Views 07 Jul Folcloric festival hight up in the andean mountains in July: Paucartambo
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DOS MANOS takes you to a unique folkloric festival, high up in the Andean Montains, in the small village of Paucartambo, in the south east of Peru.  Paucartambo means: flowered tavern.
During the month of July there are incredible sunrises in this area, well worth a visit.

But there is another reason to visit Paucartambo this month: on July 15th and 16th of July Paucartambo celebrates the festivities of La Virgen del Carmen, or  Mamacha Carmen. There is a great gathering which initiates this big festival on the plaza de Armas with music bands play and different choirs sing in Quechua. This way introducing beautiful choreographies which tell parts of Peru’s history.


Day 1: We will leave Cusco for the city of Paucartambo at around 2 pm. After about 4 hours of traveling we will arrive to Paucartambo, entering the city through the famous bridge “Carlos III”.  The bridge was constructed in 1775 to replace the many bridges made by the indigenous which weren’t so strong. During the afternoon we will see the best folkloric music and dance in this part of Peru. At midnight there will be a tour in honor of the Virgin Carmen. At 12 a.m. we will start the journey to the main destination of our trip- Tres Cruzes de Oro (Three Golden Crosses). From here we will see a very special sunrise, which only occurs in this area and is an amazing, experience.

Day 2: In the morning we will return to Tres Cruzes, where you will be on your own for breakfast and then you will have free time for the rest of the morning. At midday we will participate in mass in Paucartambo. Then we will have the unbelievable experience of observing the parade of the patron saint of Paucartambo “La Mamacha Carmen”. We will also see several traditional dances: C´apac Negrp, Coyacha, Los C´ollas, and Los Cilenos. At about 3 pm we will return Cusco.


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