachaka, built with vegetable fiber and rebuilt every year in June by four local communities, is located. The guide will provide an explanation of the history of this Inca engineering work while exploring the area. After visiting the bridge, the group will head to the Mososqllaqta viewpoint, where they will appreciate the Pampamarca and Asnaqocha Lakes, and then to another viewpoint to see the Acopia and Pomacanchi Lakes. You will experience the rich Andean culture while observing the regional flora and fauna. At the end of the tour of the 4 lagoons, you will return to Cusipata to enjoy a delicious lunch before returning to Cusco. The group will arrive approximately between 4:30 and 5:00 pm.

  • Duration: Full day
  • Frequency: Every day, pre-reserved
  • Group: Maximum 18 people

Which includes

What is included:

  • Private transportation.
  • Pick up from your hotel.
  • Breakfast.
  • Box lunch.
  • Specialized guide (bilingual)
  • First aid kit. 03 Breakfast, 03 Lunches, 03 Dinners.

Not included:

  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
  • Horses


What to bring

  • Waterproof jacket / rain poncho
  • Warm jacket, hat and gloves
  • Comfortable pants
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen cream (factor 35 recommended)
  • Reusable plastic or metal water container or camel bags.
  • Personal medications
  • Camera



Queswachaka Inca Bridge Tour


Minimum 02 people

Tour Summary

  • Pick up at the hotel
    Drive to Cusipata
    Hike to Q’eswachaka
    Return to Cusco

What is included in the tour

  • Private transportation.
  • Pick up from your hotel.
  • Breakfast.
  • Box lunch.
  • Specialized guide (bilingual)
  • First aid kit. 03 Breakfast, 03 Lunches, 03 Dinners.

Important note:

Differential prices for students, children, infants.


Frequently Asked Questions from Travelers

What is the best time to travel to Cusco?

The best time to travel to Cusco is during the dry season, which runs from May to October. During this period, the weather is generally dry and sunny, with daytime temperatures ranging from 18°C to 22°C. Nights can be quite cold, with temperatures dropping to around 5°C, especially in June and July.g

The rainy season in Cusco runs from November to March, and during this period you can expect regular rains, especially in January and February. Rainfall can be heavy and can cause disruptions to transportation and tourist activities.

Keep in mind that, although the dry season is the best time to visit Cusco in terms of weather, it is also the busiest time in terms of tourism.

What is the weather like in Cusco?

The climate in Cusco varies according to the time of the year.

  • The dry season (April to October): During this time, the weather in Cusco is generally dry and sunny, with temperatures ranging between 18°C and 20°C. Nights can be cold, with temperatures dropping as low as 5°C. This is the best time to visit Cusco, as weather conditions are ideal for exploring the city and outdoor activities such as hiking and trekking.
  • Rainy season (November to March): During this season, Cusco experiences frequent rains and cooler temperatures, with an average temperature of 16°C. Nights can be cooler, with temperatures dropping as low as 3°C. Rainfall can be quite intense and prolonged, which can make outdoor activities difficult.

It is important to keep in mind that the weather in Cusco can be unpredictable, even during the dry season. It is advisable to wear appropriate clothing for the weather and be prepared for sudden changes in temperature and rain.

What to bring on my trip to Cusco?

If you are planning a trip to Cusco, there are some important items you should take with you to make sure you are comfortable and prepared for any situation. Some of the items you might consider bringing are:

  1. Appropriate clothing: Due to the variability of the climate in Cusco, it is important that you bring clothing suitable for different weather conditions. Include warm clothes for cold nights, comfortable clothes for walking, and comfortable, sturdy shoes for exploring the ruins and trails.
  2. Sunscreen: Cusco’s altitude means that the sun can be very strong during the day, so it is important to bring sunscreen to protect your skin.
  3. Water bottle: The altitude can also cause dehydration, so it is important to stay hydrated.
  4. Medications: If you take any medications regularly, make sure you bring enough for your trip. It is also a good idea to bring some basic medications for headaches, upset stomachs and colds.
  5. Cash: Although most places in Cusco accept credit cards, it is advisable to carry cash in Peruvian soles for shopping in local markets, paying for cabs and tipping.
  6. Plug adapter: If you are coming from another country, you may need a plug adapter for electrical outlets in Peru.
  7. Camera: Cusco is a beautiful place with many interesting landscapes and tourist attractions, so you will want to capture many memories in photos or videos.


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