INTI RAYMI (JUNE)
Detail of Tour
Depaturess: Consult Spaces
Duration: 01 day
Height: 3,520 m.s.n.m.
Destination:Temple of Qoricancha - SacsayhuamanSeason: June
Inti Raymi.- The party of the sun begins in QORICANCHA, temple of the sun. First, the Inca goes to the Main Square for the escenificación then they go toward the citadel of SAQSAYWAMAN where they celebrate the main ceremony in the plains of this fortress.
DATESEvery June 24 is the celebration of the Sun, in other words the beginning of the New Year of the sun. Inti Raymi.
For a lot of people when CUSCO was simply inhabited by the royal family, the priests and most important people; The religious celebration was every year ago in The Main Square of Cusco.
"Inti Raymi"Or party of the sun; The biggest festivity and the most important, spectacular and magnificent that was celebrated in the time of the empire of Tahuantinsuyo, it consisted on the adoration of the sun, it was also an obligatory party to pay tribute to the god sun "Apu Inti" well-known in some places like "Apu P'unchau (the God of the Day)."
The Inca peasants maintained the practice of this festivity secretly without the consent of the Spanish authorities.
A denominated Inca mulatto Garcilaso De la Vega was the person who compile in detail all the events related to this festivity in his book. "The real" Comments.
Nowadays Inti Raymi is organized every year in the plains of the archaeological complex of SAQSAYWAMAN, June 24, day of San Juan. The same day is considered as the day of the Indian or of the Andean inhabitant in Peru. Inti Raymi is an official festivity of the calendar of Cusco since 1944 thanks to the enthusiasm of the Dr. Cusquenian. Humberto Vidal Unda. The festivity is made in the plains of SAQSAYWAMAN and lately also in the temple of QORICANCHA like the Main Square with around 100,000 people that come to see this whole festivity in the plains of the archaeological pak of SAQSAYWAMAN.
PARTY OF THE SUN:The entrance of the Inca to the Main Square or to the park of SAQSAYWAMAN was always in company of a group of Ajllas that throw flowers in the road, accompanied by Pichaq, man who scare the bad spirits. The Inca is always in all the scenes of the presentation accompanied by the kumillo, or a hunchback midget man with Achiwa, a man with an umbrella made of multicolored feathers.
Another part of the celebration in Inti Raymi, is the ceremony of the new fire with the purpose of lighting the new fire, this fire was provided to all the ovens of the city since the chefs became expert not only in cooking but also in maintaining the fire among the ashes.
8:15 a.m. Pick you up from the hotel.
9:00 a.m: Qoricancha - begin of the presentation.
10:00 a.m: Auqaypata (Bigger Square): The Inca and the royal court, enter to Inti kijllu street.
13:00 p.m: Main Escenificación in the sacred square of Saqsaywaman with a duration of 90 minutes, where they celebrate the rites of the new fire, of the coca, the four offerings of the four and the prediction of the future times, among other.
16:00 p.m: We return to the main square.
The Service Include:
Pick you up from the hotel.
Transport to Qoricancha, main square, Saqsaywaman
Preferential comfortable armchair
Jacket for the rain, ideal shoes for Walk, Camera, batteries, Caps to be protected of the sun, rain and a lot of sun block, Hygienic Paper, small Towel, cookies, chocolates and candies, mineral water.