Inka Q’eswachaka Bridge

Full Day

Explore the captivating Inca Bridge Q’eswachaka, designated as “Intangible Cultural Heritage” by UNESCO, on a tour that will immerse you in the historical richness of Cusco. Located just 2 hours and 45 minutes from the city, in the district of Canas, this hanging bridge represents a remarkable feat of Inca engineering and local artisan mastery.

This bridge is crafted with junco ropes, assembled using the ancient Q’eswa technique, a labor that involves local inhabitants. On the thrilling tour to the Inca Bridge Q’eswachaka, travelers will enjoy a hike to reach the bridge, all the while gazing at spectacular mountain landscapes and winding rivers. The experience also encompasses an immersion into the history and culture of the region, along with the surrounding natural beauty. Upon reaching the bridge, they will have the opportunity to cross it by foot and appreciate the skill of local artisans. The Inca Bridge Q’eswachaka guarantees a unique and memorable experience for those seeking an exceptional adventure in Peru.


Day 1: Inca Q’eswachaka Bridge, Last Inca Bridge

We begin with your pickup at 4:00 a.m. from your hotel in Cusco. We will travel south along the road to the Canas province, enjoying the view of Pomacanchi Lake and the enigmatic Urcos lagoon, where it is said that the last Inca ordered all the gold of the Empire to be brought to protect it from the Spanish. We will also visit the Pabellones volcano with its striking presence and the mountain pass of the same name.

Upon arriving at “Q’eswachaka” (Qeshuachaca), we will explore its ancestral bridge, a legacy of a millennial tradition that encompasses art, architecture, and culture in the Andean world. This emblematic bridge stands over the majestic Apurimac River in the Canas province. Since the material (straw) of the last Inca bridge deteriorates annually due to the highland climate, it requires maintenance every June, which involves a complete reconstruction. These days turn into celebrations for the local communities, reflecting an ancient custom.



  • Transportation from Cusco to Q’eswachaka and back.
  • Professional guide in English and Spanish.
  • Breakfast and lunch at local restaurants.
  • Entrance ticket.

Not included:

  • Tips for staff.
  • Other services not mentioned.





Travel Recommendations:

  • Wear comfortable and suitable clothing for walking on uneven terrain.
  • Use sturdy and comfortable footwear, preferably hiking boots.
  • Carry a small backpack with water, snacks, and sunscreen.
  • Bring a jacket or lightweight coat, as the weather in the mountains can change.
  • Carry cash in soles and dollars (there are no ATMs).
  • Make sure to carry your identification documents.
  • Respect the natural environment and follow the guide’s instructions to preserve the beauty of the attraction.

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