The most beautiful sunrise in the world is at Tres Cruces Lookout, in Paucartambo, Cusco. Each June & July, the unique climatic conditions at this spot June & July create a stunning optical illusion. You can see a stable sun in the middle.
The most beautiful sunrise in the world is at Tres Cruces Lookout, in Paucartambo, Cusco. Each June and July, the unique climatic conditions at this spot create a stunning optical illusion. You can see a stable sun in the middle and move from one side to the other. If you squint, the suns look like three crosses. A few hours before dawn, the starry sky of Paucartambo lights up Tres Cruces Lookout. This mystical show takes place at the start around 4:30 a.m. during winter, particularly in June and July. Recommended date to visit DAWN AT THE PAUCARTAMBO VIEWPOINT is between June 20 and July 20, 2022
At the top of Paucartambo, you have the three most impressive sunrises seen from the Mirador de Tres Cruces, Cusco, Peru.
A few hours before sunrise, the starry sky of Paucartambo illuminates the Mirador Tres Cruces. Before the Start of this stunning performance, following the tradition since the pre-Spanish era, the payment of the land ceremony was to pay tribute to nature and the close connection with people. The Andean priests praised the most important god Sun and Mother Earth, the god of fertility. This ritual is considered reciprocal in the Andean world, and people thank the gods for their gifts and good luck. In ancient traditions, the offerings include coca leaves, corn, wheat, quinoa, kiwi, candies, fruits, precious metals, and various natural elements. When the Andean priest held a ceremony at dawn, musicians played a local melody during the ceremony.
When the sun rises from the Tres Cruces Observation Deck in Paucartambo, “white light” occurs, caused by the sunrise on the horizon. The light traverses the humid sky, distorting the image, presenting the effect of three suns, as if each sun jumped from side to side. This mysterious spectacle occurs at sunrise around 4:30 in winter, especially in June and July.
It is one of the three places in the world where you can see the winter solstice in Paucartambo Province, Manu National Park. Here, your eyes will witness an incredible sunrise with various colors, shapes, and lights.
In Paucartambo Province (Manu National Park Gate). Here, your eyes will witness an incredible sunrise which we can observe from above. Also, we can see the dawn and the vast jungle of Manu National Park from the natural balcony of Akhanacu. Local and foreign visitors come to this place to admire the highest mountain range between Nevada (Ausangate) and the Andean valley, and the Paucartambo River. On the left, we can see a vast mountain called Antisuyo Mountain.
The Mirador Tres Cruces or Acjanaco does establish within the Manu National Park, approximately an hour and a half from the town of Paucartambo. Tres Cruces does find more than 100 Kilometers southeast of the city of Cusco, about 5 hours from the city. However, the trip from Cusco to Paucartambo takes approximately between 2 hours and 30 minutes to 03 hours.
The meeting point is at your hotel (CUSCO) at 08:30 to start the trip from Cusco to the Mirador de Tres Cruces Acjanaco.
After all the activities, we will drop you off at your hotel.
Acjanaco Sector – Tres Cruces
Tres Cruces Lookout: We can see the rising of the Sun and Manu National Park’s vast jungle from Akhanacu’s natural balcony.
Located in Paucartambo, Province of Cusco in Peru, the history, and location of Paucartambo, tourist attractions, Folklore, and dances of Paucartambo in the festivity of the Virgen del Carmen along with its customs and traditions. The route to Mirador de Tres Cruces starts from Paucartambo and continues to the Manu National Park. In the highest part of this road, at more than 4,000 meters of altitude, you can access the Tres Cruces viewpoint from the Acjanaco pass through a detour, from where you can appreciate the incredible sunrise with a clear view of the low jungle.
Tres Cruces is called the “Balcony of the East” and is one of the only two places where you can see this spectacle of lights and colors of all ranges. The use of warm clothing does recommend due to the low temperatures. Additionally, in the Amazon of southern Peru, we observe green beauty in all its immensity during the day. It is possible to see places like Patria and areas near Pilcopata, Pantiacolla.
The most recommended season to visit this place is between May, June, and July, especially suggesting full moon nights and dates close to the Virgen del Carmen festivities celebrated from July 15 to 18.
The trip to Paucartambo from Cusco lasts approximately 03 hours.
Travel from Paucartambo to Mirador de Acjanaco there is no regular transport to go to the Mirador 03 Cruces. You have to rent a car or van depending on the number of people in the group (ask for the bus terminal). The trip lasts approximately 01 hour and 40 minutes. The journey from Paucartambo has to start at 1:30 am. around to avoid setbacks because the solar show begins at 04 in the morning; It is the most beautiful sight seen in the history of every human being in every generation!
PRICES PER PERSON [USD] 2022 | We run this trip only as a private service.
2nd. STEP | First down payment.