Paucartambo and the Tres Cruces viewpoint

VIRGEN DEL CARMEN - CUSCO


The festivity of the Virgin of Paucartambo is a fabulous celebration that summons true human masses of parishioners and visitors from all over the world always accompanied by her people and her 12 groups of dancers that radiate faith, charm, color and joy. The festivity of the Virgin of Paucartambo is a fabulous celebration that summons true human masses of parishioners and visitors from all over the world always accompanied by its people and its 12 groups of dancers that radiate faith, charm, color and joy.

paucartambo fest and tres cruces de oro

DAY 01: CUSCO - PAUCARTAMBO

Pick up from hotel: 11:30 am

At 12 noon we leave by private transport Cusco - Paucartambo (folkloric capital of Cusco) visiting the areas of Urcos, Urcos lagoon and Ch'ullpas of Ninanmarka. Arrival to Paucartambo (2830). This day begins with the ringing of bells and the explosion of rockets, followed by the interpretation of reveille in charge of the musical bands and then the "cera apakuy" or transfer of candles and candles to the temple.

We attend the central mass following the great procession of "La Mamacha" to bless those present and chase away the demons. We will see the different comparsas and especially the "Saqras" that occupy the roofs and balconies of the city. These are Euro-Andean devils, dressed in vivid rainbow-colored costumes and elaborate animal masks topped with extravagant wigs. Then we have lunch. The afternoon is free to enjoy and explore the site.

In the evening the "bonfire" is staged, a representation of purgatory and we continue with the great feast and serenade to the virgin of Carmén.

paucartambo fest

DAY 02: PAUCARTAMBO - TRES CRUCES DE ORO (2830 MASL - 3739 MASL)

Midnight we drive to the camp of Tres Cruces de Oro, 40 km north of Paucartambo, which is situated on the edge of the Andes mountain range at an altitude of 12,100 feet. From Tres Cruces, there is a steep drop into the Amazon basin, which means the view is incredible. It is famous for its sunrise in the months of June and July due to special weather conditions that give optical illusions.

At 05:30 a.m. we wait for the fabulous sunrise, a unique natural phenomenon in the area, the entrance to the Manu National Park.

Return to Paucartambo. This day we attend with our guide to the blessing mass. In the afternoon the second procession takes place along the stretch of the Carlos III bridge, in this place the Virgin imparts her blessing to the four of them. After the procession continues the spectacular guerrilla between the comparsa of the "Qollas" of the Andes and the "Antis" of the jungle, then we participate in a "Qhaswa" or generalized party. At the time indicated by our guide, return to Cusco.

tres cruces de oro paucartambo

Include

  • All travel and transfers in private ground transportation as described in the itinerary.
  • All entrance fees to the places to be visited according to the program.
  • Professional guides and assistant guides (English - Spanish).
  • Guided tours
  • Full first aid and safety equipment
  • Tourist Transport
  • Support personnel.

NOT INCLUDES

  • Meals: In the town of Paucartambo there are many restaurant options.
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Others not specified