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Inti Raymi

Inti Raymi

Inti Raymi

from $ 380.00

Overview

Inti Raymi, the Festival of the Sun, is one of the most significant and captivating celebrations in Peru. Rooted in ancient Inca traditions, this festival takes place annually to honor Inti, the Sun God, and mark the winter solstice in the Southern Hemisphere. Here’s an overview of Inti Raymi and the Festival of the Sun,Attending Inti Raymi offers a mesmerizing glimpse into Peru’s rich history and cultural heritage, providing a unique opportunity to witness the spiritual connection between the Andean people and the Sun God.

Highlights

  1. Historical Resonance:
    • Experience the deep historical roots of Inti Raymi, a celebration with origins in the Inca Empire, showcasing the profound spiritual connection between the Inca people and the Sun God, Inti.
  2. Inca Capital Setting:
    • Attend the festival in the heart of the ancient Inca capital, Cusco, where the atmosphere is charged with cultural significance and the streets come alive with traditional rituals and festivities.
  3. Date Significance:
    • Celebrate on June 24th, marking the winter solstice in the Southern Hemisphere. This chosen date aligns with the Inca understanding of the sun’s position, symbolizing the beginning of longer days and the agricultural season.
  4. Colorful Procession:
    • Witness a vibrant procession through the streets of Cusco, where participants adorned in traditional Inca attire move to the rhythmic beats of traditional music, offering symbolic gifts and paying homage to Inti.
  5. Ceremonial Site – Sacsayhuaman:
    • Attend the main ceremony at the majestic Sacsayhuaman archaeological site, a complex of massive stone structures. The setting provides a breathtaking backdrop for the reenactment of ancient Inca rituals.
  6. Inca Rituals Reenactment:
    • Experience the reenactment of sacred Inca rituals led by actors portraying significant figures from Inca history. The central figure, often an actor representing the Inca ruler, engages in symbolic acts to honor Inti.
  7. Traditional Attire:
    • Marvel at the elaborate and colorful traditional Inca clothing worn by participants. The intricate designs and vibrant colors are not only visually stunning but also carry deep cultural and symbolic significance.
  8. Cultural Dance Performances:
    • Enjoy traditional Andean music and dance performances that accompany the ceremonies. Dancers, adorned in traditional attire, perform intricate choreography that reflects the cultural richness of the Andean region.
  9. Spiritual Connection:
    • Immerse yourself in the spiritual ambiance of the festival, as prayers and offerings are made to Inti, invoking blessings for the coming year. Feel the energy of the ceremony and witness the enduring spiritual beliefs of the Andean people.
  10. Modern Interpretations:
    • Appreciate the way Inti Raymi seamlessly blends ancient rituals with modern expressions of cultural identity. The festival has evolved to encompass contemporary elements, making it a dynamic and living cultural event.
  11. Cultural Exchange:
    • Engage in a cultural exchange with locals and fellow visitors, sharing in the collective appreciation for the Inca heritage and the Festival of the Sun. This event fosters connections and understanding among people from various backgrounds.

Trip Details

07:15 Pick up from your hotel and transfer to the esplanade of Qoricancha.
08:00 – 10:30 First staging (in the garden of the Temple of Qoricancha).
10:30 – 12:30 Second staging (in the main square).
13:00 – 16:30 Third staging (in the esplanade of Sacsayhuaman) and it is in this last one where tourists are divided into groups according to the areas or stands of their preference. We offer you the Orange grandstand which is the preferential one.

 

Itinerary

Full day Inti Raymi

The Inti Raymi – Festival of the Sun 1 day gives us the opportunity to know the most important religious festival of the Inca culture. It still maintains the tradition throughout the years and is located in the 3 main places of the city: The Esplanade of Qoricancha, the main square and the Esplanade of Sacsayhuaman. The same day is also celebrated the anniversary of the city of Cusco, which makes this the most important festival that takes place only once a year.
This experience is intended for all ages and can be done individually to meet new people, as a couple or with friends to share emotions and also as a family to live an unforgettable adventure.

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Included

  • Detailed briefing: This takes place before the start of the service (The briefing is a complete orientation, explaining everything about the tour. In addition, any doubts you may have will be clarified).
  • First level guide: Professional tour guide specialized in cultural tourism (English/Spanish).
  • Tourist transportation: Tourist transportation from the main square to the esplanade of Sacsayhuaman and vice versa.
  • Box Lunch: Includes a small portion of food (Portion of rice, rolled chicken and vegetables), fruit, fruit, fruit juices, energy bar, water for your water bottle and a sandwich (ham and cheese).
  • Entrance tickets: Entrance ticket for the Orange Zone.

No Included

  • Food: These may be requested.
  • Personal Expenses and Tips: Such as purchases of handicrafts, clothes, drinks, etc.
  • Tips are not included, these are voluntary according to the service received.

What To Bring

  1. hat
  2. sunscreen
  3. sunglasses
  4. snacks

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