Paucartambo celebrations: (2 days)
CODE: CT072: Paucartambo celebrations: 15th of July
Celebrate from the 15th to 16th of July the Virgen del Carmen! The colorful festival of Paucartambo is celebrated in the small village of Paucartambo in the region of Cuzco (approx. 4 hours). It takes place every year between the 15th and 18th of july in honor of the Virgen Del Carmen. With thousands of visitors, it’s definitely one of the biggest street festivals in Peru, uniting elements of the Inka religion and elements of the Christian tradition in harmony. Our tour takes you at the heart of the festival, to live an incredible experience!
Excellent for: Adventure seekers - Couples - Friends - Nature lovers - Intrepid people - Families
Day 1: Cusco – Paucartambo – Tres Cruces
We departure at 2:00pm to go to Paucartambo. The bus ride will last approximately 4 hours, and show you the beautiful landscape around Cusco. When we arrive in the afternoon you will enjoy the typical celebrations, considered as a World Heritage by UNESCO. This is one of the most typical events of the region, in honor of the Virgen Del Carmen. The Statue of the virgin is carried through the streets and young men dressed in devils costumes are climbing on the roofs, trying to seduce her. Around midnight, we will go to “Tres Cruces”. Here you will, if you’re lucky enough, see the sunrise which is really amazing and unique in this part of the world.
Day 2: Paucartambo – Cusco
We will come back from “Tres Cruces” in the morning, and you can have a nice breakfast in the city. You will have the morning to yourself to enjoy the celebrations. At 12:00am approximately, we will join the festival to attend a typical mass which is an emotional and unforgettable experience. Then you will take part in the procession of the patron of Paucartambo “La Mamacha Del Carmen”, at the same time, we will enjoy the different colorful dances such as Qhapac´Negro, Qhapac Q´olla, Aucca Chileno and Saqra. At 3:00pm, our bus takes us back to Cuzco. End of our services.
- Professional English-speaking guide
- Transfer Cusco – Paucartambo – Cusco
- Transfer Paucartambo – Tres Cruces – Paucartambo
- 1 Lunch box
- Breakfast on day 2
- Meals not mentioned
- Expenses not mentioned
- Any other service you might need before or after your tour
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