THE INTI RAYMI FESTIVAL – THE EXTRAORDINARY CELEBRATION TO THE SUN GOD

You cannot miss this Inti Raymi Festival! Spend the day living the amazing ceremony to the Sun God of the Incas, the most important, spectacular and magnificent festivity of the whole Tahuantinsuyo empire, that the Incas celebrated after the largest night of the year, June 23th, date considered before solstice to ask the Sun to come back to the Earth, thus beginning the summer.

Experience a series of rituals such as the performance of the Llama sacrifice and a ceremony of the new fire celebrated by the Inca priest. To seat and observe the ceremony on your own is not enough to fully understand the meaning of every performance but if you have an expert guide who explain you every step of the ceremony this will give you a great knowledge of the Inca’s universe, thoughts, fears and beliefs.

This Inca fest makes each Cusco people feel the Inca blood run through their veins and revalue their past, is for this reason that it is very important for the Peruvian culture.

Why to choose Culturandes Travel & Adventure for this Inti Raymi festival?

Are you looking for unforgettable memories for this Inti Raimy festival? Culturandes Travel & Adventure want you to have a hassle-free planning and an unforgettable travel experience without any stress and unexpected situations by the hand of its experts travel advisors and knowledgeable guides providing you:

  • Reliable and high standard services
  • Certified Peruvian tour operator)
  • Safe transportation according to the highest standards
  • Official drivers
  • Great seats for the event
  • Detailed and personal pre-departure information
  • 24 hour support during your trip
  • Excellent local official English/Spanish guides who will turn out the star of your trip

We are experts in private and customized tours all around Peru, ask our expert travel advisors to upgrade your experience with additional activities and extensions.

Group services versus Private services

This is a question we must all ask ourselves before planning a trip. The answer depends a lot on the age, the particular interests of each person but above all on the economy of each passenger. Being in a group of 15/20 people with different interests will probably mean that some of them will want to make shopping without stopping on a souvenir market while others with 10 minutes will have enough, and although there is a schedule for each activity there always exist the person who arrives some minutes late running, causing a loss of your precious vacation time, at the end of the day. Besides, the local official guide of the group will guide in both, English/Spanish languages, will has a strict stipulated itinerary and will be available for the 15/20 people at the same time. The main advantage of this service is the affordable price.

On the other side, with the private services you will have a very accommodate driver who will make the necessary stops where you indicate and for the time you will considerer convenient in each place and a local official guide who will guide in your own language (when possible, if not just in one language, most of the times English) and who will perfectly know your particular interests to make of your trip a very personal experience, without losing time in places that are not of your interest. The main advantage of a private tour is that you use your vacation time more efficiently, learn more about the country and have all the attention of your guide, no doubt a “must” for the demanding client. If you have 5 or more people in the group, we recommend you take the private services as the price gets very close to that of the group services.

We urge you to get in touch with us so we can design your trip to Peru together, probably combining some excursions in private and some in group services. Our team of experienced voyagers knows what it means to plan a trip of a lifetime as well as the investment that implies, therefore, we want everything to go perfect.

 


TOUR CATEGORY
  • Cultural

LOCATION
  • Cusco
  • Peru
  • Sacsayhuaman

ACTIVITY LEVEL
  • Easy

DURATION
  • Full Day

WHEN TO GO
  • June 24th

THE INTI RAYMI FESTIVAL

  • Bring to the present the most important religious festival in honor of the Sun God at Incas period.
  • Enjoy a theater performance where thousands of local people and foreigns join to admire a traditional cultural manifestation.
  • Learn about the Inca’s universe, feelings, fears and beliefs

THE INTI RAYMI FESTIVAL

Box lunch

Pick up from your hotel and visit the Koricancha palace in the city of Cusco, which is the main temple of the Sun during the Incas times, where the amazing Inti Raymi ceremony begins. The Inti Raymi (Quechua for “sun festival”) is celebrated in honor of the god Inti (“Sun”), the most important divinity during the Inca Empire.

It was said that the Inca Pachacutec created the Inti Raymi to celebrate the new year in the Andes and also to indicate the mythical origin of the Incas.

Reach the main plaza and listen the leather drums, pututus and flutes music and the first speech and oration of the Inca in the original Quechua language, honoring the Sun and mother nature Pachamama. The Inca and her wife carried on a golden throne leads a procession from the ancient city of Cusco to the Inca site of Sacsayhuaman. Here you will observe the colorful event with its rituals and offering of Chicha (corn beer) and the reenactment of the ancient ceremony of sacrificing a llama to the mother earth “Pachamama”. This special day also includes The New Fire Celebration.

This magnificent celebration occurs every June 24 of each year, attracting thousands of tourists and local visitors.

Ask our experts to complete your trip including a visit to the impressive citadel of Machu Picchu, the challenging Inca Trail, the impressive Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world, the mysterious Nazca lines, the enigmatic jungle or the Kingdom of the Chachapoyas

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