Great Big Story (GBS) —the distributed video network operating under the stewardship of CNN— has developed and produced four stories about Peru. One of them involves a unique centuries-old Incan tradition that continues to this day – the renovation of the Q’eswachaka Bridge.
Every year, in a hidden corner of the Peruvian Andes, about 3 hours drive from the city of Cusco, four Quechua communities come together to renew a bridge that is over five centuries old. During the second week of June, hundreds of locals gather to hand build a new 124-foot-long rope bridge over the Apurímac River. Using only natural fibers and no small measure of dedication and teamwork, the community members tear down the previous year’s bridge and constructs a new one in an epic three-day feat. Master builders Eleuterio Callo Tapia and Victoriano Arizapana take you through the process and invited you to the ensuing celebration.
About Ancient Summit
Ancient Summit is so much more than just a travel company. Over 30 years of experience living and working in Peru let Nina Fogelman and her team craft personalized experiences that capture the heart and soul of Peru.
Their passion for Peru combined with their exceptional knowledge and experience will create an experience that will leave Peru on your mind and in your heart long after you’ve returned home.
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