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Virgen del Carmen Festival and Sunrise Over Amazon Basin

Enjoy one of Peru’s most hedonistic and fun festivals, followed by an epic and magical view of the sun rising over the Amazon Basin!

USD $339.00

Per Person
Number of TravelersPrice Per Person
1 - 3USD $339.00
4 - 5USD $256.00
6 - 7USD $236.00
8 or moreUSD $215.00

Virgen del Carmen Festival and Sunrise Over Amazon Basin

The Virgen del Carmen festival happens in Paucartambo, a colonial village outside of Cusco, every July. This is one of the most famous festivals in Peru, with nonstop dancing and celebrations in the Plaza de Armas all day and all night. Enjoy the colorful costumes, the traditional dances, and the celebration! After a wild night in town, you will go to Tres Cruces to see the sun rise over the Amazon basin.  The view of the sunrise here is so spectacular that it is fabled to have magical properties!

Tour Information

Duration: 2 Days, 1 Night

Tour Start & End Point: Day 1 starts in Cusco, and day 2 ends in Cusco.

Availability: This is a private tour and requires a minimum of 2 people to book. The Virgen del Carmen festival is held yearly in July, with principal days: 15th-18th in 2018.


Day 1 – Virgen del Carmen Festival (Cusco – Paucartambo)

You will depart from Cusco in a comfortable private van and arrive in Paucartambo in time for a traditional lunch. As soon as you’re done eating, you can join the festive crowds packing the center’s narrow colonial streets. Throughout the afternoon and evening, there will be dancers in traditional and brightly colored costumes acting out a local story. Enjoy the celebrations with locals and visitors from around Peru and the world. Festivities include fireworks and a ton of dancing! You can choose to dance all night or stay in a local hotel to get a little rest.

Included Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 2 – Tres Cruces Sunrise (Tres Cruces – Cusco)

You will depart in the very early morning for Tres Cruces, where you will enjoy a sunrise over what looks like an endless sea of clouds that cover the Amazon basin. The interaction between the light and the clouds creates intense colors and optical illusions that some claim are magic. After hot drinks and breakfast, you will return to Cusco, where you will be able to get some well-deserved rest!

Included Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

What’s Included

  • 4 Meals – 2 breakfasts, 1 dinner, and 1 lunch
  • Experienced English-speaking guide
  • Private transportation in a comfortable van
  • Overnight hostal (shared accommodation)


Paucartambo, Cusco

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Paucartambo, Cusco -13.314010, -71.593166

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