CUSCO – QESWACHAKA BRIDGE
01Day Private Transportation
RUMBO EXPLORA have carefully selected the best transport options, between Cusco and Qeswachaka (Inca bridge), all year around. RUMBO EXPLORA offer you the possibility to make your transport reservation, due that not all transport companies have an automatic booking system. We will confirm your reservation within 24 hours.
01DAY CUSCO – QESWACHAKA INCA BRIDGE (158km)
|ORIGIN / DESTIN.||RATES||APPLY||TRANSPORT / SPECIFICATIONS|
|Cusco / Bridge Qeswachaka||US$00.00||01 – 04 people||Minivan (Hyundai – H1) N° of Seats: 05 + luggage space|
|Cusco / Bridge Qeswachaka||US$00.00||05 – 08 people||Sprinter (Mercedes Benz) N° of Seats: 10 + luggage space|
|Cusco / Bridge Qeswachaka||US$00.00||09 – 12 people||Large Sprinter (Mercedes Benz) N° of Seats: 15 + luggage space|
|Cusco / Bridge Qeswachaka||US$00.00
|Minibus Irizar (Mercedes Benz) N° of Seats: 25 + luggage space|
|Cusco / Bridge Qeswachaka||US$00.00
|Bus Irizar (Mercedes Benz) N° of Seats: 42 + luggage space|
01DAY CUSCO – QESWACHAKA INCA BRIDGE – CUSCO
DESCRIPTION OF ITINERARY:
DAY 01: CUSCO – QESWACHAKA BRIDGE – CUSCO: Early morning around 7:00am a driver & guide will pick you up from the hotel in Cusco (Peru) then you will be driven to Qeswachaka bridge which is located 158km away from Cusco city, during the journey we will pass the local villages of Saylla, Tipon, Oropesa, Andahuaylillas, Huaro, Urcos, Quiquijana, Cusipata, Acopia, Pampamarca, Yanaoca and Quehue from where we will have a nice view to the Apurimac Canyon and surroundings. We will see also the four lakes as Pomacanchi, Pampamarca, Acopia and Asnaqocha.
The Q’eswachaka Bridge is located over the Apurimac River, in the province of Canas about 160km South of Cusco. Q’eswachaka is composed of two Quechua words: ‘q’eswa’ which means ropes of twisted straw and ‘chaka’ meaning bridge. The material and construction techniques have been passed down from generation to generation since the Incas time since the first bridge was built in the 15th century. This impressive bridge spans 33 meters in length and 1.20 meters wide and swings 15 meters above the river. It’s rebuilt every year as a communal effort. About 1000 peasants from the communities of Winchiri, Ccolana, Quehue, Chaupibanda and Choccayhua are involved in the construction of this unique Inca hanging bridge, which takes place every year by June. Lunch included during the trip. On the way back to Cusco we visit a small grotto (volcanoe) of Yanaoca village, and have some stops at local villages. Then return to Cusco, a car trip of 3:00 hours. Arrival in Cusco around 17:00pm, then transfer to hotel.
WHAT IS INCLUDED: Private tourist transportation Cusco – Qeswachaka Bridge – Cusco, stops en route as local villages, small volcanoe and places of interest. Besides pre-trip information + organization and all local taxes. There are no hidden extras in our prices.
NOT INCLUDED: Escort guide (translator), drinks, extras, tips.
IMPORTANT: Our tourist transportation vehicles have nation wide circulation permit and 2 types of insurance (Certificate of Statutory Accident Insurance Transit SOAT, besides has vehicle Insurance Policy to all risks in record) + oxygen & first aid kit + panoramic windows + reclining & confortable seats, exclusive for our demanding customers. Rumbo Explora provide to visitors all possible choices. Beware with illegal local Tour Operators or middleman, who do not pay the real costs to suppliers (transport, local restaurants & guest houses, tour guides & drivers). Help us avoid the explotation.
|Technical specifications: Minivan Hyundai H1 (05 seats) Sprinter Mercedes Benz & Renault (10 to 19 seats), Minibus Mercedes Benz Irizar (25 to 30 seats), Bus Mercedes Benz Irizar (40-44 seats)||Equipped with: Reclining seats, retractile seat belts, air conditioner, heating system, plugs for mobile devices.|
|First Aid Kit & Oxygen: Oxygen bottle & first aid kit in all our excursions & transfers||Insurance policy: Our vehicles have National permit circulation and (Certificate of obligatory Insurance for accidents of transit SOAT, besides all vehicles have Insurance Policy to all risks in record)|
You can see that in Rumbo Explora we have developed for you tailor-made itineraries with the best price as competitive as possible, providing an excellent service and paying our guides 10% above the legal wage agreed with the tour guides in Peru. Our staff are some of the best paid in Cusco & Machupicchu, Puno & Lake Titicaca, Arequipa & Colca canyon, Lima and Nazca & Paracas, which allows us to attract only the Best Tour Guides, Motor Boats and Land Transportation with national permit, to none other local company, that can only provide a cheaper price by providing a far inferior service and saving on staff costs, ¿How? Hiring tour guides in training without experience and not paying them, besides avoiding taxes to government.
Big Travel companies from Europe, North America, Australia and others work with the Peruvian Tour Operators located in Lima-Peru, who work as middlemen receiving from them good prices from the Tours & Packages, and paying to us 40 to 50% minor the normal price, besides 2 to 3 months delayed, being this the reason that Rumbo Explora have decided to offer tours & packages directly to travelers.