You can make your trekking in the Andes as beautiful as it is only possible. The best way to do this is to combine it not only with beautiful landscapes, but also with unique attractions. Within this package we offer you about 5 hours of trekking (in two completely different places), during which you will visit two unique world-class attractions: the forest full of giants of the bromeliad family - Puyas Raimondii and the UNESCO heritage site, the Q'ueswachaka bridge.
Travel with passion and discover the ancient Inca country from a completely different perspective. Visit two places within one day – unique not only in Peru but all over the world!
Puya raimondii is the largest plant of bromeliad species, reaching up to several meters. It can be found only at the heights from about 3200 to about 4800 masl, only in the Peruvian or Bolivian Andes. Why should you care so much about this attraction? Those plants are impossible to encounter in any other parts of the world. As soon as you arrive to Peru, it is important to know all the unique attractions. Such attractions include, among others, forests full of Puyas Raimondii. One of them is located in the Tinajani Canyon. We warmly invite you to take couple of hours trek with us and check this amazing location. You can read more about Puya Raimondii on our blog here.
Sustaining the certain tradition for centuries is nowadays quite a big challenge. However, it is not the case for the local communities from the region of Cusco, exactly from the district of Quehue. Four Quechue communities unite themselves every year in order to rebuild the bridge, completely from scratch. The secrets of this design and construction process are handed down from generation to generation. The point here is to keep exactly the same style and use identical materials that were used more than 500 years ago by the Inca builders.
Thanks to this tradition and the strong will of about 1,000 people who participate in the annual reconstruction of the bridge, we can still observe today the Inca traditions and construction methods. The new bridge is being rebuilt every year in the second half of June. You can walk over the bridge and cross the Apurimac River the whole year round. More about Qeswachaka Bridge you will read on our blog here.
Our trip does not end here! Before visiting the bridge we take light trekking and admire the famous Qhapaq Nañ trails.
We advise you to do this trip on the way from Puno to Cusco or from Cusco to Puno. This will save you a few hours of driving and allow you for visiting the maximum number of attractions. If you have any questions about the trip, do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
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