INTI RAYMI 2019 Full Day Tour

In Cusco is celebrated on June 24 the «Inti Raymi», a festival that is the legacy of the Inca Empire in honor of the sun god and symbolized the indissoluble union between «Inti (the sun) and children, men. It is the second most popular party in Latin America after the Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. The event occurs on the morning of the Winter Solistice, as was the case in the prehistoric era. The reenactment portrays only the religious portion of the ancient nine day festival, its invocation, which originally began before sunrise on the solistice. The reenactment occurs later in the morning.

 

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JUN 24  INTI RAYMI (festival of the Sun):

This day you will be picked up from your Hotel at 6:30 AM. you will be transfer to the Sun's Temple Koricancha. The ceremony of INTI RAYMI has three different scenes in three different places, it starts in the Sun's temple Koricancha, then, we headed to the main square (Plaza de Armas), where is the second scene and ultimately ends with the extraordinary and largest scene held in Sacsayhuamán, where we will go in a tourist bus.

Now that you've visited the great Inca’s architectural achievements it will be apparent to you that the Sun was the main deity worshiped in the Inca culture. Cusco celebrates the Inti Raymi with occasion of the winter solistice -the solar new year - for a town which main cult object was the god Inti (the sun). In time of the Incas was a religious ceremony, now it is a theater representation. However this expression generates a feeling of identity in the town that evokes values and memories that are still excellent in our days, it also brings to the memory a time that lives in the heart of the town of Cusco (Qosqo).

The Inca gives a traditional oration in the Sun's Temple, Koricancha, calling for blessings from the sun, fabled to be the origin of the Inca rulers. From here, the Inca, carried on a golden throne, leads the procession through the ancient city of Cusco up to Sacsayhuaman in the hills above city. Transfer to the ruins where you have reservations to watch the reenactment of the ancient ceremony of sacrificing a llama to the Pachamama, Mother Earth (don't worry, the llama sacrifices is simulated!), to ensure the fertility of the earth and warmth from the sun.

This special day also includes The New Fire Celebration. No fires were allowed in the city this day until the fire created by hollow mirror was used to concentrate the sunlight onto animal fur and kindling. Only then were all other fires started from this source.

You will also see the Inca representative carried on a litter and toasted with chicha (a fermented drink). With an the appropriate finale the Inca gives a speech expressed in the original, Quechua language. Afternoon transfer to the Hotel. End of our Services.

  • Tickets to the green stand.
  • Official Guide in English / Spanish.
  • Box Lunch.
  • Tourist bus.
  • Transfers to all places.
  • International air tickets and associated taxes
  • Domestic Flights
  • Meals not specified on the itinerary
  • Personal expenses such as telephone bills, laundry expenses, beverages, etc
  • Insurance against theft, loss, illness and/or
  • Price per person US$ 195.00