The Inti Raymi is a religious festival of the Inca era, the Incas worshiped their gods and one of these important festivals was their god "El Inti o Sol". In this celebration the offerings of coca, chicha and also the sacrifice of an alpaca, for this the Inca has their priests who are responsible for making the offerings.
The wife of the Inca, his warriors and many dancers will also participate, in total about 500 people make the staging of the fiesta of the sun on June 24, dressed in typical clothes of the time. Come and enjoy this traditional festival.
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At 7:00 a.m. our guide will pick you up at your hotel, first, we will go to the Av. el Sol, to be located in front of the Temple of the Sun or Qorikancha, where the Inca will make his first visit to begin this festivity in honor of his father the Sun.
After this we will go to the Plaza de Armas, where the Inca will give the Quipu to our mayor of Cusco, in these two places these ceremonies are accompanied by all their dancers..
After this ceremony we will go by private bus to the esplanade of Sacsayhuaman where we will attend the most important festival of the Inca calendar: the Inti Raymi. The festival of the Sun (in Quechua language: Inti means Sun and Raymi, party or ceremony) is an Inca religious ceremony in honor of the Sun God.
This date marks the winter solstice in the Andean countries of the Southern hemisphere. Celebration of the Sun that takes place on the ruins of Sacsayhuaman (2 km from the city of Cusco), on June 24 each year.
This great show has a wide and colorful stage, comes by the costumes of its participants and by their folkloric dances, accompanied by their traditional Andean music..
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The Inti Raymi is a celebration of great historical importance, because it is a feast in honor of the Sun, god of the Incas. This festival takes place with three stagings of the most representative sites of the city of Cusco with the participation of more than 1,000 actors.
In 1944 the celebration of Inti Raymi was performed for the first time, since that date this central act continues with the anniversary of Cusco, the ancient capital of the Tahuantinsuyo Empire.
Placa de Echenique, is the official coat of arms of the city that was returned from the museum in the United States after 100 years and is the representation of the sun, among other symbols that the Inca carries on his chest
At Qorikancha, the Inca Pachacuteq (transformer of the world) receives a ritual before going out into public view.
The second part of the festival is in the Plaza de Armas of Cusco, where the Inca enters with the Qolla and where the mayor of the city also enters as the current representative of this land, which brings together thousands of people.
The most important stage of the ceremony to the Sun God is in the Fortress of Sacsayhumán, where the Inca and retinue of dances along with music begins the central celebration in the company of the bright sun in the sky. Afterwards, different offerings are taken, in gratitude to life.
No ritual compares to the most important of the Inca culture, for its historical significance, so the Inti Raymi is the most visited by thousands of people from Peru and around the world.
During the Inca era, Inti Raymi was a very valuable celebration in the Tawantinsuyo established by the Inca Pachacutec, who in worship, thanks and petition to the Sun organized the largest religious ceremony of the Inca era.
According to the Inca chronicler Garcilaso de la Vega, in the work Cometarios Reales de los Inca that "The Inca and the curacas awaited the sunrise with two glasses of chicha, one shared among his family and the other was for the offering to the sun. Before the ceremony they had to eat only raw corn with herbs and water, not light fires in the city and refrain from sleeping with their partner."
The festival of Inti Raymi is celebrated on June 24 each year, at the winter solstice in the southern hemisphere, when the sun is farthest from the earth. In the jubilee month of the city of Cusco, where there are presentations, dances, music, it is a great season that tourists take advantage of to learn more about the Andean culture of the Incas.
This great festival to the sun takes place in three important scenarios of the city of Cusco:
From early in the morning visitors are placed in the Temple of Qorikancha to see the first appearance of the Inca, with the rituals in offering to the sun god, it lasts about 45 minutes which usually starts at 09:00 in the morning.
The performance, with brilliance and joy, infects all those present on this stage of stone structures at the base, accompanied by Andean flowers that adorn the sacred temple of the Incas.
This is where most of the visitors are located, because it is a larger space and many prefer to wait seated at this point rather than go to the Temple of Qorikancha to have a better view and appreciation of the ceremony where the entrance of the Inca carrying the Inca and the company of all his entourage, takes the most attention. It begins at 11:00 in the morning with a duration of about an hour.
It is the main stage of the Inti Raymi, where the most important authorities of the country and visitors from all over the world gather to appreciate closely the complete staging in the Chuquipampa esplanade of Sacsayhuaman, which lasts about two hours.
The entrance fee to Inti Raymi at the Sacsayhuaman Fortress ranges from US$180 to US$240, which varies from US$180 to US$240.
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