Q’eswachaka Inca Bridge & Machu Picchu 2 days and 1 night (Private Service)
In Inca times, the roads were being made shorter by a bridge made of straw, and today in the southern towns of Cusco valley, still use the bridges. And you can see on this tour the impressive scenery of the Apurimac valley, and the four Acomayo lagoon. where you can see the social project from head expeditions peru on the protection of lakes and rivers.
We will then travel by bus through some of Cusco’s neighbourhoods. We will then travel for 2 hours to Yanaoca, one of eight districts in the Canas Province of Peru. Our journey will continue for one more hour to the famous Inca bridge, Q’eswachaka, at an elevation of (3,700m/12,140ft). Our Inca ancestors constructed this bridge out of vegetable fiber and it is still being used currently by the local population. The bridge is reconstructed once a year in the month of June by 4 local communities. We will spend some time exploring Q’eswachaka and the surrounding area while your guide tells you the history about Q’eswachaka. After exploring this unique site, we will have lunch .
After a delicious lunch we will drive to the lagoons of Pampamarca , Asnacqoccha and Acopia. Along the way you will see a wide variety of plant and animal life, with breathtaking Andean scenery serving as a backdrop. After a brief visit to each of the lagoons, we will visit the community and lagoon of Pomacanchi, which lies 107 km south of Cusco. It will take approximately one hour in a van from Q’eswachaka bridge to reach it. We will see many beautiful views of the Pomacanchi lagoon, resting at an elevation of (3679m/12,070ft). We will then return to Cusco in our private transportation. The trip will take about 2 hours and we will arrive back in Cusco at approximately 6:00 p.m.Then will continue driving for one and half hour until will arrive in Ollantaytambo town
In Ollantaytambo you will board an Evening train to Aguas Calientes, a town near the base of Machu Picchu. Here you will have time to explore this town and we will provide you with one night accomodation in a hostel. The hostel can be upgraded to a hotel if you prefer. We will discuss what time you would like to wake up the next morning for your tour to Machu Picchu.
You will have breakfast and then your Guide will pick you up from your hotel (5:40am). You will take the bus up to majestic Machu Picchu to catch the sunrise and then begin your walking tour with your guide (approximately 2 hours) after this you can explore the mysterious city by yourselves.
After enjoying a magic time in Machupicchu, you will take the bus down to Aguas Calientes for lunch later we will board the train back to Ollantaytambo. Upon your arrival to the train station, we will pick you up and take you back to your hotel in Cusco.