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culture walk

Living Inca culture, sturdy straw bridge

culture walk

Living Inca culture, sturdy straw bridge

Duration
11 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food, Tickets, Transportation
Hosted in
English
culture walk

Living Inca culture, sturdy straw bridge

culture walk

Living Inca culture, sturdy straw bridge

Duration
11 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food, Tickets, Transportation
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

We depart Cusco around 7am and drive past beautiful Andean lakes, small villages and agricultural farmland before arriving to the Qeswachaka straw bridge, hanging over the Apurimac river. We park our vehicle nearby and pay an entry fee (included) to a local community member, and someone from one of the local communities will demonstrate to us how the bridge is made, using ancient Incan techniques. After this, you can cross the bridge if you dare, and you will have time to explore the area before enjoying a picnic lunch. We then head back to Cusco, returning around 5:30pm. Includes private transport, professional guide, entry fee to the local community and lunch. We carry oxygen and a first aid kit.

Your host

Learn more about Yom

Yom

Yom is a Cusco native who speaks Quechua (language of the Incas), Spanish and English. Yom studied tourism and has worked in tourism since for over 15 years. Yom is a fun, knowledgeable and professional guide with a passion for sharing his magnificent country with people from all over the world! He truly cares about his customers and makes an unwavering commitment to offer you a fun and interesting time, showing you the authentic Peru. Yom is responsible to his customers, the environment and the local communities he visits. His goal is to create unforgettable memories with you!

What's included

Food
Lunch including drinks and fruit
Tickets
Entrance fees to the local communities
Transportation
Private transportation in comfortable, well-maintained vehicle.

Where you'll be

We will drive past 4 lakes of different colours where you can see Andean birds, a mini volcano which you can climb if you like. At different times of the year you can see the local farming communities planting, tending, harvesting their crops, often using animals to help them, like bulls to clear fields and turn over earth, or donkeys to thresh or carry grains. The Qeswachaka bridge itself hangs over the Apurimac River.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend. Expect to be in the car for significant time for this day tour, travelling to and from the site.

More tips

The Qeswachaka bridge is located at an altitude of 3,644 metres (11,955 feet) above sea level, it is important to acclimatize before taking this tour. We do take oxygen in our first kit with us.

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

  • Local experts

    Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

  • Small groups

    With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.

  • High standards

    Every experience is reviewed for unique access.

Yom
Living Inca culture, sturdy straw bridge
New experience
$137/person
New experience
$137/person