Firstly is the Four Lakes circuit that does include four lakes located one next to the other, all of them do belong to Acomayo province. Not only is the opportunity to see the lakes, but the towns close to them that are very important to the history of Cusco because of the beginning of the greatest revolution in South America performed by Tupac Amaru II, the very big step before the independence of the most important countries in the continent. The folklore does occupy a relevant place because some of the greatest folk artists and bands were born in the province..The main visiting place is the Qeswachaca Bridge, which is the only and remaining one still in existence, and even being renewed every year during the first days of June. Only four native communities are responsible for collecting the Ichu and to transform into wide and large ropes, those will be next the main structure for the new bridge. Because this annual renew is performed since Inca times and with traditional and antique technics, Qeswachaca is part of the World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO since 2013
The final stage is by covering part of the newest Regional Conservation Area of Tres Cañones (Three Canyons) of Cusco. The whole area does belong to the Espinar province, which is on the far south of Cusco. Not only the “Three Canyons” could be observed and explored, but also some hidden archaeological complexes are located on route, nearly all of them being built by regional cultures that lived in parallel with the Incas.
On the circuit, four districts do take part in this adventure with the possibility of just 1% to find any other foreigner doing it:
We take small groups, why?
The principal reason to take small groups is to provide personalized service, in a small group is easy to keep walking together and enjoy the nature, landscape , there is a possibility to make friend and share experiences, interacting more closely with each other . So choose small group for the personalized and quality service.
What are the benefits of doing a private tour?
One of the main reasons why the private option is sought after is because you do not need to worry about which dates we have departures set for. In addition to the convenience and flexibility in booking, the private option provides a more personal trip experience for your group. We will pick you up and drop you off at your hotel.The guide will focus all of his energy and attention on your group. You can also be more specific about the foods that you would like to be served during the trek. It is a truly wonderful experience to go on such an amazing journey with only your friends and loved ones. Ask at South Adventure Peru Tours how you can arrange your own private tour.
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On the first day about 06:00 am, pick up from hotel and with the transportation the trip does start by heading south in a 2H20M trip to the first stop, the Yanampampa archaeological site, which was built before the Inca times. Then the trip does continue to Pomacanchi town for an explanation about the historical facts of the town, including the Revolution during the Colonial times, and also a visit to the dock for a panoramic view of Pomacanchi Lake, optional is to rent a boat. Then the next stop is Acopia town and the story of Valicha, also a short visit to Acopia Lake. The trip does continue to Mosoqllacta, from where both lakes Asnaqocha and Pampamarca are visible. One small portion of an old but restored Inca Trail is visible and, if possible, it could be visited. The route will follow to the southwest, where a tiny small volcano is found: Pabellones Volcano. Finally, after nearly an hour, the Qeswachaca Bridge is reached. Q´eswachaka Bridge is loacted acrooss the Apurimac River, at about 3,900 m.a.s.l (13,000 ft) in Canas province. This handwoven grass bridge spans 120ft, and rebuilt every one or two years as comunal effort by all the local people of the región. About 700 men and women from the communities Huinchiri, Ccollana come to Q´eswachaka to a Fiesta that celebrates the construction of the bridge. The final day of the party is the second Sunday in June where you can see typical dances and walk across the completed bridge. You can also visit the bridge site, in the days preceding, to see the bridge bulding in progress. The weaving and construction techniques have passed from generation to generation since the bridge was first built by the Incas. It is the only remaining example of an Inca hanging bridge that can be seen today. There is the opportunity to meet a local native family and their house, where there will be plenty of time for learning about their lifestyle, thoughts and traditions, even there will be a small example of how to create ropes and strings from the Ichu (the same material being used for building the Qeswachaca Bridge). We will camp at this comfortable area with amazing landscape.
On the second and last day, after a family breakfast, Qehue will be left in order to follow the route to Coporaque (Espinar), where the first stop will be in Mawkallaqta Archaeological Site, it may take more than an hour to explore the whole place including the Chullpas sector. Then the other stop will be in Tres Cañones, where Taqrachullo Archaeological site and the Three Canyons are clearly visible. There will be plenty of opportunity to explore the jaw-dropping environment and geographical accident of the place, where three rivers get joined together after passing the canyons in order to be the one and only Apurimac River. The last visiting place is Kanamarca Archaeological Site, located in Alto Pichigua district, Espinar. On the way back to Cusco, the Langui Lake is visible, optional is to stop at the town, just next to the lake for having a lunch in a local restaurant, and the place is famous for its Andean trout, very tasty and delicious. Expected arrival to Cusco is at 19:00 at hotel.
Cuzco is a city in southeastern Peru, near