Inca Rope Bridge Qeswachaka
Another hidden gem of a tourist attraction in the southern region of Cusco! Join this unique day tour and visit the Q´eswachacka Inca Bridge and the stunningly beautiful four lagoons which are situated in the same region. This hanging bridge is the only remaining example of many bridges that the Inca´s built and formed part of their impressive infrastructure. Every year it is restored by many people using the same Inca techniques from 500 years ago. On this tour you will also visit Rumi Punku and Combapata Overlook.
You will be picked up from your hotel and then we will drive direction south to the first stop at Rumi Punku. These massive walls mark what was once the official entry point to the Incan capital. After your guide explains the site’s significance and you have time for photos, you will return to the car and continue the drive south.
The next stop will be the Combapata Overlook, from which you can enjoy the beautiful landscapes and see where the Salcca River meets the Vilcanota, the Sacred River of the Incas.
Then we continue to the Q´ewe district, where you will have your first glimpse of the ancient bridge suspended between the sheer rock cliff faces as we drive down a series of stunning switchbacks into the Apurimac canyon.
At approximately noon, we will leave the car and descend a steep path to a viewpoint for taking photos, before carefully crossing the bridge together! Get ready for the adrenaline rush of a lifetime as you make your way across the swaying bridge, and try not to look too closely at the river many meters below! On the other side, the bridge attendant will greet us and give a brief demonstration of the bridge’s history and construction.
After visiting the bridge, we will drive to the region’s four famous lagoons: Pomacanchi, Acopia, Asnacqoccha, and Pampamarca. Set like jewels among the gold-green hills, they shine in the warm, afternoon sun as native flamingos and other birds fly and feed around their edges. Then we drive back to Cusco where we arrive at approximately 6:00 pm.