Illapa Culturas develops this tourism activity in rural areas in the communities surrounding the Inca bridge of Q'eswachaka and is based on the participation of local people in order to benefit the community.

Community-based rural tourism is framed within the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) UN-2000 and the Sustainable Development Goals UN - 2016, which contemplate:

  • End poverty in all its forms.
  • Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.
  • Ensure inclusive, equitable and quality education; promoting lifelong learning opportunities for the population.
  • Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment, and decent work.
  • Develop sustainable, reliable and quality infrastructure to support economic development and human well-being.


The Machu Picchu Board of Trustees has encouraged this activity in the communities involved in the celebration of the Inca bridge of Q'eswachaka, having since 2015 the service of lodging in the inhabitant's house.


"The Spaniards, upon their arrival to the territory of the Tawantinsuyo, were amazed and surprised to find themselves in front of a vast network of Inca roads and within them the quality and variety of bridges. Special mention should be made of the hanging bridges made of vegetable fiber or straw that provoked not only admiration but also a well-deserved recognition of the technology used. This admiration caused several chroniclers and travelers to describe with enthusiasm the Inca work of the hanging bridges made of straw. The admirable thing is that the tradition has maintained until the present this ancient technology together with its rituals and the system of community work that make possible that we have the happiness of observing after more than 500 years the validity of the immaterial culture of the Incas until the present". The Inca bridge is located in the rural community of Huinchiri, in the district of Quehue, province of Canas, Cusco Region.

FESTIVITY: The festival of the relaunching of the bridge of Q'eswachaka takes place every year in the month of June, it lasts three days of hard work and concludes the fourth day with a beautiful festival of native dances by the inhabitants of the 4 communities. The renovation of Q'eswachaka involves physically replacing the super structure, revaluing and demonstrating that there are still many traditions, techniques and ceremonies that have survived the years and that show that our culture is alive.


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