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Paucartambo – 2D / 1N Cusco

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Duration

2 days 1 night

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Tour Type

Specific Tour

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Group Size

Unlimited

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Languages

English, Español

Overview

PAUCARTAMBO
CUSCO 2D / 1N

 

The town of Paucartambo, a beautiful city that houses the largest festival in the city of Cusco “the Feast of the Virgen del Carmen”. Paucartambo is one of the thirteen provinces that make up the Department of Cusco, is just 3 hours from the city with a paved road, is located at 2900 meters above sea level approximately next to the Mapacho River, has several tourist attractions, and one of them is the famous “Tres Cruces Viewpoint”.

 

“TRES CRUCES” VIEWPOINT

It is also known as the “Balcony of the East”, there are three places around the world where you can see the dawn of the winter solstice, one of them is the Tres Cruces viewpoint located in the province of Paucartambo at 3800 meters above the level sea, within the Manu National Park. Legend has it that travelers visited this place because the sun's rays that illuminated the place during the dawn, cleansed the soul of hatred, envy, and many harmful feelings for the human being to turn them into love and peace and to be able to live in tranquility in the world. This viewpoint has been given the name of Tres Cruces, because in the winter solstices (in the months of June and July) a natural phenomenon occurs in which the sun rises on the horizon and when passing through the humid atmosphere is distorted as if it goes through a prism so that three suns are visualized (for
the same effect). The first rays of sun begin at 4.30 a.m. So it is advisable to be a while before to enjoy the event from its
beginning.

 

LOCATION: Cusco It is located in the Center- South of the country, in the Andean region.

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Itinerary

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DAY 1: CUSCO (3,300 m.) – PAUCARTAMBO – MIRADOR TRES CRUCES
DAY 1: CUSCO (3,300 m.) – PAUCARTAMBO – MIRADOR TRES CRUCES

06:00 a.m.

We will pick you up very early in the morning at your hotels in Cusco at 06:00 a.m. to begin our journey to the town of Paucartambo, a trip of approximately 3 hours long; On the way we will stop in Ninamarca to visit the archaeological complex and visit the chullpas of the pre-Inca culture. In the afternoon we will visit the town of Paucartambo, the sanctuary of the Virgen del Carmen and the museum of typical dances; at night we will move to the Tres Cruces de Oro viewpoint, where we will spend the night to be early in the sunrise, this journey will take us approximately 2 hrs and 30 minutes by way of a trail road. Lunch, dinner and overnight.

DAY 2: MIRADOR TRES CRUCES – PAUCARTAMBO – CUSCO
DAY 2:  MIRADOR TRES CRUCES – PAUCARTAMBO – CUSCO

We wake up around 3:00 a.m. in order to appreciate the INTIPAQAREQ (sunrise) natural and unique phenomenon typical of the area. The star King at his departure from the east and on the white sheet of the cloud forest offers the impressive sunrise, with a variety of colors, shapes and nuances, the natural spectacle is visible during the months of May, June and July.
After enjoying breakfast and waiting for the enjoyment of a sunny day if weather conditions allow, we will return to the town of Paucartambo.

Today, we take the opportunity to attend the Mass of the Festival, then we will appreciate a great variety of dancers who will walk through the narrow squares and streets of the town, where the “Forest” (dancers “Qollas” from a balcony throw dolls and miniature furniture). At noon the Eleven (11 different rolls) is distributed among the dancers, musicians and the troupes. After lunch around 3:00 p.m. The Procession of the Virgen del Carmen begins where the “Saqras” climb on the balconies and roofs waiting for the Virgin and making gestures to hide.
The blessing of Mamacha del Carmen closes this holiday.
At night we will return to the city of Cusco ending our service.

Included


  • Round trip tourist transport.
  • 01 night camping at the viewpoint.
  • Camping equipment (tents, flask).
  • Professional guide.
  • 01 breakfast, 02 lunches and 01 dinner.
  • First aid kit.

Excluded


  • Sleeping bag.
  • Breakfast the first day.
  • Lunch of the second day.
  • Life insurance.
  • Food not mentioned in the tour.



RECOMENDATIONS

  • PASSPORT - very important!
  • Students: ISIC card!
  • Hat to protect against sun or rain.
  • Sun glasses.
  • Sunscreen cream.
  • Waterproof jacket or rain poncho.
  • Camera.
  • Water bottle.
  • Extra money (Soles)

Tour's Location

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