The Inti Raymi Day Tour in Cusco is celebrate every solstice of 24th June. On 2022, it is opens and you can book online. The Sun, the main God of the Inca Civilization was considered to be the creator of all that exists. It presided over the destinies of man and the universe.
The most luxurious celebration to be performed in Cusco was thus dedicated to the Sun God. The Sun was to be adored and offered sacrifices so as to avoid that during its lengthy journey through sky and space, it should leave the Earth and its children, and ensure its return offering heat and joy.
Several reasons compelled the Inca civilization to make sacrifices and offerings to their king star the sun. One of them was that the Inca, as well as Cusquenian nobility, were considered to be natural children of the Sun. To him they owed their existence, for which recognition was due with sacrifices and offerings. On the other hand, if the corn harvest was good in the last agricultural year, it was necessary to be thankful, and if the harvest was poor, it was necessary to request that it be compensated with a better one the following year. Finally, in June (winter solstice) as the Sun moved away and temperatures dropped, at dawns water froze, therefore it was necessary to request that the Sun return, that after twilight it should not continue advancing towards the north.
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Service Level: Comfortable tourist-class and private transport.
Difficulty: 1 - Easy
Age Requirements: 2+ (All travellers under the age of 18 years must be accompanied by an adult!).
Crew: A Tierras Vivas representative in Cusco, a professional bilingual Tour Guide in the Inti Raymi festival
Meals: 1x box lunch and 1x snack bag (Please allow USD 10-15 for meals not included)
Transportation: Private van.
7:00: Pick you up from your hotel
9:30: Start the Sun Festival in Qoricancha
11:00: Walk up to Plaza de Armas. Enjoy the festival in main square (Auqaypata)
13:00: Sacsayhuaman, celebretes the rites of the New Fire, Coca, the offerings of the Four Suyos and the prediction of future times, among others.
Celebrate the famous Sun festival in Peru
Witness the majesty of the Lost City of the Incas - Machu Picchu
The Sun Festival is celebrated in 3 historical scenes.
Program of the Sacsaywaman´s scene:
All Tierras Vivas adventurous group tours are accompanied by a Tierras Vivas Tour Guide, a Representative or an expedition team. The aim of our Tour Guides is to take a hassle out of our customers’ trips and to help them to have the best trip possible. The Tour Guides provide information on places visited, offer suggestions of what to see and to do, recommend a good place to eat and introduce to his/her colleagues. The Guides have a broad general knowledge of each country visited during a tour, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects. We also use local Tour Guides where we think that more specific knowledge could add more enjoyment to visited places.
There are few places that offer magic and special connection with the environment. With the first step in Machu Picchu, you will know that it is a wonder of wonders. One more reason to realize how impressive the Incas were at the time of making their constructions. Nature and history together to dazzle us.
Because of its location, it was a place that remained hidden from the view of the Spaniards, so it is an untouched wonder until Hiram Bingham decided to tell the world that here in Cusco, paradise was found. Combine a cultural experience like the Inti Raymi festival with a tour to the citadel of Machu Picchu. Inti Raymi Festival and Machu Picchu