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Qeswachaca Bridge, is unique in its kind made with vegetable fibers, part of the extensive Inca Trail network. Properly and respectfully participate in the rituals and recognition of the technology used in the tradition of the last surviving bridge between ancient and modern times, which requires hard work 3 days to replace the structure, the floor is made of 4 large ropes (under which the small wooden logs are tied) the railings are 2 additional ropes and both elements (floor and railings) are linked by hundreds of smaller ropes. Once its service time is over, the bridge is cut and the waters of the Apurímac take it away. Only one road that connects the Cuatro Lagunas and Puente Qeswachaca once a year in June. Get to know an authentic Quechua relic with this Qeswachaca Bridge and Four Lagoons Tour.
Cusco Hotel Transfer
We will pick you up at your hotel to leave early for the south of Cusco, to the district of Quehue, province of Canas. After 3 hours of travel, we will start a walk to see the last Quechua bridge, the Qeswachaca Bridge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This bridge is built with qoya fiber, a material obtained from a native plant, which is renewed through a ritual performed by local communities. However, before it was completely built with ichu, a highland grass, and trunks tied to a stone structure. While we observe the bridge, we will have the guide’s explanations about the history of the place and something more about the Inca culture. Then, we will return to our transport to travel for 1 hour to the Cuatro Lagunas circuit, made up of the Pomacanchi, Acopia, Asnaqocha and Pampamarca lagoons, places where we will appreciate the typical flora and fauna of each one. After taking pictures, we will have our lunch with the landscapes that we have just visited in the background. After lunch, we will return to Cusco to end the tour.