Inti Raymi Festival a Day Tour in Cusco

Inti Raymi Festival

Inti Raymi Festival is the biggest celebration in honor to the God SUN; celebrated on 24 of June in the fortress of “Sacsayhuaman”. The Inti Raymi Festival is celebrated only in the city of Cusco; especially to honred the Inca and his family. It is a one day celebration and is celebrated with fire ceremony; “Chicha”  (local and traditional drink) ceremony; Coca ceremony and the most special is the black Llama sacrifice ceremony; also drinking and dancing by local people. So, they celebrate the Inti Raymi with enthusiasm; appreciating the good lives that the summer has brought to them. By that time, they have finished harvesting the crops and they have stored the cereal at home. In fact, this festival is for making offerings to the god “Sun” and to receive the blessings from the Inca.

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The Inti Raymi Festival an alluring land of colorful diversity; grandeur shines with countless fairs and festivals that reflect the vivid culture and unique cultural traditions of this charismatic country. The Inti Raymi Festival cannot be termed complete without immersing yourself in its colorful fairs and festivals; that showcase the beauty of its traditional arts and crafts. Packed with endless joy and excitement; the festivals are a time to rejoic; celebrate life and cherish the memorable experience.

The Inti Raymi Festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm and happiness; the fairs and festivals offer magnificent experiences to cherish forever.

On your trip to Peru; be a part of Inti Raymi’s festivals to witness the true essence of its culture; traditions and customs in full vigor.

The Inti Raymi Festival  Tour; organizes by “Sunrise Peru Trek” is a group service that includes all necessary things to appreciate as good as possible this unique Inca festival. In the tour is included the orange zone seats at Sacsayhuaman; where the most important part of the festive is achieved.

INTI RAYMI HISTORY

Inti Raymi is a Quechua language used for “sun festival”; is a religious ceremony of the Inca Empire in honor of the God “Inti” or  “sun”, one of the most venerated deities in Inca religion. It was the celebration of the winter solstice – the shortest day of the year in terms of the time between sunrise and sunset and the Inca New Year. In territories south of the equator the Gregorian months of June and July are winter months.

During the Inca Empire, the Inti Raymi was the most important of four ceremonies celebrated in Cusco, as related by “Inca Garcilaso de la Vega” (chronicler from the XVI century). The celebration took place in the Haukaypata or the main plaza in the city.

According to chronicler Garcilaso de la Vega, Sapa Inca Pachakuti created the Inti Raymi to celebrate the new year in the Andes of the Southern Hemisphere. The ceremony was also said to indicate the mythical origin of the Incas. It lasted for nine days and was filled with colorful dances and processions, as well as animal sacrifices to thank “Pachamama” (Mother earth) and to ensure a good cropping season. The first Inti Raymi was in 1412. The last Inti Raymi with the Inca Emperor’s presence was carried out in 1535, after which the Spanish and the Catholic priests banned it.

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Inti Raymi Tour & Cusco

Inti Raymi Tour Cusco

Inti Raymi Tour Cusco is a remarkable tour in the region of Cusco in southern Peru that takes you to experience the holy festival of colors that marks the commencement of winter season in Peru. It is celebrated with utmost joy in the city of Cusco which was the capital of the Incas Culture. The Inti Raymi festival symbolizes the homage that locals pay to the God Sun for giving us the light and the life. People of all age groups with their faces and clothes ornate with different colors celebrate the festival with great enthusiasm and fervor. Inti Raymi festival is generally celebrated on 24th of June.

The Inti Raymi Tour Cusco is suitable only in June; the tour can be do in private or share group. Main highlight of the tour is the Inti Raymi festival and the Inca sanctuary of Machu Picchu signed up in the list of UNESCO, recently it was declared as the wonder of the world. The Inti Raymi festival is celebrated for a period of ten days in the month of June. The festival signifies the beginning of the New Year for the Peruvian Andes.

This grand festival of Inti Raymi fills the people with great enthusiasm and happiness. The Inca temples are illuminated with the lights that captivate the attention of the people. The celebration of the festival generally starts with the royal couple of the Incas offering special gifts in the Temple, perched in the hard of the Capital.

During the Inti Raymi festival, plenty of dance performances and music concerts are organized in various parts of the city. The events depicting the vibrant culture of the Incas that attract a large number of people both Peruvian and foreigners.

SHORT ITINRARY

Day 1:  Cusco

Arrival to Cusco in the morning and in the afternoon, you will have the city tour where you will have option to see 6 touristic places: The Cathedral, Qorikancha, Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Pucapucara and Tambomachay.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 2: Inti Raymi

We’ll enjoy a wonderful ceremony in honor for the sun and the Mother Nature; including a lunchbox.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 3: Machu Picchu

Boar a morning train through the Sacred Valley toward the picturesque town of “Aguas Calientes” and explore the stunning Machu Picchu.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 4: Transfer out

After breakfast, we will transfer you to the airport.

Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Short Inca Trail

Short Inca Trail  to Machu Picchu starts at Km 104 (104 kilometer along the railway from Cusco to Machu Picchu) located at 2,100 masl at the place named Chachabamba. It’s 13 km of distance that can be covered in 6 -7 hour trek. This trek is perfect for people who don’t want to spend much time in the mountains but still want to feel the charm of the energetic mountains and the cloud forest.

The Short Inca Trail is considered one of the most scenic short distance treks in Peru. Running along the border with the Amazon Jungle, the trek offers amazing views of some of the most pristine and unspoiled landscapes in Peru.

SHORT TREK ITINERARY

Day 1: Aguas Calientes

Board the morning train to Chachabamba or km 104 and hike 13 km through staining mountain scenery.

Day 2:  Machu Picchu

Full-day will be dedicated to explore Machu Picchu; your guide will explain you all about Machu Picchu; in the afternoon, you will return to Cusco.