Inti Raymi Tour Cusco Sacsayhuaman Festival of the Sun

Price USD 100/ Per
Duration

0 Dias

Tour Type

Aventura

Maximum Group

10 People

Maximum height

3399 msnm

Resumen

The  tour Inti Raymi  Cusco is a unique cultural experience that allows visitors to immerse themselves in the ancestral traditions of the Incas and celebrate the Festival of the Sun. The tour includes a visit to the imposing fortress of Sacsayhuamán, where the ceremony takes place. main of Inti Raymi. During this event, travelers have the opportunity to witness colorful rituals, traditional dances, and ancient music that honor the sun god. In addition to the celebration in Sacsayhuamán, the tour offers the opportunity to explore other archaeological sites in Cusco and learn about the rich history of the region. In short, the Inti Raymi tour in Cusco is an unforgettable experience that combines cultural celebration with exploration of the historical treasures of the ancient Inca capital.

History of the Inti Raymi

The Inti Raymi (in Quechua ‘festival of the Sun’) was an ancient Andean religious ceremony in honor of the Inti (the sun god) that took place every June 24 of every year until today, it took place every June solstice. winter in Cusco, the capital of Tawantinsuyo, between the final period of the harvest and the beginning of the winter equinox of the Andes, that is, in the second half of the month of June. Inti Raymi in the time of the Inkas was the equivalent of what the New Year’s party is for us today. The solar celebration was a festival in which a new year began and the entire previous agricultural year ended between the months of May or June, and at the same time the new agricultural cycle began from the month of July.

During the time of the Incas, Inti Raymi was the most important of the four festivals celebrated in Cusco, according to the Inca Garcilaso de la Vega (1539-1616), and it indicated the middle of the year as well as the mythical origin of the Inca . It lasted 15 days, in which there were dances and sacrifices. The last Inti Raymi with the presence of the Inca emperor was carried out in 1535.

In 1572, Viceroy Francisco de Toledo (1515-1584) banned it because he considered it a pagan ceremony and contrary to the Catholic faith. It continued to be carried out clandestinely.

With more than sixty years of existence, the new Inti Raymi is now an inseparable part of the life of Cusco.

Itinerary

Inti Raymi Tour June 24, Ceremony Stages

In a privileged place in the sacred capital, the Inka Pachakuteq ordered the construction of the Qorikancha, a lavish temple dedicated to revering the Sun, a god whom the Inkas called Apu P`unchao or Apu Inti, in whose honor the imposing INTI festival was consecrated. RAYMI, which reaches contours of solemnity and splendor, as described by the most important chroniclers.

On June 24, the festival in honor of the Sun God, takes place in the three historical and natural settings that are usually used for staging:

  • The Qorikancha (Golden Fence): In Inca times it was the main temple consecrated to the sun. At 9:00 am the Festival of the Sun begins. The representation takes place in the so-called golden garden. It begins with the appearance of the Inca. The first rituals offer coca leaves, llamas, alpacas and more. It lasts approximately 45 minutes and then goes to the Plaza de Armas.
  • The Plaza de Armas (the old Auqaypata or Plaza del Guerrero): During the Inca period, in this immense plaza the ceremony took place in its entirety in the middle of the great ushnu or ceremonial platform. The Inca is carried on a litter by eight servants and performs the so-called Coca Ceremony. The event lasts approximately 1 hour and then goes to Sacsayhuaman.
  • Saqsayhuaman (voice derived from the Quechua terms “saqsay” and “waman” which translated into Spanish means “satiate yourself hawk”). This impressive archaeological center is located at 3,555 meters above sea level, one kilometer from the Inca neighborhood of Qolqanpata. The Chuquipampa esplanade in the Sacsayhuaman fortress is the main stage for the representation of Inti Raymi. This place enjoyed great importance during the Inca Empire.

Final Staging – Acts (Sacsayhuaman)Inti Raymi Festival of the Sun

  • Ceremonial location.
  • Report of the 4 Suyus or Regions: Qollasuyu, Kuntisuyu, Antisuyu and Chinchaysuyu.
  • Chicha Rite.
  • Rite of the Sacred Fire.
  • Sacrifice of the Llama (Andean camelid) and omens.
  • Rite of Sankhu (sacred bread).
  • Q’ochurikuy (outbreak of popular exaltation).

Inti Raymi Tour ceremony times:

  • 9:OO hrs Qorikancha: Start of the staging. Duration 30 minutes.
  • 11:OO hrs. Auqaypata (Plaza de Armas): The lnka and his royal entourage enter through Inti K’ijllu street. Duration 45 minutes.
  • 13:30 hrs. Central ceremony. Duration of 90 minutes.

Tribune color and maximum quantity

  • ORANGE TRIBUNE  1,816 people
  • GREEN TRIBUNE   2,040 people

Included

What is included in the Inti Raymi tour

  • Entrance tickets to the green tribune.
  • Official English/Spanish tourism guides.
  • Box Lunch.
  • Bus transportation service
  • Transfer transfer services.
  • The service is shared with other tourists.

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Requirements to book the tour

  • Tour start date.
  • Names (as shown on passport)
  • Surnames (as shown in the passport)
  • Scanned passports or ID cards (Mandatory)
  • Bring a copy of the Migration Card (TAM) which will be given to you upon entering Peru
  • Passport number.
  • Minimum passport validity of 6 months.
  • Name of your hotel
  • Phone numbers to contact them
  • Payment of 50% of the tour cost.
  • NOTE: We do not accept payment of 100% of the tour cost
  • The prices are promotional and for cash payments, if paying by credit card there will be an 8% surcharge on the total.

Minimum passport validity of 6 months.

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