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Inti Raymi 2017 - Festival of the Sun Travel Package
Enjoy the spectacular Winter Solstice at the ancient Pre-Inca site of Pachacamac before continuing onto Cuzco for the Inti Rymi Festival.
Inti Raymi Festival Tour 2017 "Inca Festival of the Sun"   (5 days / 4 nights)
Lima - Cuzco - Machu Picchu - Inti Raymi Festival
Inti Raymi Festival Tour 2017

You can take part in the celebration of this, the most important festival in Cusco, in the midst of a sublime natural setting, as well as discover Machu Picchu, one of the New 7 Wonders of the World.

Enjoy this unique authentic Inca festival, the biggest in South America and the second largest festival in Latin America after the Rio Carnival, every year on June 24th in Cusco.

One of our Signature tours is the Inti Raymi tours and has been immensely successful for several years allowing for a very special, guided Peru tour with a permanent tour leader during the Inti Raymi Holiday. All our Inti Raymi Festival Tours are based on private tours or small group travel based on your preference, with private minibuses, knowledgeable Peru guides and excellent accommodation during the Festival. You will also experience the incredible Machu Picchu, a true Peru travel highlight of the year. Email or call a tour specialist for more details.

Winter Solstice & Inti Raymi Festival Tour 2017 "Inca Festival of the Sun"   (6 days / 5 nights)
Lima - Cuzco - Machu Picchu - Inti Raymi Festival
Winter Solstice & Inti Raymi Festival Tour 2017

You can take part in the celebration of this, the most important festival in Cusco, in the midst of a sublime natural setting, as well as discover Machu Picchu, one of the New 7 Wonders of the World. Enjoy the spectacular Winter Solstice at the ancient Pre-Inca site of Pachacamac before continuing onto Cuzco for the Inti Rymi Festival.

Enjoy this unique authentic Inca festival, the biggest in South America and the second largest festival in Latin America after the Rio Carnival, every year on June 24th in Cusco.

One of our Signature tours is the Inti Raymi tours and has been immensely successful for several years allowing for a very special, guided Peru tour with a permanent tour leader during the Inti Raymi Holiday. All our Inti Raymi Festival Tours are based on private tours or small group travel based on your preference, with private minibuses, knowledgeable Peru guides and excellent accommodation during the Festival. You will also experience the incredible Machu Picchu, a true Peru travel highlight of the year. Email or call a tour specialist for more details.

Inti Raymi Festival Tour 2017 "Inca Festival of the Sun"   (6 days / 5 nights)
Lima - Cuzco - Urubamba - Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu
Inti Raymi Festival Tour 2017

Enjoy this unique authentic Inca festival, the biggest in South America and the second largest festival in Latin America after the Rio Carnival, every year on June 24th in Cusco.

One of our Signature tours is the Inti Raymi tours and have been inmensily successful for several years allowing for a very special, guided Peru tour with a permanent tour leader during the Inti Raymi Holiday. All our Inti Raymi Festival Tours are based on private tours or small group travel upon your preference, private minibuses, knowledgeable Peru guides, excellent accommodation during the Festival allowing to experience the incredible Machu Picchu. A true Peru travel highlight of the year. Email or call a tour specialist for more details.

Luxury Inti Raymi Festival Tour 2017 "Inca Festival of the Sun"   (7 days / 6 nights)
Lima - Cuzco - Inti Raymi Festival - Urubamba - Machu Picchu
Luxury Inti Raymi Festival Tour 2017

Enjoy this unique authentic Inca festival, the biggest in South America, in style by staying at deluxe 5 star hotels and enjoying private tours. The tour also includes the return Hiram Bingham train where you can wine and dine in style to end this fabulous tour of Peru.

Inti Raymi Festival 2017 Fully Escorted   (8 days / 7 nights)
Lima - Cuzco - Inti Raymi Festival - Urubamba - Machu Picchu
Inti Raymi Festival 2017 Fully Escorted

8 day fully escorted tour of Peru to see the most spectacular ancient festival of the Incas, the Inti Raymi. The tour includes first class accommodation and an excursion to see Machu Picchu. Only limited spaces available.

Inti Raymi Festival 2017 "Inca Festival of the Sun"   (16 days / 15 nights)
Lima - Cuzco - Inti Raymi Festival - Urubamba - Machu Picchu - Puno - Arequipa
Inti Raymi Festival 2017

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FAQ's about the Inti Raymi - The Winter Solstice or Inca Festival of the Sun.

What is the Inti Raymi? - A brief history of one of the most important festivals in Latin America.

The Inti Raymi ( " the festival of the sun " ) , was carried out at the end of June , that is, at the winter solstice when the sun has the biggest distance to the equator, this is the shortest day of the year, and the longest night. It is also when harvest begins.

As the Inti or Sun ensures the continuity and renewal of life, its beneficial sunshine encourages good crops and health.

According to old legend, the Inti energy complemented the Earth ( Pachamama) and allowed for the continuation and extension of life in the Hanan Pacha (the upper world ), the Kay Pacha , or present and tangible world and the lower world, Ucu Pacha .

During the time of the Incas, the Inti Raymi was the most important festival celebrated in Cusco as related by Inca Garcilaso. The festival lasted 15 days, during which time there were dances and sacrifices.

In 1572 the viceroy Francisco de Toledo (1515-1584) forbade it as it was considered a pagan ritual contrary to the Catholic faith, nevertheless many continued to celebrate the festival in clandestine locations.

A historical reconstruction of the Inti Raymi was made based on the chronicles of Garcilaso de la Vega in 1944. From that date onwards, the ceremony became a great public attraction and event in both Peru and Latin America and was held on June 24.

How was the Ceremony performed?

On the eve of the celebration, there was a gathering of the most important people of the empire in the main square of Cuzco, including generals, princes, governors and the Emperor Inca himself, all finely dressed and wielding their shields and their sceptres.

In the shadows, the crowd waited with great respect and in silence for the appearance of the sun god.

The Inca, the priests and the people paid homage to the sun god for the harvest, thanked him and asked him to re- fertilize the earth and to continue to give comfort to the children of Tawantinsuyu (the Inca Empire).

In charge of the ceremony was the Willaj Uma (high priest) wise in knowledge and who was able to interpret the messages of nature and warn man about the presence of another cycle, with the different characteristics of life.

The intensity and colour of the first sun rays on the morning of the celebration of Inti Raymi indicated an abundant or a poor harvest. The sacrifice of the white llama at the time of the ceremony was traditional and the animals various internal organs were examined to determine the conditions for good health or disease in the people or animals of the region.

Inti Raymi Festival and Tours News:

8th April 2017
The Peruvian Government in Charge of organizing the Inti Raymi Festival stablished that the last date for subscription for all the government and private entities that will participate in the execution of the Inca Festival will be until 11th of April. The final programme of activities for the Inti Raymi Festival will be launched on the second week of May. Source. Empresa Municipal de Festejos del Cusco.

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