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Sunrise at Tres Cruces Paucartambo
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Sunrise at Tres Cruces Paucartambo
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Sunrise at Tres Cruces Paucartambo
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Sunrise at Tres Cruces Paucartambo
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Sunrise at Tres Cruces Paucartambo
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From June 20 to July 20 2023 - 2024

Sunrise at Tres Cruces Paucartambo

Price from: $ 166.00 USD (See: Pricing)

Tres Cruces Sunrise Tour in Peru – Get ready to experience a fantastic sunrise at Tres Cruces in Paucartambo! This stunning place is filled with magic – feel it today.

Tour Plan: Cusco | Paucartambo | Adjanaco | Tres Cruces viewpoint

Tres Cruces Sunrise Tour 2 Days, 1 Night Camping

Sunrise Tres Cruces Paucartambo – The most enchanting sunrise in the world is at the Mirador Tres Cruces viewpoint in Paucartambo, Cusco. Every JUNE and JULY, unique weather conditions 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 sun looks like three crosses. A few hours before dawn, the starry sky of Paucartambo illuminates the Mirador Tres Cruces.

The Tres Cruces Sunrise Tour in Cusco, Peru, offers an unforgettable experience that blends natural beauty with historical significance—standing atop the Tres Cruces viewpoint and witnessing the sunrise over the Andes and Pantiacolla Jungle, a moment of profound wonder and connection with Mother Nature.

The mystical show of Tres Cruces Sunrise Tour starts around 4:30 a.m. during the winter. The recommended date to visit DAWN is between June 20 and July 20, 2023 – 2024 – Get ready for an unforgettable sunrise experience over Tres Cruces in Paucartambo, Peru. Take in this majestic view as the light engulfs the Pantiacolla Valley below.

The Exciting Morning Adventure – A Sunrise Tour in Tres Cruces and Paucartambo – Start your day with an unforgettable adventure on the sunrise tour of Tres Cruces near Paucartambo! From enjoying stunning landscapes to exploring unique cultures, you can experience it all with breathtaking views that will awaken your senses.


Sunrise Tres Cruces Paucartambo OVERVIEW

Experience the breathtaking Sunrise over the Andes Mountains with our Sunrise Tour in Tres Cruces, Paucartambo. This tour takes you on a journey through the stunning landscape of the Andes, where you will witness the beauty of the Sunrise from the top of Tres Cruces. You will also have the opportunity to explore the charming town of Paucartambo and learn about its rich history and culture. Along the way, you’ll learn about the local flora and fauna, as well as the history and culture of the Andean people.

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DAY 1: Explore and activities:
  • The meeting point is at your hotel (CUSCO) at 08:30 to start the trip from Cusco to the Mirador de Tres Cruces Acjanaco.
  • 10:30 Hike through the spectacular Chullpas of Ninamarca “Pre-Inca and Inca funerary tombs built in the Andes of Paucartambo, arid and icy zone.”
  • 11:30 a 12:30 Visit to the colonial town of Paucartambo, a “Traditional town known as the folkloric town of the Cusco Region dedicated to the Virgen del Carmen.”
  • 14:00 Brief stop to take photos at the Adjanaco Pass and take another secondary dirt road to reach the TRES CRUCES viewpoint.
  • 15:00 Arrival at the Mirador de Tres Cruces de Adjanaco
  • 15:00 – 15:40 Set up tents for each explorer and the kitchen-dining tent “group work.”
  • 16:30 Afternoon tea time “popcorn, cookies, coffee, chocolate, coca leaf mate, etc.”
  • 17:50 Appreciate the sunset between the Andes of Cusco and the Adjanacu Jungle, “spectacular nature worthy of being observed and an excellent time to take pictures.” EVERY VISITOR MUST BRING A FLASHLIGHT.
  • 18:30 Dinner time.
  • 19:30 Time to go to sleep to get up early the next day. EACH VISITOR MUST BRING THEIR SLEEPING BAG, “if you don’t have a sleeping bag, rent it in the main square of Cusco.”
DAY 2: AM Experience observing the three suns

Get an early start to your morning and enjoy the unparalleled beauty of a sunrise over the Tres Cruces in Paucartambo. Soak it all in with one breathtaking experience!

  • 04:10 Time to wake up with a natural Coca leaves tea, “the cook will touch your tent to deliver your hot tea.”
  • 04:25 The whole group waits for the first ray of the sun to appear on the horizon
  • 04:30 – 05:30 Enjoy the magic of nature with the spectacular sunrises of the Amazon Peru that advances towards the Andes
  • 05:30 to 06:00 Time to pack all personal things from the camping area
  • 06:30 Time for a great breakfast
  • 08:00 Start of the return trip to Cusco city: “The travel time is approximately 04 hours and a half.” We provide 01 box lunch prepared by our cook.
  • 13:00 Approximate arrival time in the city of Cusco

After all the activities, we will drop you off at your hotel.

Tres Cruces Sunrise Tour HIGHLIGHTS

  • Take a journey to witness a picturesque sunrise view at Tres Cruces, a small town in Peru’s Cusco region and part of the majestic Pantiacolla Valley near Ajanacu. Enjoy this unique experience!
  • Wake up early to the magic at Tres Cruces in Paucartambo! Experience the captivating Sunrise and an incredible array of colors that will leave you speechless.


Sunrise Tres Cruces Paucartambo Itinerary 


Enjoy the Sunrise in Tres Cruces in Cusco

Get ready to experience one of nature’s most amazing phenomenons with a sunrise at the historic site of Tres Cruces in Paucartambo, Peru. Feel the beauty and magic of this fantastic moment!

Tres Cruces Sunrise Festival

At the top of Paucartambo, you have three of the best Sunrises 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 Spanish era, the ceremony of paying the land is to respect nature and have close relationships with people. Andean priests worshiped the most important Andes gods, the Sun and Mother Earth, fertility goddesses, etc.

This Sunrise festival is considered a reaction to the Andean world, and people thank the gods for their gifts and good luck. In ancient traditions, offerings included coca leaves, corn, wheat, quinoa, kiwi, sweets, fruits, precious metals, and various natural objects. When an Andean priest performs an early morning ceremony, musicians play regional songs during the ceremony.

As the sun rises from the Tres Cruces viewing platform in Paucartambo, a “white light” appears caused by the Sunrise. Light passes through the wet sky, distorting the image and giving the impression of three suns as each jumps from side to side. This mysterious film takes place at Sunrise, around 4:30 a.m. in the winter, especially in June and July.

Tres Cruces Viewpoint Information

It is one of the three places in the world where you can see the winter solstice in ​​Paucartambo, in the National Park of Manu. Here, your eyes will witness a fantastic sunrise with different colors, shapes, and lights in ​​Paucartambo (Gateway to Manu Recreation).

Here, your eyes will catch the incredible sunset that can be seen from the top. Also, we can see the dawn in the forest of Manu National Park from the physical balcony of Akhanacu.

Local and foreign visitors visit this place to enjoy the highest mountain between Nevada (Ausangate), the Andean Valley, and the Paucartambo River. On the left, we can see a prominent mountain called Antisuyo Mountain.

Location of Mirador Tres Cruces

The Mirador Tres Cruces, or Acjanaco, is located in the Manu National Park, about an hour and a half from Paucartambo. Tres Cruces is more than 100 kilometers southeast of Cusco, about five hours from the city. However, the journey from Cusco to Paucartambo takes about 2 hours and 50 minutes.

Helpful information within Manu National Park
  1. Respect the park warden’s instructions.
  2. Do not pull out flowers or catch any animal.
  3. Walk on the established routes.
  4. Do not litter, and keep the park clean.
  5. Do not start a campfire to avoid potential wildfire.
  6. Manu National Park Entry fees.

Acjanaco Sector – Tres Cruces

Tres Cruces Lookout: The Sun and Manu National Park’s vast jungle rises from Akhanacu’s natural balcony.


Box Lunch

Physical Level

2, Moderate

Walking Distance

Pedaling bike

Hiking Time


Starting Altitude

Paradero 37: 3,728m (12,230 ft)

Minimun Altitude

Inca Salt Flats: 3,385m (11,105 ft)

Highest Altitude

Moray Ruins: 3,500m (11,482 ft)


Sunrise Tres Cruces Paucartambo INCLUSION

Experience one of nature’s greatest shows: The Sunrise over Paucartambo atop the Tres Cruces historical site in Peru.

  • Active itinerary with unique cultural features
  • Private & personalized tours
  • Excellent English-speaking tour guide.
  • Private tourist transport with fuel + professional driver (H-1) + professional chauffeur for transfers.
  • Ninamarca and Adjanaco Mirador Tres Cruces entrance fee
  • Camping equipment.
    • Tent: 02 people in each.
    • One inflatable sleeping pad.
    • One Kitchen tent.
    • One cook.
    • Meals: 01 breakfast, one-afternoon tea, 02 lunches (box lunch), 01 dinner
  • Oxygen tank and first aid kit
  • Local taxes.

Tres Cruces Sunrise Tour NO INCLUSION

  • All accommodation HOTELS in and around CUSCO for the excursions
  • Spending money – allow approximately US$ 35-50 per day to cover meals, snacks, drinks, limited souvenirs, laundry, tips, and extras.
  • Meals that are No described in the service.
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages or Snacks
  • Phone calls / Radio calls or messages
  • Tipping – an entirely personal gesture (guide & driver)

BRING to Tres Cruces Sunrise Tour

  • Wear warm clothes for low temperatures. “Complete thermal clothing.”
  • Headlamp to light up at night and early morning
  • 01 sleeping bag up to 15 degrees below zero is “the best because it’s cold.” Suppose you don’t bring a sleeping bag with you! You can rent it in the center of Cusco or around the main square.
  • Rain gear
  • Special shoes for trekking.
  • Sunblock and caps to protect from ultraviolet rays
  • Bottle of water to avoid dehydration and snacks like fruit or cookies.

Travel Guide

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Visit Tres Cruces Sunrise – Let nature capture your heart as you witness breathtaking sunrises over Tres Cruces in Paucartambo, Peru. Experience this majestic view like never before!

It is 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 places to see this spectacle of lights and colors of all ranges. The use of warm clothing is recommended due to the low temperatures. Additionally, in the Amazon of southern Peru, we observe green beauty in all its immensity during the day. Visiting places like Patria and areas near Pilcopata and Pantiacolla is possible.

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 1 hour and 40 minutes. The journey from Paucartambo has to start at 1:30 a.m. 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!

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  • Experience a breathtaking sunrise view from one of Peru’s historical places, Tres Cruces. Visit Tres Cruces Sunrise – Witness this beautiful moment and enjoy the stunning landscape of Paucartambo.
  • An unforgettable experience awaits at Tres Cruces! Enjoy a stunning sunrise while surrounded by breathtaking landscapes at Paucartambo, Peru.
  • See the tranquil beauty of Paucartambo, filled with color as the sun rises behind Tres Cruces during a stay there. Visit Tres Cruces Sunrise – Witness unforgettable sunrises in Peru’s Pantiacolla Valley!

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Sunrise Tres Cruces Paucartambo COST

Season 2023 – 2024

Number of persons Price per person
1 $ 574.00 USD
2 $ 399.00 USD
3 $ 284.00 USD
4 $ 230.00 USD
5 $ 215.00 USD
6 $ 192.00 USD
7 $ 177.00 USD
8 $ 166.00 USD

Visit Tres Cruces Sunrise – Witness the true beauty of Sunrise at Tres Cruces in Paucartambo and feel the magic unfold! Take a break and immerse yourself in this wild beauty right here.



Tres Cruces Sunrise Tour – Rise with the sun! Witness the stunningly beautiful Sunrise at Tres Cruces, Peru’s top historic site, with views of Paucartambo and more.

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