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Inti Raymi &Festival of the Sun

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Inti Raymi &Festival of the Sun

Inti Raymi &Festival of the Sun

23 reviews

Overview

The biggest festival of the Inca Empire is repeated every year on June 24. For a culture that based its religion on sun worship, this festival is an essential ceremony. It coincides with the winter solstice, the shortest day and longest night of the year; to ask the sun to return, the Cusco people celebrate with music, dance and representations of the Inca and his royal entourage in a display of impressive dimensions.

Highlights

With an offering to Pachamama, Mother Earth, the ancestral Inca ceremony to the Sun God or Inti Raymi, was staged this Friday in Cusco, ancient capital of the Inca empire.
Hundreds of actors dressed in multicolored costumes received the Inca in the huge esplanade of Sacsayhuaman, Quechua name that in Spanish means “satisfied falcon”.
In Andean red, with a bat and chinchilla cape and wearing a golden crown, the Inca emperor arrived at the fortress of Sacsayhuaman, on the outskirts of the city.
The ritual consisted of an offering to the earth in which corn, coca leaves, chicha and potatoes were used to ask the solar deity for a good harvest.

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.

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