Special Packages and Holidays in Peru

Inti Raymi 2016

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Inti Raymi Festival

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Peru Special Tours: Inti Raymi or Festival of the Sun (one day) June 24th 2016

icon-angle-double-left Location: Peru
icon-angle-double-down Duration: 01 Days
icon-angle-double-right Type: Special Packages and Holidays in Peru
icon-angle-double-up Destinations: Cusco, Koricancha Temple, Sacsayhuaman – Grand Ceremony and Start of the Sun Festival.

The Inti Raymi or the Festival of the Sun takes place each year in Cusco Peru on June 24. It is an all day festival to celebrate the lengthening of the days and to welcome the sun back closer to the earth. In the morning the Inca gives a welcome to the people from Koricancha, The Temple of the sun before he and his wife are carried out and presented to the people amongst much fanfare.

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Overview

Inti Raymi – Festival of the Sun (one day) Cusco, June 24th 2016

  • 08:30 AM Transfer to Koricancha Temple.
  • 09:00 AM Ceremony in Koricancha: 45 minutes.
  • 10:30 AM Ceremony in the Main Square. Arrival of the Inca and Court: 1 hour.
  • 01:00 PM Transfer to Sacsayhuaman for Grand Ceremony and Start of the Sun Festival Return to Hotel

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ITINERARY DETAILS

Cusco, June 24th

Inti RaymiMachu picchu Tour Cusco, Perú is the site of Latin America’s second largest festival. The Inti Raymi is celebrated every year on June 24th and was once the most important festival of the Incan empire – Tawantinsuyu.

Now that you’ve visited the great Incan architectural achievements it will be apparent to you that the Sun was the main deity worshiped in the Inca culture. In today’s Inti Raymi Festival all of the significant Sun Festival rituals are re-enacted (don’t worry, the llama sacrifices are simulated!).

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). In an the appropriate finale, The Inca gives a speech in the native Quechua language.

Inti Raymi Festival Itinerary:

  • 08:30 AM Transfer to Koricancha Temple.
  • 09:00 AM Ceremony in Koricancha: 45 minutes.
  • 10:30 AM Ceremony in the Main Square. Arrival of the Inca and Court: 1 hour.
  • 01:00 PM Transfer to Sacsayhuaman for Grand Ceremony and Start of the Sun Festival Return to Hotel.

Note: This tour is for June 24th only. Other tours in the area such as Machu Picchu, The Sacred Valley Tour, Inca Trail and Pisaq Hike can be enjoyed during the same week.

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Included

  • Tips – Laundry Service
  • Phone calls
  • Travel Insurance
  • Meals not specifically listed in the itinerary
  • Baggage porterage
  • Credit Card surcharges, Bank money transfer or PayPal fees for payment.
  • Charges not listed specifically in itinerary

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