Ray Gudrups

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Visited Peru in 2018



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Submitted on Mar 03, 2019 Useful Info

How to get to Q'eswachaka Bridge

Q’eswachaka is one of the last remaining of the Incan handwoven bridges across Peru - that once used to be part of the Incan road system.

  • Every June, local communities gather on the cliffs of the Apurimac River to restore the bridge. On this day, they celebrate their honor to Pachamama, in ancient traditions, music, and dance.

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You can visit by public transport, but it's not the easy option!

  • First - catch a bus from Cusco that goes to Sicuani (from the bus station by Garcilaso stadium (S7) or an express bus on Av. Huayruropata (S11)), but get off in Combapata (about 2 hours from Cusco).
  • There will be a colectivo van that wait to take people to Acomayo and Yanaoca, but you need to negotiate these drivers to take you all the way to Quehue and Q'eswachaka.
  • To return to Cusco, you will have to wait in Combopata town for a bus or colectivo that could take you back, although most likely you have to wait for a while.

If you are driving the car

  • From Sicuani, follow signs to Arequipa.
  • Keep going until you see the signs for Quehue village.
  • From Quehue, continue through it to the west. When you cross the Apurímac River on the steel roadway bridge, Q'eswachaka bridge will be on your right.